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“I am concerned about excited delirium….” Minneapolis Officer describing…

The recent release of court documents and body-cam footage surrounding George Floyd’s death predictably thrust Excited Delirium Syndrome (ExD) back into the news. Following George Floyd’s death, media outlets had already begun to revive the false, anti-police narrative that ExD is nothing more than “pseudo-science,” invented to absolve officers from excessive force. Now, the Brookings Institute,

5 ways to stop surviving and start thriving in…

Challenging times require officers to be resilient in our thinking, intentional in our communication and disciplined in our personal time I am part of a law enforcement family. My grandfather was a reserve police officer in Brea, California, in the 1960s. My father retired after over three decades of service in eastern Washington. I am

Collective Bargaining Contract Ratification Information

The ratification vote ended Friday, July 31, for the proposed 2021-2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The membership ratified the contract with 93 percent yes, and seven percent no. Thank you to all who participated!    

2020 PPA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

This year’s 2020 PPA Scholarship recipients are: Grace Tandus (Lee Tandus) $4,500 Amanda Tran (Bihn Tran) $4,000 Spencer Chuck (Mark Chuck) $3,500 Haley Murphy (Scott Murphy) $3,000 Congratulations to all recipients and thank you to all who participated!  Look for the 2021 application on April 1.     

LRIS: Proposed Police Reform Legislation Podcasts 1 and 2

First Podcast:  This podcast covers reform legislation proposed by U.S. Senate Democrats and the State of Colorado, as well as President Trump’s executive order on police reform.  https://lris.com/2020/06/17/proposed-police-reform-legislation/ Second Podcast:  This podcast covers the Senate Republican bill on police reform and compares President Trump’s executive order, the senate Democrat’s bill, the senate Republican’s bill and

SB20-217 ENHANCE LAW ENFORCEMENT INTEGRITY

The Senate has passed SB20-217.  It was introduced to the House on June 9, 2020.  There are three readings in the House; two have already passed, with little substantive changes. However, the PPA, together with its lobbyists, Lombard & Clayton, continue to work with the language of this Bill — to the extent possible.  The

Watch Company Releases Powerful Pro-Police Ad Amid Anti-Police Climate…

In the midst of numerous major companies falling over themselves to send out messages promoting a twisted narrative based on partial truths about law enforcement, one company, Egard Watches, which was in the spotlight last year when it released a response to Gillette’s “Toxic Masculinity” commercial, has released a YouTube video dedicated to police officers.