Just a reminder to read the city email reference Open Enrollment which started this week. There is a requirement this year to either attend an informational meeting or log on through the training website and watch a video. You will be instructed on how to certify you and/or your spouse Tobacco Free for the extra $500 allowance. Open enrollment is Oct 17-Nov 14. Please do not wait until the end to take care of this in case you have questions or problems enrolling.
Also, we have been getting calls about the calendar. It has not been printed yet. We will send out notices when they are ready to be picked up along with your PBA card.
One last thing, we are hoping to meet with the city next week. We will post the time and date as soon as the city makes it official on their calendar and it is announced to the public. Again, thank you for your patience during these negotiations.
These are the candidates that have qualified for the November 29th and 30th election.
Abe Carmack and Mike Rivera -President
Eddie Galvan, Henry Holt and Jimmy Owens - Sr. VP
Terry Sims, Darla Portman (Mike Leavy withdrew on 10/23/16)- 2nd VP
Gene Haines, Fran Moore - Secretary
Hilton Boca Raton discount
Click on link for details.
Tampa PBA Member Discounts
Tampa Bay International Auto Show
In recognition of their service to our communities, the 2017-model Tampa Bay International Auto Show, coming to the Tampa Convention Center, December 2 – 4, 2016, has added a new/special discount admission ($5) for all First Responders. Any police/sheriff, fire or EMT personnel attending the show need simply show their badge or municipal ID to take advantage of this $7 discount off the regular $12 admission price. It is our small yet sincere way of saying ‘Thank You’ for your service! (compliments of the Clearwater Auto Dealers Assn., the St. Petersburg Auto Dealers Assn., and the Tampa Bay Area New Auto Dealers Assn.)
Radisson Hotel Orlando discount
Click on link to see flyer for details.
Tampa PBA Member Discounts
Please follow this link for the latest Labor management meeting minutes.
Latest BOD meeting minutes
Follow the link for the latest Board of Directors monthly meeting minutes.
2016 Meeting minutes
In the wake of the tragedy of MPO Gimbel, it reminded us of Article 34 of the contract, the insurance policy through the city. It is also a reminder to update your beneficiary for that policy through Oracle. Here is the procedure:
You can update your beneficiaries in Oracle Self Service. It is under Benefits Enrollment, you will see life and AD&D – click update beneficiaries, button on the right. You can change them anytime you want.
Arbitrator's decision for Antwan Nelson
The next Labor Management Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 8th, 2015 at 9AM at HQ. Click here to leave any suggestions for the meeting.
The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, 2015 at 2pm at 1302 W Busch Blvd, the PBA building.
Any items to be included on either agenda must be presented no later than Thursday before each meeting.
What Every Officer Should Know
LEO Bill of Rights & Garrity
A law enforcement officer is entitled to the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights whenever that officer is under investigation and subject to interrogation by members of his/her agency for any reason which could lead to disciplinary action, demotion, or dismissal. Routine police inquiries and reports are not subject to the bill of rights protection since the officer is not "under investigation." Once the questioning or report becomes focused on the officer's conduct for disciplinary purposes, then compliance with Section 112.532, Florida Statutes, is required.
Every law enforcement officer has heard about the "Garrity Rule." Generally speaking, the Garrity Rule prevents "covered statements" from a law enforcement officer "obtained under threat of removal from office" from being used in any subsequent criminal proceeding. As explained by the US Supreme Court, a law enforcement agency, in the course of a disciplinary investigation, cannot compel an office to waive the immunity provided by the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination.
Remember, if you are involved in a police shooting, in-custody death or serious traffic accident:
- Stay calm
- Call the Tampa PBA at (813) 228-8900
- Ask to speak to a PBA Attorney
- Do not talk to anyone until you have consulted with your PBA attorney
Click here to go to a form to fill out any issues you feel should be addressed at Labor Management.
Tampa Police Special Memorial badge
MUST BE PURCHASED FOR ACTIVE, RETIRED OR RESERVE TPD MEMBER!
Tampa Police Special Purpose Mourning Badge
The Tampa Police Department has approved the restricted sale to active, retired or reserve officers only, of a special purpose Mourning Badge that will be commissioned for annual wear during the week of Police Officers Memorial Day, May 15, and for designated special occasions. The badge honors Tampa PD’s fallen with the names of the 31 members lost to date on the back of the badge.
TPD Special Purpose Mourning Badge
Attached is our flyer for our First Responders Program. Beatty Strength is offering a monthly training membership to use our training facility to all first responders (and their families). Coach Beatty also comes to the departments and will train groups on-site at their own facility. 100% of the first month's membership will be donated to the foundation for Coach Beatty's cousin that was killed in the line of duty last year in Orlando. Every month after will a have 20% continued donation into the foundation.
13323 W. Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33635
Beatty Strength (Member discount)
Don't forget, here is an easy way to support the Tampa PBA Charity Fund. When shopping at Amazon, use Amazon Smile and choose Tampa PBA Charity fund. We only get a small portion of the sale but it all ads up.
Click on the banner to shop Ranger Up through the PBA.
We are pleased to announce a new benefit for members that are Retirees or Reserves and their Family and Friends. Click here to see the flyer from LifeScan.
Click on the banner for more information this benefit.
Galls Offers Exclusive PBA Members-Only Discount
Galls is pleased to announce an exclusive discount on all products.
is reserved for Tampa PBA members only. Sale items include over 500
brand new items and include 40 other exclusive promotions as well.
The Home Safe Card was founded by Perry Anderson, a Tampa, Florida, Police Officer, after his nephew was involved in an alcohol-related head-on collision. The Home Safe Card cannot be used for any other kinds of purchases, which ensures that it cannot be misused or abused. As a result, any investment in Home Safe Cards is guaranteed for intended purpose… Transportation Only.
Home Safe Card
Benefits for Same Gender Marriage
Following recent federal court rulings and IRS announcements, public employee retirement systems are required to recognize a marriage between two persons of the same gender for pension and benefit purposes, as long as the marriage was performed in a state which recognizes same gender marriage.
Read the complete brief