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Pay Wars

VIDEO: NJ Police May Get Control of Unfunded Pensions

VIDEO: NJ Police May Get Control of Unfunded Pensions

Via NJ.com: Police and firefighters would gain control of their now-state-run pension fund under a measure that won final approval in the Assembly Thursday. The bill (S3040) transfers management of the $26 billion pension fund to an independent panel overseeing investments and benefits. Police and fire union leaders seeking the change said the state wasted […]

Thousands of Officers to Get BIG Bonuses

Thousands of Officers to Get BIG Bonuses

Via KCRA.com: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — The Sacramento City Council unanimously approved more than $1.3 million in bonuses for police department officers, sergeants and dispatchers in an effort to close the gap between their pay and the pay of officers in other departments. The bonus will be paid to 687 employees with officers receiving $2,150, […]

Improving Economy Hurts LE Recruitment

Improving Economy Hurts LE Recruitment

Improving Economy Is a Challenge to Law Enforcement Recruitment by ALADS Board of Directors A recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Robust Job Growth, High Wages Show Solid Labor Market” should be a wake-up call for local governments looking to hire officers. A Desert Sun article titled “Where Have All the Cops Gone?” highlights the issues […]

Top Police Union Leader Joins Protest

Top Police Union Leader Joins Protest

John Wells, the president of the Omaha Police Officers Association, recently traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska’s capital city, to join with hundreds of protestors making a stand against a proposal that, if passed, will end the right of all city workers in that state to have a pension plan. If the bill passes, cities like Omaha […]

Nebraska Corrections Officers Seek Out F.O.P.

Nebraska Corrections Officers Seek Out F.O.P.

Via the Omaha World-Herald: Frustrated by high turnover, lack of salary increases for longevity and an increase in assaults by inmates, state corrections officers are seeking a new union to represent them. A group of corrections employees is circulating petitions to be represented by the Fraternal Order of Police, a union that represents corrections workers […]

Pension Mediation Talks Cease; Lawsuit Looms

Pension Mediation Talks Cease; Lawsuit Looms

Via WFAA.com: The Dallas City Council unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday laying the ground work for legal action against the failing Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund. News 8 has learned that four city council members will likely file a lawsuit against the pension system contending, among other things, that it is violating its fiduciary […]

Officers Leaving in Droves

Officers Leaving in Droves

Via the NY Daily News: More NYPD cops are putting in their papers and retiring early according to the city’s largest police union. Citing data from the New York City Police Pension Fund, officials with the PBA of New York City said 506 officers resigned from the 35,000-member force in 2016 — about a 20% […]

Teamsters Face 20% Cut in Pension Benefits

Teamsters Face 20% Cut in Pension Benefits

Via The New York Times: As troubled pension funds go, the New York State Teamsters Conference Pension and Retirement Fund, with some $1.3 billion in assets, is by no means the largest. Neither is it in the direst financial shape, even though just 44.8 percent of its obligations are funded. But given that participants in […]

Carrots and Sticks

Carrots and Sticks

Via the New York Post: Most NYPD cops don’t want to wear body cameras — but they may soon get paid for their trouble. In an effort to sweeten the pot in contract talks with the police union, City Hall is offering a 1 percent salary bump for officers forced to use the equipment, sources […]

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Millions May Lose Overtime Pay

Millions May Lose Overtime Pay

While this applies to private sector employees, there are well financed efforts to prohibit overtime for law enforcement officers as well so it’s important to keep on top of this issue and take whatever action you can to fight back to keep overtime for law enforcement officers who work extra hours providing for the public’s […]

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HUGE Refund for AZ Public-Safety Pensioners

HUGE Refund for AZ Public-Safety Pensioners

Via AZCentral.com: A state Supreme Court ruling will require refunds to elected officials and public-safety officers who since 2011 were required to pay more for their pensions, with local governments likely to cover the projected $220 million cost to an already fragile public-pension trust fund. The divided court upheld a Maricopa County Superior Court ruling […]

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For Real Community Policing, Let Officers Do Their Jobs

For Real Community Policing, Let Officers Do Their Jobs

By Patrick Lynch, President, New York City Police Benevolent Association (PBA) All policing should be community policing. Police officers and residents work together every day, because it’s the only way to keep the streets safe. Over the past 30 years, though, whenever there has been a need to heal a rift between the police and the […]

Better Pay Sought

Better Pay Sought

Via the St. Louis Post Dispatch: The city is handcuffing efforts to negotiate pay raises for police because of an outdated city charter provision that requires wage parity with firefighters, according to a lawsuit filed by the officers’ union Wednesday in St. Louis Circuit Court. The St. Louis Police Officers Association, which represents the majority […]

Pension Panic in Dallas

Pension Panic in Dallas

Via ABC/WFAA: Ken Sprecher was a Dallas police officer for 31 years. He retired in 2005 believing he was promised to receive a great pension. “That was the selling point when you recruit and try to retain folks. That you may not make it up-front with salary but that you would have a secure pension […]

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O.C. Deputies Land 8.5% Raise

O.C. Deputies Land 8.5% Raise

The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously and without discussion approved a three-year salary and benefits contract with its sheriff’s deputies and district attorney investigators that will cost taxpayers an additional $62.2 million over the life of the contract. The agreement raises salaries by a total of 8.5 percent in five steps between now and […]

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Sr. Deputies Quit After No Raise

Sr. Deputies Quit After No Raise

Via WHEC—Rochester, NY: The Monroe County Sheriff (New York) is finally answering questions after a mass exodus of senior deputies. A contract dispute between the Road Patrol Union and Monroe County recently triggered the retirement of 41 senior deputies, many of whom were criminal investigators, unit supervisors and members of specialized patrols for DWI enforcement […]

VIDEO: Not Without Sacrifice

VIDEO: Not Without Sacrifice

This video showcasing the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department, in Oregon, is truly moving. “So far in 2016, a total of 74 LEOs have lost their lives in the line of duty,” said Sheriff’s Deputy Jay Minton. “Firearm-related deaths of law enforcement officers are up 68% from last year. “While human, a majority of those who serve […]

Now, HERE’S Double-Dipping!

Now, HERE’S Double-Dipping!

Via The Oregonian/OregonLive: The city of Tualatin threw a luau last month for Police Chief Kent Barker to mark the end of his tenure with the city. Barker, who’d spent the last 13 years as chief, was retiring, the city said. What officials had not publicly said was that Barker, 57, had already retired. According to […]

Raw Deal

Raw Deal

Via TRIBLive: Thirteen members of the Pittsburgh Police Bureau’s command staff, in a unusual move, warned Mayor Bill Peduto of “dire” consequences if an arbitration panel’s draft contract for union police officers is permitted to stand. The officials, none of whom belong to the police union, predicted in a strongly worded letter delivered Thursday that […]

Indicted Sheriff To Get Pay Raise

Indicted Sheriff To Get Pay Raise

Via Chattanooga, Tennessee’s WRCB-TV: He has been urged to resign by everyone from state lawmakers to county commissioners. Last month, Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold was indicted on federal charges, along with his chief administrative deputy, Joe Russell, and his uncle, John Vanderveer. But Arnold has indicated he’s not going anywhere. That means taxpayers will continue […]

Cops May Be Forced to Carry Insurance

Cops May Be Forced to Carry Insurance

A measure that would require police officers to carry professional liability insurance could be on Minneapolis ballots in November’s general election. Via the Star Tribune: Members of the Committee for Professional Policing, a local police accountability group, plan to deliver about 12,000 petition signatures to the city clerk on Thursday. If enough of those signatures […]