The Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (O.P.B.A)
The Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (O.P.B.A) represents police departments and law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio including ranking officers and chiefs.Membership in the O.P.B.A is limited to duly appointed, sworn police and law enforcement officers, correction officers and dispatchers of governmental or quasi-governmental police departments or police agencies or such retired officers, or dispatchers, located within the State of Ohio. This association exists to provide aid and protection to its members, for the education of its members, for the general welfare of its members and their families and for the betterment of police and people of their communities.
Meet Your New Executive Director
On June 5, 2014 the OPBA Executive Board unanimously elected me to be Executive Director beginning August 4, 2014. I want to thank the Executive Board and former Executive Director Jeff Pedicino for their confidence and endorsement.
I am currently employed as a Police Sergeant in the City of Twinsburg in Summit County. The City of Twinsburg is located approximately 20 miles southeast of Cleveland and approximately 20 miles north of Akron.
During my almost 20 year career, I have had a wide variety of training and experience. I have been a member of the United States Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, Juvenile Diversion Officer, Field Training Officers and Public Information Officer to name a few. My current assignment is to a twelve hour dayshift on road patrol.
The police department I work at has experienced the same problems many members of the OPBA have. We have experienced major population growth in the 1990’s to a car manufacturer closing in the 2000’s. We also experienced municipal tax increases, threats of personnel layoffs and unfortunately a loss of a police officer in the line of duty.
I have been an OPBA Director in my department since 1999 and a member of the Executive Board since 2010.
Finally, I am proud to serve you, the members of the OPBA. I look forward to continuing a long tradition of quality representation to our members.
The OPBA made endorsements during the last election cycle. We were successful in two out of three endorsements to statewide candidates. Congratulations to Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy and Attorney General Mike DeWine on their re-elections.
It is the time of year to consider worthy officers to nominate for the 22nd annual Top Cop Awards. This event is sponsored by our national representative NAPO in Washington D.C. The
event is scheduled during National Police Week and takes place May 12, 2015. Please visit opba.com for a nomination form.
I want to thank the staff of the OPBA for the help and guidance that they have given to me during my transition to Executive Director, Unfortunately people don’t see how hard they work for the OPBA on a daily basis.
Since this will be our last magazine issue of 2014, I want to wish all of you and your families Happy Holidays and a great New Year.
- The Risk No One Wants to Talk About
- The Case In Favor Of Shift Differential At The Bargaining Table
- Public Records
- Hauser v. City of Dayton: The Ohio Supreme Court Revisits Personal Liability for Supervisors
- Workers’ Compensation and On-duty Illness/Injury Leave
- Knowing the Stakes of Protective Sweeps
- 2015 Membership Form
- Law Enforcement Bulletin October 2014
- 22nd Top Cops Award form
- Message from the Executive Director
- Planning for your Retirement
- Wives Behind the Badge
- After seizing a cell phone incident to arrest, get a warrant prior to searching it!
- Striving for Perfect Objectivity in the World of Police Promotions
- Collective Bargaining
- Two Federal Cases Revisited
- The SERB Wage Increase Breakdown
- MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
- Miami Township Police is accepting resumes
- Job Announcement