I am truly honored to have been appointed Executive Vice President of the State PBA. As a Passaic police detective, I understand the challenges that face our cities and towns as we continue to be challenged by the economy and a lack of financial support from the State. I am therefore committed to remaining a fierce fighter for the rights and benefits that the men and women of law enforcement deserve for placing their lives on the line for the people of New Jersey. For too long, politicians pay lip service to that dedication and I intend to work with you to make sure they live up to their speeches!
As Chairman of the PBA Collective Bargaining Committee and as an Area Vice President for the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO), I also know firsthand that our collective bargaining rights are truly under attack from inside and outside the State. We must be committed to each other to work closely to enhance our operations to address this threat head on. But I am convinced that our strengths as an organization far outweigh the threats that challenge us. I know from experience what a unified group of law enforcement officers can achieve.
I look forward to working with State PBA President Colligan , the Executive Board, the Board of Delegates and every member to honor your sacrifices, to fight for your rights and to preserve the benefits that were promised to all of us when we took our oaths to protect and serve the public.