Benevolent Association (PBA)
is a fraternal/social organization dedicated
to the history and memory of the SJPD. With
a membership of a credible 330, it enjoys a
close relationship with the SJPD Historical
Society and the SJPD Police Chaplaincy
Program. The group fosters camaraderie and
remembrances of the SJPD as it was when it
was served by the members of the PBA, 95percent
of whom are retired.
The PBA conducts a social hour and
dinner on the third Wednesday of each month
(with the exception of Dec.), followed by a
short business meeting. The meeting is
opened with the Pledge of Allegiance
followed by an invocation by the Police
Chaplain, with particular remembrance to
those recently departed -- be they members,
spouses, relatives or friends. Also
remembered are the ill and injured of our
vast police family.
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A business meeting
includes a brief agenda of new items, old or
deferred items, a treasurer's report, and a
report from anyone or any group whose
interests can impact the membership.
An update on the health and welfare of
our members is also reported, as well as
organizational news from the Police & Fire
Retirees Assn. and the Keith Kelly Club.
Also covered are reports on negotiations,
especially those that pertain to retirees.
Of particular interest to the membership
is the Police Chaplaincy Program. Available
24/7, this service is of great importance
and held in the highest respect of the
membership. The functions of solace,
comfort, caring and support are endeared to
our group, and we take pride in our
relationship with both the program and the
The annual Valentine Day's Dinner Dance
in February is a time set aside to honor our
spouses or significant others and the
contributions they make to our lives.
This would be an appropriate time to
solicit from all members of our police
family any and all police memorabilia you
may wish to donate to the Historical
Society. If, upon the passing of a loved
one, the donation of any police-related
items not needed or wanted by family members
would be greatly appreciated by the
Historical Society. Any donated item(s) will
be displayed in honor of the deceased.
Membership to the PBA is open to all
sworn members of the Police Dept., active or
retired. Associate membership is open to all
sworn officers of other agencies -- active
or retired -- of any local, state or federal
agency. Dues are $8.00 a month for retired
SJPD personnel, $12.00 for active, and
$12:00 per month for associate members. To
join, simply show up on the third Wednesday
of the month at the POA Hall after 5:00 p.m.
and complete an application. Remember, we
were and still are "Comrades in Arms."
Membership in the PBA has reached 330.
Subscribers to the Farsider currently number
about 650, although that number includes
non-sworn personnel and a limited number of
individuals from allied law enforcement
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Welcome to the Police Benevolent
Association's web site. This step into
cyberspace is possible through the efforts
of Leroy Pyle and Bill Mattos. On behalf of
the PBA Executive Board and the membership,
I thank them. Our goal is to provide the
membership with an "on-line" source for
information and communication about the
organization. The Historical, Chaplaincy and
Farsider programs are the main staples of
this web site. I hope this site promotes
inter-active correspondence and information
among all members of our organization. Your
participation is welcomed.