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Cynthia Brown is the administrator of PubSecAlliance. She is also the publisher and founder of American Police Beat magazine, the nation’s largest law enforcement publication, with over 250,000 monthly readers. Cynthia founded American Police Beat in 1994 with the goal of creating a way for law enforcement people to communicate with each other about the most pressing issues and concerns facing their profession.

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Officers’ long due OT is coming

Officers’ long due OT is coming

In Guam, cops are happy after the Governor signed a law that approved payment of past due overtime. Sworn personnel from several agencies will benefit, including Guam Customs and Quarantine, Department of Corrections, Guam Police Department, the Judiciary and the Guam Fire Department. In a rather unusual move the funds will not come from the […]

By November 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Private Prisons Buy Politicos

Private Prisons Buy Politicos

Victoria Law on the website Truthout, asks the following: “What do private prisons have to do with political elections?” Well for starters, according to Law’s article: California Gov. Jerry Brown received $54,000 for his reelection campaign from GEO Group, the country’s second largest private prison company. Corrections Corporation of America, the country’s largest private prison […]

By November 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
News Roundup

News Roundup

Submitted by Ron DeLord From Journal-News.com: Deputy union contract headed for binding arbitration In Ohio, a second Butler County sheriff’s union is headed for binding arbitration after the county commissioners rejected a fact finder’s recommendation for a 2.5 percent increase rather than performance pay. It took the commissioners less than five minutes behind closed doors […]

By October 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Christie shows his true colors

Christie shows his true colors

It’s always sad when a lawyer loses his Mojo. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, an avid foe of collective bargaining, hardly looks presidential here as he shouts down someone asking why Sandy victims haven’t gotten back into their homes yet.  

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Judge says inflatable rat has 1st Amendment rights

Judge says inflatable rat has 1st Amendment rights

Scabby, the giant inflatable union rat, that’s front and center at so many pickets and labor disputes,  won its First Amendment rights in a federal ruling this week after an asbestos contractor sued to have the rat declared a “disruptive practice.” “The defendants’ peaceful use of a stationary, inflatable rat to publicize a labor protest […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Police Federation threatens court action if officers get hurt

Police Federation threatens court action if officers get hurt

  John Apter, the chairman of the Hampshire Police Federation in the UK recently made a very public declaration that if any harm came to officers in the line of duty while minimum staffing requirements were being ignored that the Federation would sue the Force. Apter said, “It’s commonplace now for minimum staffing levels to […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Protesters Arrested at IACP Meeting

Protesters Arrested at IACP Meeting

On Monday three protestors were arrested outside the Orange County Convention Center as the IACP gathered within.  They were reportedly advocating for better relations between police and minorities. There was some contention about whether they were on public property or not, with both sides’ lawyers offering different opinions.  The IACP side claims the convention is […]

By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Officers Go 8 Years Without Raise

Officers Go 8 Years Without Raise

  The New Orleans Police force has not had a raise in 8 years and, not surprisingly, their numbers have gone down by 30 percent since 2010.  In fact, Nawlins Cops are leaving at a rate of around one every three days. CLICK HERE TO  READ MORE.

By October 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Corrupt politico exposed by former San Jose Officer

Corrupt politico exposed by former San Jose Officer

Today, a former San Jose police officer came forward with a declaration sworn under penalty of perjury that suggests Mayor Chuck Reed’s political consultant Victor Ajlouny offered him money and his job back if he would lie and claim that the POA asked him to quit.          

By October 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dade County PBA launches radio show

Dade County PBA launches radio show

The Dade County Police Benevolent Association is launching its own hour long radio show “Rapid Response” on 880 am radio. It will air twice a month on the first and third Thursdays of the month. The show was born from the idea that there are many topics and issues facing our community which require more […]

By October 23, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Newsweek story on NYC PBA Pres Pat Lynch

Newsweek story on NYC PBA Pres Pat Lynch

Here’s an excerpt from the great profile Newsweek did on NYC PBA President Patrick Lynch: “…Patrick J. Lynch heads the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, a union for more than 20,000 beat cops in the city’s five boroughs (sergeants, captains, lieutenants and detectives have their own unions). Lynch doesn’t just represent cops; he represents what it means […]

By October 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Court Rules Insignias Allowed

Court Rules Insignias Allowed

Sacramento Firefighters wanted to wear their union logos on Class B uniform t-shirts, caps, and sweatshirts. The County allowed limited displays for a time, then clamped down and said they would punish any firefighter who wore union insignia while on the clock. So the firefighters took the county to court. And won. This is a […]

By October 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How we saved our D.B. pensions

How we saved our D.B. pensions

by Cynthia Brown Five years ago there was a big city where the pension plan for police and fire was only 39 percent funded and actuaries were predicting bankruptcy inside of 20 years. Today that same fund is now close to 50 percent funded, 28 percent of the payroll contribution shortfall has been lowered to […]

By October 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Record “YES” vote on contract

Record “YES” vote on contract

Patrol officers in Chicago, the nation’s second largest police force, have voted to ratify a five-year contract. It’s a major win. The contract includes an 11 percent pay raise and $65-million in back pay. In addition the contract was approved by 66 percent of the members – the highest percentage of ‘yes’ votes they’ve ever […]

By October 21, 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →