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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 Virginia Police Benevolent Association announces endorsement of Ken Cuccinelli for Governor

August 30, 2013

On August 10, 2013, the Virginia Police Benevolent Association held a political screening for those candidates running for Virginia Governor.

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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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2013 VAPBA Endorsed Candidates

August 26, 2013

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the VAPBA has endorsed in 2013. 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 Virginia Police Benevolent Association announces endorsement of Earl Jackson for Lieutenant Governor

August 21, 2013

On August 10, 2013, the Virginia Police Benevolent Association held a political screening for those candidates running for Virginia Lieutenant Governor.

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Virginia PBA Holds its 2013 Board Meeting and Screenings

August 14, 2013

On August 10, 2013, the Virginia Division of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association held its board meeting and political screening process.

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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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The Blue Ridge Chapter is set to aid officer diagnosed with cancer

March 14, 2013

The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia PBA is set to aid fellow member Jordan Spaeth started with the Lynchburg Police Department several months ago, after working for three years with the City of Bedford Police Department.

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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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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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VAPBA Legislative Update

February 13, 2013

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

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2013 Virginia PTSD Seminar Wrap-up

February 6, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation's first Behind the Badge Seminar for 2013 was held in Hampton, Virginia on January 25, 2013. The seminar was a great success and a great start for a new year.

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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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National Wild Turkey Federation Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of Year

February 4, 2013

Congratulations to Senior Virginia Conservation Police Officer Dewayne Sprinkle for being named the National Wild Turkey Federation Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of Year for the Virginia Chapter of the NWTF.

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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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Meeting with Sheriff Chapman

December 5, 2012

On Wednesday, December 5th, 2012, I sat down with Sheriff Chapman to discuss issues and concerns that have been brought to my attention by our membership.

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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 PBF announces the 2012 recipient of the Police Benevolent Foundation scholarship for the VAPBA

October 31, 2012

The Virginia Police Benevolent Association proudly presents Amanda Hood with the Police Benevolent Foundation Scholarship for the VAPBA.

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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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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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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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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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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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Virginia Division has active and successful 2011 political screening season

December 13, 2011

The Virginia Division conducted political screenings across the state for local and state office elections held in November 2011. Our screening committees, made up of local chapter boards and members, met with over forty candidates. A total of twenty seven candidates were endorsed, twenty three of those candidates won their elections! Our screenings took place in Loudoun County, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Radford and Newport News.

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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 VAPBA Elected Candidates

November 12, 2010

This is a list of all of the winning candidates that the VAPBA 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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