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Retention and Recruitment of Law Enforcement Officials in the 21st Century

September 28th, 2017|2017, Articles|

Retention and Recruitment of Law Enforcement Officials in the 21st Century BY:  Yvonne Trevino, Attorney Recently I spoke to several OPBA members and we discussed the recent troubles concerning recruitment and retention of law enforcement officers.  In a time of increased crime - recruitment and retention of officers is becoming a growing challenge for [...]

Enforcing Protection Orders

September 28th, 2017|2017, Articles|

Enforcing Protection Orders   In cases of violence between intimate partners, a victim often experiences a variety of concerns which are unique as compared to a victim of stranger on stranger violence. These cases carry additional concerns about an abuser reoffending against the victim. Even after a case is concluded, it is common for [...]

Retirees’ Corner – Fall 2017

September 28th, 2017|2017, Articles|

Retirees’ Corner Amherst   Troy A. Donaldson retired as a Sergeant on 4/1/2017 with 18 years of service.   Ashland   Steven A. Hoover retired as a Lieutenant on 4/29/2017 with 33 years of service.  (picture enclosed) Bellefontaine   Roger L. Hager retired as a Police Officer on 5/16/2017 with 24 years of service.  [...]

REASONS TO BE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT YOUR PENSION FUNDS

September 28th, 2017|2017, Articles|

REASONS TO BE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT YOUR PENSION FUNDS by S. Randall Weltman, Esq.   Back in February the authors of a George Mason University research note examined Ohio's public pension plans and concluded that they faced a future funding crisis and that "the chance of Ohio pensions being above water 20 years from now [...]

Message from the Executive Director – Fall 2017

September 28th, 2017|2017, Articles|

Message from the Executive Director Thomas Austin This year and 2016 mark the highest membership for the OPBA since 2009.  The representation the OPBA provides to its members is second to none and the word continues to spread throughout the state.  The OPBA wants all our members to receive all the benefits they are [...]

2017 MEETING CALENDAR

September 28th, 2017|2017, Articles|

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Meetings will be held on the following Thursdays: September 7, 2017 November 2, 2017 Letters will be sent to directors and alternate directors confirming meeting location.  Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………   GENERAL MEMBERSHIP Meetings will be held on the following Thursdays:   October 5, 2017 December 7, 2017 [...]

POLICE BEAT ARTICLE – Fall 2017

September 28th, 2017|2017, Articles|

POLICE BEAT ARTICLE By:  Joseph Hegedus, Esq. A recent case that caught my eye seemed worth sharing. This case was decided on June 8, 2017 by the Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals.  The case is captioned, City of Cleveland v. Mun. Foreman & Laborers’ Union Local 1099, 2017-Ohio-4188, and it concerns, inter alia, the [...]

INSIDE INFORMATION – Fall 2017

September 28th, 2017|2017, Articles|

Ashland   Jerry Bloodhart was promoted to Lieutenant on 4/21/2017. Garry Alting was promoted to Lieutenant on 2/17/2017.   Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office   Michael E. Peterson was promoted to Lieutenant on 5/1/2017.   Austintown Township   The department is excited to welcome the new employees from Mahoning County 911 from our recent consolidation. [...]

In Memoriam – Fall 2017

September 28th, 2017|2017, Articles|

Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of the following OPBA members who have recently passed away Cuyahoga County Corrections Officer Maurice Brown; Retired member Allan Selva; Patrolman Scott L. Dillon, MetroHealth; Phillip Adrine, retired Cuyahoga County (photo on CD);

DID NOT SEE THAT ONE COMING

September 28th, 2017|2017, Articles|

DID NOT SEE THAT ONE COMING By: George Gerken, Esq. Wednesday, July 26th, was a perfect summer day for the opening of the Ohio State Fair. With the thought of the great carnival food and shorter lines, my wife, and I took our college son, his girlfriend and two granddaughters to the fair. Everyone [...]