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115th US Congress Update June 2018

July 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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The NCPBA Announces Lawsuit Against the North Carolina Department of Public Safety on Behalf of Members

June 25, 2018

On June 25, 2018, the NCPBA held a press conference in Raleigh, NC to announce the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of our members against the Department of Public Safety. This suit has been filed due to what we believe to be a deliberate and pervasive scheme by DPS administrators to deny benefits to our members that were supported and passed into law by state legislators.

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Murphy's Law

June 20, 2018

Please read an open letter to our members concerning Murphy's Law!

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115th US Congress Update May 2018

June 6, 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 April 2018

May 2, 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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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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Officer Tony Minchella Receives Crisis Intervention Team Officer of the Year Award for Holly Springs Police Department

April 23, 2018

On March 22, 2018, one of our members, Officer Tony Minchella received the Crisis Intervention Team Officer of the Year Award for the Holly Springs Police Department.

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115th US Congress Update March 2018

April 2, 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 February 2018

March 2, 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 January 2018

February 5, 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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Oversight Committee hears from DPS officials on Prison Reform

January 29, 2018

On January 25th, the NCPBA was present at the Joint Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety meeting at the General Assembly. They met to hear an update on prison reform from North Carolina Department of Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks. Hooks was supported by numerous staff in his presentation and members of the committee asked a wide array of questions.

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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

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 October 2017

November 1, 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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North Carolina PBA Supports State Representative Bob Steinburg's Work for Legislative Oversight of NC Prison System

October 31, 2017

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association is the largest law enforcement association in North Carolina. We are supporting state Rep. Bob Steinburg?s efforts to create legislative oversight of the North Carolina prison system

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PBA requests that Governor appoint candidate with broad based experience for interim Deputy Director position

October 31, 2017

North Carolina Division President Randy Byrd recently wrote a letter to Governor Cooper regarding the interim Deputy Director position with the NC Prison System.

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NCPBA Offers Rebuttal of Daily Advance Editorial

October 24, 2017

The NCPBA offers rebuttal of Daily Advance Editorial.

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Moyer, West and Associates make donation to Police Benevolent Foundation

October 20, 2017

On Thurdsay, October 19th, the PBA was on hand in Advance, North Carolina to receive a donation of $1,500 for the Police Benevolent Foundation. Moyer, West and Associates held their annual golf tournament for clients at Bermuda Run Country Club and wanted to make a donation as part of the event.

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

October 19, 2017

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.

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PBA Legal Stands With Sergeant Meggan Lee Callahan Before the Supreme Court

October 17, 2017

The work and tragedy of Sergeant Meggan Lee Callahan has been recognized far and wide. PBA is presently litigating a case before the North Carolina Supreme Court involving a correctional officer who was wrongfully fired.

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115th US Congress Update September 2017

October 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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Mecklenburg Chapter Endorses Candidates for November 7th Election

September 29, 2017

On September 18th and 19th John Randazzo, Chris Wade, Sam Hodapp, Derik Queen, Gavin Aron, Rob Moore, Jonathan Barnes, Mike Collins, Daniel Johnson, Tyler Medlin, and Tom Slymon screened municipal candidates for Huntersville and Cornelius Commissioners at the Courtyard Marriott in Huntersville.

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Trooper Matthew B. Brown is the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association's 11,000th Member

September 28, 2017

Trooper Matthew B. Brown, a North Carolina State Trooper, is the NCPBA?s 11,000 member.

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North Carolina State Law Enforcement Officer Chapter of the NCPBA

September 22, 2017

The State Law Enforcement Officers Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association is one of the most diverse chapters in the State. These law enforcement professionals have vast experiences in many different regulations. Some officers inspect for fisheries or hunting violations, while others safeguard the general assembly, to others that specialize in transportation or investigations.

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The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association Presents Legislative Excellence Awards

September 18, 2017

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently presented their 'Legislative Excellence' award to several legislators for their unwavering support for law enforcement and the values of the PBA.

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NCPBA Leaders Appointed to Commission

August 22, 2017

The North Carolina PBA is proud to announce the appointment of PBA leaders David Rose and Randy Byrd to the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Division.

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115th US Congress Update July 2017

July 31, 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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115th US Congress Update June 2017

June 30, 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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NCPBA on hand as House Resolution 924 honors life of Sgt. Meggan Callahan

June 29, 2017

On 6-27-16, the NCPBA was proud to be on hand as House Resolution 924 was introduced by Rep. Bob Steinburg to honor the life of PBA member and Corrections Sgt. Meggan Callahan who was killed in the line of duty on April 26, 2017.

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115th US Congress Update May 2017

June 1, 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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115th US Congress Update April 2017

May 10, 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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NCPBA Legislative Update

April 28, 2017

In what was a historic day for municipal police officers in North Carolina, the PBA was present as HB37 (Protect Law Enforcement Officers) passed the House on April 27th. HB37 is a bill that will protect municipal officers from retaliation when they report corruption.

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115th US Congress Update March 2017

April 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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115th US Congress Update February 2017

March 6, 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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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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NCPBA appreciative of support of Rep. Nelson Dollar

January 27, 2017

The NCPBA is proud of Rep. Nelson Dollar for introducing this bill to support the families of of our fallen Public Safety Heroes! Rep. Dollar is a fierce advocate for law enforcement and has been a long time PBA supporter! Thank you Rep. Dollar!

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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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Winston-Salem Triad Chapter President talks about his work with the PBA

January 19, 2017

I had been a member of the PBA for my entire 21-year career with the Winston-Salem Police Department but, like many members, I felt the value of my membership was primarily in the legal and death benefits. Admittedly, the legal and death benefits are incredible and arguably the best value in our profession. Through the years the PBA had sponsored several athletic teams I coached and I even benefitted from legal representation in an officer-involved shooting

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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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NCPBA Voices Concern over Governor Cooper's First Law Enforcement Priority as new Director of Public Safety is Announced

January 9, 2017

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association represents more than 10,000 law enforcement professionals. Our members are very disappointed that in announcing his new Director of Public Safety, Governor Cooper indicates that his first law enforcement priority.

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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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NCPBA Political Endorsements Newsletter

October 19, 2016

Dear Members: I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to our General Election newsletter. There has never been a time in my career where law enforcement officers were being treated with less respect and fairness. That is why this newsletter is so important. For the past several months, PBA members have volunteered their time to conduct interviews of candidates running for every statewide office and the General Assembly. These candidates have been asked the tough questions to include their views on numerous issues such as: due process, whistleblower protection, first amendment protection, privacy of personnel files, appointments, and preservation and strengthening of the retirement system.

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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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2016 NCPBA Endorsed Candidates

October 3, 2016

This is a list of the endorsed candidates that the NCPBA has endorsed in 2016. 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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PBA makes endorsements for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals

September 26, 2016

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate interviews for those candidates seeking election to the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. During the screening process, the following candidates demonstrated why their experience and values make them uniquely qualified to represent the voters of North Carolina. They also demonstrated that they are committed to the rule of law and making fair and impartial decisions from the bench.

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Senior Vice President of NCPBA and President of Mountain Chapter Training Through Christ

September 26, 2016

On September 9, 2016, officers from around the United States went with TACTICA (Teaching Authorities Christian Truth in Central America) Ministries to Ecuador to train officers and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. The officers being trained were an elite unit in the Ecuadorian National Police called Grupo De Operaciones Especiales (GOE).Part of this year?s group was Brandon McGaha, Senior Vice President of the North Carolina State Division of the SSPBA and President of the North Carolina Mountain Chapter.

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Elaine Marshall is NCPBA Choice for Secretary of State

September 26, 2016

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association has chosen to endorse Elaine Marshall for Secretary of State. As Secretary of State, Elaine has received international recognition for her efforts to protect copyrights and deter counterfeit goods.

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Patrick Higgins becomes 10,000 Member of the North Carolina PBA

September 19, 2016

Oak Island Police Officer Patrick Higgins recently became the 10,000 member of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association.

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Eva Howard Appointed as Legislative Chairperson of the North Carolina PBA

September 19, 2016

Eva Howard was recently appointed Legislative Chairperson by Division President Randy Byrd. As part of her role, she will lead a committee of fellow members working towards passage of the division's legislative agenda in General Assembly.

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North Carolina's Largest Law Enforcement Association Endorses Linda Coleman for Lt. Governor

September 2, 2016

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate interviews for those candidates seeking election for various offices. During the interview process, Linda Coleman demonstrated why her experience and values make her uniquely qualified to represent the citizens of North Carolina. Linda Coleman also demonstrated to the North Carolina PBA that she is committed to making strong, effective law enforcement a priority in her campaign.

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North Carolina's Largest Law Enforcement Association Endorses June Atkinson for State Superintendent

August 31, 2016

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate interviews for those candidates seeking election for various offices. During the interview process, Dr. June Atkinson demonstrated why her experience and values make her uniquely qualified to represent the citizens of North Carolina.

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The North Carolina PBA and the Police Benevolent Foundation establish fund for officer battling Stage 3 Melanoma Cancer

August 31, 2016

The Police Benevolent Foundation (PBF) and the North Carolina PBA are rallying behind Hendersonville Police Lieutenant, Dale Patton, as he bravely battles cancer. Lt. Patton is a 12-year veteran of the Hendersonville Police Department and is greatly loved by his fellow law enforcement officers.

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North Carolina's Largest Law Enforcement Association supports raising the juvenile age

August 30, 2016

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association (NCPBA) has endorsed the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice (NCCALJ) Criminal Investigation and Adjudication Committee?s initial recommendation to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction in the state to include youthful offenders aged 16 and 17 years old for all crimes, except Class A through E felonies and traffic offenses.

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North Carolina's Largest Law Enforcement Association endorses McCrory for Governor at press conference

August 25, 2016

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate interviews for those candidates seeking election for various offices. During the interview process, Governor Pat McCrory demonstrated why his experience and values make him uniquely qualified to represent the citizens of North Carolina.

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North Carolina's Largest Law Enforcement Association Endorses Beth Wood for State Auditor

August 17, 2016

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate interviews for those candidates seeking election for various offices. During the interview process, Beth Wood demonstrated why her experience and values make her uniquely qualified to represent the citizens of North Carolina.

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Court of Appeals Reaffirms Constitutional Due Process Protection for Police Officers in Tully v. City of Wilmington

August 17, 2016

Today, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has issued a thundering decision in support of constitutional rights of police officers. In Tully v. City of Wilmington, the Court ruled that North Carolina municipalities are constitutionally required to honor and obey their own personnel policies.

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North Carolina's Largest Law Enforcement Association Endorses Charles Meeker for Labor Commissioner

August 11, 2016

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate interviews for those candidates seeking election for various offices. During the interview process, Charles Meeker demonstrated why his experience and values make him uniquely qualified to represent the citizens of North Carolina.

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North Carolina's Largest Law Enforcement Association Endorses Wayne Goodwin for Commissioner of Insurance

August 11, 2016

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate interviews for those candidates seeking election for various offices. During the interview process, Wayne Goodwin demonstrated why his experience and values make him uniquely qualified to represent the citizens of North Carolina.

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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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North Carolina's Largest Law Enforcement Association Endorses Dale Folwell, CPA for State Treasurer

August 1, 2016

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate interviews for those candidates seeking election for various offices. During the interview process, Dale Folwell, CPA demonstrated why his experience and values make him uniquely qualified to represent the citizens of North Carolina.

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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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North Carolina's Largest Law Enforcement Association endorses Josh Stein for Attorney General

July 15, 2016

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate interviews for those candidates seeking election for various offices. During the interview process, Josh Stein demonstrated why his experience and values make him uniquely qualified to represent the voters of North Carolina.

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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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PBA Stands for Raleigh PD Officer Pay Raises

June 8, 2016

NCPBA Raleigh Chapter President Jamie Rigsbee recently spoke on behalf of Raleigh PD officer pay raises.

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NCPBA Holds Political Screening for NC Court of Appeals Candidates

June 6, 2016

On June 2nd the North Carolina PBA interviewed candidates seeking election/re-election to the NC Court of Appeals in Cary. The candidates were asked a series of questions related to state constitutional claims, constitutional interpretation, due process, 1st amendment protections for law enforcement officers, privacy of law enforcement personnel files, and equal protection and arbitrariness claims.

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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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NCPBA Executive Director, John Midgette and His Family of Law Enforcement Officers

May 9, 2016

NCPBA Executive Director, John Midgette and his family of law enforcement officers are profiled. Learn more about the proud, blue-blooded Midgette family, here.

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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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The Honorable Craig Croom Presented Judicial Excellence Award

April 6, 2016

The Honorable Craig Croom was recently presented with the Judicial Excellence Award at the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association at the 10th annual ?George Almond? Officer of the year banquet on February 20, 2016.

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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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A quick look at what one Police Benevolent Foundation Scholarship Recipient is up to now

March 31, 2016

In 2011, Delia D'Ambra received the Police Benevolent Foundation Scholarship. We decided to catch up with her and see how the scholarship helped in her academic pursuits and what she's up to these days.

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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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North Carolina Police Benevolent Association Holds Press Conference to Endorse Jim O'Neill for Attorney General in the Republican Primary

February 22, 2016

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate interviews for those candidates seeking election for various offices. During the interview process, Jim O?Neill demonstrated why his experience and values make him uniquely qualified to represent the voters of North Carolina.

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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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NC Division Senior Vice-President Recognized as Officer of the Quarter

February 2, 2016

NC Mountain Chapter President and NCPBA Sr. VP, Brandon McGaha was named Officer of the Quarter. Learn more about Brandon and his work with the Adhoc Community Enhancement team and the Hendersonville Police Department.

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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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Cary, Wake County and Raleigh Chapters to Host 10th Annual George Almond Officer of the Year Banquet

December 28, 2015

The PBA has long held the reputation for educating the public about the daily work of law enforcement officers and the sacrifices they make to keep their communities safe. Through these education efforts many relationships with the community have led to partnerships that have benefited members of the PBA. The PBA also has an extensive history for creating solid and sustainable relationships with elected officials to effect positive change for their members.

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The North Carolina PBA and the PBF establish fund for fallen Asheville PD Sergeant Jonathan Rikard

December 14, 2015

The Police Benevolent Foundation (PBF) and the North Carolina Division of the Southern States PBA would like to express their deepest sympathy and compassion to the family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers of Asheville Police Department Sergeant Jonathan Rikard. Sergeant Rikard died on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Sergeant Rikard had served with the Asheville Police Department since June of 2003 and is survived by his wife, Nicole, and son, Tucker.

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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 NCPBA Endorsed Candidates

October 8, 2015

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the NCPBA 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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National and State Leaders Join Chief Justice Martin in Raleigh Today to Begin Study to Strengthen North Carolina's Court System

October 5, 2015

Chief Justice Mark Martin today convened the inaugural meeting of the N.C. Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice (NCCALJ) to begin evaluating the ability of the court system to continue meeting and adapting to the needs and expectations of the people it serves. He charged the commission with conducting a thorough review of North Carolina?s Judicial Branch and determining a plan to strengthen the courts.

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George Almond Officer of the Year Banquet Through the Years

October 1, 2015

The PBA has long held the reputation for educating the public about the daily work of law enforcement officers and the sacrifices they make to keep their communities safe. Through these education efforts many relationships with the community have led to partnerships that have benefited members of the PBA. The PBA also has an extensive history for creating solid and sustainable relationships with elected officials to effect positive change for their members

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North Carolina Police Benevolent Association Holds Annual Board Meeting

September 15, 2015

On August 28, 2015, Chapter leaders met in Cary for their division meeting and to select officers for a three year term. Randy Byrd who serves as the Cary chapter President was elected to serve another three year term as President.

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Chief Justice Mark Martin Announces Full Membership of Study Commission

September 15, 2015

Chief Justice Mark Martin has announced the full membership of the newly created North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice and has appointed North Carolina Police Benevolent Association President Randy Byrd to the Commission.

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Raleigh Chapter member John Matthew "Matt" Midgette awarded the Raleigh Police Department's Distinguished Service Medal.

May 22, 2015

Raleigh Chapter member John Matthew "Matt" Midgette awarded the Raleigh Police Department's Distinguished Service Medal.

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The NCPBA and the Police Benevolent Foundation set to help Cornelius police officer Lieutenant James Quattlebaum

May 7, 2015

The Police Benevolent Foundation and the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association are rallying behind Cornelius Police Officer and PBA member, Lieutenant James Quattlebaum, who is currently in recovery after being shot in the line of duty.

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Cary Chapter to Host 9th Annual George Almond Officer of the Year Banquet

January 27, 2015

The PBA has long held the reputation for educating the public about the daily work of law enforcement officers and the sacrifices they make to keep their communities safe. Through these education efforts many relationships with the community have led to partnerships that have benefited members of the PBA. The PBA also has an extensive history for creating solid and sustainable relationships with elected officials to effect positive change for their members.

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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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Member Thanks PBA for Standing By Him

January 6, 2015

I am very thankful for the assistance that PBA provided for me during my time of need. I cannot imagine what I would have done or what would have happened to me if PBA would not have been there to help me. My family and I cannot begin to express our thanks for the wonderful support that was given to me during the time I needed it most. I am so thankful that I was led to this organization by other members because there is no possible way I would have been able to fight this battle on my own.

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The North Mecklenburg Chapter of NCPBA is Set to Hold Community Holiday Food Drive

December 12, 2014

The North Mecklenburg Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association (NCPBA) is coordinating a canned food drive on Saturday, December 20th from noon to 5 p.m., at the Wal-Mart in Huntersville, NC (11145 Bryton Town Center Drive.) Off-duty police officers from Huntersville and Davidson will be collecting canned goods in front of the store to benefit the Ada Jenkins Center and the Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen. Officers will fill the Huntersville Police Department?s colorful DARE Truck with donations from shoppers.

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PBA wants full scale Investigation of Asheville Police Chief

October 29, 2014

It was packed at the City Council meeting Tuesday night -- both officers and their family members wanted to see how the City would address the recently exposed issues with the Asheville Police Chief.

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The North Mecklenberg Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association Endorses Charles Jeter and John Bradford

October 29, 2014

The North Mecklenberg Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate screenings for those candidates seeking election for various offices. During the interview process, Charles Jeter and John Bradford demonstrated why their experience and values make them uniquely qualified to represent the voters of District 92 and District 98.

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NCPBA does Radio Endorsement for Wake County Clerk of Court, District Attorney and Sheriff

October 28, 2014

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

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NCPBA calls for Whistleblower Protection

October 20, 2014

Recent developments within the Asheville Police Department have prompted the state?s largest law enforcement association to again call for passage of Whistleblower Protection legislation for local officers.

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POLICE BENEVOLENT FOUNDATION AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS In North Carolina

October 13, 2014

Every year the Police Benevolent Foundation awards division scholarships to deserving students through-out the southeastern United States. The pool of division scholarship applicants come from the children of PBA members.

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NCPBA makes critical endorsments in North Carolina court of appeals and supreme court races

October 13, 2014

As part of the PBA?s core mission we strongly believe in advocating for our members in multiple forums. This includes our endorsement of candidates seeking various offices. Nowhere is this more critical than the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

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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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The Mountain Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association Makes Candidate Endorsements

September 19, 2014

The Mountain Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate screenings for those candidates seeking election for various elected offices. During the interview process, a number of endorsed candidates demonstrated why their experience and values make them uniquely qualified to represent the voters.

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NCPBA Endorses Lorrin Freeman for Wake County District Attorney

September 10, 2014

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association (NCPBA), the largest law enforcement association representing officers in Wake County and North Carolina, has endorsed Lorrin Freeman for Wake County District Attorney. The Wake County District Attorney is the top law enforcement officer and head prosecutor in one of the most critical judicial districts in the state.

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Halifax County Sheriff's Office K-9, Brody, Retires

September 4, 2014

We salute Halifax County Sheriff's Office K-9, Brody. After 3 1/2 years of work. Brody is now retired due to a medical condition. Brody's handler, Deputy Sheriff Jason Keeter, was well dedicated in the care and training of Brody. As a part of Brody's retirement, he is now personally owned by Jason who continues to care for him.

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NCPBA Legislative Report 2013

August 7, 2014

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits. The Governmental Affairs department will be providing periodic updates on the actions of the North Carolina General Assembly while in session. Included is a summary of bills of interest introduced during last month, as well as updates on those reported in the previous reports.

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Cary Chapter Partners with Jersey Mike's to raise funds for PBF

August 4, 2014

On June 2, 2014, the Cary chapter partnered with Jersey Mike's to raise funds for the PBF. After discussions Melissa Daniels and Cary chapter President Randy Byrd, Jersey Mikes decided to designate a day as PBF day and donate 20% of the earnings to the Foundation.

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THE NCPBA AND PBF SET TO AID HUNTERSVILLE POLICE OFFICER?S FAMILY AFTER SON WAS BADLY BURNED

June 11, 2014

The Police Benevolent Foundation (PBF,) Inc. and the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association (NCPBA) are rallying behind Huntersville Police Officer and PBA member, Brian Luthart, whose three-year-old son, Griffin, was severely burned when an outdoor oil torch suddenly exploded near him.

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NCPBA Legislative Alert: GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD ELIMINATE IMPARTIAL DUE PROCESS FOR STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

May 15, 2014

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits. The Governmental Affairs department will be providing periodic updates on the actions of the North Carolina General Assembly while in session.

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Citizen Review Board for Fayetteville's police department delayed

April 29, 2014

Fayetteville's effort to establish a Citizen Review Board for the Police Department will be delayed at least until 2015.

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NCPBA Endorses Justice Robin Hudson for reelection to the NC Supreme Court

April 25, 2014

For several decades, the PBA has conducted interviews of candidates for the North Carolina Supreme Court. These interviews help PBA members identify the most qualified candidates by evaluating their responses, qualifications, judicial record, and their respect for traditional constitutional values.

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The Mountain Chapter announces endorsement for Erik Summey in the Republican primary

April 25, 2014

The Mountain Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a political screening for those republican candidates running for Sheriff of Henderson County.

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2014 NCPBA Endorsed Candidates

April 25, 2014

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the NCPBA has endorsed in 2014. 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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1st annual Race for the Fallen 5K Glow Run lights up Columbus, NC night

March 3, 2014

More than 500 runners donned a wide array of glow-in-the-dark gear, largely blue in keeping with the event?s theme, for a night run over a three-mile course that began and ended in front of the Polk County Courthouse. Music played, the scent of barbecue filled the air and runners of all ages did their part to help raise funds for a worthy cause.

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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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Cary Chapter to Host 8th Annual George Almond Officer of the Year Banquet

January 21, 2014

The PBA has long held the reputation for educating the public about the daily work of law enforcement officers and the sacrifices they make to keep their communities safe. Through these education efforts many relationships with the community have led to partnerships that have benefited members of the PBA. The PBA also has an extensive history for creating solid and sustainable relationships with elected officials to effect positive change for their members.

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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 5k Glow Run is coming to Columbus, NC

December 1, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation?s Race for the Fallen (R4TF) 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 local citizens and their communities. The R4TF 5K Glow Run event recognizes the contributions and sacrifices made by not only the officers, but also their families.

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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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Cary Chapter Endorses Candidates for Cary Town Council

September 26, 2013

The Cary Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently hosted candidate interviews for those seeking election/re-election to the Cary Town Council.

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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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2013 NCPBA Endorsed Candidates

August 26, 2013

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the NCPBA 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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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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NCPBA Legislative Alert - A Memorial Day Weekend Update

May 23, 2013

As the Memorial Day Weekend is upon us the following letters to legislators on various PBA and related bills is provided as a barometer of our efforts to date in the General Assembly.

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NCPBA Legislative Alert - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

March 19, 2013

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

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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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Cary Chapter to Host 7th Annual George Almond Officer of the Year Awards Banquet

February 25, 2013

The 7th annual awards banquet will be held at the Cypress Manor in Cary on March 9, 2013. Registration is from 5 to 6 p.m. For full details on the event and to purchase tickets or to serve as a host or sponsor please read on.

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NCPBA Leaders Attend Legislative Function

February 18, 2013

On January 30, 2013, NC PBA Leaders from across the state attended the 2013 Legislative Reception honoring members of the 2013 General Assembly hosted by the Association Executives of North Carolina at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The Southern States PBA served as a sponsor of the event.

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NCPBA secures donation from Belcan Staffing for the Police Benevolent Foundation

February 18, 2013

On February 12, 2013, the NC PBA secured a Police Benevolent Foundation donation from Belcan Staffing. Belcan Staffing Solutions is a division of Belcan Corporation, a private, woman-owned global service provider with over 11,000 employees in over 65 offices and design centers worldwide.

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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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North Carolina Police Benevolent Association holding two raffles to raise funds for the Police Benevolent Foundation

February 4, 2013

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association is currently holding two separate raffles for sports memorabilia items to benefit the Police Benevolent Foundation.

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PBA invited to speak at Rotary Club meeting

January 22, 2013

On December 6, 2012, Cary Chapter and NCPBA Division President Randy Byrd was invited to speak to the Kildare Rotary Club in Cary about the PBA and PBF. This invite came through Chase Wellford who is the brother of PBA member Courtney Wellford. For a number of years, Chase has attended the George Almond Officer of the Year Banquet with his sister and parents. Each time he attended he came away impressed with the work that the PBA and PBF were doing to help officers.

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NCPBA Invited to Investiture of Cheri Beasley as Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court

January 9, 2013

On Thursday January 3, 2013 the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association was part of a select group of distinguished guests that were invited to attend the Investiture of Cheri Beasley as Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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North Carolina member thanks a fellow PBA member accross state lines

January 9, 2013

My family traditionally take a Christmas vacation that consist of a scavenger hunt for the kids. My wife mails clues in a gift wrapped box all over the eastern United States to people who willing to help hide the gifts (clues).

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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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PBA temporarily withdraws consent search litigation

January 7, 2013

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association and plaintiffs in the existing consent search litigation have decided to temporarily withdraw and voluntarily dismiss without prejudice the existing civil and civil rights action against the City of Fayetteville regarding the City's action in preventing Fayetteville police officers from performing consent searches as a part of their law enforcement duties. A dismissal without prejudice means that the action can be refiled.

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PBA Applauds Appointment of Judge Cheri Beasley To The North Carolina Supreme Court

December 13, 2012

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association was very pleased to learn of the appointment of Judge Cheri Beasley to the North Carolina Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson.

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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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Town of Navassa seeks to remove K-9 from former officer and his family

November 9, 2012

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association (NCPBA) is pleased to announce support for our member, police officer Kevin Smith, in his fight to stop the Town of Navassa from taking and likely putting down, Luci, the officer's former police K-9 and beloved family pet.

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The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association announces its endorsement of Judges Sam Ervin, Linda McGee, Wanda Bryant and Cressie Thigpen

November 2, 2012

As a part of PBA's core functions for over twenty years, we have objectively evaluated judicial candidates for our appellate courts. Our judges on the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals make important decisions that profoundly affect law enforcement and our lives.

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The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association teams up with Outback Steakhouse for a night of food, fun and charity

October 19, 2012

The North Carolina division of the Southern States PBA and Outback Steakhouse has combined its efforts to raise funds for two very worthy causes - The Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) and The PBF's Fallen Officer Fund.

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The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association Mountain Chapter makes candidate endorsements

October 3, 2012

The Mountain Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate screenings for those candidates seeking election for various elected offices.

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The North Carolina PBA holds annual division board meeting

October 3, 2012

On September 29, 2012, Chapter leaders met in Cary for their division meeting and to select officers for a three year term.

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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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NCPBA co-hosts fundraiser for fallen Balden County Sheriff's Deputy Dewayne Hester

September 14, 2012

On August 25, 2012, the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association and the Bladen County Sheriff's Office hosted a fundraiser to benefit the family of Dewayne Hester.

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Meet North Carolina Mountain Chapter president Brandon McGaha

September 14, 2012

Brandon McGaha, a native of Henderson County, North Carolina, began his law enforcement career with the North Carolina Department of Corrections in 2000.

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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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North Carolina Division President Appointed by Governor to the Board of Trustees for the Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System

August 28, 2012

North Carolina Division President Randy Byrd was recently appointed by Governor Perdue to serve a two year term as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System.

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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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401k Retirement Formula Conversion Information

SB 580 gives you the voluntary option of converting your 401k funds at the time of your retirement. This would allow you to have an increased retirement benefit, immediate payout at retirement (where as 401k funds are not available without penalty until age 59 ½ ) and would qualify your total combined retirement benefit for regular COLA increases as passed by the General Assembly.

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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 North Carolina Police Benevolent Association meets with elected officials in Raleigh regarding the proposed Fayetteville Citizens Review Board

June 27, 2012

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association met with elected officials in Raleigh Monday to make suggestions regarding the proposed Fayetteville Citizens Review Board. Representative Rick Glazier proposed a series of amendments which the NCPBA felt would help protect the privacy of Fayetteville police officers and ensure fair treatment and transparency in the Citizen Review Board procedure.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation is set to aid the family of fallen Bladen County Deputy Dewayne Hester

June 19, 2012

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the North Carolina Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Bladen County Sheriff's Deputy Dewayne Charles Hester who died after a car crash while responding to a call on Friday, June 8, 2012. Deputy Hester was 39 years old and leaves behind his wife and two children.

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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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SB 939 is bad legislation that would harm police in Fayetteville

June 6, 2012

Appearing as a request from the Fayetteville delegation of locally elected officials as an effort to promote city-police relations, SB 939 is intended to do just the opposite.

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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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2012 NCPBA Endorsed Candidates

May 4, 2012

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the NCPBA 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 Police Benevolent Foundation is Set to Aid the Family of Fallen Officer William Wright

April 27, 2012

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the North Carolina Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Correctional Officer William Wright.

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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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NCPBA Makes Endorsements for NC Supreme Court and Court of Appeals

April 23, 2012

The PBA's endorsement of judicial candidates continues to be the most comprehensive and successful process of any law enforcement association effort. PBA endorsed judges continue to make landmark decisions that are improving conditions for North Carolina law enforcement officers. While federal courts were once the primary forum for adjudicating constitutional and civil rights claims of law enforcement officers, federal courts have become hostile to officers in many areas of law.

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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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Police Foundation Shift Length Study

January 30, 2012

Ever since the earliest police forces were established, the schedules and hours that police officers work have been an issue of concern to officers and chiefs. Driving these concerns have been issues of safety, health, performance, quality of life, fatigue, and efficiency. Traditionally, police departments have relied on a five-day, eight-hour scheduling framework with three standard shifts (day, evening, midnight) in each twenty-four-hour period. However, since at least as early as the 1970s, law enforcement agencies have adopted alternate schedule configurations. Compressed workweek schedules (CWWs), in which the workweek is shortened and the length of the day is extended, have indeed been popularized in the last several decades in many industries, including policing.

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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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Cary Chapter to Host 6th Annual Officer of the Year Banquet

January 1, 2012

The PBA has long held the reputation for educating the public about the daily work of law enforcement officers and the sacrifices they make to keep their communities safe. Through these education efforts many relationships with the community have led to partnerships that have benefited members of the PBA. The PBA also has an extensive history for creating solid and sustainable relationships with elected officials to effect positive change for their members.

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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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George Almond knows first hand what Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is going through

December 1, 2011

Retired Cary officer knows first-hand what Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is going through

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Shooting ended his career, but George Almond would do it again

December 1, 2011

George Almond of Cary knows about the fear, pain and long recovery that lie ahead for Roanoke Rapids Police Officer John Taylor, who was shot by a suspect during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.

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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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NCPBA Legislative History

November 17, 2011

SSPBA has sponsored, supported or authored more legislation in North Carolina than all the other North Carolina law enforcement groups combined. Following is a history of SSPBA's legislative activities in North Carolina General Assembly.

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North Carolina General Assembly

November 17, 2011

The official web site of the North Carolina General Assembly. Use this web site as a tool to track bills, find and communicate with your State House and Senate representatives, and to follow meetings and issues before the General Assembly.

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PBA member says Thank You to those that helped him in a time of need

October 26, 2011

A thank you letter from NCPBA member Matt Long.

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The PBF and the Albemarle Chapter of the NCPBA Recognizes Dawn Midgette for her donation to the Foundation

October 26, 2011

The PBF and the Albemarle Chapter of the NCPBA would like to thank local Realtor, Dawn Midgette with a plaque, in appreciation of her donating her beach house back in May 2011 to the PBF at the Cary, NC fundraiser.

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NC: Under The Dome

September 1, 2011

Under the Dome is your inside source on North Carolina politics and government.

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North Carolina Police Benevolent Association Presents Plaque of Appreciation to Rep. Shirley Randleman

August 15, 2011

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently presented a plaque of appreciation to Rep. Shirley Randleman for her efforts in passing HB 538 into law.

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Police Benevolent Foundation Presents Plaque of Appreciation to Stella Nova Technologies Inc

July 19, 2011

The Police Benevolent Foundation recently presented a plaque of appreciation to employees of Stella Nova Technologies Inc. in Wake Forest, NC. Stella Nova Technologies is a growing technology company comprised of seasoned retail professionals working alongside experienced developers of point-of-sale, web and other applications designed for the retail environment. The plaque presentation was for a $250 donation that the company had made to the PBF.

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Cary Chapter Seeks Support for Officer Chad Penland

July 18, 2011

The Police Benevolent Foundation and the Cary Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association are rallying behind PBA member and fellow officer Chad Penland. He was involved in an on-duty motorcycle accident on July 15th and hospitalized for his injuries. The Cary chapter hopes to alleviate some of the expenses for his family as they support Chad and his recovery efforts.

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5th Annual George Almond Officer of the Year Award Winner Named

July 1, 2011

Detective Matt Pearson is the recipient of the 5th Annual Award

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Raffle hits it out of the ballpark for the Police Benevolent Foundation

June 23, 2011

In May of this year, the Police Benevolent Foundation held a raffle that raised $5,000 to support Foundation initiatives. A baseball jersy signed by Atlanta braves great Chipper Jones and a Sports Ilustrated cover signed by Texas Ranger star Josh Hamilton were secured by the NCPBA.

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NC Sheriff's Association Executive Vice President Eddie Caldwell attempts to enter the NC Local Government Retirement System on the backs of disabled law enforcement officers

June 20, 2011

In an unprecedented move, Eddie Caldwell the Executive Vice President of the NC Sheriff's Association, tried to highjack a disability bill for law enforcement officers in order for him to receive a local government retirement.

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NCPBA Legislative Update: June 16, 2011

June 16, 2011

Following last week's derailment of HB 602, LEO Fairness Act, it was thought that the North Carolina Sherif's Association (NCSA) opposition to PBA sponsored legislation was through. Not so.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation and the Wake County Chapter of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina develop partnership

June 11, 2011

On Friday, December 3, 2010, NCPBA President, Randy Byrd, met with Laura Falanga in Raleigh to receive a $1,000.00 check from the Wake Chapter of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC). This donation was made possible through the efforts of local chapter members.

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NCPBA Legislative Update: June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011

As reported last week, following opposition to the LEO Retirement Restrictions in HB927, the bill sponsor, Representative Dale Folwell, proposed a meeting with group stakeholders for this past Tuesday, June 7, 2011. That meeting did occur for about two hours beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Representative Folwell's office.

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NCPBA Legislative Update: June 3, 2011

June 3, 2011

A second meeting on HB 927 was held on June 3, 2011, in the House committee on State Personnel from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Cary Chapter Presents Plaque of Appreciation to Bunkey's Car Wash

April 25, 2011

On January 30, 2011, the Police Benevolent Foundation and the Cary Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association partnered with Bunkey's Car Wash in Cary to raise money for fellow officer and PBA member Matt Long.

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Albemarle Chapter Leader attends Southern States PBA Leadership Training

April 1, 2011

Greg South, the President of the Albemarle Chapter recently attended leadership training at SSPBA headquarters in McDonough, GA. on March 23 and 24th. This training is part of meeting chapter compliance requirements along with giving PBA leaders valuable insight into the history and operations of the organization.

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PBA Addresses Comments by the Public Information Director for the Town of Cary and the reply to the PBA by the Town Manager

March 9, 2011

On February 26, 2011, Susan Moran, the Public Information Director for the Town of Cary, made comments to WRAL-TV about a complaint that had been filed against officers of the Cary Police Department. Susan Moran made the following comments in the story. "We take it extremely seriously.

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Golden Knights Provide Survivors the Opportunity of Lifetime Jump with Elite Team Makes them Army Strong

February 22, 2011

On November 9, 2010, the Army Golden Knights based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina invited a group of survivors of officers killed in the line of duty to make a jump of a lifetime at Laurinburg-Maxton Airport in Maxton, NC.

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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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North Mecklenburg Chapter Making a Difference

December 17, 2010

NC Advisory Board Members Natalie Perkins and NCPBA President, Randy Byrd, met with Laura Falanga in Raleigh to receive a $1,000 check from the Wake Chapter of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC). This donation was made possible through the efforts of local chapter members.

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2010 NCPBA Elected Candidates

November 12, 2010

This is a list of all of the winning candidates that the NCPBA 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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PBA Legislation Clarifies the Law Regarding the Special Separation Allowance

October 1, 2010

On July 31, 2009, HB 816 was signed into law by Governor Beverly Perdue. This bill was introduced at the request of the PBA by Rep. Tricia Cotham. Rep. Nelson Dollar, Rep. Marian McLawhorn and Rep. Jennifer Weiss also joined the bill as primary sponsors at the request of the PBA.

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The Fruits of the Labor: PBA Candidate Screenings

November 1, 2006

As a direct result of the PBA candidate screenings held in August of 2003, The Town of Cary now has a K-9 program.

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PBA leads from the front with passage of important legislation

October 1, 2006

During the 2006 legislative short session a very important piece of legislation was passed into law and signed by Governor Mike Easley. Before H.B. 447, North Carolina local government police officers shot or otherwise injured feloniously, in the line of duty, could have their retirement contribution withheld and the employment time extended for the period they were recovering from their wounds/injuries.

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