Hope everyone is having a great summer!

With the State Fair already here MNPEA hopes all of you are having a great summer.

We’d also like to remind all of you that MNPEA’s dues are still unchanged! Since our inception in 2011, no dues increase and none coming in the foreseeable future.

Happy 4th of July

MNPEA wishes all of our members and their families a happy 4th of July!

Have a happy safe Memorial Day Weekend

Justice for Dispatcher Jenna Bixby

In 2018 Minneapolis 911 Dispatcher and MNPEA member Jenna Bixby was killed by a drunk driver. The drunk driver has been sentenced. We are thankful for the sentence and saddened by the loss of Jenna’s life.

The Star Tribune is reporting :

A minister and former college professor has been sentenced to prison for driving drunk while on the wrong side of a Brooklyn Park highway and killing a motorist in a head-on crash as she traveled to work as a Minneapolis 911 dispatcher.

Richard J.M. Shaka, 73, of Blaine, was sentenced Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court to a four-year term for causing the collision with Jenna L. Bixby, 30, on Hwy. 252 the night of Feb. 17, 2018.

With credit for time spent in jail upon arrest, Shaka will serve the first 2⅔ years in prison and the balance on supervised release.

National Police Week

May 12-18 is National Police Week.
Thank you for all who serve. Thank you for all who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

It’s National Correctional Officers Week

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5187, creating “National Correctional Officers’ Week.” Each year, the first full week in May is recognized as National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, commemorating the contributions of correctional officers and personnel who work in jails, prisons, and community corrections across the country.

MNPEA thanks you for all of your hard work, dedication and service.

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Thank you to all of our hardworking Telecommunicators. MNPEA salutes your lifesaving work.

Welcome Sherburne Co Lic Transport & Court Sec. Deputies

MNPEA welcomes the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department Licensed Transport and Court Security Deputies! Welcome aboard.

Suspect Arrested in Officer Shooting

MNPEA is glad to report officer Jeremy Davidson of Hopkinsville KY is in good condition after being shot.

We are also happy to report his shooter has been apprehended.

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A suspect in the shooting of a Hopkinsville police officer has been arrested in Tennessee.

Officials said officer Jeremy Davidson was in “good condition” after being shot twice: “once in the head region and once in the arm.”

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee
2 hours ago
A suspect involved in the Hopkinsville robbery and officer shooting has been apprehended by multiple agencies in the 2900 block of Hwy 48/13. Expect traffic delays in the area. Seek alternate route.

FULL STORY

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe
New year
Happy 2019

Merry Christmas

MNPEA wishes all of you a very Merry Christmas

MNPEA Welcomes Steele Co CO’s

MNPEA would like to welcome the Steele County Correction Officers to the MNPEA family!

Happy Thanksgiving!

MNPEA wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Special thanks to so many of our members who will be on duty keeping us safe.

No Dues increase!

MNPEA would like our members to know that once again there will be no dues increase for 2019-2021.

Dues will again remain at $39 a month.
Full membership includes:

*Full Legal protection on and off Duty.
*Lawyers at grievance and disciplinary hearings.
*Contract Negotiations
*Arbitration

As always MNPEA is non-political. There are no political endorsements or money being spent on politicians. Only members.

Welcome Stearns Co Sheriff’s Office Licensed Deputies

 

MNPEA welcomes aboard the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Licensed Deputies!

Happy Veteran’s Day

MNPEA thanks all of our Veterans for their service!

 

2 Officers down in Mississippi

Our heart goes out to the families of our fallen comrades.

 

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV) – Two Brookhaven police officers were shot to death early Saturday morning on North Sixth Street in Brookhaven.

Following the gunfire, more than 30 police vehicles were seen in the residential area at the triple intersection of Sixth, Hinds and Choctaw Streets and two men have been handcuffed and led away by police, according to Brookhaven Daily Leader.  (WJTV12)

FULL STORY

MNPEA mourns CO Joseph Parise

MNPEA mourns the loss of Oak Park Heights MCF Joseph Parise.
Joseph Parise who died after assisting a fellow CO who was being assaulted.

September 11, Never Forget!

Our eternal gratitude to the men and women who keep our country safe!

Happy Labor Day

MNPEA wishes all of you a Happy Labor Day.

For those of you working to make sure the rest of us are safe, a special thank you.

Remember, you and your spouse have on and off duty MNPEA Legal protection should you need it!

Have a safe holiday weekend.

Rest in Peace Joseph Gomm

Rest in Peace Joseph Gomm.
Thank you for your service.
Our heartfelt condolences for Joseph’s family and fellow
CO’s at MCF Stillwater.

Stillwater CO, Joseph Gomm killed on duty

According to the Star Tribune:

“An inmate serving time for homicide killed a corrections officer Wednesday afternoon in Stillwater prison, authorities said.

The attack occurred about 1:30 p.m. in an industry building, according to the state Department of Corrections (DOC). The killing prompted a lockdown of all state prisons.

The officer was identified as Joseph B. Gomm, who had been on the job for 16 years. He was taken to Regions Hospital and died there.”

Everyday Corrections Officers and Detention Deputies put on a uniform and protect the public from the criminals after they are removed from the streets. Quietly and out of sight they protect society performing a most dangerous job.

Our hearts go out to the family of Joseph Gromm, who gave his life protecting others.

Happy Independence Day

MNPEA wishes all of you a happy Independence Day Holiday.

 

Happy Memorial Day

MNPEA remembers those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our liberty.

MNPEA wishes you a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.

Remember, like many of our CO and LEO members, our legal team is also available
over the long weekend should you need us.

New Pension Bill Passes

HF3053 and SF2620 have passed.

For our PERA Corrections Plan members this means the COLA will cap out at 2.5% as it currently does.

The firsts drafts of this bill would have maxed the COLA for Corrections Retirees at 1.5%.

Our MNPEA Vice President and Retiree Wade Laszlo, representing retired CO’s met with the PERA Board and PERA Executive director Doug Anderson as well as working with their legislators to remedy the original proposal.

No other Unions representing CO’s stepped up to the plate, in fact they had already signed off on the cut to 1.5%.

The PERA Police and Fire Pension has also seen a fix.

From the PERA website the new Bill:

“Eliminates the trigger to 2.5 percent thereby fixing the COLA at the current 1 percent. Under measurements from last year that showed the plan’s funding status was projected to decline, the 2.5 percent COLA was never expected to occur.”

The MNPEA does not support any cuts to Corrections Officers, Police Officers or Retirees. But we do have a question to ask. Why does the leadership of so few Unions get to make such important decisions for so many, about cuts in Pensions without ever going to their members for a vote?