PBA Message

Supreme Court reaffirms qualified immunity

November 21, 2021

NJ STATE PBA LEGAL CORNER By Robert A. Fagella, Esq., Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. The modification or elimination of qualified immunity for law enforcement officers has been one of the…

Election review: What comes next?

November 21, 2021

Another Election Day is behind us, and once again we have seen how important the NJSPBA endorsement was for elected officials throughout New Jersey. Up and down the ballot, we…

President’s Message: Got COLA?

November 20, 2021

Right now, the NJSPBA Facebook page enjoys an audience of approximately 35,000 followers. We like to publicize what’s best about law enforcement, deliver timely news and share the sorrows when…

What the 2 percent cap means for health care

October 16, 2021

In the September issue of NJ Cops Magazine, Kevin Lyons ended his article advising negotiations committee members that health care cost increases are outside of the cap. To expand on…

You may be eligible for a COVID disability pension

October 16, 2021

Pension Benefits Report In the middle of March 2020, we were all caught off-guard by the COVID-19 virus. During this time, our members have been out on the front lines…

Court approves mandatory COVID vaccination policy

October 16, 2021

NJ STATE PBA LEGAL CORNER By Robert A. Fagella, Esq., Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. One of the major issues facing employers and employees in New Jersey, and across the country,…

Election season has begun

September 23, 2021

Legislative Report Though the season for politics and campaigning truly has no start or end point any more, traditionally the race for votes in a November election begins after Labor…

Political campaign season: Be consistent, learn from our past, do what’s best

September 23, 2021

As we head toward election season, NJSPBA President Pat Colligan and our team have the tremendous responsibility of looking out for our 33,000-plus members’ best interests. As always, this year…

President’s Message: Never Forget

September 23, 2021

America was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. No question about that. So, let’s build the Twin Towers “bigger and better than ever.” No question about that, either. That’s the way…

Talk is cheap: Times are not always easy, but law enforcement keeps fighting

August 31, 2021

 NJSPBA President Pat Colligan, Vernon Township Local 285 State Delegate Keith Curry and I participated in a National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) conference in Florida recently. As many already…