<h1 class="entry-title">Category: NEPBA News</h1>
11 Apr

NEPBA Gets a Big Win at the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board

NEPBA filed a decertification petition last July in an attempt to organize the State of Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs. The Sheriffs are currently represented by AFSCME Council 94. NEPBA filed the decertification petition and received signed cards from well over the required necessary to call for an election. The Sheriffs contract expired on June […]

11 Apr

NEPBA successfully works overtime to defeat the Bill calling for the End of Qualified Immunity in NH for police officers.

The House rejected a motion to pass the bill on a vote of 184-178 and then immediately moved to table it. Because the House was on a deadline to act on all bills that originated in the House, by tabling the bill, the House effectively killed it for the session, although a similar bill can […]

11 Apr

Legislators reintroduce bill to change job classification of 911 dispatchers nationwide

The bipartisan bill was co-authored by Rep. Norma J. Torres, who is a former LAPD dispatcher, and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, a former FBI agent Apr 1, 2021 By Laura French WASHINGTON — Legislators have reintroduced a bill in Congress that would change the job classification of 911 dispatchers nationwide. The 911 SAVES Act would classify 911 dispatchers […]