Membership of the Big Bend and Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA) is open to all certified law enforcement and corrections officers regardless of race, creed, sex or national origin. The Big Bend PBA is the local chapter of the Florida PBA, which is made up of semi-autonomous charters formed on a county-wide or regional basis, and other statewide chapters.
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.
To receive information about joining contact us toll free at 1-800-733-3722 or complete, print, and mail the online application form to:
300 East Brevard Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1218
PBA members are billed quarterly for membership dues; however, many agencies offer payroll deduction for dues payment. If you wish to have your dues payment by payroll deduction, contact us directly.