Membership Services

As a member of the Big Bend Chapter of the Florida PBA, you receive great benefits and have access to the best legal services and legislative representation available.

Listed below is an overview of the benefits and services offered to our members:

Legal Representation

  • Disciplinary Representation
  • Shooting Scenes
  • Legal Defense – Shootings/Serious Accidents
  • Civil Suits/Criminal Actions

PBA Death & Disability Plan

This is a program, free to members of Chapters and participating Charters, which provides certain death or disability benefits to the member, spouse or dependent children when the member is killed or suffers a catastrophic injury in the line of duty. For more information, visit the Florida PBA Membership Services page.

Legislative Representation

PBA maintains a professional staff of lobbyists to aid in obtaining legislation beneficial to law enforcement and corrections officers and support personnel.


The Gadfly is a newsletter published by the Big Bend PBA to keep you up-to-date on the latest issues concerning departmental rule changes, contract negotiations, legislation and your legislators, not to mention member feedback and editorials. Other newsletters published by the Florida PBA are also available to members.


Members can reach PBA representatives by calling our toll-free number 24 hours a day, seven days a week 1-800-733-FPBA (3722).