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115th US Congress Update July 2018

August 8, 2018

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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115th US Congress Update June 2018

July 3, 2018

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115th US Congress Update May 2018

June 6, 2018

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115th US Congress Update April 2018

May 2, 2018

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115th US Congress Update March 2018

April 2, 2018

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115th US Congress Update February 2018

March 2, 2018

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115th US Congress Update January 2018

February 5, 2018

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2017 Blue Review, issue 11

January 10, 2018

In the latest issue we learn how the Post Critical Incident Seminars are saving officers' lives, careers and marriages; honor the memory of fallen Sergeant Meggan Callahan while working to improve corrections officers' working conditions; rock out with Chris Lane; and many more interesting topics.

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115th US Congress Update December 2017

January 3, 2018

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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115th US Congress Update November 2017

December 4, 2017

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115th US Congress Update October 2017

November 1, 2017

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115th US Congress Update September 2017

October 2, 2017

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115th US Congress Update July 2017

July 31, 2017

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115th US Congress Update June 2017

June 30, 2017

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115th US Congress Update May 2017

June 1, 2017

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115th US Congress Update April 2017

May 10, 2017

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115th US Congress Update March 2017

April 3, 2017

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115th US Congress Update February 2017

March 6, 2017

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115th US Congress Update January 2017

February 2, 2017

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 goes above and beyond the call for help!

January 26, 2017

The mission of the SSPBA is to be ?The Voice of Law Enforcement Officers.? This means when PBA members ask for help, they have the assurance of support from the PBA during difficult situations. A PBA member who is very grateful for his membership and the work of the PBA is Rick Anderson from Hixson, TN.

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2016 Blue Review, issue 10

January 19, 2017

In the latest issue we cover 10 things to remember after an officer-involved shooting, learn about the Alabama member back to work after being cleared of charges, meet the MSPBA member awarded the purple heart medal, and many more interesting topics.

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114th US Congress Summary

January 3, 2017

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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114th US Congress Update November 2016

December 6, 2016

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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114th US Congress Update September 2016

October 5, 2016

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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114th US Congress Update July 2016

August 2, 2016

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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Praying for Baton Rouge

July 18, 2016

t is with a heavy heart that we are once again grieving the tragic loss of three of our own at the hands of pure hatred.

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Praying for Dallas

July 8, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the City of Dallas and all those affected by last night?s tragic events.

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114th US Congress Update June 2016

July 1, 2016

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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114th US Congress Update May 2016

May 31, 2016

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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114th US Congress Update April 2016

May 2, 2016

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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114th US Congress Update March 2016

April 4, 2016

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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114th US Congress Update February 2016

March 2, 2016

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 the families of three Prince William County police officers affected by shooting

February 29, 2016

The Police Benevolent Foundation and the Virginia Division Police Benevolent Association are rallying behind the family of fallen officer, Ashley Guindon, as well as wounded officers, Jesse Hempen and David McKeown. On Saturday, February 27, 2016 officers Hempen, McKeown and rookie officer, Guindon responded to the home of Army Staff Sergeant, Ronald Hamilton. Hamilton had just shot and killed his wife and proceeded to shoot at police as they arrived.

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114th US Congress Update January 2016

February 2, 2016

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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114th US Congress Update December 2015

December 28, 2015

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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114th US Congress Update November 2015

December 1, 2015

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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2015 Blue Review, issue 9

November 19, 2015

In this issue we discuss how politicized indictments are threatening the legal safety of officers, 5 notorious outlaws from Alabama's wild west days, how the NCPBA assisted an embattled police department in selecting a new chief, as well as many other things.

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2015 MSPBA Endorsed Candidates

October 15, 2015

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the MSPBA has endorsed in 2015. 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 Mississippi Police Benevolent Association endorses Lt. Governor Tate Reeves for re-election

September 29, 2015

On September 10th, the Mississippi Police Benevolent Association held a political screening for those candidates running for various elected offices in the state of Mississippi. During the screening, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves demonstrated why his experience and values make him qualified to continue to represent the voters of Mississippi.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation is set to aid the family of deceased Meridian Police Officer Luke Castillo

June 17, 2015

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Mississippi Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Meridian Police Officer Luke Castillo. Castillo passed away at his home on June 11th.

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PBA represents Mississippi member in successfully appealing demotion

January 8, 2015

Lt. Brandon Ashley, a 13-year veteran of the Moss Point (Miss.) Police Department, was demoted to sergeant in December 2013 after his chief took issue with Lt. Ashley's decision not to call out a K9 in regard to an auto theft incident.

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Does the LEOSA Carry Law Apply to You?

The law is not as cut-and-dried as you think. And much of what you hear about it is wrong.

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2014 Blue Review, Issue 8

October 13, 2014

In this issue we discuss what you should be careful about when posting to social media, one PBAGA member's path to sobriety, and how to respond if you're the target of an investigation.

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House Bill 1433 (In Line of Duty Death Benefits)

March 31, 2014

This bill has passed the legislature and has been signed into law by the Governor.

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City of Jackson to pay Mississippi PBA plaintiff police officers today to resolve overtime lawsuit

March 7, 2014

Forty-one JPD police officer plaintiffs represented by the Police Benevolent Association are scheduled to have their settlement checks from the City of Jackson delivered today to compensate them for time that the Department of Labor (DOL) told the City it owed to these officers for work performed from 2009-2011.

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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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Successful Fundraiser in honor of Deputy Clinton Frazier

January 16, 2014

On Saturday, January 11, 2014, The PBF and the Northeast Chapter of the Mississippi PBA (MSPBA) hosted a fundraiser to show support for the family of fallen Union County Sheriff?s Deputy Clinton Frazier. Together the foundation and the local chapter raised over $9,000 for Deputy Clinton Frazier?s family.

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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 PBF's Race 4 the Fallen race series is coming to Bay St. Louis, MS

December 1, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation's Race for the Fallen race series was created to honor the hardworking and dedicated members of our law enforcement community who risk their lives to protect our cities. These officers are men and women who have taken an oath to protect and serve the citizens in our local communities. The R4TF event recognizes the contributions and sacrifices made by not only the officers, but also their families.

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The PBF to hold fundraiser for fallen Eupora Police Department Officer Keith Crenshaw

November 12, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation (PBF) and the Mississippi Police Benevolent Association would like to express its deepest sympathy to the family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers of Eupora Police Department as they mourn the loss of Police Officer Keith Crenshaw. Officer Crenshaw was struck and killed by a vehicle while deploying a spike strip during a vehicle pursuit on U.S. Highway 82 on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. This beloved officer had served the Eupora Police Department for 10 years and leaves behind six children and five grandchildren.

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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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Mississippi PBA reaches settlement with City of Jackson over pay due to officers

October 7, 2013

The Mississippi Police Benevolent Association (PBA) has reached a settlement totaling $177,500 to be paid by the City of Jackson to 41 PBA members who were improperly paid by the City.

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2013 Blue Review, Issue 7

August 31, 2013

In this issue we discuss the PBF's Behind the Badge seminars surrounding police suicide and PTSD and how one member's injury was not going to keep him down.

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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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East Central Chapter of the MSPBA holds successful fundraiser for family of fallen Enterprise Police Chief Randy Boykin

April 1, 2013

On Saturday, March 30, 2013, members of the East Central Chapter of the Mississippi Police Benevolent Association conducted a fundraiser for Chief Randy Boykin's family. The fundraiser took place at Lowe's Home Improvement in Meridian, Mississippi. Hundreds of local citizens came out to support Chief Randy Boykin's family and made heartfelt contributions.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation to hold fundraiser for fallen Enterprise Police Chief Randy Boykin at area Lowe's store

March 27, 2013

Members from the East Central Chapter of the Mississippi PBA will be hosting a fundraiser at the Lowe?s Home Improvement Store in Meridian located at 100 15th Place South near Bonita Lakes on Saturday, March 30th from 7:00am to 4:00pm.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation and Mississippi PBA set to aid the family of fallen Enterprise Police Chief Randy Boykin

March 20, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Mississippi Division of the Southern States PBA are in morning for one of their own and rallying behind the family of Enterprise Police Chief Randy Boykin.

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MSPBA Legislative Alert House Bill 269 (UPDATED)

March 14, 2013

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

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Senate Bill 2385 Update

March 13, 2013

This legislation makes it a felony to file a false lien against law enforcement officers and other public officials and employees due to their official actions.

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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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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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Death Benefit Press Conference House Bill 269

February 4, 2013

On January 14th, 2013, Chris Skinner, SSPBA and Mississippi PBA Division President addressed those in attendance at a press conference supporting House Bill 269. This bill, introduced by Representative Tom Miles will increase the death benefits for law enforcement officers and fire fighters killed in the line of duty

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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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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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MSPBA Legislative Alert 03-08-12

March 8, 2012

Senate Bill 2380, has passed out of the Senate Committee chaired by Senator Nancy Collins with a recommendation to pass.  It not goes to the full Senate for a vote.  This legislation will remove all state employees including law enforcement and corrections out from under the State Personnel Board, essentially making them AT WILL employees with no due process rights and can be terminated with or without cause.  It is not necessary to remove these employees out from under the State Personnel Board, stripping them of Due Process in order to have a reduction of employee positions, reorganization of departments or even consolidation of departments. A process for such action is already provided for in the current State Personnel Board Policies. 

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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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MSPBA Legislative Update - Febuary 2012

February 20, 2012

STATE EMPLOYEES WILL LOSE APPEAL RIGHTS If YOU DON'T ACT NOW THIS BILL WILL PASS! Act now by sending the Chairman of the committee this bill is assigned to an email message opposing the bill.

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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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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 Bonds of Law Enforcement

July 13, 2011

Traditionally, law enforcement officers have a highly ingrained sense of honor bound duty to assist each other during times of crisis. We normally see this exemplified in the performance of their daily duties, wherein they routinely risk their lives to protect citizens and fellow officers.

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2011 MSPBA Elected Candidates

July 1, 2011

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the MSPBA endorsed in 2011. 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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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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2010 MSPBA Elected Candidates

November 12, 2010

This is a list of all of the winning candidates that the MSPBA 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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2008 MSPBA Legislative Report

January 1, 2009

A summary of the 2008 Legislative season for the Mississippi Police Benevolent Association.

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2007 MSPBA Legislative Report

January 1, 2008

A summary of the 2007 Legislative season for the Mississippi Police Benevolent Association.

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2006 MSPBA Legislative Report

January 1, 2007

A summary of the 2006 Legislative season for the Mississippi Police Benevolent Association.

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2005 MSPBA Legislative Report

January 1, 2006

A summary of the 2005 Legislative season for the Mississippi Police Benevolent Association.

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2004 MSPBA Legislative Report

January 1, 2005

A summary of the 2004 Legislative season for the Mississippi Police Benevolent Association.

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