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PBA LOCAL 149

 

A NOTICE TO HOPATCONG RESIDENTS

 

 

     The members of Hopatcong PBA Local 149 wish to take this opportunity to alert the citizens of Hopatcong that several residents have reported receiving telephone calls from telemarketers seeking donations to benefit law enforcement concerns. During these telephone calls, the solicitors have inferred that they represent officers from our jurisdiction.

 

     Neither the Hopatcong PBA, nor any PBA Local in the State of New Jersey, including our parent organization, the New Jersey State Policemens Benevolent Association Inc, uses telemarketing as a means of fund raising. Efforts through legislation are currently being pursued by the PBA to end telemarketing by groups chartered for the representation and benefit of law enforcement officers in New Jersey.

 

     Groups such as the Fraternal Order of Police, New Jersey Superior Officers Association and the Garden State Law Enforcement Officers Association just to name a few, have traditionally engaged in blanket telephone solicitations of the entire State regardless of whether or not they actually represent officers from the areas they call.

 

     We urge all residents to decline requests for donations made by telemarketers. Furthermore, anyone wishing to make a contribution to this association may contact us at  PO Box 544 Hopatcong N.J. 07843