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Reaching out

Call to action: Help defeat Prop 47

Call to action: Help defeat Prop 47

Law enforcement officers in California need your help to defeat Prop 47. If the voters approve the measure, penalties for serious crimes will be reduced and public will be at risk. Read this editorial from the Sacramento Bee to see the urgency and check out this website – Californians against Prop 47. Do whatever you […]

OPPA website is a how-to

OPPA website is a how-to

PubSecAlliance is proud to have the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) on board as founding member. This forward thinking organization has one hell of an impressive website. Generally speaking, websites aren’t necessarily something that police associations would spend a lot of time and resources on but a really good site is a great way to […]

Union spokesman is often first one to speak

Union spokesman is often first one to speak

In Chicago when a big news story occurs related to the police, Pat Camden, the spokesman for the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, is often the first person to talk to the media. In a story from the Chicago Tribune, reporter Eric Zorn explains that for last several years, Camden has served as the primary […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
LAPD union wants citizens to call City Hall

LAPD union wants citizens to call City Hall

Police union produces video to educate public what low pay and no raises will do to a once proud police department Alarmed at the continued decline of real wages endured by Los Angeles police officers, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) – the union representing all sworn personnel in the LAPD up through the […]

Pay Wars

Truce is over

Truce is over

The San Bernadino (CA) Police Officer Association’s nearly yearlong truce with the city is over, the union’s attorney said Wednesday in a filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. And so it’s asking for two actions — one to move along a case they say is languishing in court, the other as a “counterpunch” against a city […]

By October 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Indianapolis FOP lends a hand

Indianapolis FOP lends a hand

Cops serve and protect the public and the community. Police associations serve and protect the interests of police officers. And in Indianapolis, The FOP is even helping out neighboring agencies by outfitting them with trauma kits. It’s the kind of thing that can save lives when multiple agencies are responding to the same incident. “These […]

By October 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
From bad to worse

From bad to worse

In California, San Jose Police Officer’s Association President Jim Udland is warning voters and his members that things could go from bad to worse if voters pick Sam Liccardo as the new mayor. If Liccardo wins the city could be looking at another mass exodus of police officers – this time even worse than when […]

Kissed and made up

Kissed and made up

A California appellate district court has ruled the city of Indio must pay for the attorney fees for one of its police associations following a labor dispute stemming from the reorganization of the police department’s command structure. The ruling means the city will have to cough up about $160,000 on behalf of the Police Command […]

By September 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Enemy

They want your Job, Pension and Life!

They want your Job, Pension and Life!

ALEC (American Legislative Executive Council) wants to privatize your job, take away your collective bargaining rights and drastically reduce your pay. Following the economic collapse in 2008, one company eager to buy public assets proclaimed, “Desperate governments are our best customer!” Across the country, for-profit companies are engaged in a hostile takeover of our schools, […]

By October 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Anti-cop outfit sugar daddies

Anti-cop outfit sugar daddies

Editor’s note: We would like to thank Brian Marvel, the president of the San Diego POA, for sending us information on Cop Block and their agenda when it comes to law enforcement. Thanks Brian for the heads up. When it comes to anti-police organizations they generally fall into two groups. The first is usually the […]

Dark money, dirty tricks

Dark money, dirty tricks

Firefighters and police officers gathered to protest recently outside the offices of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club in Phoenix. The group is one of these “dark money” outfits trying to kill pensions and make it harder for public safety professionals to feed their families and pay their bills. The controversy is over something called Proposition […]

Judge drops pension bomb

Judge drops pension bomb

When you’re a little kid in school they teach you all kinds of well-intentioned nonsense that we learn later in life just isn’t true. One of those things is the principal that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law. Any cop that’s ever pulled over the governor’s kid doing 80 in a thickly […]

Tactics: You decide

War of words

War of words

The waters were somewhat calm in San Antonio, Texas recently when the San Antonio Police Officers Association and the city agreed to go back to the bargaining table after stalled contract talks. Now the pot is on full-boil once again. Tempers on both sides flared as each side accused the other of bogus fiscal assumptions […]

By October 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Cops back their fired brother

Cops back their fired brother

More than 100 Milwaukee police officers and police supporters packed City Hall on Thursday, October 16th in support of fired Officer Christopher Manney. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn on Wednesday announced he signed an order terminating Manney from the Milwaukee Police Department in connection with the shooting of 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park […]

By October 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Hopeless

Hopeless

If the Miami Police Department is going to equip its officers with body cameras it’s going to have to go to war with the FOP first. Fraternal Order of Police President Sgt. Javier Ortiz wrote an open letter yesterday to Miami’s city manager. In it, he called the city’s pilot program to equip officers with […]

By October 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Indianapolis FOP lends a hand

Indianapolis FOP lends a hand

Cops serve and protect the public and the community. Police associations serve and protect the interests of police officers. And in Indianapolis, The FOP is even helping out neighboring agencies by outfitting them with trauma kits. It’s the kind of thing that can save lives when multiple agencies are responding to the same incident. “These […]

By October 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Intelligence report

PubSec gaining influence, power

PubSec gaining influence, power

PubSecAlliance  is a community of law enforcement associations and unions supported by American Police Beat and the following founding members and affiliated organizations . The mission of this growing community of association leaders and their members from the U.S., Canada and other English speaking countries, is to keep each other informed about the attacks on […]

By October 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dumping the hedge funds

Dumping the hedge funds

The problem with complicated financial stuff like collateralized debt obligations, hedge funds and risky market bets is that very few people understand anything about them. That includes the whiz-kids that brought us the 2008 crash where pension funds lost their respective shirts. The good news is people are finally waking up to the fact that […]

Suckers born every minute

Suckers born every minute

If you’re a member of PubSec Alliance, or even one of our many free-riders, you may have read that Calpers and the AZ Public Safety Personnel Retirement System have wisely decided to play it safe when it  comes to investing their members’ money and stay the hell away from the banksters that prey on retirees […]

PubSec Alliance Intelligence Briefing

PubSec Alliance Intelligence Briefing

We know that in addition to running associations and fighting for the rights of their members, police association professionals don’t always have time to  sit down and read long articles. So from time to time we like to offer our members and supporters brief, facts-at-a-glance so you can stay informed while you’re on the go. […]

Healthy, wealthy & wise

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

The New York City PBA is again seeking support for a bill to increase disability pensions. Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association president Pat Lynch met privately with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to lobby for her backing of an Albany bill that would improve line-of-duty pensions for newer cops who are in a different tier. Lynch, who […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
More bad news for that secure retirement

More bad news for that secure retirement

This time the story is out of Ventura County in California where a controversial proposal to eliminate the current pension plan and switch for a 401k style plan has qualified for the November ballot. The proposal easily exceeded the 26,000 verified signatures it needed to make the ballot. Proponents gathered more than 40,000 signatures, with […]

Best blogging apps

Best blogging apps

Kit Eaton, the personal tech columnist for The New York Times, has some apps that will make it easier for you to blog from your iPhone, iPad or Droid. This is an easy way to post articles on your association’s website or Facebook page. If you work on your association’s communications effort, you will find […]

What “pension reform” means to your wallet

What “pension reform” means to your wallet

For those that haven’t been paying attention, there has been a wildly politically popular move by activists and state legislatures to radically alter traditional defined benefit programs that used to be what public employees would count on to pay their bills after they stop working. Outfits like The American Legislative Exchange Council and their allies […]