Pres. Message Updates

Nov 12, 2018/Pres. Message

Veterans/Armistice Day Remembrance

On this 100th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I, also known as "The Great War", please take time out to remember and thank all of our Veterans who sacrificed so much in the name of Freedom. Many of our Brother and Sister COBA Members know full well, being Veterans...
Aug 31, 2018/Pres. Message

Nassau COBA Stands Strong

As the Summer nears an end, Nassau COBA is facing constant attacks. At the federal level, the recent Janus v AFSCME Supreme Court case is a direct attack meant to weaken our union and make our members less safe in one of the most dangerous working environments. Thankfully our union is staying...
Mar 28, 2018/Pres. Message

COBA Puts County on Notice in Support of New Sheriff

Message from Brian Sullivan, President   On Monday, March 26th the appointment of Vera Fludd as the new Nassau County Sheriff was approved unanimously by the Nassau County Legislature. This marks a historic moment in this County's history by Vera not only being the first African American...
Dec 22, 2017/Pres. Message

Happy Holidays COBA

As we find ourselves at the end of another tumultuous year at the Correctional Facility, I'd like to pause and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Holidays and Happy New Year!   While it can be very easy to get bogged down in the daily grind of the most thankless...
Jun 12, 2017/Pres. Message

Crime is on Sale, Full Page Ad

Message from Brian Sullivan COBA President to all Active Members and Retirees: Last September I led approximately 50 COBA Members into Hempstead District Court to oversee the Arraignment of Inmate Angel Hernandez. Inmate Hernandez was in our jail on Attempted Murder charges (held on 500K Bail...
Dec 24, 2014/Pres. Message

To all Brother and Sister COBA Members

The holiday season is traditionally a joyous time of the year when we gather together with our family and friends, toast and celebrate our accomplishments over the past year, and quietly reflect and give thanks for our blessings.  Unfortunately, due to the recent tragic events over the...
Nov 27, 2014/Pres. Message

Happy Thanksgiving COBA

Message from President, John JaronczykEven during the hardest times, there is always much to be thankful for.  Thanksgiving is a day when we gather family together and regardless of the circumstances or the challenges we have faced over the past year, we collectively give thanks for what we...
Sep 17, 2014/Pres. Message

Nassau COBA applauds Judge's ruling exonerating two CO's of false charges

"The Correction Officers Benevolent Association applauds Judge Quinn's decision to acquit Officer Joseph Donlon and retired Officer John Andujar of these charges. This trial was nothing more than a colossal waste of taxpayers' dollars trying to impugn the careers and...
Jul 24, 2014/Pres. Message

In Response to a Recent Inmate Death, Nassau COBA President Calls on Public to Restrain from Rushing to Accuse Correction Officers of Misconduct

East Meadow, New York (July 24, 2014) Responding to the sudden death of an inmate who died on July 14th, Nassau COBA President John Jaronczyk said, "Our hearts go out to the family of John Gleeson Jr. during this painful and difficult time. While we understand his family's grief and sorrow...
Jun 19, 2014/Pres. Message

Media Statement by Nassau COBA President John Jaronczyk Regarding The New Nassau COBA Contract Agreement

East Meadow, New York (June 18, 2014)- “Having completed a lengthy and often complicated negotiation process with Nassau County, and having addressed NIFA’s questions regarding the Contract, I am pleased to announce that the COBA Board of Governors voted unanimously today to accept the...