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VIDEO: Dancing With the Cops?

VIDEO: Dancing With the Cops?

The Boston Police Department has been busy doing all kinds of offbeat things with the community. Here’s their latest effort. Might be a good idea to use in your city or town. READ MORE

Cops Speak Out Against Use of “Thin Blue Line” by Hate Groups

Cops Speak Out Against Use of “Thin Blue Line” by Hate Groups

by Brianna Dunn Police union leaders are condemning the use of the “thin blue line” by hate groups and extremists. The symbol and phrase were originally created for communities to show their support of law enforcement officials. In a statement released Monday, The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS) in a statement on Monday […]

What Is the Arnold Foundation Hiding?

What Is the Arnold Foundation Hiding?

By Eric W. Siddall As stories emerge about the Arnold Foundation’s “algorithm” pretrial release tool, we should be disturbed about the results. As covered in a previous blog, use of the tool is linked to two murders and the wholesale release of dangerous felons. However, a Wired story raises even more questions about the Arnold […]

Decision May Violate Officers’ Rights

Decision May Violate Officers’ Rights

Portland Police officers who use deadly force are now required to speak with internal affairs investigators within 48 hours of the incident. This comes after a unanimous decision by the Portland City Council. Although this change is supported by Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Nick Fish, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill said compelling statements […]

Court Deems Evergreen Clause Constitutional

Court Deems Evergreen Clause Constitutional

As the city continues to assert that a portion of the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association’s collective-bargaining agreement is unconstitutional, they’re not only running out of options in their legal fight but money as well. Recently, the 4th Court of Appeals in Texas ruled against the city which argued that the “Evergreen Clause,” which keeps […]

No Raises for Cops; $140M for Stadium

No Raises for Cops; $140M for Stadium

by Brianna Dunn The Shreveport Police Officer’s Association in Lousiana is strongly opposing a “G” league basketball arena that will end up costing the city over $140 million. After years and years of asking for a much-needed and well-deserved pay raise, the millions approved for the arena is infuriating, says Shreveport POA President Michael Carter. […]

Philly Cops Win $8M O.T. Settlement

Philly Cops Win $8M O.T. Settlement

Philadelphia FOP President John McNesby The Philadelphia FOP just won a dispute over overtime rules—and it may be the first win of its type for a police union. The controversy and subsequent legal battle erupted when the city of Philadelphia refused to pay its officers, who were required by the agency to check their phones […]

We Condemn Nazis and White Supremacists

We Condemn Nazis and White Supremacists

By Daryl Turner As Nazis and white supremacists continue to plague our communities with marches and protests, let us be clear that we condemn their actions, beliefs, and rhetoric. What happened in Charlottesville last weekend was despicable and deplorable. It was an act of domestic terrorism. As law enforcement officers, we work hard every day […]

Mounties Face Crisis, No Solution in Sight

Mounties Face Crisis, No Solution in Sight

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is facing a crisis. A significant shortage of RCMP officers is raising concerns about their safety and the safety of the communities they protect. According to CTV News, more than 12 percent of positions are unfilled. RCMP members are worried about the number of vacancies. The lack of front-line […]

Push to Oust Louisville PD Chief Intensifying

Push to Oust Louisville PD Chief Intensifying

The latest no confidence vote is coming out of Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville City Council last month voted 13-9 to approve a resolution which “urges Mayor Greg Fisher to ask for Police Chief Steve Conrad’s resignation and open the selection process for a new Chief. The resolution is a non-binding measure that requires no formal […]

CSLEA is Newest Member of PubSecAlliance

CSLEA is Newest Member of PubSecAlliance

The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) considers themselves “America’s most fascinating law enforcement association.” And for good reason. CSLEA Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Local Lodge 77 was established February 18, 2015 with a unanimous vote by the CSLEA Board of Directors and is one of the largest single-association FOP lodges in California. In […]

Ford is Fixing the Problem

Ford is Fixing the Problem

We thought you would want to know that Ford is working hard on making all the necessary repairs to the Police Interceptor Utility cars having problems with carbon monoxide coming into the cabin of the car. Here’s an update from Bill Gubing, the chief engineer for the Ford Explorer. “Ford will cover the costs of […]

“It’s Been An Honor to Work With Chief Marshman”

“It’s Been An Honor to Work With Chief Marshman”

He may be America’s most popular police chief, but Michael Marshman, with the Portland Police Bureau, is retiring. He will be replaced by Danielle Outlaw from the Oakland Police Department. “It has been an honor to serve as Chief of Police and to serve this community throughout my career,” Marshman said. “I’m confident that the […]

Automatic Dues Collection Under Attack

Automatic Dues Collection Under Attack

Texas may become the next state that bars paycheck deductions for certain public employees to cover membership dues for labor unions or associations if Republican leaders have anything to say about it. The Texas Tribune has reported that other states have seen mixed results after doing the same thing. For months, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott […]

Cops Use Video to Go for Pay Raise

Cops Use Video to Go for Pay Raise

Shreveport Police Pay Issue | No More Excuses from Shreveport POA on Vimeo. The Shreveport Police Officers Association is continuing to fight for pay raises for Shreveport officers. This time, they took to social media, releasing a video asking for “No Excuses.” The Shreveport police posted this video, requesting better leadership and pay raises for officers. The […]

Understaffed Leads to Rise In Crime

Understaffed Leads to Rise In Crime

By the ALADS Board of Directors We have passed the mid-point of 2017 and two trends continue: a rising crime rate and an understaffed Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. As we have pointed out multiple times, passage of Prop 47 in 2014 ushered in a crime wave that continues unabated. Preliminary statistics for the first […]

R.I.P. Deputy Haak

R.I.P. Deputy Haak

Ruling On Body Cams: Use Must Be Negotiated

Ruling On Body Cams: Use Must Be Negotiated

When it comes to his deputies use of body cameras, Jacksonville Florida Sheriff Mike Williams will be making some changes after a ruling that body cam policies and practices must be negotiated with the union. The Florida State Public Employees Commission ruled recently that the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office must be in agreement with the local […]

Rochester Police Locust Club (NY) Joins PubSecAlliance

Rochester Police Locust Club (NY) Joins PubSecAlliance

The Rochester Police Locust Club is the newest member of our online community of law enforcement union leaders and their members. The Rochester Police Locust Club was founded on April 17, 1904 – over 100 years ago. Today the association represents sworn personnel of the Rochester Police Department. The name “Locust Club” refers to the […]

Officer Acquitted Of Negligent Homicide

Officer Acquitted Of Negligent Homicide

By Steve Loomis Justice has been served. Well done to all involved in the defense of Officer Allen Buford, who was criminally charged with negligent homicide, stood trial. Allen was found not guilty the last week of July. Thank you to the Honorable Judge Sliwinski for having the strength of character to apply fact to […]

Texas Cops Oppose Anti-Union Bill

Texas Cops Oppose Anti-Union Bill

Via the Texas Observer: The Texas Senate passed a bill this week that appears to have driven a wedge between the Texas GOP and one of its key constituencies: law enforcement. “The very livelihood I’ve chosen, it seems the Republican Party is coming after it, and I don’t understand why,” Scott Leeton, president of the […]