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  Tampa Police Benevolent Association, Inc


Candidates for Board of Director elections

Mark Belmonte
Jason Fortney
PJ Gray
Brandon Barclay
Edward Croissant
Richard Fujimoto
Jeremy Larson
Michael White
Daniel Ford
Michael Ferguson
Evan Trefcer
Stephen Hiles
Darla Portman
Donnie Miller
Austin Farrell
Matthew Belmonte


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New bylaws and constitution

Members, the voting ended yesterday and the new bylaws and constitution passed. Now that they are the new bylaws and constitution for the organization, we will post the forms for nominations for the upcoming board of directors. Just a reminder, the voting changed and so did the term years for the board of directors.  Nomination forms will need to be turned into the Secretary/Treasurer (Gene Haines) by September 8th at 5 PM. 

  • Section 3. Staggered Terms- Effective with the election in November 2017, the 5 candidates who receive the most votes shall serve a term commencing January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2021 (4 year term). The next 5 candidates receiving the most votes shall serve a term commencing January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2020 (3 year term). Thereafter all elections shall be based on three year terms.

  • Only Active members as of ninety days prior to the general election shall be eligible to vote in the general election. If a runoff is required, only those Active members who were eligible to vote in the general election may vote in the runoff. The Secretary/Treasurer shall compile a list of eligible voters and post such list on the Association’s website at least 60 days before the election. Any Active member may challenge the eligibility of any name on the list or petition to include a name not on the list, prior to the conclusion of the last regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting immediately before the pending election where the Board of Directors shall consider and rule on any such challenges or petitions at such meeting. The decision of the Board of Directors shall be final. Any challenge or petition made after the deadline set forth herein shall be waived except that the President shall have the discretion to bring a late filed challenge or petition to a hearing before the Board of Directors at a special meeting called for that purpose at any time before the close of voting at the election
  • Section 3 – Only “Active” members as described in this Article III of the Constitution shall have the right to vote or hold office within the Association. Provided, however, that Auxiliary (Reserve) members shall have the right to vote in elections for executive officers and the Board of Directors, only, but shall not have the right to hold office.

 

 


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Fundraiser for Officer Will Caballero

Save the Date!!

Sunday, November 5th, 11:30 am- 3 pm

Fundraiser for Officer Will Caballero at Top Golf in Brandon. 

The registration fee includes Top Golf bay rental, tea, water, soda and unlimited beer and wine. Food will also be served.

$70 per person.

50/50 Raffle also on site. 

 

 


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Fiscal and Calendar Dates

Members, these are the upcoming payroll fiscal dates (FY) and payroll calendar dates (CY)(below):

Payroll fiscal year:

FY2017 - 9/10/17 - 9/23/17 Paid 9/29/17
FY2018 - 9/9/18 - 9/22/18 Paid 9/28/18
FY2019 - 9/8/19 - 9/21/18 Paid 9/27/19 

The member is affected by payroll fiscal year in the following article:

15.3 Overtime. Employees shall receive credit or payment at the rate of time and one-half (1-1/2) for all hours worked per Article 15.2 in excess of 40.0 hours in a seven (7) City of Tampa/PBA (Officer-Sgt) 10/1/2016-9/30/2019 37 day cycle. Said hours worked in excess of 40 in a 7 day cycle shall be credited or paid at 150%. Overtime for employees assigned to the modified work schedule shall be calculated at the rate of time and one-half (1-1/2) for all hours worked per Article 15.2 in excess of the assigned 34.3 hours or 45.7 hours as applicable. Employees may bank up to a maximum of 80 hours in their compensatory time bank. Time not used shall be paid at the end of the payroll fiscal year and/or prior to any change in the employee's rate of pay. Credit for hours worked, the computation of hours worked and the method of compensation for overtime shall be as set forth in the appropriate Department S.O.P. provided, however, that compensatory time taken off shall first be deducted from the compensatory time-bank.  

18.3 Holiday Bank. A request for usage of holiday time shall be submitted to the employee's immediate supervisor on the appropriate form. Leave may be taken only after being approved by the Department. Every employee shall be afforded the opportunity of utilizing any accrued holiday time prior to the end of the payroll fiscal year provided that management's scheduling needs are met. Banked holiday time shall be utilized prior to the end of the payroll fiscal year, when balances shall be reduced to zero, provided however that a maximum of 45.7 accrued, unused hours shall be carried over to the next payroll fiscal year. No payment for unused holiday time shall occur prior to separation or at any other time. 

18.4 Floating Holiday. Employees with one year of continuous service may request to observe one Floating Holiday during the payroll fiscal year in addition to the eleven designated holidays specified in 18.1. A Floating Holiday shall be taken in one 8.0, 10.0, or 11.4 hour increment as applicable to the employee's work schedule and shall be requested in advance on the appropriate form and is not authorized without the express approval of the supervisor. Floating Holiday time off shall not count as hours worked for purposes of calculating overtime pay. In the event that an employee fails to utilize the Floating Holiday within the payroll fiscal year, there shall be no carry over of the unused time to the next fiscal year nor cash payment in lieu of usage. Employees shall not be eligible for payment of unused Floating Holiday upon separation from employment.

Calendar Year

CY2017 - 12/3/17 -12/16/17 Paid 12/22/17
CY2018 - 12/2/18 - 12/15/18 Paid 12/21/18
CY2019 - 12/1/19 - 12/14/19 Paid 12/20/19

The member is affected by the payroll calendar year in the following article:

39.5 In the event that at the end of the payroll calendar year the employee has not utilized accrued Incentive Leave for Safe Driving and/or Firearms (39.2 and 39.3 above), said remaining Incentive Leave shall be paid at the employee's regular rate of pay at the rate credited of 8.0, 10.0 or 11.4 hours per Article 39.1. In the event that at the end of the
payroll calendar year the employee has not utilized accrued Incentive Leave for Physical Fitness (39.4 above), time credited shall be forfeited.

 

 


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President's Letter to the Editor

Recently our member, Det. Kirlangitis, a seasoned and well respected Detective with the department was critized in an article written in the Tampa Bay Times. The PBA took issue with the article and wrote the attached letter to the editor.

News Article Dated March 24, 2017

President Carmack's letter to the editor

2nd DCA Opinion

Judge Ward's Ruling

 

 

Abe Carmack

President, Tampa Police Benevolent Association, Inc.


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2017 Golf tournament

9th Annual Our Heroes' Memorial Golf Tournament

 

The Our Heroes' Memorial Golf Tournament is an annual event held in honor of all Tampa police officers killed in the line of duty. Proceeds raised are used to fund the Tampa Police Benevolent Association Charity Fund, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. The Tampa PBA Charity Fund was established for the benefit of the City of Tampa police officers killed or wounded in the line of duty and their dependent families.

The date of our 9th Annual Our Heroes' Memorial Golf Tournament was April 3, 2017, at Hunter's Green Country Club. We had a goal of raising $15,000 this year for the fund but with the help of all of you, we were able to raise $25,000.Thanks to everyone that supported our event and thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen!


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City Parental Family Leave

Recently the PBA agreed to an additional benefit called Parental Leave, which allows you to spend paid time off with new born children. Stay safe! 

-Abe Carmack

Click on letter to read more. 


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Officer Fundrasiers

Will Caballero Fundraiser

          GoFundMe  

 


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Upcoming meetings

 

 

The next Labor Management Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 9:00 AM at HQ. Click here to leave any suggestions for the meeting.

The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 2:00 PM 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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Hilton Boca Raton discount

Click on link for details.


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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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Labor management minutes

Please follow this link for the latest Labor management meeting minutes.


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Latest BOD meeting minutes

Follow the link for the latest Board of Directors monthly meeting minutes.


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Arbitrator's decision for Antwan Nelson


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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

MUST BE PURCHASED FOR ACTIVE, RETIRED OR RESERVE TPD MEMBER!

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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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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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.


http://smile.amazon.com/


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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 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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