PERB Orders Resumption Of NYPD Negotiations

NEW YORK, NY &#8211 The city’s largest police union, without a contract since July 2010, is going back to the bargaining table. In a recent letter on the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association website, union President Pat Lynch said the a state agency had ordered the negotiations to resume and the PBA would comply. Addressing the city’s […]

Dallas Police Chief Wants Officers To Tweet From Crime Scenes

DALLAS, TX &#8211 Twitter and Facebook are how many people get information these days. And Dallas Police Chief David Brown wants his officers to think more about social media. Soon, you’ll see more tweets coming from crime scenes. “We want officers to be prepared to use social media to speak directly to citizens in the […]

San Francisco Firefighters Face High Number Of Cancer Deaths

SAN FRANCISCO, CA &#8211 Two San Francisco firefighters have died from cancer in the last week, highlighting what the firefighters’ union calls an “epidemic” of cancer from the hazardous work of fighting fires. Clyde Watarai, 57, a 16-year veteran of the department, died Wednesday after a long battle with lung cancer, according to SFFD Local […]

Ohio Building Owner Indicted In Firefighter Deaths

TOLEDO, OH &#8211 The owner of an Ohio apartment building accused of setting a blaze that killed two firefighters has been indicted on aggravated murder charges that could carry a potential death penalty if he’s convicted. A county grand jury in Toledo indicted Ray Abou-Arab on Friday in the Jan. 26 blaze. He also faces […]

Monterey Police Chief Decries Survey Release

MONTEREY, CA &#8211 An officers’ survey critical of department leadership should never have been released to the media, Monterey Police Chief Phil Penko and two police union heads said in a joint press release on Tuesday. Calling the leak “disappointing and unacceptable,” Penko released the statement along with Monterey Police Officers Association president Gabe Kaster […]