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POA Leaders Cautiously Optimistic

POA Leaders Cautiously Optimistic

by Paul Kelly and James Gonzalez According to the Yahoo Internet Dictionary, the definition of “change” is: 1. the act or instance of making or becoming different; 2. the substitution of one thing for another; 3. an alteration of one thing for another. We have changed! While we hope it’s for the better, one thing […]

Sergeants Union Blasts Politicos

Sergeants Union Blasts Politicos

The NYPD Sergeants Union is blasting ill-advised attempts of “reform,” calling them “preposterously disingenuous.” If your association or union has written similar letters to either your members or the public, please send them along so we can get them out to all the leaders on our email list. The Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) of New […]

Detectives Union Tightens Its Belt

Detectives Union Tightens Its Belt

After a meeting with their accountants, the New York City Detective Investigators Association decided to cut spending to save money for an upcoming arbitration proceeding, which, as you know, can cost a lot of money. Since everyone at one time or another has had to reduce spending, we thought you would be interested in the list […]

Inside the San Diego PD

Inside the San Diego PD

The San Diego POA recently partnered with the San Diego PD and the San Diego Police Foundation to co-host an “Inside the SDPD” Media Day, which gave local media an opportunity to spend an afternoon walking in the shoes of an officer. Topics of discussion included use-of-force protocol, traffic stops, police pursuits, and SWAT tactics. […]

Pay Wars

Deal Reached!

Deal Reached!

San Jose city leaders took a big step Tuesday in repairing the damage caused by the so-called pension reform measure, Measure B: The city council approved an agreement with the police and firefighters unions, which replaced some of the severe benefits cuts and restored pay. Police and firefighters have already ratified the agreement, which will […]

Full-Time Release Under Fire

Full-Time Release Under Fire

There is a well-funded national effort to have the courts rule that paying officers who work full time for the union by the state, city, or county is unconstitutional. Phoenix has been dealing with the issue for years. by Cynthia Brown Site Administrator PubSecAlliance The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) has been engaged in a […]

Pension Problems Could Mean Bankruptcy

Pension Problems Could Mean Bankruptcy

Dire news for cops, firefighters, teachers and more Illinois is facing one of the worst fiscal crises of any state in recent decades, largely because it has mismanaged its pension system. The shortfalls could potentially mean sharply higher taxes and cuts in spending. And even though the state’s highest court just threw out a landmark […]

Officers Sue Town Over Dues

Officers Sue Town Over Dues

Five current and former part-time Westerly police officers are suing the town, the police chief and the police union for allegedly violating their constitutional rights by forcing them to pay union dues against their will. The Providence Journal reports the officers filed the federal suit Monday. They are represented by the National Right to Work […]

The Enemy

Is the Governor of Illinois Lying?

Is the Governor of Illinois Lying?

According to reporters Jennifer Ritter and Jacob Swenson-Lengvel, writing for In These Times, the billionaire Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, is using a manufactured crisis to bust unions, privatize services and destroy pensions for police, fire, teachers and everyone else working for the local or state government. The right-wing Illinois governor is slashing programs for the […]

Court Says No Rights of Free Speech

Court Says No Rights of Free Speech

A Washington, D.C., police officer who was also chair of the union wasn’t protected by either the First Amendment or the city’s whistle-blower law when he was suspended for three days for providing reporters with a recording of radio communications during an emergency response incident, a federal appeals court ruled Aug. 4. Affirming summary judgment […]

CNN Anchor Calls Dallas Gunman “Brave”

CNN Anchor Calls Dallas Gunman “Brave”

By now most of you have heard the bizarre comments from CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield, who called the actions of the gunman who opened fire on Dallas Police Headquarters with heavy weapons “courageous” and “brave.” Below is a letter Mike Glasser, the president of the New Orleans Police Officers Association, has written to CNN. To […]

They’re Hell-Bent on Gutting Your Pension

They’re Hell-Bent on Gutting Your Pension

A proposed ballot measure in California would reduce pension payments for state and local government employees in the nation’s biggest state. And guess who is behind the scheme—former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio and former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed! We knew they would be back, and they are. They will try to tap the […]

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Strength in Numbers: The More the Better

Strength in Numbers: The More the Better

Check out this letter. We thought it was a good example of a group of law enforcement agencies and associations coming together to make a point. Guaranteed this letter will get way more attention from the governor with all these groups signing on, than he would if it was just one agency or association. If […]

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Cops Demand Right to Strike

Cops Demand Right to Strike

Okay, so it’s cops in Iceland. But they are fed up and are demanding their right to strike back. The National Police Federation of Iceland (LL) is calling for a meeting with members of parliament, in the hopes of getting back the right to strike. According to the The Reykjavik Grapevine, police in Iceland once […]

Sergeants Union Blasts Politicos

Sergeants Union Blasts Politicos

The NYPD Sergeants Union is blasting ill-advised attempts of “reform,” calling them “preposterously disingenuous.” If your association or union has written similar letters to either your members or the public, please send them along so we can get them out to all the leaders on our email list. The Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) of New […]

Inside the San Diego PD

Inside the San Diego PD

The San Diego POA recently partnered with the San Diego PD and the San Diego Police Foundation to co-host an “Inside the SDPD” Media Day, which gave local media an opportunity to spend an afternoon walking in the shoes of an officer. Topics of discussion included use-of-force protocol, traffic stops, police pursuits, and SWAT tactics. […]

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Safety Sacrificed to “Political Correctness”

Safety Sacrificed to “Political Correctness”

Law enforcement officers patrolling the streets of our nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. are beyond frustrated. The police association, the D.C. Police Union, has tried in vain to bring an end to the rampant gun violence in the city but has been constantly met with a dismissive response from Chief Cathy Lanier and her command […]

Police Union Officials: “Don’t Change the law!”

Police Union Officials: “Don’t Change the law!”

Officials representing several Maryland police unions urged a legislative panel to uphold a law that protects the rights of accused officers, but the chiefs said they were willing to support weakening the law to improve “public perceptions.” According to the Baltimore Sun, the conflicting testimony from the chiefs and sheriffs and the groups representing cops […]

Putting Officer-Involved Shootings in Perspective

Putting Officer-Involved Shootings in Perspective

By the Los Angeles Police Protective League The media coverage of sensational officer-involved shootings over the past 18 months should not be seen as part of a pattern of police activity. The only common factor in any OIS is that an officer perceives imminent, mortal danger for him or herself or for someone else. And […]

Chuck Reed Wants to Destroy California

Chuck Reed Wants to Destroy California

Ed. Note: Tom Dominguez, president of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS), sent us this message that he received from the Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA)—the collective bargaining agent for nearly 1,000 Deputy District Attorneys who work for the County of Los Angeles. Tom’s comment: “If you only read one thing today, […]

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“We are Mentally Beaten Down”

“We are Mentally Beaten Down”

The head of the Dallas Police Association told CBS 11 News that longer 911 response times can be blamed in part by officers being mentally beaten down. “The bottom line is response times are up, violent crime is up, and officers are fed up,” said Ron Pinkston, president of the Dallas Police Association. Many of […]

When Did We Become the Enemy?

When Did We Become the Enemy?

by Franklin R. Marino One only has to look at the news headlines to see that, all of a sudden, the police have become the enemy of the public. In the age of instant information via the Internet and social media, police officers are instantly tried and convicted in the court of public opinion long […]

VIDEO: “Dear Officer, I See You”

VIDEO: “Dear Officer, I See You”

Ask anyone in Law Enforcement why they do what they do, and chance are they’ll tell you it’s not for the glory, the thank yous, or the appreciation of the people they help serve and protect. But that doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy hearing it once in a while. Unfortunately, that’s not too often—but an organization […]

VIDEO: Special-Needs Training is a MUST

VIDEO: Special-Needs Training is a MUST

Proper training for dealing with members of the community suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, and other cognitive problems has never been more vital. Fortunately, Project Lifesaver International is here to help. This non-profit organization trains/certifies/educates members of law enforcement and first responders how to locate individuals who may wander due to autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s, […]