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North Carolina Police Benevolent Association Supports Call for Legislative Oversight to Reform the North Carolina Prison System

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association is supporting Representative Bob Steinburg's efforts to create legislative oversight of the North Carolina prison system. In April of this year, Sgt. Meggan Callahan was brutally murdered at the Bertie Correctional Institute. Recently correctional officers and staff were injured and killed in an attempted prison break at Pasquotank Correctional Institution.
 
Rep. Steinburg has called for a legislative task force on prison reform. He is also calling for subpoena power. Reform topics would include discussion on safety, staffing, equipment, training, management practices, pay, and providing a death benefit for corrections officers.
 
According to Division President Randy Byrd, "We fully support Rep. Steinburg's effort to involve the legislature in delving deeply into what is clearly a broken system.  Correctional officers face incredible dangers everyday and these dangers continue to be exacerbated by gross mismanagement and understaffing. Corrections officers also are facing the fear of retaliation if they come forward to report these issues." Byrd added, "The time is now to address these issues before we have another death."

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Pasquotank Memorial Shadow Boxes

April 25, 2018

Carla Elkins and Eric Brainard prepared and presented a presentation in downtown Elizabeth City on Friday, March 23, 2018 at the waterfront gazebo to honor the fallen officers of Pasquotank Correctional Institution. The families of the murdered Pasquotank Correctional employees? families were honored with memorial shadow boxes. It was a small outdoor program to honor and show support for the Pasquotank Correctional employees who lost their lives from the incident on October 12, 2017.

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Tully v. City of Wilmington: NC Supreme Court rules that police officers enjoy new constitutional protections from employers' non-compliance with personnel policies

April 25, 2018

In Tully v. City of Wilmington, N.C., 790 S.E.2d 854 (N.C. App. 2016), aff'd in part, rev'd in part, 2018 WL 1124796 (No. 348A16), the North Carolina Supreme Court issued themost powerful and sweeping police employment decision of the new millennium.

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NCPBA Legislative Chairperson Eva Howard Receives her Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate

April 23, 2018

On February 16th, Eva Howard received her Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. The presentation was part of the Commission's regular meeting that was held at the Wake Tech Law Enforcement Training Center in Raleigh. The Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate is awarded to officers for achieving the highest level of excellence through education, professional training, and on-the-job experience.

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