Sergeants Benevolent Association of the NYPD

SERGEANTS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

THE TOUGHEST JOB IN THE WORLD!

SERGEANTS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

THE TOUGHEST JOB IN THE WORLD!

SERGEANTS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

THE TOUGHEST JOB IN THE WORLD!

Scholarship Application 2024

SBA Golf Tournament

SBA GOLF TOURNAMENT

TO BENEFIT THE SBA WIDOWS AND CHILDREN’S FUND

PELHAM BAY & SPLIT ROCK GOLF COURSES

870 SHORE ROAD, BRONX, NY

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2024

11:30AM – 12:30PM REGISTRATION & LUNCH
1:00PM SHOTGUN START
6:00PM COCKTAILS, DINNER AND AWARDS

For additional information, please contact Ed Geary (212) 226-2180.

Tier 2 & 3 Pension Seminar

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Dear Fellow Sergeant,

The SBA and other police unions are sponsoring upcoming Pension Seminars to assist you in planning your future based on facts, not rumors. The Seminars will be presented by retired Inspector Joe Maccone, the former Commanding Officer of the Pension Section.

The Tier 3 Seminar will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Doors open at 1700 hours and the Seminar begins at 1800 hours.

The Tier 2 Seminar will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024. Doors open at 1700 hours and the Seminar begins at 1800 hours.

The location for both Seminars is Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd, Queens Village, New York 11429.

The Seminars are FREE TO ALL UMOS, COURTESY OF YOUR POLICE UNIONS.

SEATING IS LIMITED so you are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to REGISTER IMMEDIATELY. To register, call the PBA office at 212-349-7560 or email the PBA office at: pensionseminar@nycpba.org.

You will need to report the following information to register: Full name, Rank, Command, Contact number, Tax number, and whether or not your spouse will be attending. Please list your Pension Tier and the session you wish to attend.

We urge you to take advantage of this invaluable service. The knowledge you attain is crucial for a successful retirement.

Click on the flyer below for details.

Fraternally,

2023 Car Raffle Winners

 

2023 Car Raffle Winner

The 2023 Car Raffle winners are:

  • Mercedes Benz: Odo Penniston
  • Raymour & Flanigan & PC Richard Home Furnishing: Kenny Kang
  • Breitling His & Her Watches: Terrence Quinn
  • Bucket List Trip: Rosemary Bronson
  • Diamond Earrings: Edgar Padilla

Congratulations & Happy Holidays.

2023 SBA Scholarship Winners

Dear Fellow Sergeant,

The SBA is pleased to announce that we awarded 22 college scholarships yesterday to the sons, daughters, and dependents of active and retired Lifetime members. The winners were chosen from the top 20 SAT, ACT, and PSAT scores, plus ties, and each recipient received a Certificate of Achievement and a check for $2,500. The total amount of scholarships awarded today was $55,000.

The scholarships are made possible by the sale of SBA cards and generous donations from the membership and the public and private sector.

Scholarship applications for 2024 will be available online and in SBA publications later this year. For more information, contact SBA Health & Welfare Secretary Donald Kipp, the Scholarship Chairman, at 212-226-2180 or by email at dkipp@sbanyc.org.

This year’s recipients are:

Member

Avezzano, Robert
Gembs, Paul
Itzhaki, John
Kurys, Mark
Kurz, Stephen
LaRegina, Thomas
Lau, Bobby
Lubrano, Cosmo
McCaffrey, Sean
Mrakovcic, Mark
O’Connor, Michael
O’Hare, Robert
Oldak, John
Parker-Thompson, Shavette
Reda, Joseph
Schroeder, John
Siegel, Neil
Spataro, Nicholas
Staudinger, Arthur
Tom, George
Valentino, John
Wu, Dennis

Student

Lilly
Julianna
Aaron
Kaylee
Ryan
Elizabeth
Mason
Giulia
Ann
Nicholas
Kyle
Katharine
Margaret
Kyra
Caitlin
Isabella
Jared
Nicholas Jr.
Michaela
George
Jamie
Angelina

College

Embry-Riddle
Cornell
Pittsburgh
University of Delaware
Binghamton
Georgetown
Columbia
University of Michigan
U.S. Naval Academy
South Carolina
Cornell
Boston
Stony Brook
Boston University
Clemson
University of Maryland
Northern Arizona
Hofstra
Wake Forest
Hunter
University of Connecticut
Cornell

Fraternally,

Vincent Vallelong Signature

Vincent J. Vallelong
President
Sergeants Benevolent Association

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SBA Statement on Senate Passage of LE Bills


Dear Fellow Sergeant,

I am pleased to report that this evening the U.S. Senate passed two SBA priorities by unanimous consent: H.R. 6943, the “Public Safety Officer Support Act”; and H.R. 2992, the “Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act.” Both bills now head to the White House where President Biden is expected to sign them into law.

The SBA has been a leader on the “Public Safety Officer Support Act” since its inception because the legislation ensures coverage under the federal Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program for those officers who succumb to injuries resulting from job-related PTSD or acute stress disorder. For the first time ever, the law will recognize the link between recurrent on-the-job exposures to traumatic events and the rise in deaths by suicide within the ranks of the NYPD and our nation’s law enforcement officers. As such, H.R. 6943 represents an extremely important step in addressing the unseen yet heavy toll that stress and exposure to trauma have on law enforcement by ensuring access to PSOB for those officers who die by suicide or succumb to injuries resulting from PTSD or acute stress disorder.

I am proud of the SBA’s work on this important bill, and our role working with Members of Congress, the Biden Administration, and many allies over this past year to advance H.R. 6943. We are extremely grateful for the leadership of chief bill sponsors Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Rep. David Trone (D-MD) whose support and persistence were critical to the successful effort to pass this important legislation.

In addition to H.R. 6943, the SBA’s advocacy also helped to push through the Senate H.R. 2992, the “TBI/PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act” that the SBA helped to develop. This legislation directs the U.S. Justice Department to develop crisis intervention training tools for use by law enforcement and other public safety employees when interacting with community members who have TBI or PTSD. This type of training is extremely important, as law enforcement officers are often the first to respond to individuals experiencing mental and behavioral health crises, including those affected by TBI or suffering from PTSD. These situations can quickly escalate, placing the safety of both the officer and the individual at risk. Importantly, the bill also includes a critical officer mental health and wellness component, directing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study and report to Congress on the incidence of concussion and TBI in law enforcement. This research will help lead to the development of resources to improve officer safety and support officers who have experienced TBI on the job. I would like to thank chief bill sponsors Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) for also working with us to achieve final passage of H.R. 2992.

Additionally, I would like to applaud and express the SBA’s appreciation for the congressional leaders who helped champion H.R. 2992 and H.R. 6943. In particular, Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA), House leaders Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH).

Finally, the SBA is pleased that the Senate also approved this evening several other SBA legislative priorities that must still be passed by the House of Representatives, including:

  • S.4007, the “Fighting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Act,” which directs the Justice Department to develop new programs for making state-of-the-art treatments available to officers suffering from job-related PTSD or acute stress disorder;
  • S. 4003, the “Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act,” to provide resources to improve law enforcement training on alternatives to use of force, de-escalation, and mental and behavioral health crises;
  • S.3860, the “Invest to Protect Act”; which improves federal COPS grant funding for smaller law enforcement agencies; and
  • S.2151, the “Strong Communities Act”; a bill that provides grants for law enforcement recruits to attend school or academies in exchange for service in their communities.

Fraternally,

 

 

 

Vincent J. Vallelong
President
Sergeants Benevolent Association

SBA Contract Pay Dates

The Office of Labor Relations (OLR) has notified the SBA that All Raises from the 2018-2021 contract will be implemented for the March 4, 2022, paycheck. The new pay charts will be posted on the SBA website February 1, 2022.

The increases will include
• 2.25% that was effective August 30, 2018
• 2.50% that was effective August 30, 2019
• 3.00% that was effective August 30, 2020
• 1.00% for Sergeants with five years in rank effective August 30, 2018. If you did not have five years in rank prior to August 30, 2018, you will receive the additional 1.00% on your fifth anniversary as a Sergeant
• 1.25% increase at the 10, 15 and 20 year longevity steps effective August 29, 2021

Additionally, retroactive payments for base pay increases, overtime earned and night shift differential will also be included in the March 4, 2022 paycheck. Retroactive payments for Holiday pay will come at a later date.

If you wish to change your deferral rates for the Deferred Compensation Plan or the 401(k) Plan, you must make this election by 4:00 pm February 4, 2022, to be effective for the March 4, 2022 paycheck. It is important to remember that if you increase your deferral rate for the March 4, 2022, paycheck you must switch your rate back prior to 4:00 pm February 18, 2022, or your March 18, 2022, will be processed with the larger deferral rate. Please see the Deferred Compensation Plan Calendar and instructions on how to change your deferral rate.

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Deferred Compensation Calendar

Fraternally,

 

 

 

Vincent J. Vallelong
President
Sergeants Benevolent Association

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