March of 1977

Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS) was established to represent the rank-and-file officer for the purpose of collective bargaining. LELS acts as the labor representative and bargaining agent of its members to negotiate with public employers concerning wages, benefits, grievances, and terms & conditions of employment, including wages, in accordance with the Public Employment Labor Relations Act of 1971, as amended.

Early 1980’s

Services to represent other essential law enforcement employees, to include dispatchers and corrections officers were added.


Services to represent firefighters (full-time and paid-on-call) were added.


Services to represent public Safety Support Staff, including Community Service Officers, Medical Examiner Investigators, clerical, transcribers, Administrative Secretaries, Records Technicians, Evidence Technicians and Support Services Supervisors were added.

Current Membership:

Licensed Members 4,863
Non-Licensed Members 1,497
Agencies Represented 250
Active Locals 411