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

January 23, 2014

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

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

December 20, 2013

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

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

October 29, 2013

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

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

October 25, 2013

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

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The Northern Virginia Chapter announce their endorsement of Alex Iden for Winchester City Commonwealth Attorney

October 21, 2013

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association is proud to announce their endorsement of Alex Iden for the office of Winchester City Commonwealth Attorney.

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The Central Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association announces endorsements in November elections

October 11, 2013

On October 7, 2013, the Central Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association held a political screening for those candidates running for the office of Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.

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Hampton Chapter makes candidate endorsements

September 23, 2013

On September 18th the Hampton Chapter conducted its political screening for the upcoming November elections for the House of Delegates and the Hampton Commonwealth Attorney.

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The Alexandria Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association announces candidates endorsements

September 11, 2013

The Alexandria Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association recently held a political screening for those candidates running for various positions in the up coming election.

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The Fairfax County Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association announces endorsement of Randy Minchew for the Virginia House of Delegates

August 30, 2013

On August 22, 2013, the Fairfax County Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association held a political screening for those candidates running for Virginia House of Delegates for the 10th district.

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The Fairfax County Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association announces endorsement of Barbara Comstock for Virginia House of Delegates

August 30, 2013

On August 22, 2013, the Fairfax County Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association held a political screening for those candidates running for Virginia House of Delegates for the 34th district.

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The Virginia Police Benevolent Association announces endorsement of Ken Cuccinelli for Governor

August 30, 2013

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

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The Fairfax County Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association announces endorsement of Tim Hugo for the Virginia House of Delegates

August 30, 2013

On August 22, 2013, the Fairfax County Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association held a political screening for those candidates running for Virginia House of Delegates for the 40th district.

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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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The Fairfax Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association holds first political screening

August 26, 2013

The Fairfax Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association held its first political screening on August 22th and August 23rd of 2013. It was quite fitting that our largest state chapter would hold the largest screening in the history of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association.

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2013 VAPBA Endorsed Candidates

August 26, 2013

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the VAPBA has endorsed in 2013. We would like to congratulate each of these candidates on their endorsements and we hope to work with them into the future to help make the law enforcement profession better for our members. Please show your support for these candidates at the polls.

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The Prince William County Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association announces endorsement of Scott Lingamfelter for the Virginia House of Representatives

August 21, 2013

On August 6, 2013, the Prince William County Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association held a political screening for those candidates running for Virginia House of Representatives.

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The Virginia Police Benevolent Association announces endorsement of Earl Jackson for Lieutenant Governor

August 21, 2013

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

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Virginia PBA Holds its 2013 Board Meeting and Screenings

August 14, 2013

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

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Alexandria Chapter has completed its screening for the 47th and 45th District seats in the Virginia House of Delegates

August 14, 2013

Continuing on a long history of political involvement, the Alexandria Chapter has completed its screening for the 47th and 45th District seats in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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The Prince William Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association held its first political screening.

August 7, 2013

The Prince William Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association held its first political screening on August 6, 2013. The chapter is proud to announce that eleven candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates.

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The newly formed, and growing, Culpeper Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Associtation held its first political screening

August 5, 2013

The newly formed, and growing, Culpeper Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Associtation held its first political screening for seats in the Virginia House of Representatives and on the Culpeper Board of Supervisors. The board proudly announces the endorsement of Mike Webert and Edward Scott for the Virginia House of Representatives.

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Virginia Division hosts another successful PBF Behind the Badge Suicide Prevention Seminar

July 19, 2013

On July 16 2013 the Virginia Division hosted another successful PBF Behind the Badge Suicide Prevention Seminar. Guest speakers Tim Rutledge and Jim Sewell,once again, did an outstanding job presenting this vital information to law enforcement professionals from the Central and Northern Virginia Area.

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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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Letter to the Editor: Police Officers Take a Hit in City Budget Proposal

April 9, 2013

Members of the Alexandria Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association have expressed deep concerns over the City Manager's proposed changes to the City's health insurance program and the police and fire pension. Both of these changes will have a major impact on the lives of police officers and their families. While our officers have long lagged behind our comparator jurisdictions in salary, they have always been able to point to their benefits as something that helped maintain their compensation level; this is no longer the case.

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Fellow Officers Helping Lynchburg Officer Fighting Cancer

March 28, 2013

Fellow officers establish a fund to help a Lynchburg Police officer fighting Cancer. Officer Jordan Spaeth, 26, was diagnosed with testicular Cancer in December.

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

March 14, 2013

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

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113th US Congress Update February 2013

March 11, 2013

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

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

March 5, 2013

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

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PBA's response and assistance for critically injured Alexandria Chapter member Peter Laboy and his family

March 5, 2013

Alexandria Chapter member Peter Laboy was shot on February 27th after making a routine traffic stop in Alexandria. The bullet struck Officer Laboy in the head, critically injuring him. The PBA is committed to serving our members and will respectfully and systematically fulfill all of our benefit promises made to our members. I wanted to outline the PBA's response to this incident and what we are planning on doing to ensure Pete and his family get everything they need during this horrible time.

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The Southern States PBA official stand on gun control in America

March 1, 2013

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

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VAPBA Legislative Update

February 13, 2013

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

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2013 Virginia PTSD Seminar Wrap-up

February 6, 2013

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

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The Bruce Potter Recovery Fund

February 6, 2013

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

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National Wild Turkey Federation Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of Year

February 4, 2013

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

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News that impacts ours members in Jefferson County

January 14, 2013

Jefferson County Sheriff Robert E. Bobby Shirley has tendered his resignation, Jefferson County Commissioner Patsy Noland said Friday. Noland said Shirley dropped off a one-sentence letter of resignation at her home between 5:30 and 6 p.m.

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

December 13, 2012

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

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Seat belts save officers' lives

December 3, 2012

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

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

October 31, 2012

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

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Virginia Conservation Police Officer Chapter hosts first officer appreciation dove hunt and barbeque

October 29, 2012

Chapter members and dignitaries met on October 20th at Mr. Rick Sharp's farm in King George Virginia for the event. Hosts Craig Suro and Chris Rivers spent the afternoon with PBA members enjoying the beautiful fall weather and smoked pork barbeque.

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Fairfax County Chapter, active and growing

October 29, 2012

Virginia PBA President Joe Woloszyn has come a long way in a short time as a PBA leader. As soon as Woloszyn became a member he began to play an intricate role in the activity and growth of the Fairfax County Chapter and has made it one of the most successful chapters in Virginia this year.

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Alexandria Chapter holds screening and makes endorsements

September 28, 2012

The Alexandria Screening Process for the upcoming general elections was held on September 18, 2012 at the Hampton Inn in Alexandria. Chris Flood, Dennis Andreas, Matt Weinert, and I were panel members for the Mayoral and City Council candidates. A state panel was also formed and a screening was done for candidates from Congressional Districts 8, 10 and 11. Members of the State Board panel were: Joe Woloszyn, Sonny Nipper, Marta Goodwin and Tommy Ground.

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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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2012 VAPBA Endorsed Candidates

May 4, 2012

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the VAPBA 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 Inc. Launches the I Wish You Knew Campaign

April 26, 2012

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

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112th US Congress Update April 2012

April 2, 2012

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

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112th US Congress Update March 2012

March 2, 2012

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

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112th US Congress Update December 2011

February 3, 2012

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

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VAPBA Legislative Update 01-30-12

January 30, 2012

This week our efforts in Richmond at the General Assembly were met with some success. House bill 675 would raise the threshold amount of Grand Larceny to five hundred dollars, but would have also made it more difficult for our Conservation Police Officers to develop successful cases against wildlife violators selling animal parts. This bill failed to come out of the Criminal sub committee of the Courts of Justice Committee. The Senate bill on the same issue is SB71, this bill will pass out of the senate and will head to the House at crossover. We will watch to see if the House kills the bill as they did HB 675.

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Law enforcement officer deaths were on the rise in 2011

January 18, 2012

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

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112th US Congress December Update

December 29, 2011

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

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Virginia Division has active and successful 2011 political screening season

December 13, 2011

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

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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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111th Congressional Summary

January 1, 2011

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

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The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)

December 16, 2010

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

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2010 VAPBA Elected Candidates

November 12, 2010

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

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