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July 11, 2019
Lynch's Editorial on On The Job Suicides

PBA president Pat Lynch writes in the Daily News about on the job suicides and steps that can help to reduce them.

May 5, 2019
Lynch Responds to Commissioner

In a letter in the NY Post, Pat Lynch responds to Police Commissioner O’Neill’s op-ed column on Civil Rights Law Section 50-a by noting that attempting to appease anti-police activists will only expose cops to more harassment and threats.

April 8, 2019
Exempt Cops From Congestion Fees

In a Daily News op-ed, Pat Lynch calls for New York City police officers to be exempted from the proposed congestion pricing tolls in Lower Manhattan.

December 22, 2018
Lynch Corrects Record on VSF

Pat Lynch’s letter explaining that the VSF is a negotiated benefit bought and paid for by police officers that benefited the City to the tune of billions of dollars appeared in the Staten Island Advance.

December 14, 2018
Why cops need a privacy shield

Pat Lynch’s op-ed in today’s Daily News sets the record straight on the NYS Civil Rights Law Section 50-A, the personnel records law that protects cops, firefighters and other public safety employees from being placed into the public domain.

November 16, 2018
Op-Ed by Pat Lynch

In an op-ed piece for City Limits magazine, Pat Lynch confronts the reality of opposing visions of policing.

May 18, 2018
Letter to Editor of Daily News

Pat Lynch’s Letter to the Editor informed the Daily News that their editorial about the PBA’s issues with the release of body cam footage was wrong.

March 28, 2018
PBA Opposes Posting of "De-Identified" Records

The NYPD plans to post “de-identified” results of disciplinary proceedings on a website. PBA president Pat Lynch strenuously objects and stories appeared in the NY Daily News and NY Post. Read Lynch’s full letter to the Police Commissioner here.

March 20, 2018
Lynch Letter to New York Times

Pat Lynch sends a letter to the New York Times on how the Parole Board rules have exposed flaws in the system.

December 7, 2017
Lynch on Mayor's Hypocrisy

In an op-ed piece published by the Daily News, PBA president Pat Lynch takes Mayor de Blasio’s hypocritical “support” of unions to task.

October 27, 2016
Lynch Op-Ed on Community Policing

Pat Lynch’s NY Times op-ed article “For real community policing, let cops do their job” speaks the truth about the “new” community policing initiative.  Lynch argues that real community policing can’t happen when there aren’t enough police officers to do it. 

August 16, 2016
Lynch Calls for Competitive Wages

In an online op-ed for the Daily News, Pat Lynch points out that the Mayor's double-talk on "competitive wages" is just the latest in a series of actions showing that his support for working women and men does not extend to those who protect this city.

July 6, 2016
Letter to NY Post on Erroneous Editorial

The NY Post ran an edited version of Pat Lynch’s letter regarding their erroneous editorial on equalizing disability pensions.  Read the entire letter here.

May 19, 2016
Cops Need Mayor's Support

The Staten Island Advance published an op-ed column by Pat Lynch that says the support that police officers need from the Mayor is in actions…not just words.

January 5, 2016
NYPD Wants CCRB Yes/No Names

The News reports the NYPD’s request to the CCRB to provide a tally of yes and no votes in cases where complaints against officers are substantiated. PBA president Pat Lynch writes the Daily News in support of releasing that information noting that, unlike grand juries, board members are permanent fixtures who rule on many cases and whose biases can have a devastating impact on a police officer’s career. Chris Dunn of the NYCLU argues it leaves members vulnerable to retaliation by the department.

October 24, 2015
Lynch's Op-Ed on Need for Meaningful Mayoral Support

In an op-ed column in the NY Post, Pat Lynch says that criminals like the one who murdered P.O. Randolph Holder once again feel emboldened to carry and use guns, and that police officers need sustained, meaningful support from City Hall — not just words of praise when a tragedy occurs — in order to restore order on the streets.

January 15, 2015
Letter to Post Objecting to Editorial

The NY Post ran a letter to the editor from Pat Lynch objecting to their Tier 3 editorial called “Paying Off Police” and calling for the equalization of benefits for all police officers.