Sign Up to Receive the FOP's Weekly UpdateJIM PASCOExecutive DirectorPATRICK YOESNational PresidentWEEKLY UPDATE | 26 APRIL 2021NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPNational President Patrick Yoes attended the Arkansas StateFOP Spring Board Meeting.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENational President Patrick Yoes gave numerous mediainterviews.National Vice President Joe Gamaldi gave numerous mediainterviews regarding qualified immunity, the increase in thenumber of retirements among law enforcement officers, andthe current climate across the country.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with John D. Cohen,Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Assistant Secretary forCounterterrorism and Emerging Threats within DHS, regardingFOP participation in an informational-exchange round table.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Matt Klapper, Chief ofStaff to the Attorney General, regarding ongoing legislativeissues.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Associate AttorneyGeneral Vanita Gupta regarding the Office of Justice Programs(OJP) and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services(COPS) grant program funding.
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Greg Schultz, formerSenior Advisor to the President-Elect, regarding pendingnominations.Executive Director Jim Pasco gave numerous press interviewson criminal justice reform and other related issuesSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented theFOP at the FirstNet Policy Forum virtual event.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson had a conferencecall with the Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel of the HouseCommittee on the Judiciary to discuss policing reform.Senior Legislative LiaisonTim Richardson representedthe FOP on a conference callwith stakeholder groups atthe Hate Crimes ReviewTeam in the office of the U.S.Deputy Attorney General.
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in aconference call of stakeholders with staff in the office ofSenator Charles E. Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member of theCommittee on the Judiciary, to discuss potential legislation tobe considered during National Police Week.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke to staff in theoffice of Senator Christopher A. Coons (D-DE) about S. 921,the “Jamie Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Law EnforcementOfficers Protection Act,” and S. 998, the "Driving forOpportunity Act," both of which the FOP supports.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke to staff in theoffice of Senator John Cornyn III (R-TX) about qualifiedimmunity.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Rebecca Tyus had a call with staff from the NationalDistrict Attorneys Association regarding the implementation ofthe "Corporate Transparency Act."Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson has been havingregular, almost daily, contact with staff in the offices ofSenators Cory A. Booker (D-NJ) and Timothy E. Scott (R-SC)as well as Representative Peter A. Stauber (R-MN) aboutpolice reform.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke to staff in theoffice of Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) about the “LEOSAReform Act."Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke to staff in theoffices of Senators Grassley and John Cornyn III (R-TX) aboutS. 921, the “Jamie Zapata and Victor Avila Federal LawEnforcement Officers Protection Act,” which the FOP supports.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
The House was in Pro Forma session this week.@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONThe House Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee onImmigration and Citizenship held a hearing entitled: "Why Don'tThey Just Get in Line? Barriers to Legal Immigration."The House Committee on Education and Labor held a hearingentitled: "Building Back Better: Investing in Improving Schools,Creating Jobs, and Strengthening Families and our Economy."The House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommitteeon Intelligence and Counterterrorism held a hearing entitled:"Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism: TheTransnational Threat."The House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommitteeon Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery held ahearing entitled: "State and Local Perspectives on DHSPreparedness Grant Programs."
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONThe Senate Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee onthe Constitution held a hearing entitled: "Stop Gun Violence:Extreme Risk Order / “Red Flag” Laws."The Senate Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee onFederal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action and Federal Rightsheld a hearing entitled: "Supreme Court Fact-Finding and theDistortion of American Democracy."The Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on thejudicial nominations for various Circuit and District Courtjudgeships.
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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EFOP ACTION CENTERSOCIAL SECURITYFight for Fairness! TellCongress to pass H.R. 82, the"Social Security Fairness Act."FEDERAL OFFICERSTell Congress to support H.R.962, the "Law EnforcementOfficers' Equity Act."LEOSA REFORMTell Congress to support H.R.1201, the "LEOSA Reform Act."PROTECT & SERVETell Congress to support thepolice and pass S. 774, the"Protect and Serve Act."QUALIFIED IMMUNITYTell Congress to OPPOSE theelimination of the establisheddoctrine on qualified immunity.
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The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the White House, regarding remarksby President Biden on the COVID-19response. The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, regarding updated guidancefor vaccinated individuals includingguidance on wearing masks outdoors. The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the White House, regarding a briefingby the White House COVID-19 responseteam and public health officials. The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the U.S. Food and DrugAdministration, regarding the FDA andCDC lifting the recommended pause onthe Johnson & Johnson COVID-19vaccine after a safety review. COVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBeen Exposed?Are You Sick?READ MORE READ MORE READ MOREAPRIL 30:READ MOREAPRIL 29:READ MOREAPRIL 27:READ MOREAPRIL 28:READ MOREW W W . F O P C O V I D 1 9 . O R G@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICERECENT COVID-19 ACTIVITY
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICECOVID-19 LINE-OF-DUTY DEATHSOFFICERS HAVE DIEDIN THE LINE OF DUTYDUE TO COVID-19*** THIS DATA WAS COLLECTED BY THE NATIONAL FOP LEGISLATIVE OFFICE ***
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EThe COPS Office is pleased to announce that the following grantfunding opportunities are now open and accepting applications:ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIESU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEOffice of Justice ProgramsCOPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) ProgramLaw Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act ProgramThe 2021 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program is a competitive grant program thatadvances public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies toinvestigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.Up to $15 million is available for this program.The 2021 Anti-Heroin Task Force program is a competitive grant program that assists statelaw enforcement agencies in states with high per capita levels of primary treatmentadmissions for both heroin and other opioids. AHTF funds must be used for investigativepurposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin,fentanyl, carfentanil, or other opioids, or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids. Upto $35 million is available for this program.The 2021 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program is a competitive grantprogram that provides funding to improve the delivery of and access to mental health andwellness services for law enforcement through the implementation of peer support, training,family resources, suicide prevention, and other promising practices for wellness programs. TheLEMHWA solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indiantribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, communitygroups, and faith-based organizations. Up to $8 million is available for this program.TO EXPLORE OPEN SOLICITATIONSCLICK HERE
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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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
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