To the Members:
On behalf of the Executive Board of the National Troopers Coalition, we would like to present an offer to all our State members. To every trooper / highway patrol officer who does not currently have and has only wished to have some umbrella Legal Defense coverage to protect themselves from unwanted, unfair, or inappropriate charges being filed against them, we have a great opportunity. Every day, our members find themselves facing criminal, administrative, and civil charges, most of the time as a result of services performed in the line of your duties.
The National Troopers Coalition has partnered with one of the leading Legal Defense teams in the country. For decades, PLEA (The Professional Law Enforcement Association) has represented thousands of members of law enforcement, including state police agencies, sheriff’s departments, and county and municipal officers.
We hope that those States that find themselves unable to provide protections for their members will take advantage of this plan. It is being offered to the individual member and would not incur any cost to your organization. If your state wishes to discuss a group membership which would cover all your members at a greatly reduced cost, Leslie McMahon, Executive Director, is ready and available to discuss the terms.
Below is a listing of the benefits that PLEA offers. More can be found by going to: http://www.plea.net/. For the price of $145.00 per individual per year, the member receives the following:
SCHEDULE OF BENEFITS
PARTICIPATING ATTORNEYS PROVIDE:
BENEFIT MAXIMUM BENEFIT
A. DEFENSE OF CRIMINAL CHARGES PAID IN FULL
B. ADVICE, CONSULTATION & PREPARATION PAID IN FULL
FOR GRAND JURY HEARINGS
C. DEFENSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE PAID IN FULL
PROCEEDINGS WHICH ARISE FROM INCIDENTS
INVOLVING THE PUBLIC, NOT INCLUDING
NON DUTY – RELATED PERSONNEL PROCEEDINGS
Reimbursable costs are paid in full. However, the limitation for investigative fees in connection with the above covered matters is $1,000, and the limitation for expert witness fees is $3,500.
For references, the following State Police agencies are now partnered with PLEA:
Delaware State Troopers
Wyoming State Patrol
Idaho State Police Association
Kansas State Troopers
Florida Highway Patrol Command Officers Association
North Dakota State Patrol (Beginning Jan. 1)
The PLEA folks will be presented their program at our Spring, 2012 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 9th and 10th. Please take advantage of this offer to provide yourself that comfort zone we all need.
At your convenience, contact Leslie McMahon at 800-367-4321, Ext. 1010, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mathew J. Hodapp
National Troopers Coalition