A New Presidents class has been scheduled for THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019, at the State PBA headquarters, 158 Main Street, Woodbridge.  The class begins at 10:00 a.m. 

Class size is strictly limited to the first 40 members.
To reserve your space, please email the individual’s name and Local name and number to  A confirmation email will be sent to you.

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.

The Collective Bargaining Seminar will be held at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, 777 Harrahs Blvd, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401. Call the PBA Office, 732-636-8860, early to make your SEMINAR reservation now.

The seminar will begin Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 with lunch immediately after the State PBA meeting until 4:00 PM. Seminar will continue Wednesday (2/6) and Thursday (2/7) beginning at 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM. Registration will begin before the State PBA meeting at the Avalon Registration Desk in the Conference Center.

Seminar applications should be received by Friday, January 11th, 2019. A check for $325.00 per participant for first 2 members of a Local made payable to the NJSPBA should accompany each application. Additional members from the same Local are $300 each. The seminar includes a lunch on Tuesday and continental breakfast and lunch for Wednesday and Thursday. Seminar applications received after January 11th, 2019 will be $375.00 with no Local volume discount.

If there are any questions concerning this seminar, please contact Michael Freeman at the State PBA office (732-636-8860) or email

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Governor Murphy has signed legislation moved by the NJ State PBA to exempt law enforcement officers from the magazine capacity limit. The law ensures that active duty officers can carry magazines on and off duty up to 17 rounds and exempts officers authorized to carry rifles capable of holding more than 17 rounds as well. 

The existing law already protected the rights of retired officers to carry 15 round magazines and that exemption remains intact.

We are also addressing the retiree carry rules in their entirety for the next legislative session. It is our hope to clarify and simplify the current legislation to address NJ law and statutes and its relationship with the Federal LEOSA rules.

The General Assembly has unanimously passed legislation today to address the ability of off duty law enforcement officers to carry firearm magazines of greater than 10 rounds. The bill addresses errors in the law identified by the State PBA. This legislation, written at our request, overrules the letters sent out recently by county prosecutors prohibiting officers from carrying large capacity magazines off duty. The governor is expected to sign the legislation as soon as practical, possibly as soon as tomorrow.

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