SSPBA Legal News
PBA member petitions U.S. Supreme Court on First Amendment retaliation issue

PBA member Mark McCaffrey, formerly employed by the Loudoun County (Va.) Sheriff?s Office, filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court in September. McCaffrey and his PBA-assigned attorney, Robert J. Cynkar of the firm McSweeney, Cynkar & Kachouroff in Great Falls, Va., are pursuing civil relief for McCaffrey in regard to his December 2015 termination by Loudoun County Sheriff Mark Chapman.

2019 Attorney Seminar

August 29, 2019

The SSPBA Legal Department extends our most sincere thanks to those attorneys who were able to attend the seminar as well as to the 700+ attorneys currently serving on our attorney panel.


January 14, 2019

Member also said how much she appreciated PBA and the fact that we follow up with our members about things. She said it is worth paying her monthly membership dues knowing we have her back.


January 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your help. I'm so grateful to the PBA. I truly feel like I?m more than just a number. All the time everyone took to make sure that I?m making a decision in my best interest is something special! I am sure glad I stuck with SSPBA. I?ve had such a wonderful experience with a caring staff! I have destroyed my cancellation letter and keeping my membership active. I will always speak highly of SSPBA. It is truly comforting knowing during this stressful time that everyone is so helpful, calm and reassuring!!! Keep up the awesome job!


December 21, 2018

I received great counsel and I was given good insight that I was able to use. Thanks SSPBA for being there for me when I needed you!


December 5, 2018

I was cleared and no action is being taken against me. Case has also been handled in court and incident is finished. I greatly appreciate the service you all provide. It?s good to know that if I needed you all, that you were there. Thank you.


November 20, 2018

Great to have them when you need them!! Would not be in law enforcement without being a member. They have helped me on many occasions. Stay safe!


September 25, 2018

I wanted to say thank you for everything. It was an eye-opening experience for me and my wife. She now wants to volunteer for some of the PBA Chapters. You have been, and provided, a great source of encouragement and hope that I?ve never found anywhere else.


September 10, 2018

This was my first time using PBA. I am a fan!! The speed and fluidness of my case was unparalleled by any service oriented organization I have worked with.


September 1, 2018

A wonderful community of Police Officers serving and protecting the law enforcement community.


July 19, 2018

I want to thank you for all your assistance during this time. I want to add that your service is a most definite life-line for officers and I want to thank you all for what you do!


July 19, 2018

I wanted to let you know that I have received my proper compensation, including back pay owed to me. Thank you for your assistance with this matter and I am happy to say this came to a proper resolution without legal involvement. I appreciate knowing that the PBA is there when I need them and that you follow up to make sure everything works out.


July 7, 2018

PBA representative addressed the board in executive session and member?s termination was reversed and the member was reinstated. A victory for our member!


June 6, 2018

The City Attorney and I reached a compromised settlement of a $1,000 payment with a full and final release for all back pay claims and agreement that put a Captain back on the schedule with a 24-hour weekly shift.


April 5, 2018

I wanted you to know how sincerely grateful I am for all the help your team provided me in my disciplinary process. Your staff attorney was wonderful and so supportive. He assigned a PBA attorney for me and he did an outstanding job and I truly appreciate his help and legal counsel. He is top notch and I highly recommend him. Thank you P.B.A. for your support and assistance with this whole unfortunate circumstance.


March 23, 2018

I am very happy with the outcome of my POST case, as well as with the PBA staff and the representation that I have received.

James Shelton's Thank You Letter to PBA

January 15, 2015

Dear PBA: I would like to thank the PBA for assisting me in my recent case. You were very prompt in retaining my legal assistance in this matter. Mr. Charles Halbert of West Helena, AR did an excellent job. I truly believe that without the PBA, I would have had to spend a huge amount of money to defend myself against the frivolous allegations.

PBA represents Mississippi member in successfully appealing demotion

January 8, 2015

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

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

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.

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

March 7, 2014

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

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

October 7, 2013

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

PBA Fighting to Protect Alabama Retirement Benefits

February 28, 2013

When the retirement benefits of Alabama law enforcement officers came under attack last year, PBA was quick to respond to the requests for assistance we received from our members. We are currently involved in litigation which challenges efforts by the state to reduce retirement benefits for law enforcement officers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Southern States PBA News
117th US Congress Update February 2021

March 1, 2021

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

117th US Congress Update January 2021

February 16, 2021

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

116th US Congress Summary

January 5, 2021

The 116th Congress has adjourned. 16,601 Bills were introduced (10,573-House / 6028-Senate) of which 283 became law. This is a summary of those of interest to the Southern States PBA membership.