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A letter to the American public: Why you must…

If you recruit well, conduct thorough background checks and train constantly, you can have a human with a kind heart and good ethics – but you can’t have perfection It’s time for the American public to decide what we want from law enforcement. Warriors? Counselors? Guardians? Priests? Social workers? Magicians? Do we want the cheapest cops possible? Or, do

Federal Court Upholds Facebook Discipline

Ariel Lindsay has been a Cook County, Illinois deputy sheriff since 2004, and was assigned to the Court Services Unit in the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. From July 6, 2016, through July 8, 2016, Lindsay made several posts to her Facebook account. Those posts referenced the July 2016 shooting of police officers in Dallas,

Houston District Fire Chief Loses Social Media Case

He thought because he “made a post in a private social media group” he was safe, but he was wrong.   Steven Dunbar, a District Chief for the Houston Fire Department (HFD), made a post in a private social media group for HFD firefighters in July 2019. Discussing a transfer opportunity HFD had posted the month

Pre-1996 Vacation Payback

DPD Human Resources conducted an audit of vacation time and as a result, officers hired prior to 1996, who were forced to take vacation immediately upon graduation from the Academy, and prior to having accrued any time, were being told this “forced” vacation would have to be paid back upon separation or retirement from the

WHAT IS THE RULE OF 80? (Summary By FPPA)(Effective…

This provision provides for a normal retirement as early as age 50, if a member’s combined years of service and age totals 80 or more. In order to fund the Rule of 80, a corresponding 1% increase in employer contributions will be implemented (0.5% per year over two years) in 2029 and 2030. Under this

2020 Drawing Recipients

Loyalty Drawing $500 Jarrod Tinnin $500 is awarded every December to one lucky member who has attended one or more monthly membership meetings.  The more meetings you attend, the more chances you have to win! Shield 616 Kits Humberto Marquez, Jr. #05158 Dave Bourgeois #97035 Josh Vance #13044 The Shield616 kit is drawn monthly and

Collective Bargaining Agreement Arbitration Results

2021-2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement As you are now aware, an arbitration hearing was held this past Monday to determine the terms of our new contract. The arbitrator ruled in our favor and has issued an award mirroring the CBA you ratified in July. Once the CBA is signed, it will be available in its entirety.


Joint Press Release by The Denver Police Protective Association and the City and County of Denver Denver – Pursuant to Denver City Charter, representatives on behalf of the Denver Police Protective Association (“DPPA”) and the City and County of Denver (the “City”) began contract negotiations on June 30, 2020, in an effort to arrive at a Collective