Congrats to Capt Jeff Rinaldo on his retirement. We will miss his even temperament in our day-to-day operations. We thank him for his 23 years of service and wish him well in his future endeavors !!
Attended a meeting for the Mayor Brown campaign. Packed house, very enthusiastic crowd. Great sign !!! If anyone isn't registered to vote we have forms at the PBA office.
We have IAD interrogations today.
A proven way to decrease the number of murders is to incarcerate individuals that get arrested with illegal handguns...It worked in the 90's and can work again today. Why haven't any politicians suggested this as a remedy??
Congrats to Ronnie Daniels on his retirement !! Long and healthy !!!
There was a big turn out for Mayor Browns re-election party last night. A very good sign!!!
I'm very skeptical of this fed "VIPER" program.....They have to understand, they effectively killed proactive policing....smh.
Congrats to the 98th basic on getting your 20 years in !!! On that, congrats to PO M. Kurdziel and D. Casey soon to be leaving !!
Congrats to PO Poleon who has retired !!
Sincere condolences to the family of the 3 yr old struck by gunfire.
For the past 6 years or so many of our politicians have been more concerned with protecting criminals than prosecuting them. This violence is not surprising in the least.
Congrats going out to Capt Testa, LT Phillips, PO's Kennedy and Schreckenbrger on their recent retirements!!
Retiree Efrain Colon passed away, may he RIP.
India Walton has made some inflamatory, libelous and slanderous accusations against our members on social media. It will be very difficult, if not impossible, to work with her admin knowing what she is capable of.
Congrats to John Garcia on winning the Republican line for Sheriff!!! Again, we fully endorse him in the November election!! Great guy who will do a great job!!!
***Can't stress it enough, we need to get our candidates elected. Garcia for Sheriff and Brown for Mayor. Anywhere "progressive" Mayors are elected it turns to garbage/shit. IE. Chicago, Portland, NYC, etc...to name a few...) Tomorrow is election day, 6am-9pm.
Keep Amherst officer Hoffman's family in your prayers. He was an active officer who died of cancer, likely contracted while serving our country. RIP.
Don't forget to vote either early or on Tues the 22nd in the Republican primary. Of course we ask you to vote for PBA endorsed Ret Det John Garcia. Also, on the Democratic side though we did not endorse Mayor Brown, he is the best in the field.
Thankfully the 3 most egregious anti cop bills failed to pass this session !! You really have to wonder what these legislators are thinking when they introduce them.
We have arbitrator Selchick coming in on Wed and Thurs. Office will be closed Fri for Juneteenth observance.
This week we have the Board of Directors mtg Monday, on Thursday at 1900 we have the General Membership mtg. At 5:30 Thursday there is a political fundraiser for PBA endorsed Erie County Sheriff candidate Ret Det John Garcia out at Wings in OP - starts at 5:30 pm.
We continue to pray for Jonathan. Prayers are needed.
I'm waiting for a reporter to ask these politicians if they feel any responsibillity for the escalation of the violent crime currently ripping through the city???....Also if they still believe the Cops are the bad guys......I'll wait....NYS Atty General James bill S6615 will do nothing but further increase violent crime in NYS.
This Memorial Day we honor and remember all those who have given their lives to keep us all safe !!!
We have arbitration scheduled for today. It is regarding SWAT members improperly removed from the team. Tonight we are having the informal happy hour at 7pm.
National Police Week. Remember all those that have paid the ultimate price.
We have arbitrator Selchick coming in on Wed and Thurs. Discipline and Grievances will be heard.
Board of Directors mtg is Monday, the General Membership on Thursday.
Am still waiting for the City to unveil it's plan to curb the shootings and murders.......
There seems to be an uptick in the number of officers being attacked or killed lately. Be extra cautious in your day to day work regime...
RIP NYPD Officer Tsakos...
Tremendous turn out and show of support for Erie County Sheriff candidate John Garcia last night !! Was great to see !!!
Watching the Sun morning political shows. Police reform is the topic...... More de-escalation training is needed..... How about the individuals involved listen and comply with the officers orders??? No mention of that remedy.......these people are clueless, delusional.
Arbitrator Selchick comes into town this week. Tues we have discipline cases, Wed- contract grievances and Thurs- IOD hearings.
Had a great time at LT Mike D's sendoff !!
Happy to see Mr Suttles will be going away for 3 1/2 years after pleading guilty to one of his gun charges......
In Albany for PCNY meetings. Thursday there are IAD interrogations. There are also informal disciplinary hearings on Thursday. Fri we have the bi-weekly webex conference with the Statewide Coalition.
Why people don't simply comply with police officers is beyond me...
RIP Skip McDougald
The bodies are piling up in the city and the admin's focus is on police officers filling out paperwork.....pathetic.
Do not discard the City's health care open enrollment letter. Even if you are not making any changes, send it back in !! They are using it as an audit to make sure they aren't paying out benefits to any deceased members as well.
Today 4/5, we have the Board of Directors mtg. This Thurs at 1900 we have the General Membership mtg via Zoom. Coordinates will be sent out prior...
We have IAD interrogations on Tues, Wed and Thurs.
With all the shootings and murders occurring in our city I'm sure there is going to be mass demonstrations of outrage.....
Happy Dyngus day to all our members of polish descent !!
Have a Happy and safe Easter !!
What a joke these so called police reforms are. Police aren't the problem. Simply comply with the officers orders and you won't have a problem. It is not complex.
The PBA office is closed this Fri 4/2, in observance of Good Friday. Enjoy Easter weekend !!
Congrats to LT's Valerie Stover-Kelly and Linda Stanchek on their pending retirements, today is their last day !!!
RIP Trooper Gallagher. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice.
Praying for the officer and those killed in Boulder Colorado.
Retired BPD Det John Garcia's first fundraiser for Sheriff is completely sold out. Great to see !!
Congrats to all those getting promoted this afternoon. May the new position be all it is cracked up to be !!
Have to say it is really pathetic that the politicians keep putting more and more scrutiny on police as the criminal element is running wild assaulting, shooting and killing people.
We're attending a seminar on IAD/50A/FOIL/Discovery this Mon Tues and Wed.
City streets are proving to be very dangerous these days. Shootings and murders are common occurances...
Monroe County DA Sandra Doorley who was named as the special prosecutor in this Suttles case, found no wrongdoing on the part of our officers. Looking at the incident and applying NYS law determined the officers did nothing wrong. We look forward to their return to full duty!!!
Next week we have a financial mtg on Monday, Tues,Wed and Thurs we have grievance and disciplinary hearings.
Congrats to Homicide Det Jimmy Kaska on his retirement !!
As if City businesses aren't already operating at a disadvantage due to limited parking,,,, they implement mile long school zones in order to fine drivers.....Ridiculous!!!
On Mon Mar 1 we have the Board of Directors mtg. PCNY on Tues and Wed. Wed we have IAD interrogations, be sure to stop by the PBA office prior. Thursday at 1300 hrs is the General Membership mtg, again on Zoom. Coordinates will be texted out prior...
RIP PO Bob McLellan - 23 yrs ago
Congratulations to Narcotics LT Chris Kochersberger on his retirement !! Enjoy !!!
Congrats to PO Robert Delaney on his recent retirement !! We wish him well !!
RIP - PO Sean Godios, he will be missed...
Am grateful that the Erie County Grand Jury saw through the charade. Mr Gugino embellished and exaggerated his fall. Through his own actions he hit his head on the ground. He arrived at Niagara Square to purposefully provoke these officers. He played many with his actions, actually made fools of them. I'm glad it's over and look forward to the officers returning to duty. Thank you Atty's Tom Burton and Joe Latona. They were ready for trial with a great deal of vindicating evidence. Thank you as well to the silent majority that stood behind these officers.
PO Joe Donovan has retired, from the mighty 98th!!! Wishing him well!!!
Congrats to those getting promoted today: Capt's M. Palizay, P. Overdorf and T. Champion. LTs C. Heidinger, J. Losi, K. Quinn, A. Rivers and C. Fields!!! Due to Covid we understand attendance is severely restricted.
Remembering Patty Parete
The PBA Political Action Committee voted to endorse 25 year PBA member, Ret Det John Garcia for Erie County Sheriff.
Monday is the Board of Directors mtg, Thursday the General Membership which will again be a Zoom mtg at 1900.
Congratulations going out to PO Charlie Skipper on his retirement!!! Enjoy it!!
Congrats to Det Mark White, Det Sgt Chris Pliszka, Det Keith Fitzner, Det Joe Bonner and Det Brian Connors on being elected as PBA Detective Delegate !! Mark White and Chris Pliszka are on the Board of Directors as well. Thank you to all that ran!!
A Go Fund Me Me page has been set up for Christian Koch who was one of the National Guard members that perished in the military helicopter crash in Mendon NY on Jan 20. The page is https://www.gofundme.com/f/christian-koch-memorial-fund?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR0BRNeKHOoaNdsA_RrZgOxqrQuWv_7uuBVqLmeSf3GpqdO0TIJ8ixaTRuU
RIP National Guard members.
Congrats are in order for PO Mary May!! Enjoy retirement !!
Today we remember MLK. -live in a nation where people will not be judged by the color of their skin but on the content of their character...
The 2021 Board of Directors for Patrol will be Tony Lebron, Nick Poblocki, AJ Ortiz, Meagan Sullivan and Kevin Kindzierski. The Detective election is forthcoming.
Congrats to PO's Dave Fay, Joe Paolucci and Ray Harrington, they've all retired !!!
Finalizing the paperwork with Attys Gilmour and Killilea for the pending binding interest arbitration process.
RIP US Capitol Police Officer Sicknick
Keep putting layers of paperwork, increased scrutiny on the cops. These are obstacles to good policing. The violent crime rate will go even higher. Moronic legislators aiding violent offenders is what is fueling crime, it is not the Cops. Understand, the Cops are not the problem....smh.
The transfer deadline is Jan 7th at 1200 hours. I wouldn't wait til the last minute if you want to transfer.
01-02-2021 - Happy New Year !!