Dear Fellow Sergeant,
I understand that recent unfortunate events have been challenging and confusing on many levels. Since taking office, I have been very assertive in determining the overall condition of the SBA and making plans to move forward in a manner that in no way negatively impacts the membership.
As was stated in the email sent last week after the emergency delegates meeting, the Annuity and Health and Welfare Funds have not been compromised in any way and all member benefits are unaffected. While an outside independent accounting firm will conduct a thorough and transparent forensic accounting of our records, contract negotiations will continue as planned.
Myself, newly appointed Vice President Edmund Small, and the entire SBA board are committed to serving you in an honest, thorough, and transparent manner. We will leave no stone unturned in our search for the truth, regardless of where it leads. The SBA membership deserves nothing less.
The coming weeks will be hectic, but we will keep you apprised of important developments as they occur. Thank you very much for your support during this difficult time.
Vincent J. Vallelong
Sergeants Benevolent Association