PBA Message

A Service like no other

January 24, 2023

President’s Message  The first days of COVID seem to be forgotten already. They were not easy, especially for those of us in public service. I’ve said it many times to…

To give you the help you need, we need your help

January 24, 2023

It’s a young person’s profession. As we see more young officers come into the profession, it gives me pause to reach out to you with a very important question: Now…

2023: A Look Ahead

January 24, 2023

Legislative Report  There is no crystal ball to peer into to determine what we will be facing in 2023. And yet there are some certainties we know, like the sun…

The latest on the changes to the PFRS mortgage program

December 29, 2022

It’s been a busy month as always, and deciding what to write about is always hard, especially now that I have the responsibility of providing the executive vice president’s report.…

Concealed carry changes coming… for now

December 29, 2022

Legislative Report  The state of New Jersey is recognized by gun control organizations as having some of the most stringent gun laws in the nation. Governor Murphy, a vocal anti-gun…

AG issues new discipline disclosure directive

December 29, 2022

NJ State PBA Legal Corner By Robert A. Fagella, Esq., Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. The attorney general issued the Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive No. 2022-14 in November. It concerns…

We can play in this League

December 15, 2022

President’s Message  Rob Nixon sums it up best: If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu. As we finished up another long week at…

What the PBA is doing about the State Health Benefits Plan rate increase

December 15, 2022

Health Benefits Report  As I write this article to update you on the unnecessary and unwarranted rate increase for members of the State Health Benefits Plan, I grow more and…

‘Man makes plan… and God laughs’

November 8, 2022

President’s Message  As all of us know too well, those few words just about sum up all our lives. For those of you who remember the June 2014 PBA meeting,…

Following the path Marc set, I am here for the members

November 8, 2022

My service as your executive vice president must start with expressing appreciation and praise for Marc Kovar and all he has done for our association. His 20-plus years of commitment…