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Retirement plan increases for 2022

By Pete Andreyev | December 21, 2021

Pension Benefits As we prepare for the end of the year and the start of the next, I would like to take this time and inform all of you who…

Internet scrubbing and privacy protection

By Jarod Wilson | November 21, 2021

By Jarod Wilson  Guest Columnist  Over the past few years, a disturbing trend in online harassment of officers — the publishing of private identifying information (doxing) and the targeting of…

How to start a Legal Protection Plan claim

By Kevin Lyons | November 20, 2021

From time to time, we have to address the procedure for opening an NJ State PBA Legal Protection Plan claim to help members understand the process and why we have…

Trusted adviser – it’s all in the name

By James Fay | November 20, 2021

The term “trusted adviser” offers clues to what to look for when searching for someone to help guide your financial future. A financial adviser must both establish a trust-based relationship…

One perceived dumb mistake on social media does not necessarily mean the end of one’s career

By Stuart J. Alterman Esq. | October 16, 2021

Officers’ Rights By Stuart J. Alterman, Esq., and Arthur J. Murray, Esq. Since the birth of social media, whenever we lecture to members of law enforcement, the members of my…

Court clarifies rules regarding passengers in a stopped motor vehicle

By Ed Esposito | October 16, 2021

Professional Development In mid-September, the Appellate Division ruled in State v. Boston (A-4752-17) that “[i]n a routine traffic stop where the driver has to be arrested on an open traffic…

‘We’re doing ok’

By Ray Heck | October 16, 2021

PFRS Report As we start to look toward the sunset of the COVID pandemic, we anticipate our new office opening in October. We will then be able to provide more staff who will be…

U.S. Supreme Court rules in case involving community caretaking exception in residences

By Ed Esposito | September 23, 2021

Professional Development Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an officer’s “community caretaking” duties do not create a stand-alone doctrine that would unilaterally justify a warrantless search and seizure of…

Reviewing the 2022 SHBP Rate Renewal Report

By Kevin Lyons | September 23, 2021

Health Benefits Report For the past several years, we have had good news to share about the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) rates. While for the most part, this is…

Expected changes to the 2022 State Health Benefits Plan

By Kevin Lyons | August 31, 2021

Health Benefits Report By Kevin Lyons As of this writing, all changes for 2022 have not been finalized. But I wanted to make sure you had up-to-the-minute guidance on where…