What Is a Police PBA Card?

A police PBA card is a membership card for a labor union that represents police officers. PBA stands for Patrolman's Benevolent Association or Policemen's Benevolent Association.

The PBA represents officers in groups by jurisdictions. They offer union representation by towns, counties, states and organization. For example, the NYS Troopers PBA represents law enforcement personnel employed through the New York State Troopers.

A PBA represents officers when bargaining for fair labor terms and conditions of employment and works with government officials to monitor safety conditions and equipment for law enforcement officials. The agency has a goal to provide necessary resources that enable officers to better serve the public.