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Reaching out

NYC Cops Say “Thank You”

NYC Cops Say “Thank You”

The PBA of New York City, the country’s largest police union, is sending this message out to their fellow officers, deputies, troopers and everyone else, thanking them for their tremendous support in boycotting director Quentin Tarantino’s film The Hateful Eight. The film has done poorly at the box office and your protests were a big […]

CLEAT Demands Parole of Cop Killer be Denied

CLEAT Demands Parole of Cop Killer be Denied

In a letter (see below) to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, CLEAT President Sergeant Todd Harrison and Executive Director Charley Wilkison requested that the parole of Samuel Lee Hillburn be denied. Officer Dwayne Freeto was assisting a stranded motorist with a flat tire at 3:50 AM. His patrol car was struck from behind […]

A Brilliant PR Move

A Brilliant PR Move

The Baltimore Police Department granted The Baltimore Sun exclusive access to the homicide unit as it investigated the killing of Kevin Cannady, a 29-year-old who was fatally shot on Sept. 21. It was a great PR move by the Baltimore PD which has one of the highest homicide rates in the nation and is still […]

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Put Your Best Players in the Game

Put Your Best Players in the Game

By Tony Moreno (LAPD/Ret.) Leadership is at the core of the morale problems plaguing today’s law enforcement officer. “One-dimensional leadership” is management’s practice of using intellectuals and academics to design their strategies for solving policing issues. These are well-educated people who have little or no actual hands-on, practical experience in police work. They don’t do […]

By December 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Pay Wars

Arbitrator: $115,000; Officers: 1%

Arbitrator: $115,000; Officers: 1%

This decision means that New York City cops, with one of the toughest beats in the nation, will continue to be among the lowest paid in the nation. It’s the real war on cops—don’t pay them a fair wage, do everything possible to privatize the job, and decimate the unions. Via the New York Daily […]

New Website Focuses on Use of Force

New Website Focuses on Use of Force

From Reason.com: Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists, as part of their Campaign Zero campaign to “end police violence in America,” have launched a new website called the Police Use of Force Project, which they say is “the first open-source database of police use of force policies for the 100 largest U.S. city police departments.” Using […]

Mediation Useful in Resolving Pension Disputes

Mediation Useful in Resolving Pension Disputes

In several cities where pension reform has failed, mediation has proved beneficial, according to a recent article written by Liz Farmer for Governing Magazine, a highly respected journal for the public sector. Earlier this month, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stood with Nick Felton, president of the firefighters union, at a press conference calling for […]

Politico Vows to Destroy Collective Bargaining

Politico Vows to Destroy Collective Bargaining

What are the best tactics a union can use to stop this? Leave your comment below. Florida’s Coming War on Collective Bargaining for State Employees By Francisco Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org When Miami state Rep. Carlos Trujillo was interviewed on Spanish language radio station Actualidad 1020 he boldly proclaimed that Republicans will ask voters in 2018 to […]

The Enemy

Three Strikes and They’re Out

Three Strikes and They’re Out

By ADDA Board of Directors Unable to secure funding for paid initiative circulators and lacking public support for their measures, Chuck Reed and Carl DeMaio announced January 18, 2015, they would not seek to put either of their proposed pension initiatives on the 2016 ballot. Instead, the less than dynamic duo of ex-politicians announced a […]

PBA Prez Says Mayor is Lying

PBA Prez Says Mayor is Lying

John Rivera, president of the Dade County PBA in Florida, is accusing Mayor Carlos Gimenez of misleading the pubic about staffing levels at the agency. The PBA’s press release is below. The Dade County PBA is a founding member of PubSecAlliance. PBA Calls MDPD “Largest Graduating Class” a Masquerade by Mayor Gimenez The Dade County PBA […]

Police Pensions Saved—For Now

Police Pensions Saved—For Now

The San Jose Police Officers Association has been fighting Chuck Reed’s efforts to destroy pensions for over a decade; the cost has been high, but they are winning the war. Law enforcement officers, teachers, and anyone else who has chosen a life of public service working for California towns, cities, states, and counties are rejoicing. […]

Bradley Foundation Behind Lawsuit

Bradley Foundation Behind Lawsuit

A reporter at Politico followed the money and discovered the Bradley Foundation, a dark money group out of Milwaukee, is putting up the big bucks to bring the lawsuit to the Supreme Court. Their strategy is to take out the unions, including those associations representing law enforcement, and then privatize the public safety business. More […]

Tactics: You decide

Unique Recruiting Tool: Virtual Ride Along

Unique Recruiting Tool: Virtual Ride Along

The Ontario Provincial Police Department in Canada is embarking on an “unprecedented” hiring spree and they are using social media and virtual ride alongs to attract potential candidates. “We will purposefully open the doors to the public, on a global scale, eliminate barriers to accessing what policing in this agency is about, and invite the […]

Filing False Police Misconduct Reports Should Come with Consequences

Filing False Police Misconduct Reports Should Come with Consequences

By George Hofstetter In recent years, peace officers, while in the course and scope of their duties, have come under increasing scrutiny and criticism. However, unlike years past, a complaint of police misconduct passes through the critical eye of a reporter, a news editor, and ultimately the court of public opinion. Social media now allows […]

San Antonio POA Makes Big Statement

San Antonio POA Makes Big Statement

Mike Helle, president of the San Antonio Police Officers Association, and his members are using high-profile tactics—including a controversial billboard—to educate the community about the dangerous understaffing at the agency. “We are short and we are having hard time getting people to come work on this police department,” said SAPOA President Mike Helle. SAPOA sponsored […]

Police Union Criticized for Fundraising Letter

Police Union Criticized for Fundraising Letter

A fundraising letter issued by a deputy sheriff’s union is being criticized for saying police officers are being threatened with an unprecedented wave of violence. But the facts, according to at least one news outlet, don’t appear to support that assessment. From the story: In a recently mailed fundraising letter sent out by the Alameda […]

By November 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Intelligence report

Fresh Intel: The Weekly Roundup

Fresh Intel: The Weekly Roundup

Weekly News Roundup submitted by Ron DeLord News and commentary impacting police, deputies, corrections, fire, emergency services and public employees throughout the United States. You can access the full article by clicking on the link. Articles are archived on my web page for those searching for information on a particular topic. The posting of an […]

Fresh Intel: The Weekly Roundup

Fresh Intel: The Weekly Roundup

Weekly News Roundup submitted by Ron DeLord News and commentary impacting police, deputies, corrections, fire, emergency services and public employees throughout the United States. You can access the full article by clicking on the link. Articles are archived on my web page for those searching for information on a particular topic. The posting of an […]

A Disaster for Police Associations

A Disaster for Police Associations

This op-ed appeared in today’s New York Times. Kahlenberg makes some great arguments for the value of public sector unions. I thought you might be able to incorporate some of his thoughts, if you or your members decide to speak out on this important issue. Strong Unions, Strong Democracy By Richard D. Kahlenberg If the […]

Fresh Intel: The Weekly Roundup

Fresh Intel: The Weekly Roundup

Weekly News Roundup submitted by Ron DeLord News and commentary impacting police, deputies, corrections, fire, emergency services and public employees throughout the United States. You can access the full article by clicking on the link. Articles are archived on my web page for those searching for information on a particular topic. The posting of an […]

Healthy, wealthy & wise

401(k)s Are Flawed Investment Strategy

401(k)s Are Flawed Investment Strategy

This op-ed from the New York Times, written by two experts on retirement funds and money managing, claims IRAs and 401(k)s are flawed programs for a retirement fund. The authors make a strong case that defined benefit pensions are superior—and even come up with their own plan that’s similar to the DB pension program. A […]

Big Support for the Police

Big Support for the Police

Notice of this tribute to law enforcement and our military was sent in by our friends at the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs in California. Great idea and effort from Knott’s Berry Farm! We hope the community gets out and supports our soldiers, deputies, officers, firefighters, and other first responders who risk their well […]

By November 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Injured On the Job? You’re On Your Own!

Injured On the Job? You’re On Your Own!

Looks like cops from all over the world are suffering various kinds of injustice. This ad is to protest cuts in disability pay. If the measure passes, officers like this one serving and protecting the citizens of Australia will have to pay for ongoing treatment out of their own pockets. For more information, contact Mark Carroll […]

Police Union Radio Show is Big Hit

Police Union Radio Show is Big Hit

Due to high ratings, the Dade County PBA’s Rapid Response Radio Show is moving to a weekday, drive-time slot. Starting November 3, the show will air on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 6 pm on WZAB-AM (880). “The support the show has received has been overwhelming. We look forward to reaching even more listeners in […]