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Reaching out

Baton Rouge Police Union: We Are Grieving

Baton Rouge Police Union: We Are Grieving

Sunday, July 17, 2016…A day we will never forget. The day three of our own brothers were gunned down in a senseless act of cowardice. They may be gone, but will never be forgotten. Mathew Gerald, Montrell Jackson and Brad Garafola are true heroes. Please join us in praying for their families and the speedy […]

Toxic Rhetoric Must Stop

Toxic Rhetoric Must Stop

By Daryl Turner, President, Portland Police Association Last Thursday night an entire nation watched Dallas Police officers rush toward gunfire to protect and aid protesters caught in the crossfire. Twelve officers were shot. Five officers made the ultimate sacrifice without regard to the race, creed, color, gender, religion, or sexual orientation of the people they were […]

VIDEO: Dade County PBA Speaks Out

VIDEO: Dade County PBA Speaks Out

John Rivera, president of the Dade County PBA in Florida, recently appeared on Telemundo to present the law enforcement perspective on the situation in Dallas and other recent events. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE CLIP For those who don’t speak Spanish, the translation of the interview is below. LUIS CARLOS VELEZ (CO-HOST): Perhaps the first […]

Reflections From a Dallas Police Officer

Reflections From a Dallas Police Officer

By Major Max Geron, Dallas Police Department “Hey, man, this is Reuben. I don’t know if you heard, but there’s a citywide assist and reports of officers down at the demonstration. I’ve got some guys and we’re headed that way, and I just wanted you to know, in case you hadn’t heard.” That was my first […]

Pay Wars

Pension Panic in Dallas

Pension Panic in Dallas

Via ABC/WFAA: Ken Sprecher was a Dallas police officer for 31 years. He retired in 2005 believing he was promised to receive a great pension. “That was the selling point when you recruit and try to retain folks. That you may not make it up-front with salary but that you would have a secure pension […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
O.C. Deputies Land 8.5% Raise

O.C. Deputies Land 8.5% Raise

The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously and without discussion approved a three-year salary and benefits contract with its sheriff’s deputies and district attorney investigators that will cost taxpayers an additional $62.2 million over the life of the contract. The agreement raises salaries by a total of 8.5 percent in five steps between now and […]

By September 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Sr. Deputies Quit After No Raise

Sr. Deputies Quit After No Raise

Via WHEC—Rochester, NY: The Monroe County Sheriff (New York) is finally answering questions after a mass exodus of senior deputies. A contract dispute between the Road Patrol Union and Monroe County recently triggered the retirement of 41 senior deputies, many of whom were criminal investigators, unit supervisors and members of specialized patrols for DWI enforcement […]

VIDEO: Not Without Sacrifice

VIDEO: Not Without Sacrifice

This video showcasing the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department, in Oregon, is truly moving. “So far in 2016, a total of 74 LEOs have lost their lives in the line of duty,” said Sheriff’s Deputy Jay Minton. “Firearm-related deaths of law enforcement officers are up 68% from last year. “While human, a majority of those who serve […]

The Enemy

The Unthinkable May Come to Pass

The Unthinkable May Come to Pass

By all accounts, Dallas Police Department’s pension fund is in a bad way. Rumors that the fund could become insolvent are rampant and there have been scores of retirements including the Chief, David Brown, and the president of the union, Ron Pinkston. The crisis comes as the Dallas Police Department negotiates with City Hall to […]

By September 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Prop 57: Criminal’s Bill of Rights

Prop 57: Criminal’s Bill of Rights

By Eric Siddall Governor Brown’s Proposition 57 is a “Criminal’s Bill of Rights.” It grants convicted felons a constitutional right to get released after completing only a minimal part of their sentence. In some cases this number can go as low as two percent of their original sentence. This new “Criminal’s Bill of Rights” trumps […]

By September 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Hellbent on Killing Unions

Hellbent on Killing Unions

The big and bad news today is out of Texas. Right wing think tanks like the Goldwater Institute (our friends of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association know these guys) and the Texas Public Policy Foundation have filed a lawsuit against the City of Austin this week, claiming the city’s collective bargaining agreement with the Austin […]

By September 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Local Newspaper Slanders Law Enforcement

Local Newspaper Slanders Law Enforcement

Ed Note: Bad news is The Times-Picayune ran the despicable cartoon you see above. Good news is the community is outraged and cops are getting a lot of support. Below you will find emails of all the principals who were responsible for printing this outrage. Let them hear from you loud and clear. The following […]

Tactics: You decide

Police Pensions Endangered

Police Pensions Endangered

Via the Sacramento Bee: California’s perpetual debate over public employee pensions has always revolved about what’s called the “California rule” – a series of court decisions that seemingly prohibit any changes in pension benefits once they are granted. The debate has intensified in recent years as the California Public Employee Retirement System and other state […]

Dallas Police Pensions Facing Disaster

Dallas Police Pensions Facing Disaster

Via WFAA.com: The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System is a billion dollars in the red, and the plan to bail the system out is already being called “unacceptable” by some. The bailout plan, unveiled Thursday, is a proposal that police and fire employees knew was coming. But the fact is, the Dallas Police and Fire […]

It’s Time to Have a Difficult Talk

It’s Time to Have a Difficult Talk

Ed. Note: This outstanding editorial was sent to us by Aaron Hanson (below), the former president of the Omaha Police Officers Association. It originally appeared in the Omaha World Herald. It’s Time to Have the Difficult Talk On Policing and Race World-Herald editorial We need to talk. Americans need a calm, measured conversation about policing and race, […]

Furor Over Police Pension Funding

Furor Over Police Pension Funding

Via the Chicago Tribune: In Illinois state lawmakers dealt a surprise loss to Gov. Bruce Rauner when a handful of Republicans joined with Democrats to override his veto of a bill to provide Chicago with financial relief in paying for police and fire pensions. But the fight and threat to pensions is far from over. […]

Intelligence report

PBA Needs Your Help for a Music Video

PBA Needs Your Help for a Music Video

By John Rivera Here at the Dade County PBA we decided to do something different to ease tensions between the police and the community. We are creating a music video and we need you to send any videos or photographs to help make the project a big success. We are especially interested in getting pictures […]

By September 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Police Union Objects to Defense Attorney’s Pin

Police Union Objects to Defense Attorney’s Pin

Ed. Note: Steve Grammas (above) of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association wrote this letter to Chief Judge David Barker of the Regional Justice Center on behalf of his members after a defense attorney showed up in court wearing a Black Lives Matter pin. Steve made the argument that the pin is a sort of public […]

By September 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
A Harsh Look at Police Union Contracts

A Harsh Look at Police Union Contracts

Recently, articles and opinion pieces that are critical of police union contracts they say are preventing bad officers from being fired or disciplined are popping up everywhere. The op-ed piece below, published in the New York Times, is just one among many we have seen in recent weeks. If your group has developed any talking points or has […]

By September 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Private Pensions in Chile = Total Disaster

Private Pensions in Chile = Total Disaster

If you are engaged in the battle to save defined benefit pensions for your officers and need some ammunition to make the case that privatizing the public sector pension system would be a total disaster—just look at what’s happening in Chile. According to an in-depth report in the New York Times, discontent has been brewing […]

By September 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Healthy, wealthy & wise

Suing Over Social Media

Suing Over Social Media

Trumbull County Deputy Michael Geer has filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming his free speech rights were violated after being suspended without pay over a Facebook post he made last year. Geer is seeking back pay for the three days he was suspended and is also asking for unspecified financial damages to cover mental anguish, […]

By September 7, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Alcohol & Cops: The Risks are Real

Alcohol & Cops: The Risks are Real

By John Becker Mention the words “police officer” and many images come to mind. One of the most common is someone strong standing in between innocence and danger. Law enforcement officers face so many risks today. Drug use, robberies, and violent crimes are on the rise. Repeat offenders seem to perpetually revolve through the justice […]

Huge NYC Pension Fund is Dropping Hedge Funds

Huge NYC Pension Fund is Dropping Hedge Funds

New York City’s $60 billion civil employees pension fund has reportedly decided to drop all of its investments in hedge funds. According to Bloomberg: New York City’s pension for civil employees voted to exit its $1.5 billion portfolio of hedge funds and shift the money to other assets, deciding that the loosely regulated investment pools didn’t perform […]

Break Time

Break Time

Police work is super stressful, but these Canadian officers believe they’ve found a cure—meditating before roll call!