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Mayor’s Health Order/COVID-19 Testing/ US Dept. of Labor Complaint…

Step 1 of the grievance process through the Collective Bargaining Agreement has been filed. A copy of Step 1 can be found here:  Chief Archer – Step 1 OT Grievance for COVID-19 Testing Complaint with the US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division was filed on September 29, 2021. A copy of the complaint

Do your social media posts pass the bullhorn test?

Don’t be misled into thinking the First Amendment protects you from becoming a social media career casualty There’s a mistaken notion among many public employees that the First Amendment protects them from being fired for their online speech. It doesn’t, even if they’re off duty on their own device – unless the speech passes a tough legal

Letter to Mayor Hancock – August 2 Health Order/Mandatory…

Thank you Denver Fire Fighters Local 858, ATU Local 1563 (The Amalgamated Transit Union), Teamsters Local 17, as well as DSU/IUPA Local #380 (Denver Sheriff Union) for partnering with the PPA demanding information from Mayor Hancock regarding the COVID-19 mandatory vaccination health Order! For a full sized copy of the joint letter to the Mayor,

12th Annual Donnie Young Memorial Softball Tournament

The Annual Donnie Young Memorial Softball Tournament is in honor of Denver Police Officer Donnie Young who was tragically killed in the line of duty in 2005. Donnie was a member of CDIA and this event is in his honor. All proceeds from the softball tournament will go the the CDIA Survivors Benefit Fund which

PPA General Membership Meeting – Friday, August 13

Thank you to all members who attended August’s general membership meeting.  Please know your voices are heard and will continue to be heard, and the PPA continues to work on an alternative to the Mayor’s August 2 health Order. For those who were unable to attend, below is a handout on the legal issues surrounding

PPA Announcement Regarding Mandatory Vaccination

Dear PPA Members, As your labor organization, one of the PPA’s first responsibility is to protect your working conditions and to make all reasonable efforts to ensure they are fair and legal.  Today, with the Mayor’s announcement requiring mandatory vaccinations for all City workers, please know our attorneys were consulted and what we learned, we

Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation 2021 Gala

The Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation is a 501(c0)(3) non-profit organization that assists, supports, and provides resources for Colorado host agencies in assisting a  deceased officer’s family.  The Foundation provides peer support and mental health resources for agencies, and assists with funeral planning.  These services are provided at no cost to the agency or the family.

Some Tips to Writing a Good Report!

The PPA is always committed to taking care of its members!  We are here to help in every aspect of our profession and one of the most important, is something we do on a daily basis — report writing. You should always be cognizant of how important a good statement helps not only you, but


Congratulations to all who applied for the 2021 PPA Scholarship award. There were 16 applicants and two awards granted this year.   The 2021 PPA Scholarship recipients are: Levi Tucker Son of Technician Les Tucker $10,000 Avery Hall Daughter of Officer W. Dean Hall $10,000   The 2022 scholarship application will be available April 1, 2022.  

Intensive One-Day Sergeant Assessment Center In-Basket and Tactical Exercise…

Intensive One-Day Sergeant Assessment Center In-Basket and Tactical Exercise Prep Saturday, July 17th 0800-1600 PPA Event Center FREE to PPA members Taught by Denver officers for Denver officers. Learn techniques and strategies to prepare, present, and succeed in your Assessment Center. You will receive In-Basket and Tactical scenarios, along with a proven system to communicate