NEPBA Testimony at Death Penalty for Cop Killers Hearing

Dear Distinguished Members of the Massachusetts State Legislature;
As the Executive Director of the New England Police Benevolent Association, Inc for over 14 years and as a retired 33 year law enforcement veteran, including over 28 years with Lowell Police Department. I not only speak as a retired police officer and a law enforcement labor leader, but as the father of a member of the Massachusetts Port Authority Police Department.

I have had the distinct pleasure of speaking before both the ...

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Death Penalty for Cop Killers Rally

The NEPBA supports and encourages our members to attend a rally which will be held at the Law Enforcement Memorial at Ashburton Place, next to the State House in Boston on Tuesday October 8th, 2019 at 10am.

Cop killers could be sentenced to death in Massachusetts under a bill filed by lawmakers who say police are “under attack,” after the state lost three officers in the line of duty in recent years.

“Our law enforcement officers are under attack and under assault,” ...

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Governor’s veto overturned!

NEPBA lobbyist Steve Panagiotakos has announced efforts were successful to override Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of a bill filed to overturn the Janus Bill.

The bill was drafted in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2018 ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31.  In Janus, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that non-union workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions.

Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of a union-backed collective bargaining dues bill ...

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