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Former Chicago FOP Prez Speaks Out

Former Chicago FOP Prez Speaks Out

According to the Chicago Tribune, from the moment Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police started negotiating its first contract with City Hall 35 years ago, the union identified an issue that would prove key to its members: ensuring officers had robust protections when they were investigated for misconduct. City Hall had its own focus: money. “The […]

Cops Accused of “Slowdown”

Cops Accused of “Slowdown”

Minneapolis police officers filing into the daily roll call at Fourth Precinct headquarters recently got more than the standard debriefing before taking to the streets on the North Side. Via the Star Tribune: With shootings rising and arrests plummeting, the precinct’s commander, Inspector Mike Friestleben, erupted—calling officers cowards and accusing them of slacking on the […]

Obama-Backed Bill Led to Pension Cuts

Obama-Backed Bill Led to Pension Cuts

Via TheIntercept.com: One of the many obscure provisions jammed into a last-minute budget bill in 2014 endorsed and signed by President Obama is leading to what would be the first cuts in earned pension benefits to current retirees in over 40 years. The Washington Post reports that the Treasury Department is on the verge of […]

“We Deleted the Video”

“We Deleted the Video”

Ottawa police officers have pleaded guilty to discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act for unlawfully searching an arrested man’s cellphone for video he shot of them, deleting the video, then turning the camera onto the detained man before subsequently deleting that video, too. Constables Salomon Gutierrez and Benjamin Ham each pleaded guilty to one […]

Police Union Prez: Proposal is “Political Masturbation”

Police Union Prez: Proposal is “Political Masturbation”

In Toronto City, Councillor Mike Layton wants the province to investigate “systematic racism” in the work of its police watchdog. But the head of the Toronto Police Association slammed Layton’s idea as “political masturbation.” In a report by Shawn Jeffords of the Toronto Sun, Layton will introduce a motion calling on the province to look […]

LAPD Union Gets Support from Tarantino’s Brother

LAPD Union Gets Support from Tarantino’s Brother

Movie director Tony Tarantino—brother of Quentin Tarantino—has announced that 10 percent of the net profits from his upcoming movie “Prism” will go to support police officers across the United States. The funds are intended to positively impact the lives of those within the law enforcement community and the residents they serve. Last Tuesday on the […]

By February 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Lawsuit Charges Working Conditions Pose Deadly Danger

Lawsuit Charges Working Conditions Pose Deadly Danger

By Tom Dominguez The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (OACDS) has recently learned of issues inside the County Central Men’s Jail (“CMJ”) that have led us to determine the CMJ is an unsafe working environment for our members. The CMJ is also an unsafe housing location for the violent, hardened criminals AOCDS members are […]

By February 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
VIDEO: Active Shooter

VIDEO: Active Shooter

U.S. police departments are training their officers—and members of the public, in some cases—how to respond to and stay alive in active shooter attacks. On last night’s episode of “60 Minutes,” correspondent Anderson Cooper sat down with several law enforcement experts, including NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, D.C. Chief Cathy Lanier, and NYPD counterterrorism expert John […]

By November 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
San Antonio POA Hits Back at Councilman

San Antonio POA Hits Back at Councilman

The San Antonio POA is running this ad in local newspapers to educate the public about Councilman Joe Krier, who has become the city’s leading critic of law enforcement.

Lawsuit Filed Over LEO Info

Lawsuit Filed Over LEO Info

From the Associated Press: The Virginian-Pilot has filed a lawsuit seeking information about law enforcement officers and those with police powers. The newspaper filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Norfolk Circuit Court against the Department of Criminal Justice Services to gain access to a state database that tracks training for police officers. The action was taken […]

Social Media Blitz to Sway Members

Social Media Blitz to Sway Members

Leaders at the United Auto Workers union have launched a social-media blitz to help sell a new tentative labor deal ahead of a critical vote this week, hoping to persuade skeptical rank-and-file workers to support the pact after poor communication contributed to a previous agreement being rejected by a wide margin. UAW President Dennis Williams […]

Police Union Says Contract Violation Should Prevent Firing

Police Union Says Contract Violation Should Prevent Firing

The Seattle police union that represents rank and file officers really doesn’t want to allow the SPD to fire Officer Cynthia Whitlatch, who faces termination over her controversial arrest of an elderly black veteran last year. In a recent statement, SPOG claims the department’s misconduct review arm, the Office of Professional Accountability (OPA), failed to abide by a 180-day deadline […]

By September 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Strength in Numbers: The More the Better

Strength in Numbers: The More the Better

Check out this letter. We thought it was a good example of a group of law enforcement agencies and associations coming together to make a point. Guaranteed this letter will get way more attention from the governor with all these groups signing on, than he would if it was just one agency or association. If […]

By September 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Cops Demand Right to Strike

Cops Demand Right to Strike

Okay, so it’s cops in Iceland. But they are fed up and are demanding their right to strike back. The National Police Federation of Iceland (LL) is calling for a meeting with members of parliament, in the hopes of getting back the right to strike. According to the The Reykjavik Grapevine, police in Iceland once […]

Sergeants Union Blasts Politicos

Sergeants Union Blasts Politicos

The NYPD Sergeants Union is blasting ill-advised attempts of “reform,” calling them “preposterously disingenuous.” If your association or union has written similar letters to either your members or the public, please send them along so we can get them out to all the leaders on our email list. The Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) of New […]

Inside the San Diego PD

Inside the San Diego PD

The San Diego POA recently partnered with the San Diego PD and the San Diego Police Foundation to co-host an “Inside the SDPD” Media Day, which gave local media an opportunity to spend an afternoon walking in the shoes of an officer. Topics of discussion included use-of-force protocol, traffic stops, police pursuits, and SWAT tactics. […]

Union President Calls Settlement “Obscene”

Union President Calls Settlement “Obscene”

By Ed Mullins Ed Note: Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association in New York City, is blasting the city’s record-breaking $5.9 million settlement with the family of  Eric Garner, who died a year ago this week after struggling with officers who were arresting him. Garner’s death caused widespread protests in New York City and around the country. Here, […]