Madera POA Proudly Endorses DJ Becker

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The Madera POA is proud to endorse DJ Becker for Madera City Council District #2 in this year's election.
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Madera POA Proudly Endorses Andy Medellin for Mayor

The MPOA is proud to endorse Andy Medellin for Mayor in the upcoming election!
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Help Us Support Those Affected by the Creek Fire

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Click Here to Donate Today! The Madera Police Officer’s Association is committed to helping our community. This means helping everyone, near and far. With the recent large and very active Creek Fire affecting both Madera and Fresno County communities, many people have been forced to evacuate their homes and businesses. This includes a large number of people and animals from Madera County who have been displaced. Shelters have been set up and...
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Tips On Working Remotely During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Tips On Working Remotely During The Coronavirus Outbreak
We know our community is facing a whole new set of challenges each and every day while we’re all doing our fair share to remain indoors and protect each other from the recent Coronavirus outbreak. While working remotely seems simple enough here are some recommendations that can help you better adjust to these changes while you settle into a new work routine. Share to help our community continue to #FlattenTheCurve and be sure to comment with your...
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How To Keep Our Community Safe From The Coronavirus



How To Keep Our Community Safe From The Coronavirus


Here are some preventative methods and information via the World Health Organization that can help keep our community informed and safe while we all face new challenges during the current Coronavirus outbreak. 

Help Share these tips with our community so that we can all help #FlattenTheCurve! 

Source: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
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Preventative Coronavirus Guidelines For Our Law Enforcement Family

Preventative Coronavirus Guidelines For Our Law Enforcement Family
Our priority will always be protecting our communities and amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, we’re still out there ensuring that everyone is safe while our nation experiences new challenges every day.Here are some useful tips for our fellow officers to remember via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that can help keep all of us protected as well.Be sure to share and together we can all help #FlattenTheCurve!Source: https://www.cdc.gov/...
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39th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in Washington, D.C. Canceled Due to COVID-19

39th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in Washington, D.C. Canceled Due to COVID-19
It is with great regret that, for the first time in the event's history, the 39th Annual National Peace officers' Memorial Service in Washington, D.C. has been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Teams are consulting with the Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) and other groups to develop a fitting tribute to honor the families of the fallen for the 2019 calendar year and will develop a plan to move forward after this crisis subsides to honor ...
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Coronavirus Safety Tips For Our Community

Coronavirus Safety Tips For Our Community
With the rise of Coronavirus and the Flu currently hitting people of all ages around the nation, we ask that our community not panic, follow these simple steps to help keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe!Prevention is key so be sure to share this to help inform our community and let’s work together to put these best practices to use. If you have any questions or concerns please contact or visit your local hospital for more information. ...
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We asked and you generously delivered. Thank you.

We asked and you generously delivered. Thank you.
As an appreciation of your generosity and thoughtfulness, we want to take a moment to thank you! Your charitable donation to Madera Police Officers' Association means that we can continue to positively impact our community and support its local causes. This is what paying it forward is all about. By giving back in 2019 you’ve now shown others that you care about the future of our neighborhood. Your generosity shows that you care about our local y...
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Phone Call Soliciting Scam

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We've received multiple reports of people receiving phone calls from the Madera POA asking for donations. DO NOT DONATE ANY MONEY TO THESE SOLICITORS!  Our fundraising campaigns are conducted strictly through a direct mail program. Unless you've received a letter in the mail, please do not donate to any other campaigns claiming to be associated with the Madera POA. If you have any questions or comments regarding a potential soliciting scam, ...
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City workers protest wages

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City workers protest wages
 

November 9, 2019

About 60 to 70 rank-and-file city workers held a protest Wednesday night in front of the Madera City Hall, before the start of the 6 p.m. City Council meeting, to express what they called their frustrations over lack of progress with their stalled contract negotiations. Bargaining group president Dustin Pickett of the Madera Affiliated City Employees Association (MACEA) said previous discussions have gone nowhere, and enough was enough.  

The last large turnout of MACEA workers was in July, when members filled city hall chambers. Pickett said city officials had declined to discuss any cost-of-living increase at that time, and had instead chosen to stick with what he called “their take it or leave approach since then.” 

The MACEA is the largest bargaining group in the city of Madera and represents about 120 employees — the people who keep the city running — police officers, the mechanics, carpenters, electricians, administrative staff, equipment operators, workers in the streets, parks, airport, and the water and sewer plant operators, among others.

“We are here to express the plight of city employees. We’ve been here before.  This isn’t negotiation. There has been no progress ... in quite some time. The attitude of the city towards its employees leaves a lot to be desired,” Pickett said. “We are going backwards ... with our increasing health care portion costs ... but we aren’t afraid to come out into the public forum anymore. We are going to do what we need to do, and let people know what is going on. Nothing has changed. It’s a huge problem. We are losing good people city wide, already 32 so far,” he said.

According to MACEA literature passed out at the protest, the city is asking it’s rank and file to accept benefits cuts resulting in 3 to 5 percent reduction in take home pay and a wage freeze for the next three years. 

Many motorists on 4th Street honked and waved their support of the protesters who were holding signs for fair wages, and others saying 30-plus workers had already left the city for other municipalities.

Some residents spoke to the City Council, asked who was responsible for the labor impasse and stood with the protestors to demand that the city administration now take care of it’s rank-and-file city personnel, especially with the savings after the recent departures of previous senior city department heads, some making salaries of $250,000 to $320,000 annually. 

City officials declined to comment, citing ongoing labor negotiations.

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Our Community Needs Your Help!

Our Community Needs Your Help!
Are you committed to making a difference in our community? Your charitable contribution will help us keep your loved ones safe, give back, and reach our annual goal!Your Donation is the fuel for all of it. From caring for the families of fallen officers to local youth programs, your support helps us build trust between our officers and residents; strengthening our community. Our local law enforcement association continually gives its financial re...
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Here at the Madera Police Officers' Association we feel it is our duty and privilege to help spread the word. The simple truth is this: 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This year alone over 250,000 women in our country will be diagnosed with the disease. It is the most common cancer among women worldwide. These facts are not meant to terrify. They are the truth and why must we take it ...
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Recognizing Employees of the Year

We are excited to honor our Employees of the Year: Officer of the Year Clay Hoover Dispatcher of the Year PSD Jolene Wyatt Nonsworn Employee of the Year Property/Evidence tech. Karyn Burns
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Join Us In Making a Difference in our Community!

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Our annual fundraiser is back! We would like to thank you for your support of the men and women of our Police Association who protect us each and every day. A police officer’s job can be stressful and demanding, but we take great pride in helping our fellow citizens whenever we get the chance. It’s not just our job, it’s our honor to serve.   Please join in our mission, and support the men and women of law enforcement, Donate Here! Our offic...
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Are you participating in a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb?

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9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs are a way for the law enforcement family, and the community to honor and remember the firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live. Learn more about 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs https://www.firehero.org/events/9-11-stair-climbs/
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Honoring a fallen officer, by escorting his son to first day of school

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Indianapolis police officers escorted fallen Southport Lt. Aaron Allan's 6-year-old son to his first day of school August 8th, 2018.  "We wanted to make sure this year we were here for little Aaron to make sure he got to school safe, just like his dad did about a year ago," said Southport Police Chief Tom Vaughn. "All those police cars down the street, I didn't imagine that many officers coming. We talk about the blue family and today r...
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First Responder Miracle in Montana

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‘Miracle’ baby buried alive in Montana woods for 9 hours was saved by a deputy who heard a faint cry - USA Today NetworkIt was about 46 degrees outside when deputies found a 5 month-old baby buried under sticks, leaves, and soil in the woods. "For all of us at the sheriff's office, this is what we call a miracle," police said. To read the full story, click here. Photo provided by Missoula County Sheriff's Office
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How to end the war on Officers

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With police deaths up almost 60% since last year, this video discusses what is in the works for how to end the war on cops. New legislation, more community engagement, and bringing positive news to the forefront are some of the solutions in discussion. To watch the full video, see the link below: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5784427821001/?#sp=show-clips
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NLEOMF report shows trends in law enforcement fatalities

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Taking a closer look at the dangers of being in law enforcement and knowing what has caused several deaths in the line of duty can help officers train more effectively to prevent more deaths in the future. A recent study has been released that outlines the biggest causes of officer deaths. The top 3 findings were that 41% of fatal calls were domestic related, 47% of officers killed in car crashes were not wearing their seat belts, and 5% of offic...
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Celebrating Police Week 2018

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This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors, gather in Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty.One of the most moving ceremonies is the Annual Candlelight Vigil, where the names of fallen officers will be forever etched i...
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Thank you for your support

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The Madera Police Officers’ Association would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “Red, White, Blue, and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One Community, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.” Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work.We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to give back to...
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!

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On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, the Madera Police Officers’ Association is asking you today for your support. While our nation is facing unprecedented times, we are thankful for our community who has stayed strong and united and we value the support you have shown our officers.   Donate Here Today! The Madera Police Officers’ Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your s...
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National Night Out - August 3rd, 2017

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Please join the Madera Police Department on August 3rd, 2017, we are inviting all neighborhoods to come down to the Madera Fairgrounds to mingle with other engaged neighborhoods, law enforcement, and first responders at our first ever National Night Out: Connect event. This will be the largest block party ever thrown in the City of Madera. In addition to this being a FREE EVENT, our boys in blue (with the help of supporting ag...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of polic...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sa...
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

Internet and Website Safety Tips
Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others.Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target:Do not share things such as e...
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