For the local government management audience, the March PMcover story by Darrel Stephens and Leonard Matarese titled “The Necessary Truths about Police Safety” calls attention to the huge and often underreported costs to local governments from police officer injuries and illnesses.
Through the Teamsters Law Enforcement League, police, sheriff’s deputies and others who are engaged in safeguarding the public know they have the support of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. One example of our commitment to law enforcement is the Teamsters Legal Defense Fund. Please take the opportunity to view our latest video that describes the program and how essential it is to protect our union members who put their lives on the line for us. View video here.
The American system of justice places a heavy responsibility on thousands of women and men who choose the field of corrections as a career. The risk to personal safety is high in a challenging work environment, where the monetary rewards for ensuring public protection are often undervalued.