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Sign Up to Receive the FOP's Weekly UpdateJIM PASCOExecutive DirectorPATRICK YOESNational PresidentWASHINGTON WATCHlegislative updateNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE | WEEKLY UPDATE | 18 JANUARY 2021TOGETHERWE ARE STRONGER
From everyone here at theNational Fraternal Order of Police,we extend our deepestcondolences to the family, friendsand colleagues of brother Tizzard.National President Patrick Yoes met with leadership fromConcerns of Police Survivors (COPS) and the National LawEnforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) regarding theNational Police Week 2021.@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENational President Patrick Yoesparticipated in the funeral servicesfor Louisiana National TrusteeTommy Tizzard.National President Patrick Yoes attended theLouisiana State FOP Lodge's Winter Board Meeting.National President Patrick Yoes, National Trustees ChairmanRob Pride and National Legal Counsel Larry H. James, Esq.,had a teleconference with criminal justice stakeholdersregarding policing in America.
National President Patrick Yoes gave numerous interviews tovarious media outlets.@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EExecutive Director JimPasco spoke with GregSchultz, Senior Advisor tothe President, regardingpossible legislative andadministrative initiativeslikely to be focused on inthe new Congress.National Vice President Joe Gamaldi joined Fox News' HarrisFaulkner to discuss the consequences of rogue prosecutorsgoing soft on criminals and the skyrocketing murder rates inmajor cities across the country.CLICK TO WATCHNational VP Gamaldialso provided insightinto the Philadelphiamurder suspect who’sout on bail despiteassault charges.OFFICEOFTHEPRESIDENT ELECT
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with John Cohen,incoming senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Homelandsecurity (DHS), regarding law enforcement outreach. Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with numerous presscontacts regarding the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol.Executive Director Jim Pascospoke with Alejandro N. Mayorkas,who has been nominated byPresident Biden to be Secretary ofthe U.S. Department of HomelandSecurity, regarding the progress ofhis confirmation process.Senior Legislative LiaisonTim Richardson had a callwith staff in the office ofSenator Patrick J. Toomey,Jr. (R-PA) regardingpotential changes to the1033 program which couldbe made via Executive Order.
THE WHITE HOUSECLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF EXECUTIVE ACTIONSCORONAVIRUSTHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELaunches a "100 Days Masking Challenge" asking Americans to wearmasks for 100 days. Requires masks and physical distancing in Federalbuildings, on Federal lands and by government contractors, and urgesStates and local governments to do the same.President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.was sworn in as the 46th Presidentof the United States. Within hoursof taking office, President Bidenissued 17 executive orders,presidential memoranda andagency directives.SOME OF PRESIDENT BIDEN'S EXECUTIVE ACTIONS INCLUDE:Restores certain collective bargaining powers and employeeprotections and directs agencies to bargain over permissible, non-mandatory subjects of bargaining when contracts are up for negotiationso that employees have a greater voice in their working conditions. Theorder also eliminates the Schedule F, which would have furtherjeopardized existing collective bargaining and labor-related activity byFederal employees.LABOR RIGHTSRequires masks on public transportation, including trains, buses andaircraft. International travelers will need to present a negative Covid-19test before entering the U.S. and will have to quarantine upon arrival.CORONAVIRUS
THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House considered and passed H.R. 335 on a 326-78 vote.The legislation would provide for an exception to a limitationagainst the appointment of persons as Secretary of Defensewithin seven years of relief from active duty as a regularcommissioned officer of the Armed Forces. This allowed forthe nomination process to move forward pertaining to thenomination of Lloyd J. Austin to be the Secretary of U.S.Department of Defense .THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EFraternal Order of PoliceNational Legislative Office
THE UNITED STATES SENATEThe Senate Committee on Homeland Securityand Governmental Affairs held a confirmationhearing regarding the nomination of theAlejandro N. Mayorkas to be Secretary of theU.S. Department of Homeland Security.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EThe Senate confirmed Avril DanicaHaines to be the Director of NationalIntelligence on a 84-10 vote.The Senate Committee on Financefavorably reported the nominationof the Janet L. Yellen to beSecretary of the U.S. Department ofthe Treasury on a 26-0 vote.The Senate voted to confirmnomination of Lloyd J.Austin to be the Secretary ofU.S. Department of Defenseon a 93-2 vote.
TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESThis bill would recognize the right of law enforcement and other publicsafety officers to bargain collectively with their employers.The “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act”This bill would expand the definition of "law enforcement officer" for salaryand retirement benefits to include all Federal law enforcement officers.The “Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act"This bill would repeal both the "Windfall Elimination Provision" and the"Government Pension Offset" in current Social Security law.The “Social Security Fairness Act”COSPONSORS92112H.R. 82NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE OR SENATE@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE OR SENATEThe 117th Congress was sworn in on 3 January, meaning thatthe FOP's top legislative priorities and all previous legislationwe supported must be reintroduced in the new Congress.+1 NEW
To view the full list of legislation supported bythe FOP, please CLICK HEREThis bill would amend the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act (LEOSA),which exempts qualified active and retired law enforcement officers fromlocal and State prohibitions on the carriage of concealed firearms, to ensurethat these officers are able to carry in the same venues as civilian concealedcarry permit holders in areas like schools and national parks, as well as usepublic transportation and extends the exemption to magazine capacity andwould allow active and retired law enforcement officers to access servicesat U.S. post offices, Social Security Administration offices or Veterans'Affairs facilities.The "LEOSA Reform Act"The "Protect and Serve Act"This bill would would make it a Federal crime to target a law enforcementofficer with an assault that results in seriously bodily harm or death.for more resources on our legislative priorities.CLICK HERELEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE OR SENATENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE OR SENATE
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JANUARY 19:The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, regarding returning to workduring the COVID-19 pandemic.JANUARY 20:The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby President Joseph R. Biden, regardinga fact sheet on President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.JANUARY 17:The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the U.S. Department of Health andHuman Services, regarding a web-basedlocator for COVID-19 outpatienttreatment sites.JANUARY 18:The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, regarding caring forsomeone at home who has COVID-19.COVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBeen Exposed?Are You Sick?READ MORE READ MORE READ MOREREAD MORE READ MOREREAD MOREREAD MOREWWW .FO PCO VID 19. ORGRECENT COVID-19 ACTIVITY@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALFR A T E RNAL O R DER O F POLI C E
AS OF JANUARY 22, 2021COVID-19 LINE-OF-DUTY DEATHS@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALFR A T E RNAL O R DER O F POLI C E371371OFFICERS HAVE DIEDIN THE LINE OF DUTYDUE TO COVID-19
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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALFR A T E RNAL O R DER O F POLI C EApply Now for Delinquency Prevention Grants ProgramThe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP),Office ofJuvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications forfunding for the OJJDP fiscal year (FY) 2021 Delinquency Prevention GrantsProgram. This program furthers the Department’s mission to reduce crime andpromote public safety by providing funding to states, localities, and tribes toimplement programs to address juvenile delinquency and improve the juvenilejustice system.The OJJDP Delinquency Prevention Grants Program focuses on helping youth avoidinvolvement in delinquency through reducing risk factors and enhancing protectivefactors in their schools, communities, and families. States awarded under thisprogram are required to provide subgrants to units of local government. A unit oflocal government means— (a) Any city, county, township, town, borough, parish,village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state. (b) Any lawenforcement district or judicial enforcement district that— (i) Is established underapplicable state law, and (ii) Has the authority to, in a manner independent of otherstate entities, establish a budget and impose taxes. (c) For the purposes ofassistance eligibility, any agency of the government of the District of Columbia orthe federal government that performs law enforcement functions in and for— (i) TheDistrict of Columbia, or (ii) Any Trust Territory of the United States.This program will provide grants to eligible states or federally recognized tribes toimplement evidence-based strategies to address the unmet needs of at-risk ordelinquent youth through a continuum of delinquency prevention programs forjuveniles who have had or who are likely to have contact with the juvenile justicesystem. States awarded under this grant program are required to provide subgrantsto units of local government to carry out the objectives of this program.- THE CLOSING DATE IS MARCH 1, 2021 -TO LEARN MORECLICK HERE
The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC)provides no cost, customized technical assistance solutions designed tomeet the unique needs of state, local, tribal, & campus law enforcementagencies throughout the U.S.The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership tofederal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-theart knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for theimplementation of these crime fighting strategies. The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing professionals,develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training andtechnical assistance to community members, local government leaders, andall levels of law enforcement.Visit WebsiteVisit WebsiteVisit WebsiteU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEOffice of Justice Programs@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALFR A T E RNAL O R DER O F POLI C E
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