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NJ State PBA Promotional Video


NJ State P.B.A. Members Invited to Join the KEANetwork

Welcome NJ State P.B.A. Members to the KEANetwork, where you can climb higher in your educational and career goals!

Kean University has a 166-year tradition of academic excellence that helps you advance in your chosen path with over 50+ undergraduate and 70+ graduate program options that open doors in every industry. With the NJPBA’s partnership with Kean, you’ll save even more at the most affordable university in New Jersey. Choose to attend one of our five locations, completely online or both (hybrid).

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Please note the following terms and conditions:

  • Tuition discount cannot be combined with other Kean scholarships. (The highest award(s) will apply.)
  • Open to employees two years after high school graduation.
  • Must be a newly enrolled student to Kean.

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A Proper Tribute

A Proper Tribute for NJSPBA First Responders - Wednesday, April 26, 2023 from AlphaDog Solutions on Vimeo.

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this fitting and proper tribute to our first responders lost to covid. May they rest in peace.

Member Information Update - PTC Licensing Rules Posted For Public Comment

The New Jersey Register has published the Rules that were approved for publication by the PTC on February 1, 2023.

We are now in the 60-day comment period where the public can make suggestions for changes to the proposed rules. Please attempt to be clear, concise, and professional in your comments and also give a suggested modification to the rule that you take exception to. We also ask that your comments be submitted as members of the public.

After 60 days, the rules committee will convene to review all comments made to see if there is a consensus for any changes.

Please contact your President or Delegate for further details. We will be sending out the State PBA’s comments shortly.

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In Remembrance of Terrence Buie

In Remembrance of Terrence Buie, PBA Local 383 has launched this fundraiser to support his family in this difficult time. Detective Terrence Buie was a member of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice since 2003, most recently assigned to the Office of Securities Fraud and Financial Crimes Prosecution. Prior to his service as a DCJ Detective, Terrence served his community as a Police Officer in Philadelphia with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

In addition to his daily duties with DCJ, Terrence served as a resiliency program officer where he assisted other law enforcement officers in handling the stress and challenges of this demanding profession. Those who knew Terrence whether through daily interactions, or by contact with the resiliency program were touched by his thoughtful presence, caring demeanor, and kind nature.

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2023 Pension Seminars

To Register: Please contact Colleen at the State PBA Office (732-636-8860) or email @

May 23rd @ 10AM
Mainland PBA Local 77 Hall
6712 Washington Street
Suite 104
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234

June 2nd @ 10AM
Tinton Falls PBA Local 251 (Court Room)
556 Tinton Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

June 15th @ 10AM
State PBA Office
158 Main St.
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

June 22nd @ 10AM
State PBA Office
158 Main Street
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

October 6th @ 11AM
Bergen County Police Academy
281 Campgaw Rd.
Mahwah, NJ 07430

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NJ Cops Magazine

May 2023 Back Issues

President's Message

Patrick Colligan, NJSPBA President Patrick Colligan, President

If they can do it to us…

This year has certainly been one for the ages. A global pandemic, hurricanes, wildfires, the most divisive presidential election in our history, the murder of George Floyd, an asteroid that might hit be-fore election day and – because we haven’t had quite enough yet – murder hornets. I can hardly wait for November and December!

Needless to say, a few of these issues have had a profound effect on us in New Jersey. Twelve New Jersey officers lost their lives to COVID-19. Nine of them were PBA members. Some 120 officers throughout the country succumbed to the horrible disease, and tens of thousands of our brother and sister officers were profoundly affected. Many will never return to work.

As bad as we thought COVID was, May 25 was a day that changed policing forever. Some changes certainly will be for the better. Some will be downright dangerous, not only for the women and men who choose to do this job, but also for the citizens we’ve sworn to protect and serve.

So let’s fast forward to the federal Justice in Policing Act. In the rush to “do some-thing,” Congress drafted a really bad bill. The group that enjoys absolute immunity wants to take away our qualified immunity. I hope the “qualified” sufficiently describes our immunity. Yes, you are correct. We have to qualify for the immunity from lawsuits filed for damages resulting our mistakes. If you chose to act in a way that shocks the conscience or is so outside the norms of normal police work, you’re on your own. (And frankly, you should be). We make mistakes, no doubt about it. We aren’t Walmart greeters. We are in a dangerous and often ugly business. But many forget about that.

Some members of our New Jersey congressional delegation chose to sign onto that bill. One of them was even a co-sponsor. We’ve enjoyed some very close relationships and friendships with our delegation over the years. I hope I don’t have to tell you we were on the phone immediately after that bill came up. Marc, Rob and I were on some very long calls telling representatives exactly what that would do to our members and the very future of recruiting qualified candidates. A severe recruiting problem already exists.

There was no ambiguity in our conversations whatsoever. Removing qualified immunity was an absolute line in the sand. Of course, they were free to support the bill, but not without consequences.

I guess more than one of these elected officials thought we were bluffing. As they know by now, we weren’t. We have either walked away from our support or backed another congressional candidate. Yes, not without repercussions, but I live by a pretty simple rule in my life: Win, lose or draw, the day I can’t look myself in the mirror, I’ll walk away from this position.

Their unanimous answer of “it’s not passing anyway” was a shallow, feeble excuse. Depending on this election, that bill will probably be back and the “it’s not passing anyway” excuse won’t be such a shallow answer anymore.

So the delegation says, “If they do it to us, they can do it to anybody.” Not so quick folks. Maybe you weren’t listening to us on those calls. It was a line in the sand and unlike some of you, I mean what I say. The difference is, I can still proudly look at myself in a mirror today.