The West Essex Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, Local #81 was formed in 1932 as a fraternal police organization that represented full time sworn police officers of the Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, North Caldwell, Roseland, and West Caldwell Police Departments.
The Livingston Police Department’s members left Local #81 in 1976 and formed Livingston PBA Local #263.
The Roseland Police Department’s members left Local #81 in 1981 and formed Roseland PBA Local #293. After the formation of Roseland FOP Lodge #178 in 2000, the remaining 15 PBA #293 members unanimously petitioned to rejoin PBA Local #81. In June 2000 Roseland was welcomed back to Local #81.
West Essex PBA Local #81 has strived to keep an active role in the towns that our members serve. Through your generous donations and support of our fundraisers, we have been able to give back to our communities through sports team sponsorships, donations to local charities, and our annual PBA #81 college scholarships, which award seven $1500 scholarships to high school seniors from each of our seven towns. You will also see PBA Local #81 members participating charitable events such as the Law Enforcement Plane Pull, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Polar Bear Plunge, and the Police Unity Tour, to name a few.
Thank you for your visiting our page and your continuing support of our efforts!