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Frequently Asked Legal Questions

What are the requirements for eligibility?

The member must be in good standing (with dues up to date) at the time of the incident and at the time he or she requests legal service – with no breaks in membership – and must maintain membership throughout the course of representation.
Are all types of incidents covered?
The incident must arise from the officer’s performance of a direct law enforcement action to be covered.  Non-law enforcement actions, such as personnel and employment decisions, are excluded from coverage, as are instances where no direct law enforcement action on the part of the member is alleged to have taken place.  For further explanation of exclusions, contact the SSPBA legal department at (800)233-3506 ext. 3.

 

Is chapter approval required for representation?
Only in grievance and disciplinary cases. Legal defense incidents such as shootings, serious accidents, or death in custody situations do not require chapter approval for representation.

 

If I quit law enforcement while being represented, does coverage continue?
No. Leaving law enforcement disqualifies you for SSPBA membership and makes you ineligible for continued coverage.

 

Am I covered in off-duty jobs?
SSPBA does provide legal service for law enforcement functions carried out in an off-duty job approved by your department.

 

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115th US Congress Update June 2018

July 3, 2018

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June 6, 2018

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115th US Congress Update April 2018

May 2, 2018

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