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Reaching out

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. […]

VIDEO: Reporter Walks in Officers’ Shoes

VIDEO: Reporter Walks in Officers’ Shoes

With relations between its community and its officers facing challenging times of late, the Coral Springs, Florida, Police Department decided to take action, by inviting a local news reporter to shadow them for a day. The result? A positive, up-close-and-persoal story about what cops go through on the job. Has your agency or police association done anything like […]

Whose Side is He On?

Whose Side is He On?

San Francisco cops need your help; writing a letter of support would be best. Gary Delagnes, the former president of the San Francisco POA, sent the letter below to the members of the “Executive Session on Public Safety” at Harvard University to let them know the intense feelings San Francisco officers have against one of […]

Community and Police Get on Same Page

Community and Police Get on Same Page

Daryl Turner, the president of the Portland police union, wrote us to share the following news story along with this note: “This news report, rather than the usual negative bashing we get from the media, shows that our citizens and the police are on the same page—we have too few officers in Portland to keep people […]

Pay Wars

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 […]

Pennsylvania Politicos United on Slashing Pensions

Pennsylvania Politicos United on Slashing Pensions

Today, the alarms bells are ringing in Pennsylvania as politicos are about to pass a municipal pension “reform” (we like to call it pension “theft”) that would terminate defined-benefit pension plans for all future city, township and other municipal firefighters, emergency medical service (EMS) personnel and cops. Pennsylvania officials claim that the cutbacks are needed […]

He’s Back!

He’s Back!

You can’t keep these creeps down. No matter how many times the voters defeat their plans (in this case an aggressive attempt to slash pensions for all public employees in California), they just keep coming back. This time it’s former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio and former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed who have come […]

Pensions for Retired Troopers Under $16K

Pensions for Retired Troopers Under $16K

No, you are not seeing things. Close to 100 Michigan State Troopers who retired 20 to 30 years ago may soon get their annual pensions raised to $16,000 a year. The Michigan Senate unanimously approved two bills June 17 to adjust the pensions, sending them to the House for consideration. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Al […]

The Enemy

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 […]

ALEC Accused of Tax Evasion

ALEC Accused of Tax Evasion

The American Legislative Executive Council, otherwise known as ALEC, is being accused of tax evasion – passing itself off as a tax-exempt charity when it’s really using taxpayer dollars to subsidize its lobbying efforts. One of the top items on its agenda is to eliminate unions and collective bargaining—both public and private sector—throughout the U.S. […]

Does Anyone Care?

Does Anyone Care?

Ed. Note: This article was written by Craig Lally, President, Los Angeles Police Protective League. Over the past few weeks, there have been a number of violent events and public demonstrations that have dominated news coverage in outlets across the nation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those communities as they look to rebuild. […]

Tactics: You decide

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. […]

Union President Calls Settlement “Obscene”

Union President Calls Settlement “Obscene”

By Ed Mullins Ed Note: Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association in New York City, is blasting the city’s record-breaking $5.9 million settlement with the family of  Eric Garner, who died a year ago this week after struggling with officers who were arresting him. Garner’s death caused widespread protests in New York City and around the country. Here, […]

VIDEO: Bratton’s Bold New Policing Initiative

VIDEO: Bratton’s Bold New Policing Initiative

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is making big moves with his agency, ushering in what he describes as “a new era of policing” called One City: Safe & Fair Everywhere. Here’s what Bratton had to say about his bold new plan: Today, four realities require change in the way the NYPD does its job. We must […]

PBA Prez Buys Pizzas for Protestors

PBA Prez Buys Pizzas for Protestors

Here’s an interesting tactic. When a group of angry citizens got together to protest recent comments made by John Rivera, the president of the Dade County PBA, he went out and bought them all pizza. It was an unusual move by a police union leader, and although we don’t know for sure what the impact […]

Intelligence report

Body Cam Summit Coming Up

Body Cam Summit Coming Up

As pressure on body cameras grows, law enforcement leaders will gather in Orlando. Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland, have coalesced public opinion on the subject of requiring police to wear body cameras. They want them. Across the country, pressure is building on law enforcement agencies and the associations representing police and corrections […]

The Gospel According to DeLord

The Gospel According to DeLord

Ed. Note: Starting today we are going to be posting Ron DeLord’s weekly rundown of all the law enforcement labor-related news. I know many of you already receive this information directly from Ron, but for those of you not on his list, this gives you the opportunity to keep up with the most important news and […]

Poll: People Will Pay More for Police

Poll: People Will Pay More for Police

Ed. Note: Many police associations use polling for a number of reasons, including finding out what members are thinking and learning more about the community’s opinion of their police force. Here’s a poll that revealed some powerful information for law enforcement. Maybe a poll in your community would reveal the same thing. A recent poll […]

SCOTUS Ruling Could Spell Disaster for Public Employee Unions

SCOTUS Ruling Could Spell Disaster for Public Employee Unions

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that it would hear a major challenge to California’s public unions and decide whether they may charge fees to non-members to support collective bargaining. At issue is a 1970s-era court precedent that allows these unions in California and 20 other states to collect “fair share” fees from all employees. The […]

Healthy, wealthy & wise

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, […]

Do Your Pension People Know the Fees?

Do Your Pension People Know the Fees?

Ed. Note: This article, written by Yves Smith, originally appeared on NakedCapitalism.com. We felt it was more than worth sharing.  As we’ve mentioned, many of the fees and costs that private equity investors bear are hidden from them by virtue of being shifted to the portfolio companies. For instance, private equity firms charge what Oxford […]

The Rift Must Heal

The Rift Must Heal

Ed. Note: The following is an op-ed written by Sgt. Sal Giarratani (Ret.). We have created in this country a rift between law enforcement and the communities that depend on them for public safety. When either or both sides of this equation lose trust in the other, the order in our society is disrupted. Two […]