Worcester Police Patrolman Press Release regarding Detail Compensation and Police Reforms

Following the annual media publication of 2019 city salaries, the Worcester Police Patrolman’s Union, NEPBA Local 911, issued its annual press release explaining that some $12,000,000.00 of police compensation was not salary, but was in fact generated by officers working 244,000 extra hours above and beyond their shifts. Additionally, 2/3 of that money was paid by private industry. The union also explained that the City’s administrative fee – earned off the backs of police detail work – alone ...

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Nolan Perroni wins court battle for police seniority benefits – NEPBA Carver Police

In 2018, NP attorney Gary Nolan won an arbitration case which overturned a 20-year practice that deprived NEPBA Carver’s police officers of seniority benefits. The town appealed to Superior Court, where NP attorney Peter Perroni defendend the arbitrator’s decision. The Superior Court issued its decision this week affirming the union’s victory in full, which will result in years of back benefits for NEPBA members, and even more importantly, will impact pension benefits for affected officers going forward.

This case is another ...

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COVID Update: police asked to enforce mandatory mask rules – new job duties must be bargained first

While many communities fluidly react to the current health emergency, there are mixed messages to first responders about their roles in enforcing fluctuating public health policies. In addition to the anxiety of conducting usual law enforcement activities within the circumstances of a pandemic, police officers are now flooded with such things as calls from anonymous tipsters about a perceived lack of social distancing, creating new job duties, added friction with citizens, and an increased workload for public safety workers ...

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