Message from the LBA President
Due to the current situation regarding the COVID 19 virus pandemic, the LBA General Membership Meeting for March has been cancelled in accordance with Article IX Section 1 of the LBA By Laws with unanimous concurrence of the Association Executive Board.
Members of the LBA Executive Board are working diligently with the Port Authority Executive Staff and Police Division leadership to produce streamlined consistent guidelines that will attempt to protect our membership and their families from the health hazards associated with this unprecedented outbreak. Specifically, the decontamination and cleansing of shared police facilities utilized by potentially infected or exposed persons are at the forefront of concern and discussion. Additionally, in pursuit of outbreak mitigation efforts, I have agreed to suspend mutual swaps in an attempt to limit possible cross contamination and limit social interactions in line with current Center for Disease Control Guidelines.
I’m extremely proud of the leadership that our Association Members demonstrate on a daily basis in the face of challenge and crisis. Lieutenants are the vanguard, that is pursued by the Department and Agency through all of the extraordinary times and incidents we continually encounter.
This is a fluid situation, evolving on a daily basis. Be confident that the Members of the Executive Board are continuously and diligently protecting the wellbeing of the Association Membership, while delicately balancing all contractual protections and benefits. I will keep the membership apprised of any and all important changes as we face this unprecedented pandemic together. Please feel free to reach out to the Executive Board Members if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you again for your continued support and professionalism.