Welcome to the New Website of P.B.A. 265

PBA Local #265 is a branch of the New Jersey State PBA. Our membership at present time is comprised of 78 detectives which is down from 95 detectives three years ago due to budget cuts. The members of PBA Local #265 perform a vital role in furthering effective Passaic County law enforcement. The men and women who serve as detectives for PBA Local #265 are dedicated proffesionals. They investigate and process for prosecution just about every type of criminal activity imaginable: arson, homicide, sex crimes, child abuse crimes, computer crimes, narcotics crimes, govermental corruption, white collar crimes, etc. Our job is to ensure individuals responsible for committing the above crimes are brought to justice and to provide closure to victims and victims' families. PBA # 265 donates to numerous charitable organizations.

PBA Local #265 also represents its members in contract negotiations, grevances and officer safety. Our job is to ensure that our members are treated fairly and provided with the training and equipment neccessarry to serve Passaic County effectively.

Pension Update from State President Colligan

July, 24, 2014 4:10 PM Posted on NJSPBA.com

I wanted to share some good news about our pensions. The State Investment Council met this week and disclosed that our pension investments are earning double what managers expected. Four years ago the pension fund balance was $66 billion. In the last four years it has grown by $35 billion despite the State failing to pay its obligation. This increase took place while a record numbers of officers retired. Experts told the investment council that if the current rate of return on investments continued, we would have no pension debt at all.

While the Investment Council's report is good news it just highlights our arguments about the current political debate about pensions. The Governor missed a golden opportunity to strengthen our pension even further by simply paying the State's obligation. The pension problem exists because politicians have repeatedly failed to pay into the pensions. The Governor can spin all he wants but this report highlights his failures.

The report should reassure our members that our pensions are generating a good return. Our pensions are on solid ground. This report will not make the Governor restore COLA or stop his latest campaign against law enforcement officers. It will make people take note that employee contributions have kept the system afloat even when the State failed to meet its obligations.