PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY GARDEN
STATE LEO ASSOCIATION
Police & Fire
On December 11, 2004, 7 pm at Union
High School in Union Twp NJ .The Garden State Law Enforcement Officers
Association together with The Constables Office of New Jersey will hold
a Oldies Benefit Concert to raise money for two Essex County Officers
families who are in need of funds due to a life threating illness.
The events proceeds will be directed
to aid a Young Nutley Police Officer who has been in continuous
treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for advanced stage
typed non Hodgkin’s lymphoma since September 11, 2003.
The other benefactor still not 6
months old has a rare disease called osteoperetosis. This disease strips
the victim’s bones of all their marrow, thus negating the production of
white cells to fight off infections, the infants father is an Essex
County Corrections Officer also a Vice Principal with the Bloomfield,
New Jersey School District. The Concert Committee includes.
Robert J Gries President of The
Garden State Law Enforcement Officers Association, Phillip Geron CEO
Constables Office of New Jersey. Essex County Corrections Officers
Retired Warden Mark Stabinski, Sgt. Manny Castro, Sgt. John Rylick ,Captian
Frank Lamotta. Detective Paul T Reed from The Marlbor Twp. Police
Department also a member of The Garden State Law Enforcement Officers
“We have been asked once again to
assist someone in need of funds the last event we held the benefactor
was given over $65,000 I anticipate the same success regarding this
even” Stated Geron CEO of The Constables Office of New Jersey.
The show, according to the producer
Nicky Ross will feature legendary groups such as Johnny Maestro & The
Brooklyn Bridge, Larry Chance & The Earls also performing Earl Lewis &
The Channels and special guest Playground featuring the songs of The
Four Seasons . The show will be hosted by WMTR RADIO PERSONALITY TOUCH
DOWN TONY DEE “This is a concert that will take you on a trip down
memory lane and having Tony Dee host the show is the toping on the
cake!,” Ross stated.
MORRIS COUNTY CORRECTIONS
OFFICERS FILE AGAINST UNFAIR
FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE:
November 3, 2004 973-219-3604
PBA Local No. 298
PO Box 510
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
On behalf of the Morris County Corrections Officers Union PBA Local
#298, representing over one hundred and thirty correction officers, on
November 3, 2004 the PBA filed two unfair labor practices against the
management of the Morris County Correctional facility.
We (correction officers) take great pride in our
facility, and in serving the citizens of Morris County so the decision
to take legal action against management was not taken lightly, but there
is a need to address issues of harassment, retaliation, and coercion of
correction officers and union officials by the jail management.
Our grievances are not with Sheriff Rochford or the
Board of Chosen Freeholders, but without their strong intervention there
may be several civil actions filed by individual employees, if nothing
We thank you for your support, and hope these matters
will not go unresolved.
President Ronald Flammer
President PBA 298, Correction Officers Union
President James K. O’Brien
PBA 298, Superior Officers Association
Henry J. Ruiz
Plainfield PBA rallies to fight destruction
of police force under Mayor
Friday, October 29, 2004
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY
The Plainfield PBA Local 19 today held a community rally to highlight
the deterioration of the
Plainfield Police Department under Mayor Albert McWilliams and to
express concern that while crime is on the rise municipal non police
spending continues to rise.
Under Mayor Albert McWilliams, Plainfield’s police force has been
reduced in size by 21 officers (16 layoffs/5 unfilled vacancies). The
Plainfield PBA believes that cuts in the police force have resulted in
the rise of violent crime, such as murder and gang activity, in the
community. In addition, the Mayor has taken over the releasing of crime
information from the police division thereby ensuring that negative
crime statistics are not released to the public.
“Mayor McWilliams has engaged in an all out war on the police in this
community but the entire community has suffered because of it,”
Plainfield PBA 19 President Andre Crawford said. “The Mayor refuses to
see the danger in which he has placed this community.”
The Plainfield PBA has also criticized the Mayor for increasing spending
in other departments of City government while seeking to cut resources
from the police force. City administrators have received raises recently
and the Mayor has budgeted for the hiring of 7 new code enforcement
officers and a grant writer while laying off a large number of police
“There is no shared burden in the Mayor’s plan for Plainfield and he is
simply trying to balance the budget on the backs of our police,”
Crawford continued. “The Mayor’s top level employees have received
raises but Plainfield’s police are nearly the lowest paid officers in
all of Union County even though we have the highest crime rate in the
Joining the Plainfield PBA at the rally were community and business
leaders including Pastor Trevor Woolridge of the Mount Zion AME Church,
former Mayors Harold Mitchell and Rick Taylor, community activists and
the mothers of victims of violent crimes
local #19 would like to express our gratitude to NJLawman.com for their
continued support and those locals, citizens & other police personnel
who came out to support us during our October 28th rally.
are sincerely grateful and look forward to returning the favor
whenever and wherever necessary.
Our problems are not unique, as we can relate to the struggles
of such departments as Jackson, Essex County Sheriffs,
Atlantic City, Emerson, Ocean Township, State Corrections and
many others, but we needed to send a message to our city
officials before its too late. With your help, we believe we
were able to do so. Thank you again!
Brothers and Sisters
Stephanie Alexander and Viola
Bailey and leaders in the State and local law enforcement community
including State PBA President Michael J. Madonna, Plainfield Area Latino
Officers Association President Carlos Gonzalez and Plainfield Area Ebony
Officers Association President Kenneth Reid.
“The Mayor should be fighting for these officers and not against them,”
State PBA President Michael J. Madonna stated. “The political
considerations of the budget process should not ever be used as an
excuse to slash public safety and the Mayor is inviting violent crime
and the destruction of the morale of the police department if he
continues on this dangerous path.”
Friday, October 29, 2004
ESSEX UNION SEEKING OFFICERS
FOR TOMORROW'S RALLY
Tuesday, October 5, 2004 2:55 p.m.
Press Release Issued
by Essex County PBA Local 382
October 6, 2004, is going to be a big day for all county
unions. We will need all available officers to attend
two separate functions at the Hall of Records starting at 4:30 PM.
At 4:30 PM, the "Freeholders Public Safety / Penal
Committee" will be convening in Room 506.
ESSEX COUNTY PBA LOCAL 382
This particular meeting will be entirely dedicated to our
staffing/security concerns as well as the concept of "Direct
Supervision" as it relates to our new jail.
The designers of the jail, "Carter Goble Associates" as well as the
staffing consultants, "Paige Plus, LLC" were invited to attend.
This is our opportunity to voice our concerns as well as hopefully hear
some real answers as to why the jail transition failed and what's going
to be done to rectify our issues.
I strongly encourage all officers to attend this meeting to show support
for the efforts of the PBA in calling attention to the many safety and
security issues that we face everyday.
On this same night at 6:15 PM, PBA Local 183 of the Sheriffs Office will
be holding a rally/demonstration on the front steps of the Hall of
It is imperative that all county & state law enforcement unions come out
to support Local 183 in their ongoing battle with the administration
over the settlement of a contract.
After the demonstration, the unions will attend the regular Freeholder
Meeting in room 506 at 7:00 PM
Once again I ask that all available officers of the Essex County Jail
please attend these two functions to show support for the efforts of the
PBA to fight for the rights of all county law enforcement personnel.
Thank you for your time and support,
President, PBA Local 382
Essex County Department of Corrections,
354 Doremus Avenue, Newark, NJ, 07105
FORT MONMOUTH PD
HOSTING A LAW ENFORCEMENT
AWARENESS DAY AND CAREER FAIR
KICKING OFF CRIME PREVENTION MONTH
Friday, September 10, 2004
by the Fort Monmouth Police Department
FORT MONMOUTH POLICE
COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT
POC: OFFICER ANDREW POULOS
(732) 532-1112, (732) 684-8389
FORT MONMOUTH, NEW JERSEY-
To kick off the start to Crime Prevention Month, the Fort Monmouth
Police Department is hosting a Law Enforcement Awareness Day and Career
Fair on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 at the Gibbs Hall Officer's Club
located at 2000 Megill Drive, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.
The hours of operation will
be from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. From 9:00 am to 11:00 am it will only be
open to Military and Department of Defense Employees. It will then be
opened to the general public from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm for a charge of
$5.00 to be paid at the door. There is no charge for Military and
Department of Defense Civilian Employees with proper identification.
The day will showcase
numerous federal, state and local law enforcement agencies throughout
the country. Some of the agencies participating will be the US Park
Police, FBI, DEA, Secret Service (Investigations and Uniformed
Division), ATF, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, US Marshal's
Service, Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID), US Border Patrol,
US Customs and Border Protection, US Postal Inspection Service, Federal
Bureau of Prisons, New Jersey State Police, Delaware State Police, NYPD,
LAPD, Prince George County Police (MD), Prince George County Corrections
(MD), Arlington County Police Department (VA), Alexandria City Police
(VA), Metro-Washington Airport Police, and more. Several agencies will
be conducting on-site testing. Bring plenty of resumes.
For further information or
if you require directions please email
SUSPECT IN POLICE
OFFICERS' SHOOTING HELD
Thursday, September 2, 2004
by the Newark Police Department
NEWARK - The final suspect sought for
the attempted murder of two Newark Police Officers Patrick Cantalupo and
Juan Barreto in July was arrested last night, Police Director Anthony F.
Ambrose III announced today.
Michael Turner was arrested at approximately 9:00 p.m. last night by
members of the United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force as he and his
girlfriend, Idesha Murphy, 19, of Irvington, stayed in a Holiday Inn
located in Greenville, North Carolina.
Turner was one of three men wanted in connection with the shooting of Cantalupo on July 25th as he and his partner, Barreto, were
arresting a Attiyah Jones, 23 of Newark, at the Felix Fuld Public
As Cantalupo and Barreto
were arresting Jones, a car occupied by a 17-yearold juvenile, Shariff
Gillard, 23, and Turner fired at Jones and the two officers striking
Cantalupo in the back, Ambrose said. Cantalupo was taken to
University Hospital where he was released after being treated for a
gunshot wound to his torso.
Within four days, Gillard
and the juvenile had been arrested and charged with Attempted Murder,
Aggravated Assault on a police Officer, Aggravated Assault on Jones and
weapons possession charges. Turner, however, evaded arrest.
During last week's
COMSTAT meeting, Director Ambrose directed South District commander
Capt. John Scott-Bey to assemble a taskforce with the specific task of
catching Turner. He was known to still be in the area and had also been
identified as the suspect wanted for the later attempted murder of Erin
Jones on July 3.
With the assistance of the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force and their
intensified search efforts on their heels, Ambrose said, Turner and his
girlfriend apparently felt that their arrest was imminent, and fled to
North Carolina. Continuing their search, investigators were able to
track Turner to the Greenville hotel were he was arrested three days
after fleeing New Jersey.
Ambrose commended the
efforts of Bey, the members of the Newark Police Department's Task
Force, and the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task force for their diligent
pursuit of Turner. Ambrose said he was effective at eluding law
enforcement's efforts by playing a game of hide-and-seek with
authorities by hiding with friends and relative.
Ambrose said, "Through
the dedicated and tireless efforts of the Department's Task Force and
the U.S. Marshal's Task Force, Michael Turner, a suspect who was wanted
for shooting Police Officer Patrick Cantalupo and a member of the
community, Erin Jones, has finally been brought to justice. Chief Irving
Bradley and I are committed and using all of our available resources to
target and rid the City of any individual who refuses to obey the law
and threatens the lives of our residents."
The New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Force (NY/NJ RFTF) is
comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and has
personnel from the Newark Police Department assigned to the Task Force.
July 17, 2004
Association of New Jersey
NJ)- July 18th through the 24th, 2004 probation
officers and members of PANJ (Probation Association of New Jersey) will
be commemorating the tireless efforts of probation officers and other
supervision officers that serve the New Jersey community.
Since 1841 probation and parole have played a critical role in
the law enforcement system. Officers
are out in the streets protecting the rights of law abiding citizens by
making sure that convicted criminals are adhering to the terms of their
probation set forth by the court. Probation
officers are working tirelessly to lower recidivism rates in NJ so
upstanding citizens may benefit from safe neighborhoods and schools;
however, we can’t do it alone.
members of PANJ support National Probation, Parole and Community
Supervision Week by combating drugs, gangs, domestic violence and other
violent crime. Probation officers conduct pre-sentence investigations on
convicted criminals as well as custody and parenting time investigations
that protect the welfare of children.
Probation also effects positive change for the youth of NJ by
enforcing child support orders. Children
depend on those payments to live, and probation makes the commitment to
collect them; however, we can’t do it alone. Children
depend on those payments to live, and probation makes the commitment to
collect them; however, we can’t do it alone.
officers and their supervisors are asking the public to celebrate
National Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week by writing to
your state legislator. Probation
needs the tools to do the job even better.
Probation officers’ work, and the environment in which they
work, are dangerous. Support Probation in its quest for training and equipment.
The members of PANJ are serving the communities they live in and
the safety and security of the community is our only priority.
visit our website: (www.panj.org)
address or email address of your state legislator please visit the
following website: (www.njleg.state.nj.us)
Thank you for your support.
June 30, 2004
by Plainfield Police Division PBA
PBA RESPONDS TO
OF GUARDIAN ANGELS
STATUS OF CITY
June 30, 2004
On Friday, June 25, 2004,
Plainfield PBA Local 19 learned that the Guardian Angels had arrived, in
the City of Plainfield, and had begun to set up patrols of our streets.
We were not notified of their plans, and do not sanction any actions
that they may take. Although we understand their intentions, we strongly
caution the Guardian Angels against taking any action outside those
afforded by the laws of this state. We have further learned that the
Guardian Angels are armed with pepper spray, handcuffs and flashlights.
They will be held accountable for any unlawful actions or improper use
of any such items, just as any other person would be.
The recent detectable
upward trend of violent crime, we believe, is a direct result of the
cuts in manpower, of both sworn officers and civilian support staff,
along with the severe budget restraints placed on the Plainfield Police
Division. This same increase in crime was determined, by Mayor
McWilliams and the Plainfield City Council, to be negligible and would
not occur at all. We challenge the “leaders” of this city to ask the
numerous victims if the decisions they have made were prudent.
There are several other
factors contributing to the decline of public safety within the city.
Namely, is its elected leader’s failure to recognize the true problems
in Plainfield. Particularly, the police administrations inability to
combat growing crime trends. Furthermore, the members of this union are
overworked, under equipped, understaffed and underpaid. Also, the
ongoing, and sometimes publicly noted, lack of communication between the
police chief and the city administration just fosters violent crime and
hampers the Police Division’s effectiveness to combat an ever
increasing crime rate.
The arrival of the
Guardian Angels is just another example of the disastrous decisions made
by the city’s elected officials. The city, along with the police
chief, has tried to cover up these errors in judgment by supplementing
manpower with Union County Task Force officers, and making up for the
shortages with the improper use of minimally trained auxiliary police
In closing we would like
to reassure the citizens of Plainfield that the members of this union
are committed to their safety and quality of life. However, it is
important to note that we can only do as much as our leaders empower us
to do. As soon as they take your safety as serious as we do, things will
improve. Until then we will continue to do our best in providing you
with the best possible service.
William Tyler, Vice
P.O. Box 6208
Plainfield, New Jersey 07062
May 14, 2004
by NJ Transit Police Department
Officer Stricken with Lymphoma
Leave on Online Message for Officer Nelson Faustino, Click Here
has asked me to help them with a benefit they are holding for one of our
police officers. We recently learned that one of NJ TRANSIT’s “Finest”
has been diagnosed with Adult non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Officer Nelson
Faustino is a two-year veteran of the NJ TRANSIT Police Department and
up until being hospitalized, he was assigned to North Region I, Newark
Penn Station Command. Officer Faustino and his wife, Carla, reside in
Clark, New Jersey with their two children, Julian (Age 5) and Miah (age
TRANSIT PBA Local 304 will be sponsoring an “All You Can Eat”
Beefsteak Dinner. All proceeds will be used to help Officer Faustino and
his family during his fight against this deadly disease. The benefit
will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2004 at the Knights of Columbus
located at 109 Morrisey Avenue, Avenel, NJ between 7:00 P.M. and
will be $40.00 per person.
of the NJ TRANSIT Police Department, I am hopeful that all areas of NJ
TRANSIT will show their support by coming to the benefit and confirming
to Officer Faustino and his family that he isn’t in the fight alone.
tickets to the benefit or information about other ways that you can help
Officer Faustino or his family go to this web page, http://Officerinneed.home.comcast.net
or call 973-495-4066.
forward to seeing you all!!
Joseph C. Bober