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Governor Murphy today signed into law a PBA initiated bill to expand the class 3 officer Program.

Under the new law every law enforcement officer eligible for retirement in the PFRS and every retired bi-state and federal officer would be eligible to be appointed as a class 3 officer. The law will go into effect 7 months from today so that the Police Training Commission has the time to develop the appropriate training program for these officers.

The new law also removes the current restrictions on how long an officer can be retired to be eligible. There are now no limits on how long an officer can be retired to be offered a class 3 job. And the law also now limits the off duty work available to class 3 officers by ensuring that all extra duty school assignments be offered first to the full time members of the police department before a class 3 officer can be offered the post. 

We would like to thank the NJ Association of Chiefs of Police for their cooperation and guidance in developing the law. We are grateful to Senator Bucco and Assemblyman Bucco for their sponsorship of the bill and appreciate the governor signing this PBA priority legislation quickly into law.

Brothers and Sisters,

Our veterans are attending our city council meeting at Clifton City Hall @8:00 pm on Tuesday March 19th, 2019.  We are looking for support from our County Conference brothers to attend this very important meeting. The agenda for this meeting will be to stop discrimination against our veterans. Please ask members to attend and wear PBA attire. We will also be selling t-shirts and sweatshirts. All proceeds help our military brothers pay for their attorney’s fees.

Nick Hriczov, President
Clifton PBA Local #36

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Sgt. Richard Lyons
Watchung PBA Local 193

Sergeant Lyons has served with the Watchung Police Department for more than 23 years and last 9 years as a Patrol Sergeant.  In early 2018, Sgt. Lyons was the target of four departmental investigations, three of which resulted in dozens of departmental charges.  These investigations are related to the patrolmen under his charge “idling”, contact with a suspected disabled MV, and completing a patrol log report.  Sgt. Lyons is facing a 1 year 5 day suspension, and demotion which we feel is unwarranted and highly excessive.  Sgt. Lyons’ hearing is scheduled for March 20th, 21st, and 22nd, in Judge Ciccone’s courtroom at Somerset County Superior Court in Somerville, 9:30am to 4:00pm.  Any support would be greatly appreciated!

Brad Sporer, Delegate
Watchung PBA Local 193

It is with deep regret I have to announce the passing of Pablo Santiago, President of the Mercer County Sheriffs Department PBA and great friend to many of us locally and throughout the entire state. Pablo will be sorely missed. Check back for further updates.

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