PBA Message

A thank-you note and fond farewell to two of the PBA’s finest

June 21, 2023

First things first. I want to extend my best wishes to two longtime NJSPBA State Delegates and who are retiring: John Granahan of Manville Local 236 and Meg Hammond of…

A week you won’t want to miss

May 3, 2023

President’s Message  As we approach May, I’d be remiss if I didn’t encourage those of you in law enforcement who haven’t yet made it to National Police Week in Washington,…

As we honor the fallen, let’s also remember to try to prevent them from falling

May 3, 2023

On March 31, I attended the Garden State Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Black & Blue Ball at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune. This is an event every PBA…

The right to privacy and to attend the Mini Convention

April 5, 2023

President’s Message  Another successful Mini Convention is in the books. The meeting room was set for a record 1,360 people, and many of you were still standing in the back.…

How we stand by our members is critical

April 5, 2023

As many of you are aware by now, one of our members was critically injured by a suspect in Deptford Township. Our member was shot in the femoral artery. His…

Get ready to play politics

April 5, 2023

Legislative Report  In the roller coaster that is the legislative session, we have seen a small rise and are about to slow down on some level track for a bit.…

‘Qualified Immunity’ LET ME EXPLAIN!

March 2, 2023

President’s Message  Our profession has been hit with another horrific tragedy. Another disgraceful display of policing gone wrong. The actions of those officers in Memphis (the licensed officers) cannot be…

Meeting your opportunities to get involved

March 2, 2023

If you read my article in the January issue, you would know that I urged you to get involved by just starting with going to your Local meeting. Did you…

Court affirms discharge for social media posts

March 2, 2023

NJ State PBA Legal Corner By Robert A. Fagella, Esq. and Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq.  In the Internet era, the boundary between our private and public lives has become increasingly…

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…