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The issue between the DEA and Dunkin’ Donuts over what occurred in the Flatbush Avenue store in Brooklyn has been resolved. Dunkin’ Donuts acknowledged what happened, apologized, and placed an advertisement in the Friday, November 24, 2017 issue of The Chief-Leader newspaper. As far as the DEA is concerned, the boycott is lifted, and I encourage our members to resume what was a long-standing and mutually beneficial community partnership.

  • DEA President, Michael J. Palladino

On Monday, November 6, 2017, there was a meeting between MLC Chair Harry Nespoli and the Uniformed Coalition to discuss the next round of proposals between the MLC and the City for an upcoming MLC health agreement. Here’s the backstory: On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the City and the MLC met regarding health benefits savings.

The DEA thanks our members who participated in the campaign to defeat the referendum for a New York State Constitutional Convention. More than 80% of New Yorkers voting said “no.” Thank you for helping us preserve your pension and benefits, and all the advancements the union worked hard to achieve on your behalf since being founded 100 years ago.

Any member of the service can nominate a Detective or group of Detectives for the DEA’s Detective(s) of the Month Awards, which honors our members’ work on outstanding cases or incidents, or highlights members’ unusual examples of selfless actions. Submit a brief write-up, along with any supplemental paperwork (such as press clippings, 49s, etc.) to the DEA Treasurer at the DEA, 26 Thomas Street, New York, NY  10007.  Voting is handled by the DEA Board of Trustees.  Presentations are made at the DEA Delegates’ meetings and selected stories are highlighted in the DEA magazine, The Gold Shield.

This monumental case seeks to reverse a 1977 United States Supreme Court decision requiring non-union members to pay a “fair share” fee to cover the cost of bargaining on their behalf. The case is expected to be heard by the high Court in the fall.

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the DEA met with our attorneys and our Crime Scene Delegate to explore the different legal ways we can prevent cameras in the workplace. The result was that the DEA is pursuing an improper practice against the City and the Police Department.


Starting September 21, 2017, City of New York employees will be able to directly donate a portion of their paychecks to relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to provide critical relief to individuals, families, and communities that have been devastated by this terrible storm.


Employees may select a portion of their paycheck(s) to donate and make either a one-time, tax-deductible contribution, or a recurring donation for the next two months.


To make a donation, please visit the online payroll service:

NYCAPS Employee Self Service -- https://hrb.nycaps.nycnet

or ask for help from a payroll advisor.


If you are unable to access NYCAPS Employee Self Service, please contact your payroll officer or donate directly through the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City at –

Increases consistent with the newly ratified amendments to our collective bargaining agreement took effect on Friday, October 6, 2017. As a reminder, the next contractual raise will be 2.5% on January 1, 2018. On December 17, 2018, the final 3% raise takes effect. The PBA filed for an impasse on August 16, 2017 for the next round of bargaining. The City is opposing the impasse claiming that they have not had enough bargaining sessions to declare an impasse.


The DEA’s 100th Anniversary Gala was held on Friday, October 6, 2017. Thank you to all of our members, past and present, who attended and helped to make the evening a sold out success. 1,350 guests attended.


Ballots were counted at the DEA the afternoon of September 20, 2017. Of 621 ballots mailed, 200 were returned, ten had to be discounted, 147 votes went to Joe Tallarine (of Brooklyn North Homicide) and 43 went to Joseph Hickey (of the 77 Squad). The DEA thanks everyone who participated in the election process.


Det. Joe Tallarine is now the DEA Brooklyn North Welfare Officer.

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