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Eloquent Goodbye

Eloquent Goodbye

Ed. note: We wanted to share this moving eulogy delivered by Ed Mullins, president of the NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association, at the funeral for Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo, who was killed in the line of duty saving the life of his partner, Sergeant Manny Kwo. If you find yourself having to eulogize one of your members […]

By November 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Returning the Money

Returning the Money

Via the Salem News: In Massachusetts, a fundraising solicitation from the Salem Police Patrolmen’s Association is being retracted, the city’s police chief announced on social media Tuesday afternoon. The letter, which started arriving this week at the homes of Salem residents, was generated by a professional fundraising firm the union recently hired, said Salem Police […]

Baton Rouge Police Union: We Are Grieving

Baton Rouge Police Union: We Are Grieving

Sunday, July 17, 2016…A day we will never forget. The day three of our own brothers were gunned down in a senseless act of cowardice. They may be gone, but will never be forgotten. Mathew Gerald, Montrell Jackson and Brad Garafola are true heroes. Please join us in praying for their families and the speedy […]

Toxic Rhetoric Must Stop

Toxic Rhetoric Must Stop

By Daryl Turner, President, Portland Police Association Last Thursday night an entire nation watched Dallas Police officers rush toward gunfire to protect and aid protesters caught in the crossfire. Twelve officers were shot. Five officers made the ultimate sacrifice without regard to the race, creed, color, gender, religion, or sexual orientation of the people they were […]

VIDEO: Dade County PBA Speaks Out

VIDEO: Dade County PBA Speaks Out

John Rivera, president of the Dade County PBA in Florida, recently appeared on Telemundo to present the law enforcement perspective on the situation in Dallas and other recent events. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE CLIP For those who don’t speak Spanish, the translation of the interview is below. LUIS CARLOS VELEZ (CO-HOST): Perhaps the first […]

Reflections From a Dallas Police Officer

Reflections From a Dallas Police Officer

By Major Max Geron, Dallas Police Department “Hey, man, this is Reuben. I don’t know if you heard, but there’s a citywide assist and reports of officers down at the demonstration. I’ve got some guys and we’re headed that way, and I just wanted you to know, in case you hadn’t heard.” That was my first […]

The True Pride of Americans

The True Pride of Americans

By Eric Kaiser One of the things I get to hear every year on the 4th of July is how much people appreciate the event held each year at the Jourdanton City Park. American Pride Day is a highlight of my summer and everyone always loves the food, drinks, and a great fireworks show to […]

Send Your Challenge Coins!

Send Your Challenge Coins!

Ed. note: We recently received this message from Bobby Lopez, Executive Director, FOP Lodge 52: On June 14, Officer Michael Katherman was killed in the line of duty. The San Jose community has been mourning his tragic and untimely death. It turns out his two young sons are enthusiastic collectors of challenge coins and we […]

Sensible Policies for Body-Worn Cameras

Sensible Policies for Body-Worn Cameras

By Sean Van Leeuwen Assembly Bill 1940, (Cooper-D) is currently in the California Senate and is legislation which ALADS supports. The bill requires law enforcement agencies to develop policies and procedures for regulating body-worn cameras for peace officers and contains sensible requirements for those policies, which include privacy protections for the public. As I wrote in […]

RNC Convention: Cleveland Cops Set Up for Failure

RNC Convention: Cleveland Cops Set Up for Failure

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Brigid Mary McDonnell at Fox News by Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, in preparation for an interview he was giving to the news channel. In this letter Loomis lets McDonnell know about the abysmal situation in Cleveland regarding equipment, training, communications, and other […]

Louisville Cop Gave Ali His Start

Louisville Cop Gave Ali His Start

Most people know the story of the police officer who helped a distraught 12-year-old boy after his bicycle was stolen. It was Louisville Police Officer Joe Martin who encouraged Cassius Clay to come to his boxing club and give the sport a try. The rest is history. Scroll down to read Officer Joe Martin’s obituary […]

Our Integrity Has Been Compromised

Our Integrity Has Been Compromised

Ed. Note: There is a growing trend among police associations to speak out when the chief or other high-level managers at the agency engages in behavior that compromises the reputation of the department. This statement from Daryl Turner, president of the Portland Police Association, is the latest police union to take a stand. Preserving the […]

Cops Without Vests Need Your Help

Cops Without Vests Need Your Help

By Sheriff Mike Brown, Bedford County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office For the last three years, the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) has organized an effort to raise funds to purchase body armor for any and all law enforcement officers in the U.S. who don’t have a life-saving vest. A recent study by DOJ and the Rand Corporation revealed that […]

Politicos: We Will Crush Collective Bargaining

Politicos: We Will Crush Collective Bargaining

Attacks on public workers, cops and firefighters continue in New Jersey. See the letter below concerning the fight in Atlantic City. Even South Jersey Democrats are backing the Governor and the Democrat Senate President in their bid to crush collective bargaining rights. Unelected alleged Democrat and insurance powerbroker George Norcross is behind this scheme. Wounds […]

In the Middle Of a “Perfect Storm”

In the Middle Of a “Perfect Storm”

By Jim Foster Long Beach, California Police Dept. Police officers have never been under more scrutiny. The public’s perception of our profession has clearly changed in the blink of an eye. Why is this happening? I believe there are several factors that are working simultaneously against the police, and this “perfect storm” has built a […]

Survivors to Honor Fallen Officers

Survivors to Honor Fallen Officers

Surviving Families to Honor Fallen Officers during National Police Week It was another tough year for law enforcement. According to The Officer Down Memorial Page, 39 officers were killed as a result of gunfire. The men and women of law enforcement are not only America’s peace keepers; they are fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, […]

Aggressive, Relentless Action Gets Results

Aggressive, Relentless Action Gets Results

Dear Fellow Sergeant: From the outset, the SBA has challenged the appointment of Richard Emery as Chairman of CCRB by Mayor de Blasio. From the outset, we believed that Mr. Emery’s position as Chairman constituted a conflict of interest since he routinely files civil rights lawsuits against the City, the Department and, most importantly, our […]

VIDEO: Courage and Commitment Defines Our Cops

VIDEO: Courage and Commitment Defines Our Cops

Marty Halloran, the president of the San Francisco POA, says it best. “We are now in an era where we have to take the responsibility to promote our own profession,” Halloran explains. “We cannot rely on the media or the politicians to defend us and get the real message out about what police do for […]

By February 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Show Your Support: WEAR BLUE

Show Your Support: WEAR BLUE

By John Thompson, Deputy Executive Director, National Sheriffs’ Association We have lost FIVE law enforcement officers and one additional officer, who will most likely not survive. Just minutes ago, another officer was shot and is on the way to the hospital in critical condition. All in 3 days! This is a sad week for law enforcement. […]

By February 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Let’s Stop the Finger-Pointing and Name-Calling

Let’s Stop the Finger-Pointing and Name-Calling

By Barry Donelan When you pull open your car door or the front door to your home, you have a reasonable expectation of what awaits you. Every day is similar. For cops, we arrive at every door never knowing what will happen next. Whether responding to a domestic violence call or approaching a traffic stop, […]

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 […]