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Alumni Meeting

September 20, 2017 1900 hrs

DAP
2201 Lancaster Ave
Wilmington, DE 19805

DAP Kitchen is also open for individual purchases

 

 

New Castle County

Department of Public Safety

Division of Police

 

Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr.

 

Cordially invites you to the

 

43rd  Police Recruit Academy

Graduation Ceremony

 

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

 

The Chase Center on the Riverfront

Riverfront Ballroom

815 Justison Street

Wilmington, DE  19801

 

 

 


2016 Alumni Picnic, Saturday September 24, 2016       

NCCPD Roster from March 24, 1968.  Look at the names and ranks of the officers in 1968.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Alumni is doing a second order for tee shirts..

The cost of the shirts is$11 for small to XL and $15 for 2XXL and above.

The shirts can be ordered in five colors: white, gray and cranberry, brown, and blue.

...

Again, I need a minimum order of 18. If you are interest give me a call or email me, 543-4428 or ghw111@comcast.net. Please respond by Monday Nov. 23.. Hopefully I have the shirts by the Holiday dinner.

 
 

 

S/Cpl. Paul Sweeney

Memorial Marker Dedication

Saturday October 25, 2014

 

Masonic Lodge 34

(Lombardy Cemetery)

Route 202

Dedication at 9:00 AM

 

Entrance way to the parking lot for the Masonic Lodge off Rt. 202 will close at 8:55 AM

 

After 8:55 AM entrance will be through the Jewish Community Cemetery across from Brandywine Hundred Apartments on Foulk Rd.

 

Cars parked in the Independence Mall are subject to tow.


   

 

Deldot placed a sign in memory of Cpl. Paul Sweeney on Rt. 202. The sign is just south of the entrance to Lombardy Cemetery. The sign is erected where the accident occurred on October 20, 1972.

The dedication or the Marker is Saturday October 25 at 0900 hrs.

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

                               

 


 

         

 

 

 

On 2/3/2010   HB 258 with HA 1 was signed by the Governor. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPONSOR:   

 

 

 

 

 

Rep. Atkins & Sen. Ennis

Reps. Carson, Gilligan, Mulrooney, Schwartzkopf, Walls

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

145th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 258

 

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LICENSES TO CARRY CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPONS.


BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Three-fifths of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):


Section 1.  Amend §1441(a)(4), Title 11 of the Delaware Code by substituting the figure “$65.00” in lieu of the figure “$34.50” that appears therein.

                  Section 2.  Amend §1441(a)(5), Title 11 of the Delaware Code by substituting the number “3” in lieu of the number “2” that appears in the first sentence thereof; by substituting the number “5” in lieu of the number “3” that appears on two occasions in the second sentence thereof; and by substituting the number “$65.00” in lieu of the number “$34.50” that appears in the second sentence thereof.

                  Section 3.  Amend §1441(h), Title 11 of the Delaware Code by substituting the figure “$65.00” in lieu of the figure “$34.50” that appears in paragraphs (5) and (6) of the subsection.


SYNOPSIS

This Act increases, from $34.50 to $65.00, the filing fee assessed by the Superior Court in connection with an application for a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon.  The Act also extends the term of validity for new licenses from 2 to 3 years and the term of validity for renewal licenses from 3 to 5 years.  Increasing the fees for licenses, as well as the period for which such licenses are valid, will enhance efficiency and preserve resources by reducing the frequency with which the Superior Court and Attorney General’s Office must allocate resources to administer the program.

 

On Sunday, November 1, FOP Lodge 5 sponsored a fundraiser for Aubry Spicer. The fundraiser was an all day affair at the Hockessin PAL. Everyone enjoyed watching the Eagles beat the Giants and the Vikings beat the Packers on a full movie screen television. The PAL center had a sold out crowd.   Big D’s Pizza, Hooters Restaurant, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Cannons Bakery provided food the entire day. No one went home hungry. There was a silent auction and Chinese auction. The gifts provided by donations were unbelievable. At the end of the evening a 50/50 was held with the winner receiving over $300. A 52-inch TV was given as a door prize. After the event a substantial donation was given to the Aubry Spicer Trust Fund.

Rob Schlecker of FOP Lodge 5 coordinated the event and did an outstanding job. FOP members from all over the state gave a hand to make the event a huge success.

Since the untimely death of Patrolman Chad Spicer almost every FOP Lodge and the Delaware State Troopers Association have done fundraisers to suport the Aubry Spicer Trust Fund. All law enforcement officers of the State of Delaware remember their own and will always support their families.

 

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Questions about HB 218

At the spring meeting the status of qualification for HB 218 was explained in detail. For any one who missed the meeting here is a summary.
During the spring,Bob Jameson and Buddy Williamson attended a meeting with NCCPD Human Resources about issues concerning HB 218. One issue NCCPD had was that the DSP and WPD were requiring a background check by SBI. The cost of the background was $60 per person. Bob stated that the Attorney General’s office didn't require a background check by SBI, just a Department background check. Bob got documentation from the AG’s office to support that. NCCPD will be requiring retirees to get a CCDW permit from the state before firing for qualification under HB 218.

Anyone needing a letter of proof of retirement in good standing, contact the Chief's secretary, Betty. One retiree submitted his paperwork for his CCDW license and had the license within four weeks.

 

                 

Federal Law Supersedes State and Local Law in Regards to HB 218

 

           ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED DELAWARE STATE POLICE    

P.O. Box 168  

 Cheswold, DE 19936 - 0168  

302-736-9958  Fax: 302-736-9815 

  Email: ARDSP@DelawareTrooper.com                  

 
SPRINGFIELD, Va., Nov 18, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Good Guys Can Fight Back - Criminals Beware!

A ruling on a case from South Dakota -- where off-duty law enforcement officers were criminally charged for carrying guns despite the authority to
do so under the federal 'Law Enforcement Officer's Safety Act of 2004' (LEOSA) -- has confirmed that all qualified off-duty and retired law
enforcement are allowed, by federal law, to carry a concealed gun for personal self-defense irrespective of state law. The federal law supersedes
the crazy, confusing and often conflicted state and local laws that limit legitimate self-defense.

LEAA's Executive Director, Jim Fotis said, "When LEAA co-authored the original draft of what became affectionately known as 'National Cop Carry'
back in the early 1990's, I knew it would save cops' lives and give those who choose to resist violent criminals a fighting chance. In 2004 I shook
President Bush's hand after he signed our bill into law and rejoiced that our fight -- for more than a decade -- was finally over!"

The local prosecutor's apparent effort to challenge the federal law, and send a message to all in law enforcement not to carry a gun for self-defense
in South Dakota, was soundly rejected! Thankfully, after careful review, the gun charges against the officers were dismissed. "The Judge's crystal clear and unambiguous legal opinion should be required reading for every prosecutor in the nation so that no other law enforcement professionals,
active or retired, have to endure what those officers and agents have endured in South Dakota," declared Carl Rowan, LEAA's Vice President.

Robert Van Norman and Kenneth Orrock, Attorneys for the officers, said "We are pleased with the court's decision, as it reaffirms the intent of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act and in effect will protect law enforcement officers and our communities. The law enforcement community should find comfort that LEOSA has been properly applied in this case."

A copy of the Judge's memorandum decision -- and extensive background information on LEOSA -- is available at the LEAA website: http://www.leaa.org/   The Law Enforcement Alliance of America, Inc., (LEAA) is the nation's largest not for profit, non-partisan coalition of law enforcement
professionals, crime victims, and concerned citizens dedicated to making America safer.

SOURCE Law Enforcement Alliance of America

 

 

 


The Grand Lodge FOP received a letter from the Assistant Director ATF, see the story and letter here: < br>http://www.grandlodgefop.org/servlet/display/news_article?id=1033&XSL=xsl_pages%2fpublic_news_individual.xsl&nocache=22568978
Letter from W. Larry Ford, Assistant Director at ATF, on the Sturgis, SD incident 09/12/2008

Following the appearance of this article (http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/articles/2008/08/29/news/local/doc48b784e086e0d898298826.txt) in the Rapid City Journal, the FOP contacted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for an explanation of the spokesperson's statement.

W. Larry Ford, Assistant Director of ATF for the Office of Public and Government Affairs, recently sent the letter below to Executive Director Pasco to apologize and to correct the record on the matter. Director Ford sent a similar letter to the Rapid City Journal.
Letter is attached.
Federal firearms act cannot be used in case
By Journal staff Friday, August 29, 2008
The Meade county grand jury that indicted a Seattle police officer for bringing a gun into a Sturgis bar in the early morning hours of Aug. 9 could not have used the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 to exonerate him, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Thursday.
Congress passed that law in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to exempt qualified law enforcement officers from state laws that prohibit the carrying of a concealed weapon. But because the legislation was never implemented by its rule-making agency – the U.S. Attorney General’s office -- the Meade County grand jury could not have used it in any case to defend the actions of Seattle policeman Ronald Smith, according to Carrie DiPirro, public information officer in the Denver office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Nowhere in America would that act have been considered by a grand jury, DiPirro said.

“The act was passed, but it’s never been enforced by the Attorney General’s office,” she said. Congress directed the U.S. Attorney General’s office to meet the conditions for its implementation – such as establishing the necessary databases and identifications -- something which DiPirro said apparently has never been done.

The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act amended the federal criminal code to authorize qualified law enforcement officers (including certain qualified retired officers) carrying the photographic identification issued by their governmental agency, notwithstanding state or local laws, to carry a concealed firearm. That authorization is not intended to supersede state laws that permit private entities to prohibit the possession of concealed firearms on their property, or prohibit the possession of firearms on state or local government property. The law also would not cover any officer under the influence of alcohol and it excludes from the definition of “firearm” any machine gun, firearm silencer, or destructive device.

Smith and four other men were charged on two alternative concealed weapon permit violations. According to the South Dakota Secretary of State’s Web site, Washington and South Dakota do not have reciprocity of concealed weapons permits, but Attorney General Larry Long said Thursday he could not immediately confirm that.

“We’re not sure if Washington is or not,” Long said.

The grand jury issued alternative concealed weapon permit indictments for Smith and the others. The men could be convicted of carrying a concealed pistol without permit or failing to abide by a permit of a reciprocal state, but not both counts, Long said.
 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

THE NEW "RETIREE TAGS" ARE AVAILABLE!  
 
Retirees that have the "old tags" and want a "new one" (see attachment) need to send Handley Orr at his home:
 
1) a copy of their registration card
2)and a check for $10.00 made out to DMV.

If you don't have Handley's home information, please call or E-Mail Buddy Williamson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     President Jameson wanted this out to all Alumni.   

HOME > Opinion > Ron Williams

NCCo pension plan was the one to die for

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2007
OPINION
Ron Williams
 
 

It started as a legitimate way to recruit experienced cops onto the then-fledgling New Castle County Police Department. Municipal police officers with a few years service in say, Newport, could join the county force and get those Newport years credited toward a county pension.

 

Then credited years were expanded into government service, still not a bad idea for high level, politically appointed executives who seldom accumulated enough time for a pension before the next administration came in.

 

But then something went very wrong. The New Castle County pension plan became a cash cow for every political hack and hangers-on in various administrations. Come work for the county for a few years, purchase pension credits at your old lower salary at 5 percent on the dollar and retire at a nice fat pension on your new six-figure salary. The outrageously generous pension scam has dominated the buzz in New Castle County's work force for years, along with the accompanying burden it has placed on taxpayers. When County Executive Chris Coons is looking to raise taxes by 18 percent, any financial burden is worth noting.

 

But as he wrote in an op-ed piece this week, Coons has closed the "loophole" that contributed to that burden.

 

First, however, he saw to it that his buddies and top staff people -- and all six of the new County Council members and their staffs -- were grandfathered under that loophole which has, and will, cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

 

No one knows how many times the County Pension Board rules have been changed to accommodate a particular employee who had political connections to a county executive or County Council. We do know that the so-called loophole has been opened and shut by at least three county executives. Coons was the latest to open it, in 2003. But he'll also remind you that he closed it in December with needed refinements that make it work like a real pension plan.

 

But those changes came after Coons made his payoffs.

 

Let's take, for example, former chief administrative officer Dave Singleton, former Public Safety Director Guy Sapp, and former Special Services Director Rich Przywara, each of whom "retired" from New Castle County with less than three years service but making over $125,000.

 

Singleton and Sapp are now collecting $36,600 and $25,527 respectively from the county pension plan for their abbreviated service. Singleton is not working at last check but is only 60. Sapp, 55, went back to a state Family Court job presumably to begin accumulating another pension.

 

And Przywara, 45, will receive his pension at age 55 or so because the pension board applied years-of-service credit for his work time at West Chester (Pa.) University -- formerly West Chester State Teachers College. This ridiculous credit for "public service" comes about because employees at West Chester University, at least when it was a state college, received Pennsylvania government state checks. Public service, get it? No, I don't either.

 

Michael Strine, the county's chief financial officer and a member of the pension board, said Przywara received the West Chester credit because there had been "precedent" for using college time.

 

Przywara, by the way, was a fund raiser at West Chester and is now back there. Another new pension in the making? Przywara was a Coons campaign operative before being hired.

 

One of the crazier aspects of the county pension is that you must disavow your previous government -- or college -- pension, which takes them off the hook for paying out and puts New Castle County taxpayers on it. Several hundred workers are grandfathered in.

 

But have no fear. Coons has closed the loophole. For now.

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL RIGHT-TO-CARRY BILL INTRODUCED

The Stearns Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill

U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns` (R-Fla.) national Right-to-Carry (RTC) reciprocity bill, H.R. 4547, would allow any person with a valid concealed firearm carrying permit or license, issued by a state, to carry a concealed firearm in any other state, as follows: In states that issue concealed firearm permits, a state`s laws governing where concealed firearms may be carried would apply within its own borders. In states that do not issue carry permits, a federal "bright-line" standard would permit carrying in places other than police stations; courthouses; public polling places; meetings of state, county, or municipal governing bodies; schools; passenger areas of airports; and certain other locations. H.R. 4547 would also apply to D.C., Puerto Rico and U.S. territories. The bill would not create a federal licensing system; it would require the states to recognize each others` carry permits, just as they recognize drivers` licenses and carry permits held by armored car guards. Rep. Stearns has introduced such legislation since 1995.

  • Today, 46 states have laws permitting concealed carry, in some circumstances. Thirty-eight states, accounting for two-thirds of the U.S. population, have RTC laws. Thirty-four have "shall issue" permit laws (including Alaska, which also allows carrying without a permit), three have fairly administered "discretionary issue" permit laws, and Vermont allows carrying without a permit. (Eight states have restrictive discretionary issue laws.) Most RTC states have adopted their laws during the last decade.
  • Citizens with carry permits are more law-abiding than the general public. Only 0.02% of more than a half million permits issued by Florida have been revoked because of firearm crimes by permit holders. Similarly low percentages of permits have been revoked in Texas, Virginia, and other RTC states that keep such statistics. RTC is widely supported by law enforcement officials and groups.
  • States with RTC laws have lower violent crime rates. On average, 21% lower total violent crime, 28% lower murder, 43% lower robbery, and 13% lower aggravated assault, compared to the rest of the country. Nine of the 10 states with the lowest violent crime rates are RTC states. (Data: FBI.)
  • Crime declines in states with RTC laws. Since adopting RTC in 1987, Florida`s total violent crime and murder rates have dropped 31% and 52%, respectively. Texas` violent crime and murder rates have dropped 19% and 33%, respectively, since its 1996 RTC law. (Data: FBI.)
  • The right of self-defense is fundamental, and has been recognized in law for centuries. The Declaration of Independence asserts that "life" is among the unalienable rights of all people. The Second Amendment guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms for "security."
  • The laws of all states and constitutions of most states recognize the right to use force in self-defense. The Supreme Court has stated that a person "may repel force by force" in self-defense, and is "entitled to stand his ground and meet any attack made upon him with a deadly weapon, in such a way and with such force" as needed to prevent "great bodily injury or death." (Beard v. U.S., 1895)
  • Congress affirmed the right to guns for "protective purposes" in the Gun Control Act (1968) and Firearm Owners` Protection Act (1986). In 1982, the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution described the right to arms as "a right of the individual citizen to privately possess and carry in a peaceful manner firearms and similar arms."

Please be sure to contact your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121, and urge him or her to cosponsor and support H.R. 4547!

 

 

 

(Submitted by Cpl. Bob Hartman)

 

*You know you're a cop if......
*
1. You have the bladder capacity of five people.

2. You have ever restrained someone and it was not a sexual experience.

3. You believe that 50% of people are a waste of good air.

4. Your idea of a good time is a gun run or a car chase.

5. You conduct a criminal record check on anyone who seems friendly
towards you.

6. You believe in the aerial spraying of Prozac and birth control pills.

7. You disbelieve 90% of what you hear and 75% of what you see.

8. You have your weekends off planned for a year.

9. You believe the government should require a permit to reproduce.

10. You refer to your favorite restaurant by the intersection at which it's
located.

11. You have ever wanted to hold a seminar entitled: "Suicide...getting
it right the first time."

12. You ever had to put the phone on hold before you begin laughing
uncontrollably.

13. You think caffeine should be available in IV form.

14. You believe anyone who says, "I only had two beers" is going to blow
more than a 0.15

15. You find out a lot about paranoia just by following people around.

16. Anyone has ever said to you, "There are people killing other people
out there and you are here messing with me."

17. People flag you down on the street and ask you directions to strange
places...and you know where it's located.

18. You can discuss where you are going to eat with your partner while
standing over a dead body.

19. You are the only person introduced at social gatherings by profession.

20. You walk into places and people think it's high comedy to seize
their buddy and shout, "They've come to get you, Bill."

21. You do not see daylight from November until May.

22. People shout, "I didn't do it!" when you walk into a room and think
they're being hugely funny and original.

23. A week's worth of laundry consists of 5 T-shirts, 5 pairs of socks,
and 5 pairs of underwear.

24. You've ever referred to Tuesday as "my weekend", or "this is my Friday".

25. You've ever written off guns and ammunition as a business deduction.

26. You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says,
"Boy, it sure is quiet tonight."

27. Discussing dismemberment over a meal seems perfectly normal to you.

28. You find humor in other people's stupidity.

29. You have left more meals on the restaurant table than you've eaten.

30. You feel good when you hear "these handcuffs are too tight".
 

 

 

 

When Cops Retire: 
 
When a good man leaves the 'job' and retires to a better life, many 
are jealous, some are pleased and yet others, who may have already 
retired, wonder. We wonder if he [she] knows what they are leaving 
behind, because we already know. We know, for example, that after a 
lifetime of camaraderie that few experience, it will remain as a 
longing for those past times. We know in the law enforcement life 
there is a fellowship which lasts long after the uniforms are hung up 
in the back of the closet. We know even if he throws them away, they 
will be on him with every step and breath that remains in his frame. 
We also know how the very bearing of the man speaks of what he was and 
in his heart still is. 
 
These are the burdens of the job. You will still look at people 
suspiciously, still see what others do not see or choose to ignore and 
always will look at the rest of the law enforcement world with a 
respect for what they do; only grown in a lifetime of knowing. Never 
think for one moment you are escaping from the life. You are only 
escaping the 'job' and we are merely allowing you to leave 'active' 
duty. 
 
So what I wish for you is that whenever you ease into retirement, in 
your heart you never forget for one moment that 'Blessed are the 
Peacemakers for they shall be called children of God,' and you are 
still a member of the greatest fraternity the world has ever known. 
 
LOTS of truth here in this. 
 
Civilian Friends vs. Police Friends 
 
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Get upset if you're too busy to talk to them for a week. 
POLICE FRIENDS: Are glad to see you after years, and will happily 
carry on the same conversation you were having last time you met. 
 
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Never ask for food or alcohol. 
POLICE FRIENDS: Are the reason you have no food or alcohol. 
 
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. And Mrs. 
POLICE FRIENDS: Call your parents mom and dad. 
 
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was wrong. 
POLICE FRIENDS: Would be sitting next to you in jail saying, 
'Damn...we screwed up...but man, that was fun!' 
 
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry. 
POLICE FRIENDS: Cry with you. 
 
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back. 
POLICE FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours. 
 
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you. 
POLICE FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you. 
 
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing. 
POLICE FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds' ass that left you behind. 
 
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Would knock on your door. 
POLICE FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, 'I'm home!' 
 
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Are for a while. 
POLICE FRIENDS: Are for life. 
 
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have shared a few experiences... 
POLICE FRIENDS: Have shared a lifetime of experiences no Citizen could 
ever dream of... 
 
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you've had enough. 
POLICE FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say, 
'You better drink the rest of that, you know we don't waste...that's 
alcohol abuse!!' Then carry you home safely and put you to bed... 
 
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will talk crap to the person who talks crap about you. 
POLICE FRIENDS: Will knock them the hell out for using your name in vain.