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Cast your vote for Curtis Jenkins in his bid for re-election to the NRA Board of Directors

January 23, 2014

Curtis Jenkins of Forsyth, Georgia, has been nominated for election to a third term on the National Rifle Association Board of Directors and your help is respectfully solicited.

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The PBF is set to aid the family of fallen Union County Sheriff?s Deputy Clinton Frazier

December 20, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Mississippi Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Union County Sheriff?s Deputy Clinton Frazier. Frazier was killed in a single vehicle accident on December 18th. Deputy Frazier had served with the Union County Sheriff?s Office for two years and is survived by his wife and three children. He was a beloved officer who will be missed tremendously by the Union County Sheriff?s Department, as well as other surrounding law enforcement agencies.

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The PBA mourns the loss of a great friend and former employee

October 29, 2013

The PBA family is deeply saddened this week as one of our own passed away. Former SSPBA Director of Legal Services Jim L. Mullins died on Sunday, October 27, 2013, after a battle with MDS and AML.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation is set to aid the family of fallen Eupora Police Officer Keith Crenshaw

October 25, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Mississippi Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Eupora police officer Keith Crenshaw. Crenshaw died from injuries he sustained while deploying a spike strip across Highway 82 in an attempt to stop a car carrying three robbery suspects Wednesday morning. The suspects saw the spike strip before arrival and veered into the median where Crenshaw had moved after deploying the strip.

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The Atlantic Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia announces endorsements of Cornell Harvey for Mayor and Robert Emmitt Nolan for South Ward Commissioner

October 4, 2013

The Atlantic Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia (PBAGA) recently held candidate screenings for those officials seeking office in the up-coming election.

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Georgia CSRA Chapter News

September 27, 2013

The September 25th meeting of the CSRA Chapter was held at The Foundation Club located across the street from the Augusta National Golf Club.

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The Middle Georgia County Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia announces endorsement of Sam Hart for Mayor of Macon-Bibb

September 13, 2013

The Middle Georgia Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia (PBAGA) recently held candidate screenings for those officials seeking to become the Mayor of the new Macon-Bibb consolidated government.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation is set to aid the family of fallen Atkins Police Officer Dolphus Schmelzla

August 30, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Arkansas Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Atkins police officer Dolphus Schmelzla who died from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident while on his way to work on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

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113th US Congress Update May 2013

May 31, 2013

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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PBA of Georgia 2013 State Legislative Report (May)

May 30, 2013

The 2013 Georgia General Assembly ended on March 28, 2013 after 40 legislative days. A total of 972 bills were introduced in the House and Senate. Much of the PBA lobbying time at the Capitol was successfully spent changing objectionable language in bills impacting our membership.

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The Atlanta PD Chapter grieves the loss of former chapter president Marcia Dell

May 13, 2013

The Police Benevolent Association of Georgia and the Southern States Police Benevolent Association are mourning the loss of one of their own. Sergeant Marcia Dell had been a member of the PBA since 1990. She started serving our organization as the Atlanta Police Department Chapter President in 2006 and then retired in August 2010. Marcia passed away on May 7, 2013.

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HB 482 gets signed into law

April 22, 2013

This bill amends OCGA 42-2-16 and 42-9-9 to allow certified corrections and parole officers with at least 20 years of honorable service to retain their department issued weapon and badge upon retirement.

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PBA of Georgia 2013 State Legislative Report (April)

April 1, 2013

The 2013 Georgia General Assembly ended on March 28, 2013. The following bills have passed both the House and Senate this year. HB 55 has already been signed into law by the Governor. But the Governor has up to 40 days to sign or veto the other bills or they will become law on the effective date of the bill without his signature.

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113th US Congress Update February 2013

March 11, 2013

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation and Virginia PBA set to aid critically injured Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy

March 5, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Virginia Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy who was shot on February 27th after making a routine traffic stop in Alexandria. The bullet struck Officer Laboy in the head, critically injuring him. Officer Laboy was flown to Medstar Washington Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

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PBA of Georgia 2013 State Legislative Report (March)

March 5, 2013

March 1st was the 27th legislative day. Under normal circumstances, a bill originating in one chamber must cross over to the other chamber by the 30th legislative day to have any chance of passing this year. Those bills that do not pass this year may be held over until next year.

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The Southern States PBA official stand on gun control in America

March 1, 2013

In light of all the recent gun control debates arising in America today, the Southern States PBA would like to display our support for the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. This is our official stance on the matter.

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The Bruce Potter Recovery Fund

February 6, 2013

In a blink of an eye life can change dramatically. That is exactly what happened on October 14, 2012 to Officer Bruce Potter and his family: a loving wife and two children.

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PBA of Georgia 2013 State Legislative Report (February)

February 4, 2013

The Georgia Legislature convened on January 14, 2013. It is in session for a maximum of 40 legislative days and usually adjourns in late March or early April. The primary focus is, of course, the budget.

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A special thanks from a PBA spouse

January 9, 2013

Every once in a while we get little notes like these praising the services we offer here at the PBA.

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The Southern States Police Benevolent Association - 30,000 members and growing

December 13, 2012

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association proudly announces that it has reached a membership milestone of 30,000 members. The association, founded in 1986, has grown by more than 10,000 members since 2004 and membership continues to steadily increase.

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Seat belts save officers' lives

December 3, 2012

Fairfax County Chapter (VAPBA) board member, Matthew Siraguse shares is story of how wearing his seat belt in his patrol car saved his life.

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The balancing act of being Benita

November 19, 2012

PBAGA Division Vice President and Flint River Chapter Secretary Benita Childs was recently featured on MySouthwestGA.com. Benita is a great asset to the PBA family and has been an active member of the PBAGA for over 10 years.

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POST training alert for Georgia law enforcement officers

October 30, 2012

Effective January 1, 2013 any officer that has not completed the minimum annual POST training requirements for 2012 will have their certification suspended. Find out more about what you need to do to get up-to-date with your POST training.

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The PBA of Georgia holds annual division board meeting

October 16, 2012

On October 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM in a conference room at the Hilton Garden Inn in McDonough, Georgia, the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia gathered for their annual board meeting.

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Police Benevolent Association of Georgia recognizes member for his accomplishments as a decorated runner

October 1, 2012

The Police Benevolent Association of Georgia would like to recognize PBAGA member, Deputy Sheriff Jarvis T. Braxton for his accomplishments at the 2012 United States of America Police and Fire Games in San Diego, California on June 21 through June 23.

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2nd annual Race for the Fallen was a success

September 17, 2012

The 2nd Annual Race for the Fallen Half Marathon was a huge success. The race had almost 200 participants and raised significant funds to benefit the Police Benevolent Foundation.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation Announces 2012 Scholarship Recipients

September 7, 2012

The Police Benevolent Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2012 scholarships. These outstanding students have demonstrated academic excellence and deserve to be recognized.

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So You Joined PBA Just For Legal Defense Benefits?

August 23, 2012

If you are like many officers who joined PBA just for the Legal Defense Benefits and are not active in the association you're missing out. As so wisely said by someone before me "Having PBA membership just for legal defense benefits is like having a Porsche that you only drive in 2nd gear, you'll never realize what it can really do." While the legal defense benefits of PBA membership are first rate in every respect, PBA is a whole lot more than just legal defense. If you're serious about wanting to make positive changes in your work environment and benefits, listen up.

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2012 Blue Review, issue 6

August 1, 2012

In this issue we discuss the implementation of the new structure of the SSPBA, we meet the new president of the Southern States PBA and take a deeper look into the Police Benevolent Foundations "I wish you knew" campaign.

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2012 PBAGA Endorsed Candidates

July 17, 2012

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the PBAGA has endorsed in 2012. We would like to congratulate each of these candidates on their endorsements and we hope to work with them into the future to help make the law enforcement profession better for our members. Please show your support for these candidates at the polls.

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The SSPBA holds 2012 annual board meeting and elects new president

June 8, 2012

The 2012 SSPBA annual board meeting was held on Friday, June 8, 2012 in McDonough, GA at the Hilton Garden Inn. Board members received reports from each PBA department head, discussed policies and elected a new SSPBA Executive Board.

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112th US Congress Update May 2012

June 1, 2012

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation Inc. Launches the I Wish You Knew Campaign

April 26, 2012

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc. and the Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. have officially launched the I Wish You Knew campaign, a nationwide awareness campaign to educate the public about the adversities law enforcement officers and their families face every day.

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112th US Congress Update April 2012

April 2, 2012

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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PBAGA Legislative Update 03-13-12

March 13, 2012

The Second Term of the 2011-12 Legislative Session began on January 9, 2012. This session may last up to 40 legislative days and is anticipated to end sometime in late March or early April. The 30th Day is known as cross over day and is in theory the last day a bill can cross from one chamber to the other.

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112th US Congress Update March 2012

March 2, 2012

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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PBAGA Legislative Update - February 2012

February 21, 2012

The Second Term of the 2011-12 State Legislative Session began on January 9, 2012. This session may last up to 40 legislative days and is anticipated to end sometime in late March or early April.

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112th US Congress Update December 2011

February 3, 2012

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits. The Governmental Affairs department will be providing periodic updates on the actions of Congress while in session. Included is a summary of bills of interest introduced during this past month, as well as updates on those reported in the previous report. Reporting of these bills are information purposes only, to you as a PBA law enforcement professional, and do not reflect the PBA's support or opposition on any specific bill.

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PBAGA Legislative Update - January 2012

January 31, 2012

The Second Term of the 2011-12 State Legislative Session began on January 9, 2012. This session may last up to 40 legislative days and is anticipated to end sometime in April. Any bill that did not pass in the First Term may be carried over to the Second Term.

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Law enforcement officer deaths were on the rise in 2011

January 18, 2012

According to preliminary data from the National Law Enforcement officers Memorial Fund, 173 officers have been killed during 2011 - up 13 percent from 153 line-of-duty deaths in 2010.

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112th US Congress December Update

December 29, 2011

As 2011 comes to an end, take a look at some of the changes we have highlighted since the last update.

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112th US Congress November Update

December 6, 2011

Not much has changed with the 112th Congress since our last update. Take a look at some of the changes we have highlighted since the last update.

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The Blue Review: Issue 5

November 18, 2011

The Blue Review is a yearly magazine published by the Southern States PBA. The Blue Review focuses on the PBA's accomplishments and details the work that the Police Benevolent Foundation is accomplishing.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation is set to aid the family of fallen Albany Police Officer Terry Mae Lewis-Flemming

November 2, 2011

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Georgia Division of the Southern States PBA are in mourning as one of their own, Officer Terry Mae Lewis-Flemming of the Albany Police Department, was killed after her car crashed into a tree during the apprehension of a criminal in Albany, GA on Friday, October 28, 2011.

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PBAGA Final State Legislative Summary - 2011

June 1, 2011

The First Term of this Legislative Session ended on April 14, 2011. Any bill that did not pass in the First Term may be carried over to the Second Term which begins January 9, 2012.

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111th Congressional Summary

January 1, 2011

There were 81 bills of interest followed during the 111th Congress. Of these bills, 54 were introduced by the House, and 27 by the Senate. Most died in one committee or another. But a few did manage to pass the Congress and get signed into law by the President. Most notably, was Senate Bill 1132.

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The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)

December 16, 2010

PBA Legal Services often receives calls from members with questions regarding their rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The questions most often involve their employer either misapplying the law by mistake or outright ignoring its provisions.

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2010 PBAGA Elected Candidates

November 12, 2010

This is a list of all of the winning candidates that the PBAGA endorsed in 2010. We would like to congratulate each of these candidates and we hope to work with them into the future to help make the law enforcement profession better for our members.

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2010 PBA of Georgia State Legislative Summary

May 12, 2010

The Second Session of the 2009-10 Term of the Georgia State Legislature began January 11, 2010 and ended April 29, 2010. The following bills of interest passed both the House and the Senate and are pending in the Governor's Office.

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