Tampa Police Benevolent Association, Inc

Update beneficiaries

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.

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Arbitrator's decision for Antwan Nelson

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Registration rules

For those that are registering as a new user on the site, please use your personal address, phone and email. We already know your city information and trust me, if we could use the tampagov email address, we would. We need to be able to communicate with you outside of city communications so they are not privy to public record and we need approval every time we want to communicate via city email. Also, your home address and cell phone number allow us to compare this info to our database and update the office manager's database. We do not get the info from the city when you submit the change of address form. We are your Union and we will not sell or distribute this information. This is for our use only. Thank you.

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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the Rays

Join fellow LEO's and enjoy a day at Tropicana Field and watch the Rays take on the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, May 19th at 1:10 PM. Click on the flyer for more information.
The deadline to purchase tickets online for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is June 16 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Contract survey

Click here to access a survey that will allow you to prioritize contract suggestions. You can only submit the survey once. The contract committee will then review the top ten suggestions.  It does not appear to work in mobile mode. Make sure you go into full desktop mode if you are having issues.

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Busch Gardens deal for Veterans

For all the veterans out there:

Greetings from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay,


            Through the month of May, Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is honoring U.S. veterans with 50% off up to six single-day admission tickets to the park. Qualified veterans eligible for the offer include active, retired, honorably-separated officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. military.


"This special offer is a small way of saying thank you to those who serve and have served our country," said Jim Dean, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay park president. "It is an honor to be able to host members of the military and their families in our park and this offer is a small token of our appreciation."


Eligible veterans should visit for more information and to register, using the verification system. Tickets must be purchased and used by May 31, 2016. Restrictions apply. 



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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:

  1. Stay calm
  2. Call the Tampa PBA at (813) 228-8900
  3. Ask to speak to a PBA Attorney
  4. Do not talk to anyone until you have consulted with your PBA attorney

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Labor Management Issues

Click here to go to a form to fill out any issues you feel should be addressed at Labor Management.

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Tampa Police Special Memorial badge


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.

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PFIA Scholarship

This is for for those members who have policies with PFIA. They are very reasonable. Contact Susan Libertz for more information at 215-327-4872 or clik here to email her. 


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Beatty Strength

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.

Thank you!

Lia Beatty

13323 W. Hillsborough Ave
Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33635

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Upcoming meetings



The next Labor Management Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 14th, 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, June 21st, 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.


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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.

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Nationwide Retirement Rollover news

A new law went into effect this year which changes the age of when you can receive rollover distributions without penalty. Read the flyer and call Denny Davis at Nationwide. 813-973-8382, with any questions.


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Click on the banner to shop Ranger Up through the PBA.

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New Benefit


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.  

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Letter from Steph and Sandy Kocab

It was our pleasure. Thank you for your kind words. Vigils such as these remind us of the dangers of the job and keep the spirits alive of those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for us.


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Thanks Jason for taking the time to write this email.  We were glad we could refurbish the memorial. And thanks to Nick Baez for taking time out of his day to help us. 


From: Jason Tkach
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2015 10:47
To: Vincent Gericitano
Subject: District one fallen officer Memorial 


 Just a quick note to say it was awesome to see you guys out there giving your personal time and sweat to a memorial that was long forgotten and in need of attention. The district one fallen officer memorial became over grown and just something we just walked by without paying any attention too. Please pass along a personal Thank you to you and your work crew for honoring our fallen with your hard work and time.


Jason Tkach, Police Detective 

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LifeScan and Wellness Duty Flex Time

Clarification: The Wellness 2 hours can not be used for days off visits. If you are a midnight or evening shift officer and need to visit the wellness center, make arrangements with your supervisor to flex up to 2 hours to use the Wellness Center for a visit within the same day.

Life Scan Update.
As per TPD Staff, all members interested in utilizing Life Scan / Florida Hospital will be authorized to do so on job time. Midnight and Evening Shift Members will be authorized to flex time for the exam. This time will be authorized by the member’s immediate supervisor pending personnel staffing requirements.

Be aware though, we have just learned that this time is considered "bad time" and you would lose overtime during the week. We are working on a solution for this issue.

Vinny Gericitano

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Click on the banner for more information this benefit.


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Galls Offers Exclusive PBA Members-Only Discount

Galls  Galls is pleased to announce an exclusive discount on all products.

This discount is reserved for Tampa PBA members only. Sale items include over 500 brand new items and include 40 other exclusive promotions as well.


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Home Safe Card

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.

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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.

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