PBA Message

A 9/11 speech to remember

October 6, 2023

The following is the text of the keynote speech that NJSPBA President Pat Colligan made at the Israeli 9/11 remembrance at the 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza in Jerusalem on Sept.…

A is for Association…

October 6, 2023

As we come off our annual convention, and as I come up on the end of my first year serving as your executive vice president, it’s a good time to…

Yes! The times they are a-changin’

September 1, 2023

President’s Message  Depending on your age, you either just heard an old tune in your head, or you think my grammar is terrible. My grammar doesn’t need help. Bob Dylan…

Now is the time for towns to realize why their officers are leaving and buck up

September 1, 2023

In some past NJ Cops Magazine articles, we have documented issues with working conditions and how they are prompting officers to leave their respective departments. We have witnessed throughout the…

A first look at 2024 SHBP rate renewals

August 1, 2023

Health Benefits Report  Well, here we go again.… July 12, 2023, started the process in determining rates for the SHBP in 2024, and while the outlook is not as dismal…

There is no limit to the benevolence of our members and their Locals

August 1, 2023

Every month, I read NJ Cops Magazine, and I see what our PBA Locals are doing to support and give back to their respective communities. Whether it’s some type of…

The ins and outs of PBA Local elections

August 1, 2023

Judiciary Committee Report  This issue we are going to take a brief recess from pensions. As judiciary chairman, I would like to take this opportunity to address the numerous issues…

DEAR CHIEFS (or at least a few of you)

June 22, 2023

President’s Message Before I get into my rant, let me say without any question that there is a need for departmental discipline. I’ve been as consistent about this as one…

Failure to rehire officer based on Brady/Giglio upheld by court

June 21, 2023

NJ State PBA Legal Corner  By Robert A. Fagella, Esq. and Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq.  In December 2019, the attorney general issued Law Enforcement Directive 2019-6 requiring county prosecutors to…

An incredible send-off for a ‘Warrior’

June 21, 2023

President’s Message  Admittedly, those of us in law enforcement don’t get everything right all the time. As much as we try, and as much as we strive, perfection still eludes…