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In Remembrance of September 11th
2017 Annual NJSPA Convention Agenda Now Available

The Agenda for the New Jersey State PBA 2017 Annual Convention at The Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas, is now available. Please review itinerary below.

The Convention will run from September 14th through 20th, 2017.

View Convention Agenda Here

PBA Training Class - Introduction to QuickBooks™

The New Jersey State PBA will host a training seminar (Introduction to QuickBooks™) for Locals and County Conferences on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at the State PBA office.

The course, instructed by personnel from the offices of Edmond P. Brady, CPA of PKF O’Connor Davies, will give an overview of QuickBooks™ on general bookkeeping and the best practices for treasurers, trustees and executive boards.

The class will be held 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Class is limited to 40 attendees.

We anticipate this class filling up quickly so if you plan on attending you must register.  To register, email and provide your Local name and number, and the name(s) of the member(s) wishing to attend.

Fraternally, Joe D. Dudley, Delegate, Dunellen PBA Local No. 146/Chairman, NJSPBA Education Committee

View Official Notice Here

PBA Treasurers Training Class

The New Jersey State PBA will host a training seminar for Local and County Conference treasurers on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at the State PBA office.

The course, instructed by Edmond P. Brady, CPA, of PKF O’Connor Davies, gives an overview on general bookkeeping, required filings to the IRS and State of New Jersey, and the best practices for PBA treasurers, trustees and executive boards.

There will be two sessions: 10:00 am - noon and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  Each class is limited to 40 attendees.

If you plan on attending, you must register.  To register, email and provide your Local name and number, the name(s) of the member(s) seeking to attend, and the session preferred.

Fraternally, Joe D. Dudley (Delegate, Dunellen PBA Local No. 146/ Chairman, NJSPBA Education Committee)

View Official Notice Here

Help for Officers Hit by Texas Hurricane

Attention Members:

Yes, we are currently in the planning stages of a response to assist our brother and sister officers devastated by Hurricane Harvey in South Texas. Through our Texas members of the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) we have been kept updated throughout each day since the initial landfall. Since a vast majority of Texas remains unaffected by the storm the response and resources from Law Enforcement throughout Texas has been outstanding. But yes, we will be responding also when we have a clear picture of exactly what they will need. Right now, the law enforcement families that have been displaced need money and the quickest way to help is through the NAPO Relief Fund. I will personally assure you that 100% of any money donated will go to affected law enforcement members and their families. In the meantime keep them in your thoughts and prayers, especially HERO Sgt. Steve Perez who went to work Tuesday telling his wife “we got work to do”.

NAPO Relief Fund Letter

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NJ Cops Magazine

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President's Message

Patrick Colligan, NJSPBA President Patrick Colligan, President Keynote Address

On Jan. 17, NJ State PBA President Pat Colligan gave the keynote address at the graduation of the Cape May County Police Academy 41st Basic Course for Police Officers. Here are some excerpts from that address:

The NJ State PBA publishes New Jersey Cops Magazine and the director was kind enough to allow NJ Cops complete access from the very first day that these recruits arrived in August until their graduation today. It was an honor and a privilege to follow these recruits. The police academy provides extraordinary training for these recruits, and they are well prepared for policing in 2017 and beyond. The training will prepare them for just about anything that they will encounter.

What I would like to tell you first, in the audience, is what the Academy has done for you. I don’t think the officers are going to want us to talk about it, but you deserve it after watching them all leave every Sunday or Monday morning. This academy has taught them how to iron. They can make their beds. They learned how to use a washing machine. Unfortunately, it’s only khakis and whites, but I assume you can let them know how to use colors when you get home. Most importantly, they can shower, shave and do all of their other business and get out of the bathroom in 30 seconds. That’s what the academy has done for you.
Things have changed slightly since I graduated from a similar academy in 1992. Most of these recruits hadn’t been born yet. Yahoo was something you said when you were excited. Gas was $1.05 and you paid the toll on the Parkway with something called a token. So we can agree that times have changed since 1992. The technology has certainly changed, and much of the police training has changed. But the core principles of policing have not.

The members of the very first municipal police department from Boston reported for duty in 1838, as these officers are responding in 2017. What has not changed, and will never change, are the core values of law enforcement: professionalism, compassion, respect, integrity and dedication. Whether you respond on horseback or in a car, whether you respond with a lantern or a flashlight, the call was answered the same way in 1838 as it was in 1992, and will be tomorrow for some of you.

You will respond with professionalism, compassion, respect, integrity and dedication. Bring those values to every call. Treat every victim and even every suspect like you would want your family to be treated. And you will enjoy a very long, healthy and rewarding career. The technology may be vastly different 25 or 30 years from now. The training will change. But those core values will remain exactly the same – I guarantee it.

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