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Updates: Daniel’s Law goes into effect and Civil Service reverses West New York cannabis decision

By Robert A. Fagella | January 24, 2023

NJ State PBA Legal Corner  By Robert A. Fagella, Esq., Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq.  Daniel’s Law, which was enacted in 2020, amends the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and other…

No Deal on Health Benefits

By Kevin Lyons | January 24, 2023

Health Benefits Report  By Kevin Lyons  As I write this, it is Jan. 13, exactly six months since the division presented the rate renewal reports, and we are exactly where…

Opening a Vehicle’s Door

By Ed Esposito | January 24, 2023

Professional Development  At times, there may be a need for an officer to open the door of a vehicle that they have stopped or that is otherwise on the scene…

A perspective from the other side of the table

By Michael Freeman | December 29, 2022

Labor Relations Report  As the year comes to an end, it’s usually appropriate to review what transpired in 2022 to track our progress and get a better idea of where…

A year-end progress report

By Ray Heck | December 29, 2022

PFRS Report  As we wind down another year, we can look back and see the progress the PFRS Trustee Board has made. Further, the way the board has responded to…

NAPO meets with DOJ on police reform executive order

By NAPO | December 15, 2022

The NAPO Report On Oct. 27, NAPO participated in a virtual discussion with representatives from the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Civil Rights Division and the…

Fired officer reinstated after positive cannabis test

By Robert A. Fagella | December 15, 2022

NJ State PBA Legal Corner  By Robert A. Fagella, Esq., Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. As we have discussed in previous articles, there is a great deal of uncertainty about how…

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…