As a member of the Florida PBA, one of the benefits of membership is legal assistance. Florida PBA has a team of three “in-house” attorneys and over 40 retained attorneys to provide the best legal services available to Florida’s law enforcement officers. These services are provided as part of your membership, and there is NO cost to you.
In addition to the best legal representation a law enforcement officer receives as a PBA member, we offer Death & Disability Coverage, Legislative Representation at the Florida Capitol, publications, and instant communication with our members.
Our team of labor professionals is responsible for negotiating your contract with your employer and these agreements typically govern promotions, discipline, wages, benefits and other conditions of your employment. Out team has negotiated hundreds of contracts over the years and will fight to get you and your colleagues the best pay, benefits and working conditions possible.
Established in 1972, the Florida Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (PBA) is a politically proactive labor organization that represents law enforcement officers in negotiations for wages, benefits and terms of their employment. We give law enforcement officers a voice in the day-to-day affairs of their agencies and fight to win them better pay, benefits and working conditions.
Our goal is to provide law enforcement officers with a strong and effective voice before legislative and local government bodies.
Times have changed since 1972, but Florida PBA continues to furnish the best, most effective representation possible.
United we can set and accomplish even greater goals!
PBA Provides full-time in-house and retained attorneys and staff representatives to handle your discipline cases, as well as your decertification cases before the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
PBA DEATH AND DISABILITY PLAN:
This program provides, free to members, a death benefit of up to $30,000 and a catastrophic injury benefit of up to $20,000 to the member, spouse or dependent children when the member is killed or suffers a catastrophic injury in the line of duty.
If you are involved in a duty-related shooting incident, an on-duty vehicle crash or other accident which results in a serious injury or death, Florida PBA will provide an attorney “on-scene” to assist you during any questioning about the incident.
PBA maintains a professional staff of lobbyists to aid in obtaining legislation beneficial to law enforcement and corrections officers and support personnel.
24/7 LEGAL SERVICES
To ensure these benefits are available to you, you must be a member in good standing on the date of the incident and must continue to be a member thereafter during representation by the PBA.