April 22, 2021

To the Point with SBA President Ed Mullins, and retired NYPD Sergeant Bill Cannon, with Dallas PD Sergeant and President of the Dallas PD Association Michael Mata

To the Point with SBA President Ed Mullins, and retired NYPD Sergeant Bill Cannon, with Dallas PD Sergeant and President of the Dallas PD Association Michael Mata

To the Point with Ed Mullins: Edward D. Mullins has been a member of the New York City Police Department since January 1982. On July 1, 2002, he was elected President of the Sergeants Benevolent Association by an overwhelming majority of its members. Early in his career he was assigned to the 13th Precinct on Manhattan’s East Side. After nearly 10 years he was promoted to Detective and assigned to the 10th Precinct in Manhattan’s Chelsea area. Promoted to Sergeant in 1993, he was assigned to the 19th Precinct on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and subsequently transferred to the Detective Bureau in Brooklyn South, where he served in the 67th Precinct Detective Squad, Special Victims Squad, and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. Mullins learned about labor management as a PBA and SBA delegate in the 13th and 19th Precincts and the Detective Bureau. Mullins is one of four children raised in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. His father was a longshoreman on the West Side docks, and his mother, Carmen Lopez-Mullins, was a homemaker. He and his twin sons reside in Nassau County. A lifelong believer in the merits of education, Mullins received a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College, where he completed his studies while working as a full-time police sergeant, and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Mercy College. Additionally, he served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of a successful private security firm in Manhattan, and has attended a variety of educational workshops in security management, finance and labor studies, including those at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York University, Cornell University, and Harvard University.    Bill Cannon s a retired NYPD Sergeant who retired out of Manhattan North Homicide Squad. He completed nearly 27 years of service and retired in October 2011. After retirement Bill taught criminal justice courses at a private college for years. He has an AA, BA, and an MS in Security Management. His co-hosts a  popular podcast called Police off the Cuff with retired NYPD detective Mark DeMayo.   Tonight's guest is Sergeant Michael Mata of the Dallas Police Department.  Michael is a Sergeant and a 26 year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. He is currently the President of the Dallas Police Association.

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