This new era spawned the organization we know today, a supportive, organized and professional Officers Association. The 2000’s brought a new chief which changed the face of the Department in every aspect. The Association harnessed Charter Civil Service for job protection and due process of discipline, followed quickly by efforts to secure a competitive benefits package. As growth continued, so did the challenges of a changing workforce, higher standards and big city issues. Today officers enjoy job security through a Meet and Confer contract with the City, competitive benefits and superior legal protection for critical incidents and disciplinary issues. All of this was accomplished with the tireless dedication and effort of many officers who chose to lead the Officers Association and support those who serve this community.