Strengthen The Shield, a slate of candidates led by 27-year NYPD veteran Brian Fusco, is seeking the executive office of the NYC PBA to end an era of failed leadership under Pat Lynch. Lynch has been invisible at critical moments, and ineffective when he does engage. He has failed to protect members’ rights in Albany, failed to get a contract in five years, failed to listen to members, and failed to show steady leadership during crisis. Strengthen The Shield’s priorities will include greater safety and support for police officers; much-needed representation in Albany to protect against failures such as Tier 3; legislation to restore disability losses; a long-overdue resolution to a mishandled contract; aggressive defense of our rights against punitive Department discipline, and a voice for our rank and file. See www.StrengthenTheShield.com for more information.