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Weathering the storm

By Kevin Lyons | November 8, 2022

Health Benefits Report  While we continue to work on the unconscionable rate increase with anyone who will listen  including legislators, other labor unions, the League of Municipalities, the Association of…

Police sergeant’s exam results update

By Ed Esposito | November 8, 2022

Promotional Testing Report  Author’s note: This article shares some important and factual information regarding the appeals and results being issued. All of this information is from various NJ Civil Service…

House passes NAPO-backed Invest to Protect Act

By NAPO | November 8, 2022

The NAPO Report The House passed the Invest to Protect Act, H.R. 6448, on Sept. 22, by a large bipartisan vote of 360-64. The legislation, which would create a broad…

Board is in full swing for fall

By Ray Heck | September 27, 2022

PFRS Report  As we end the summer, the board continues to move in full swing to address the many issues that revolve around our system. We covered a number of…

What is the Defined Contribution Retirement Plan?

By Pete Andreyev | September 27, 2022

Pension Benefits Report For all of our Tier 2 and Tier 3 members, you are eligible to enroll in the Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (DCRP). The DCRP was established under…

Special master concludes that drug recognition experts are reliable to testify

By Robert A. Fagella | September 27, 2022

NJ State PBA Legal Corner  By Robert A. Fagella, Esq., Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. As a result of the recent passage of the recreational cannabis law known as the New…

The taxpayers of Bergenfield deserve better

By Michael Freeman | August 31, 2022

Labor Relations Report  In September 2020, NJSPBA President Pat Colligan was asked to intervene in Bergenfield’s contract negotiations to get it “back on track and resolve this long dispute.” Surprisingly,…

What you need to know about the proposed SHBP increases

By Kevin Lyons | August 31, 2022

Health Benefits Report  Well, we knew that there would be a post-COVID bump in the rates this year, but no one saw 24 percent coming. The Division released the mid-year…

Court rules on consent to search objects belonging to a third party

By Ed Esposito | August 31, 2022

Professional Development  A recent New Jersey Appellate Court decision clarified that an adult defendant’s aunt and mother did not have authority to consent to a search of closed containers belonging…

A Day at the Breach

By Mitchell Krugel | July 29, 2022

NJSPBA holds training session for members to learn how to use forcible entry techniques By Mitchell Krugel The way officers formed two lines in the parking lot behind the NJ…