Nice to see 25 recruits coming on. Come November they'll take some stress off the OT for the next holiday season.
Thank you very much to the generous donor of the N-95 masks !! Thank you for thinking of the Buffalo Police !!!
Please realize, if this Admin can find any, and I mean any, way to deny you IOD time off, they will do it. Forget about the legitamacy of your injury. That is not relevant to them. If they can f with you, they will. Understand, that is what you are dealing with.
If you are injured or fall ill because of an on the job incident, call IAD and tell the Capt you are going to seek your own Doctor !!!
This week we have the Board of Directors mtg Monday, General Membership on Thursday.
So we end 2021 with a murder and welcome 2022 with 2. Hopefully our politicians realize that their police reforms have done absolutely nothing to make the city a safer place. Nothing whatsoever. The woke experiment has been a colossal failure. Hopefully the day comes when cops can be cops again. Happy New Year !!
We bid a warm farewell to 1st VP Kristin Russo. Want to thank her for her devotion to the members of our Union and wish her luck in her new rank job in the Academy !!! Also want to welcome incoming 1st VP Melinda Kaska and Recording Secretary Garrett O'Neill !
The Admin is knowingly violating the contract and arbitration awards as well in an effort to staff this New Years Eve events. Understandibly officers do not want to work these events. They are a trap off that for political optics can end an officers career. As eager as this admin is to screw over working police officers, exercise extreme caution in working any of these events. Sadly officers have to worry more about being brought up on bs departmental charges than the threat the criminal element poses. Sad state of affairs to say the least...
With the new year, hopefully a majority of the Common Council realize they were played by the woke crowd. Hopefully they saw what happened in the mayoral election where in a write in campaign, the mayor destroyed the anti police candidate....again, in a write in campaign....
For reasons unknown, the admin is eroding the narcotics squad. This in light of the most deadly opioid epidemic the city has ever experienced...???
The city is talking about adding a range officer job for anyone interested...
If you run into PO Tim O'Neill, Insp Rob Rosenswie, PO Linda McDonald, Det Chris Gerace, Det/Sgt Bill Cooley, PO Kathy Paul, Det Shawn Adams, PO Chris Kessler, PO Tony Lebron and PO Jimmy Reese, wish them well, as they are all retiring in short order !!
We have IAD interrogations on Wed. The office will be closed on Fri the 24th.
The defunders are changing course.....so predictable...Burlington VT, Oakland CA, Portland OR all seeking to boost their ranks of police officers...
We will have 44 retirements going in 2021.
Violent people aren't being incarcerated. That is what is behind the violent crime wave in our city and this country. Possessing an illegal firearm should come with a mandatory minimum sentence in state prison. I blame politicians, BLM and other anti cop groups and the liberal media who support their positions. The lack of support for working police officers has never been greater. Until cops can be cops again, and sentencing rules change, violent crime will remain high. If they are hoping all the bad guys will kill each other off, I doubt that will work as there are continually individuals that will step in to fill their shoes. Until there are consequences for illegal violent actions the good people of the community will suffer.
As bad off as the infrastructure of this police dept is, not one dime of all this federal bailout money is budgeted for police services. Not equipment, wages, vehicles, nothing....
Congrats to all those promoted today!
Thanks Jimmy and Joe, Bison City, Kathy Kumro et al. Great evening!!
The man charged with murdering Marcus Spain is the same fella that claimed PO's Moffet and Davidson planted 67 grams of fentanyl in his vehicle....Cortez Foster was a darling of India Walton and her regime. Interesting string of events ......
BLM co-founder is calling the Jessie Smollet case, "white supremacy"....can't make it up !!!
Watched the story on Ch 2 regarding police response times....There aren't enough police officers in the City. There aren't enough vehicles to get them to the calls. Start with that....
As far as the Hassett situation, the DA couldn't justify his opinion piece, that's why Joe won that case.
Thursday is the PBA mtg. Starts at 5pm.
Remembering those that died on Pearl Harbor Day.
It isn't often that politicians quickly realize how incredibly stupid their "defund the police" position is. But across the country they are frequently reversing their mindset because of increases in violent crime. Oakland being the latest... You have to wonder, what did they think would happen?
Today, Tues, we have grievance triage. IAD interrogations as well. Thurs and Fri we have contract arbitration.
Congratulations to PO Jill Halor, LT Brian Brittzallarro and PO Kevin Brautlaucht on their retirements !!
Thankfully Senator Joe Manchin holds the views he does. God help this country without his moderate rational positions.
Praying for the victims of Waukesha.
Am sad to report that K9 Hydro died unexpectedly. Thoughts go out to Steve and the rest of the K9 unit, and the entire dept as well.
The following are some of the individuals and groups that supported the India Walton campaign and her anti-police platform. *City of Buffalo voters overwhelmingly rejected Walton and her supporters views.
US Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand
NYS Senator Sean Ryan
NYS Assemblyman Jonathan Rivera
Erie County Legislator April Baskin
University Dist Common Council Member Rasheed Wyatt
EC Democratic Committee
NY Working Families Party
Buffalo Democratic Socialist of America
NYS Nurses Assoc
Former area politicians Antoine Thompson, Betty Jean Grant.
Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robie Takac
Former City Court Judge James McLeod
Former BPD Justine Harris, Donna Berry
Jennifer Mecozzi -Bflo School Board member
Vanessa Glushefski - formerly sought PBA endorsement for Bflo Comptroller
There are others. We have to be mindful of this moving forward....
The PBA elections were held. The positions were filled with the following. St VP Capt Melinda Kaska, nd VP LT Mark Goodspeed and Recording Secretary LT Garrett O'Neill Congratulations to all !!
Congratulations Mayor Brown!!! Councilmen Chris Scanlon, Joe Golombek and Ullysees Wingo as well !
Monday we have the Board of Directors mtg. On Thursday at 1300 we have the General Membership mtg.(Bison City R/G Club) Friday we have the PBA elections. 10-10 again at Bison City.
Mon/Tues/Wed we have Aaron and Jamie's departmental case.
The PBA Office will be closed Tues for election day, and Friday for the PBA election.
RIP PO Jimmy Shields- 19 years ago tonight he made the ultimate sacrifice.
Last day to early vote is tomorrow, Sunday. Polls open at noon, close at 6.
Transfers are due, and established at 1200 hours on the first Thursday, payday, of the month. Nothing has changed it was just confirmed at Triage....
Catholic Health looks horrible in their treatment of the employees and patients as well.
Watching closely the Betty Jean Grant incident. What will DA Flynn do?
NOV St 5-8pm at SOHO there is a get out the vote rally for Mayor Brown!!! No cover charge, 2 for 1 drinks. Contact John Seittz for more info.
This week we've got Arbitrator Selchick coming in on Wed for contract triage. Thurs we have IAD interrogations and informal disciplinary cases. We also are meeting with Contract arbitration consultants with our Atty's.
When you vote please remember to flip over the ballot and vote NO on propositions 1,3 and 4!!!
RIP Craig...4 years already.
Am very suspicious of Catholic Health and their attempt to negotiate in the media with their latest offer. Obviously they are trying to gain favor with the public. At first glance is looks like an insufficient offer. I doubt it will effectively end the strike. They (CWA) didn't walk over such miniscule raises and minor improved working conditions.
Use extreme caution working the strike detail. It being cut to such low manpower levels has clear safety implications for those working.
We have arbitrator Selchick coming in on Tues and Wed.
2 cops were just murdered, one in Georgia another in Louisiana, ambushed, just for wearing the uniform...keep this in mind while doing your job day to day.
I see JG says to "direct/guide" strikers picketing at Mercy. Funny he didn't stipulate, if the individual is over 18, under 65, male, etc..... I would do nothing more than use verbal commands. Call for a LT, then Capt, then DO, then Chief, then DPC and ultimately Commissioner. Otherwise you will join Aaron and Jamie, facing "excessive force" charges...
Monday is the Board of Directors mtg. We also have IAD interrogations. Thursday at 1900, Doc Sullivans is the location for the General Membership mtg.
Catholic Health continues to take advantage of and provide inadequate staffing at Mercy Hospital. The strike continues...
The PBA is strongly endorsing John Garcia for EC Sheriff, Byron Brown for Mayor, Lynn Dixon for EC Comptroller and Atty John Gilmour for EC Legislator !!
Hopefully the nurses/CWA strike will be averted. It is unfortunate Catholic Health has driven the workers to this point. Firmly behind the CWA employees!!
Just remember everyone, this admin cares about your wellness.....
You won't find Ben and Jerry's products in my house. They continue their anti cop rhetoric, this time supporting Cori Bush's nonsense.
Arbitrator Selchick is in town on Tues and Wed.
As stupid as it may seem, fill out a use of force report if you engage with a suspect and he or she flees. Use John or Jane Doe as the suspect.
Any time you are injured while on the clock, get a CD number and get checked out at ECMC. Fill out the IOD paperwork as well.
The deadline to register to vote is OCT 8. You can enroll online or we have forms in the PBA office.
The NYS Association of PBA's and PCNY are in the process of merging in order to unify under one clear voice to look out for the interests of police officers throughout the state. Great to see !!
The NYS AG's office is actively investigating off duty police officer incidents. A vehicle crossed a double yellow line and went head on with an off-duty NYS Trooper LT. That driver was killed. Thankfully the Trooper survived. The Trooper is being investigated by the NYS AG's office. A different standard for police, on or off duty.
Qualified immunity will not be eliminated in the Fed/Corey Booker/Tim Scott consent decree.
205E suits can be filed against the City by injured BPD officers.
Write down Byron Brown- the saga continues. Whatever it takes to beat her !!!
Golf tny is tomorrow. Thanks Joe, Jimmy, Tina, and Tracy for putting it together!!** Great time at the golf tny !!! Thanks to everybody that came out !!!
The Mayor's party is at Charlies Boatyard tonight at 5:30. $50 donation.
The Mayor can run on a ballot line in Nov per Fed Judge.
Congrats to PO Jonathan Clemons who has retired !! We wish him well !!
Joe, Jimmy, Tina, Tracy, Obed, Dox, Artie, Nikko, Jerry, Cathy the caterer, the Gun Club staff and everyone that came out made the annual PBA Open House a huge success !! Thank you all !!
The Fitzpatrick family is incredibly thankful for the overwhelming support they've been shown. Thank you everyone!
I don't think now Gov Cathy Hochul could have made a worse choice for LT Gov....
Come down to the PBA Open House today. Should be a bit cooler on the water.
RIP PF, love ya pal...
Please keep the NYSP in your prayers. A Trooper died in the line of duty yesterday....may he RIP....
We've got Step 3's on Monday, IAD interrogations on Tues and Wed.
It is so predictable, actually laughable that the NYS Assembly is suspending it's impeachment investigation.....typical...I don't doubt Cuomo told them to suspend it....
Congrats Andrew Shea on his LT promotion !!!
37 Police officers across the country have been intentionally killed by gunfire so far in 21'.
The Brown campaign kick off rally was a very well attended event !! Write down, Byron Brown - NOV 2nd !!
We have IAD interrogations today. Wed.
Thurs the 5th, the General Membership mtg is at 7pm, at Bison City R/G Club.
Congrats to PO Dave Rachuna on his recent retirement, that's 25 so far this year. I don't think the 20 recently hired is going to cut it. I'm sure there will be plenty of OT for the foreseeable future.
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 inflammatory, 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 responsibility 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 occurrences...
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 !!