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NCPSO represents 16,000+ public safety officers and is part of the Communications Workers of America. These officers include the entire range of public safety services – municipal police officers, deputy sheriffs, state police, county and state correctional officers, EMS workers, communications dispatchers, probation officers, parole officers, and TSA supervisor, managers. professionals and Federal Air Marshals.

CWA's Public Safety Coalition

In 1994, the CWA Executive Board created a vehicle for public safety officers to have their own voice inside of the organization – the National Coalition of Public Safety Officers (NCPSO).

In 1994, the New Mexico Coalition of Public Safety Officers, L7911, was formed to take advantage of the state collective bargaining law. In 1996, the Tucson (AZ) Police Officers Association affiliated with NCPSO won a major representation election against the Fraternal Order of Police – this victory, followed by the affiliation of the Peoria POA, resulted in the creation of AZCOPS. Other significant affiliations have included the 300+ member Anne Arundel County MD detention officers unit in 1999, the 600+ member West Virginia Troopers Association in 2002, Salt Lake County Deputy's Federation, Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers, and the 2,200 plus member unit of the Arizona Correctional Peace Officers Association.

There are now over 16,000 public safety officer CWA members. These officers include the entire range of public safety services – municipal police officers, deputy sheriffs, state police, county and state correctional officers, EMS workers, communications dispatchers,  probation officers and Federal Air marshals.

NCPSO Programs and Services

NCPSO offers public safety locals a variety of organization services. Organizing is a major piece of the NCPSO program. The coalition has also assisted other CWA locals with correctional officers in Mississippi, West Virginia, Virginia , Maryland, Iowa and Oklahoma.

Dona Ana County deputy sheriffs (Communications Workers Local 7911) were successful in their appeal to Judge Martin in District Court to enforce the decision of an arbitrator to implement the contract negotiated with Dina Holcomb, Management Associates, on behalf of the County.

In Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs v. County of Orange, the Court of Appeal decided that the Orange County Sheriff did not violate the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (“MMBA”) when it unilaterally stopped allowing employees to review investigative files before being interviewed in connection with a disciplinary investigation. Read more >>>

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