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Vote for Karen Stanley

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The Tampa PBA has endorsed Karen Stanley for Circuit Court Judge Group 20.

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The New Tampa PBA Website

Welcome to the new Tampa PBA homepage.

The site is currently under construction and will be fully functional soon. 

Our administration has pledged to have better communication with the membership.  This new site will give us the ability to communicate directly and immediately with our members through text messaging and email.  These alerts are only available to Tampa PBA members in good standing.  On the right side of the page is a link to apply for an account.  I urge all members to apply so you can have access to member only content.

On the right column is the current shift cycle calendar.  You can also expand this calendar to view the entire year on your screen. 

Please Like us on Facebook and follow the Tampa PBA on Twitter.  You can also receive important information about upcoming events and happenings on those sites.

The Tampa PBA is also working with the Extra Duty office and City Technology Dept to develop a platform for members to exchange extra duty jobs.  A recent Directive issued by staff prohibited the practice of extra duty swaps via the MDT.  We are confident that the Tampa PBA website will be the new platform for advertising/exchanging and notifying the extra duty office of the changes.  More to follow.

As always, feel free to contact us with any suggestions or questions regarding the new site.

Your Executive Committee


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Tampa PBA Supports Karen Stanley for Judge

The Tampa PBA Endorses Karen Stanley for Circuit Court Judge

Karen Stanley's education, courtroom experience and dedication to fairness contribute to her qualifications to serve the people of Hillsborough County as a Circuit Court Judge.

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Support Rick Cochran for County Commission

Early Voting starts this Thursday August 14th. We are going to be doing sign waving at some of the major intersections throughout District 4 during morning and evening rush hours starting on Wednesday.

We are planning on having Volunteers placed at the 5 early voting locations wearing my campaign t-shirts and waving signs while the polls are open. We can use all the help we can get over the next two weeks to help us make sure we get my name as visible as possible to the voters before they enter the polling places to vote.

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Your New Tampa PBA Office

The Tampa PBA is pleased to announce that it has reached a milestone. On Wednesday May 21st, the PBA purchased our own office building located at 1302 West Busch Blvd. As of July 1, 2014 all day to day official PBA business will be conducted there.

This achievement signifies our commitment and our investment in our city and to the membership of the Tampa PBA. Your PBA will continue to offer excellent services to its members in a location that the membership owns and can be proud of.

Congratulations to the Tampa PBA Board of Directors and our members.

Vinny Gericitano

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Tactical Response Team Raffle

The Tampa PBA is raffling off a Samsung 16GB Galaxy Tab/Pro 10.1” screen worth $500. Money raised from this raffle will be used to support the Tampa Police Tactical Response Team (TRT) as they will be attending the International SWAT Round Up in Orlando, Florida during the week of November 9 – 14, 2014.

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1st Responder's Golf Classic

What is the First Responders Golf Classic?

The inaugural First Responders Golf Classic is a meaningful way to give back to our law enforcement officers and fire fighters. All proceeds from the golf classic benefit Post Trauma Training Programs, which are held throughout the year at the Franciscan Center.

The Classic will be held Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at the Carrollwood Country Club. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the scramble start will begin at 9 a.m.

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Upcoming Meetings

The next Tampa PBA Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16th at 2 PM. This meeting will he held at the new PBA Office, 1302 West Busch Blvd.

The next Labor Management Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 26th at 10:30 AM.

Any items to be included on either agenda must be presented no later than Friday before each meeting.

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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 ad 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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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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