President’s Message May 2015


It seems that a day doesn’t go by when you can’t turn on the television, or read a newspaper, and not be faced with yet another story alleging police misconduct in America. The reality is there are more cameras or video recording devices than ever before–including the smart phones the public possesses to capture just about anything.

Of course the good deeds by the men and women in uniform, violent acts perpetrated by offenders, or the meritorious acts taken by law enforcement seem to miss being reported by the media. Supervisors in roll calls, briefings, or line ups everywhere should and must constantly remind their subordinates to conduct themselves as if they are on video the entire shift. Remember: Officer safety is paramount. Continue to take charge of the situation and do not hesitate to use force to protect yourself or the public. The pendulum will swing back to the conservative side when the public is tired of being victimized by these so called troubled people.

The proposed legislative bills affecting PBA members statewide have been closely monitored and tweaked by our legislative staff and statewide PBA executive board officials attending the session. Please visit the PBA website for the weekly updates from Tallahassee staff via the Capitol Report.

Stay safe out there.

Impasse Reached on Negotiations with the City of Hollywood



The BCPBA has reached an impasse on negotiations with the City of Hollywood. Please read the letter sent to the City Manager here: Letter-Dr-Ishmael-re-Impasse

BCPBA Collecting Donations for Deputy Tommy O’Keefe

The Broward County PBA HOPE Fund is now collecting donations on behalf of BSO Deputy Tommy O’Keefe. Please see the flyer for more details. This is an URGENT request. Attached are two files: a JPG for uploading to social media; a PDF for printing and posting to bulletin boards.





Association Grievance Filed

An Association Grievance has been filed by the Broward County Police Benevolent Association pursuant to Article 33 Grievance Procedure of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Broward County Police Benevolent Association and the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Read the Association Grievance by clicking this link: grievance-april-29-2015

Contracts Update as of April 16, 2015

Here is quick status update regarding contracts at the various police agencies that the Broward County PBA represents.


The BCPBA had its initial meeting with the Broward Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, April 9, 2015. We brought proposals based on input from the membership survey. Please read BCPBA Secretary, Lee Martin’s, column to learn what happened at the meeting.

The BCBPA met with the City of Hallandale on March 26, 2015 to open negotiations. The next step is for the city to set tentative dates to hear our contract proposals.

On Thursday, April 9, 2015 a second meeting about pension issues and reform was held at the Fred Lippman Center in Hollywood. On April 16, 2016 the BCPBA also held a negotiation session with the city.

The BCPBA notified the City of Miramar that it is ready to begin negotiations. We are waiting for a meeting date to be scheduled.

A notice that the BCPBA is prepared to begin negotiations was sent to the Sunrise city manager. The BCPBA is waiting for a meeting date to be scheduled. The BCPBA has received positive feedback on our progress working with the city.

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