Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote in little_details,
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Union Membership for Civilian Police Employees in USA

I'm writing Dexter fanfic, and have reached a part of the story where Dexter (a civilian forensic scientist working for the Miami Police Department) is in danger of losing his job. It occurred to me to wonder if he would be able to ask for help from a union representative.

I know that police officers in the USA are usually members of the local Police Benevolent Association; I've never seen anything to suggest that this covers civilian police employees such as forensic scientists.

Would such employees be PBA members? If not, is there any sort of civilian police employee's association / union, or a general civil service union that covers them?

The nearest equivalents I can find are the Service Employees International Union, but they appear to be into political activism that doesn't feel right for the character or the nature of his employment, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees whose Miami branch appears to be in some sort of legal trouble of its own, and the AFL-CIO, but I get the impression that they are more a negotiating body for salaries etc. Are any of these likely to be involved in an individual employee's problems?

The searches used were Civil Service Union Miami, Public Employee Unions Miami
Tags: usa: florida, usa: government: law enforcement (misc)
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