|Message from the Executive Director – Spring 2018|
Message from the Executive Director
The United States Supreme Court heard the Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal (AFSCME) case in February 2018. The Court is expected to rule on this case in May or June. This ruling is just another reminder of why being a member of the OPBA is so important. Since my last writing, the OPBA staff has assisted members with several officer involved shootings and members in on duty related criminal investigations.
Membership in the OPBA during these times of attacks on our public safety professionals should continue to be comforting and a necessary value to all who are our members.
The OPBA has hired two new attorneys who will be representing our members. Adam Chaloupka started at the end of 2017 and Susan Bungard started in January 2018. Adam and Susan bring several years of public and private sector experience to the OPBA. Welcome to the OPBA team!
Randy Weltman, a long-time attorney with the OPBA, has officially retired. Randy served the OPBA for many years representing thousands of members. I want to personally thank Randy for all of his years of service to OPBA members.
Patrol Officer Timothy Corcoran from the Englewood Police Department has been selected to receive a “NAPO TOP COP Award” in Washington D.C.
Congratulations Officer Corcoran!
The OPBA family Days are planned for 2018. Please visit OPBA.com and click on the “Events” tab for information. As always, we would like to publish our members pictures from this event or others. Please send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Public Safety Telecommunications week April 8-14.
National Correctional Officer’s Week May 6-12.
National Police Week May 13-19.