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HB100 Retirement Pension Tax Subtraction Modification
06/16/2017

Due to several requests we are putting this information out again and giving you the ability to read the law. On April 18, 2017 the Governor signed HB100.This bill gives retired officer’s 55 or older that live in Maryland a pension income tax subtraction modification in the amount of $15,000. We h

FOP89 FALLEN HEROE’S MEMORIAL BRICK’S
03/13/2017

FOP Lodge 89 is creating a Heroes’ Walk at our Fallen Heroes’ Memorial. You can now purchase a brick for the walk which can be engraved with a personalized message. See the link below for a copy of the brochure which has full details and ordering information.FOP89-Brick-BrochureTo go directly to t

Tax Subtraction for Active Officers
02/08/2017

Beginning January 1, 2016, “law enforcement officers” can claim an income tax subtraction modification for the first $5,000 of income earned if:The section below is taken directly from the Maryland State Comptroller Website. Frequently Asked Questions About Income TaxLink to section on website30. W

LEOSA date notifications
02/06/2017

The Range asked us to pass on that their will be an added LEOSA training on February 13 at 1500 hours. Also, the March 14th date is full. Time will be 1600 due to the change to Daylight Savings Time.Lt. Baden is waiting for OIT to get his desk phone set up so he can put a message on it, but at thi

Public Safety Labor News

Lack Of Response From Dispatch Basis For PTSD Claim
Will Aitchison, 07/28/2020

Kimberly Nelson, a Chicago police officer, responded to a dispatch report that there was a “possible kidnapping of a FedEx driver” on 80th Street. Nelson inquired where exactly on 80th Street the incident had occurred. Eventually, the dispatcher replied, “Units in 6, we have a robbery, an armed robb

Lost Marijuana Results In Loss Of Chief’s Job
Will Aitchison, 07/28/2020

David Viola was the chief of the police department in Colebrookdale Township, Pennsylvania. In May 2016, the Department was involved with the seizure and handling of 57 marijuana plants. Viola was the senior officer at the scene, helped the investigating officer who had never handled a felony drug m

Refusal To Abide By Grievance Resolution Is Unfair Labor Practice
Will Aitchison, 07/28/2020

Newark, New Jersey and the Newark Police Superior Officers’ Association are parties to a collective bargaining agreement. On August 5, 2011, the Association filed two grievances alleging that the City had improperly calculated the lump sum vacation payout of two retired captains. The City’s Police D