PBA Message

Recognize our strength in numbers

September 27, 2022

Labor Relations Report  My favorite month of the year has arrived. It’s not because the New York Jets were tied for first place (as of Sept. 5), but because it…

All Good Things Must Come to an End

September 27, 2022

(And always remember to be your brothers’ and sisters’ keeper) This is my last report as your NJSPBA executive vice president. I’ve had a great run since becoming a law…

Bank error in their favor, collect $1.2 billion dollars!

September 27, 2022

President’s Message  I have to take a minute here to discuss this amazing debacle of the anticipated and unprecedented increase of more than 20 percent in the State Health Benefits…

A message to the Facebook warriors

August 31, 2022

Legislative Report  It is indisputable that social media has become the most immediate way for people of all ages to share their thoughts, hopes, best wishes and outrage. It has…

Saying a real goodbye

August 31, 2022

In life, one of the hardest things to say is goodbye. As many of you may have heard, I recently set a retirement date from the Passaic City Police Department.…

We told you so!

August 31, 2022

President’s Message I had the opportunity to join Paterson Mayor André Sayegh, State Senator Joe Cryan, Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly and many others in a press conference in July to roll…

Courts upholds retired officers’ right to carry concealed weapons

July 29, 2022

NJ State PBA Legal Corner  By Robert A. Fagella, Esq., Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. As a result of a recent decision by a federal court in New Jersey, qualified retired…

Enjoy summer, but prepare for additional challenges facing law enforcement

July 29, 2022

Summer leads to more direct interactions with the residents we serve. The nice weather and longer daylight hours result in more people being active in their local communities. And now…

Well, pitchforks and torches haven’t worked!

July 29, 2022

President’s Message  I’ll spare you all the bad COLA jokes this time. But I can no longer ignore the latest attempts to obtain COLA. I said it before. I’ll say…

What you need to know about Police Licensing

June 28, 2022

Legislative Report The recent introduction and movement of legislation to establish a licensing procedure for New Jersey law enforcement officers has triggered a number of important questions about what this…