PBA Message

Supreme Court affirms paid leave time for union representatives

February 23, 2021

By Robert A. Fagella, Esq. and Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. Leave time to perform union business has been a traditional component of most public-sector collective negotiations agreements for decades. Most…

Maybe New Jersey has got it right

February 23, 2021

On May 25, 2020, Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer who was certified under Minnesota’s POST (Police Officer Standards and Training) program, leaned on the neck of George Floyd and…

The priority remains to get home safe after every shift

February 23, 2021

Law enforcement officers work in a dangerous career. We signed up knowing the dangers that exist at any given time throughout a working day. Just last week the FBI lost…

Mission Statements

January 20, 2021

NJSPBA President Pat Colligan and Executive Vice President Marc Kovar sat down with NJ Cops Magazine Publisher Mitchell Krugel to examine important topics and offer their well-informed, inspirational and even…

Looking ahead in 2021

January 20, 2021

Legislative Report As the calendar turned a page into a new year, it is likely most people woke up on Jan. 1 thinking that 2021 couldn’t be any worse than…

Politics and the NJSPBA: Action over rhetoric

January 20, 2021

At the beginning of a big election year in New Jersey, where every seat in the state legislature will be on the ballot along with a vote for the next…

A head-spinning 2020 offered insights going forward

December 18, 2020

Labor Relations Report Speaking only for myself, December couldn’t come fast enough. This has been a unique year that’s included a medical, social and political conflagration that has never been…

Let’s look forward to a great 2021!

December 18, 2020

When I think about 2020, it is obvious that the most prominent issue we faced was the global pandemic. During the past year, every member of law enforcement had to…

President’s Message: Getting out in front of the COVID vaccine

December 18, 2020

Before I begin, I want to offer my condolences to two more of our members who recently fell victim to COVID-19: State Corrections Local 105 member Erick Whitaker and Old…