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Sign Up to Receive the FOP's Weekly UpdateJIM PASCOExecutive DirectorPATRICK YOESNational PresidentWEEKLY UPDATE | 24 MAY 2021NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEST WE FORGETMEMORIAL DAY 2021
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPNational President Patrick Yoes and Executive Director JimPasco had numerous zoom conversations with Members ofCongress, in both the House and the Senate, on issues relatedto criminal justice reform.National President Patrick Yoes had numerous conversationswith Executive Director Jim Pasco regarding the direction of,and the FOP's strategy for, policing reform initiatives andproposals.National President Patrick Yoes penned an op-ed in USA Todayregarding the role body cameras play in today's environment.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@GLFOPNational President Patrick Yoes attended Andrew JacksonFOP Lodge 5's Family Day in Nashville, Tennessee.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNational President Patrick Yoes participated in a strategicplanning meeting with the National Law Enforcement OfficersMemorial Fund (NLEOMF).National President Patrick Yoes gave numerous mediainterviews.Ranked by Number of Mentions in the Media May 1, 2020 to May 16, 2021TOP 11 NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZATIONS r
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPNational Vice President JoeGamaldi joined Jacqui Heinrichon Fox News Live to discussthe current state of policing inAmerica as well as theskyrocketing rates ofhomicides and violent crime inmany of our major cities.F 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 Deputy AttorneyGeneral Lisa O. Monaco regarding the U.S. Department ofJustice's (DOJ) new violent crime strategy.Executive Director Jim Pasco had numerous conversationswith Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta regardingpending legislative issues.
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPExecutive Director Jim Pasco gave numerous media interviews,most of which were in regards to policing reform proposals.F 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 and Senior Legislative LiaisonTim Richardson had numerous conversations withCongressional staff regarding policing reform proposals.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with John D. Cohen,Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Assistant Secretary forCounterterrorism and Emerging Threats within the U.S.Department of Homeland Security (DHS), regarding theexpansion of DHS's task forces with State and local lawenforcement.
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Mark McDonald spoke with staff in the office of RalphW. Norman, Jr. (R-SC) regarding various pieces of legislationas well as the issue of doxxing of law enforcement officers.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff inthe office of Senator Rand H. Paul (R-KY) regarding S. 1511,the “Protecting America’s First Responders Act."F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYLegislative Liaison David Taboh spoke with staff in the officeof Representative Marcia C. Kaptur (D-OH) regarding the “LawEnforcement Training for Mental Health Crisis Response Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison TimRichardson had numerousconversations withCongressional staff regardingpolicing reform proposals.
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced a new U.S.Department of Justice effort to help protect our communitiesfrom the recent increase in major violent crimes. The strategyannounced is three-pronged. @FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A TERNA L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON
The House Committee on Ways and Means's Subcommittee onWorker and Family Support held a hearing entitled: "UniversalPaid Leave and Guaranteed Access to Child Care."The Senate confirmed the nominationof Kristen M. Clarke to serve as theAssistant Attorney General for the CivilRights Division at the U.S. Departmentof Justice (DOJ) on a 51-48 vote.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 Oversight and Reform'sSubcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearingentitled: "Confronting Violent White Supremacy (Part V):Examining the Rise of Militia Extremism."
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EDavid H. Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF);Anne Milgram to serve as Administrator the Drug EnforcementAdministration (DEA); andKenneth Allen Polite, Jr. to serve as Assistant Attorney Generalfor the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).The Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing toconsider various nominations, which included:The FOP supported the nomination of Ms. Milgram.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONThe Senate considered and passed S. 921, the “Jamie Zapataand Victor Avila Federal Law Enforcement Officers ProtectionAct," by unanimous consent. The legislation, which the FOP supported, would undo adangerous precedent set by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appealsand clarify that Federal law clearly and unambiguously protectsFederal law enforcement officers operating outside ournational borders. The bill was transmitted to the House forfurther consideration.
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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 NEWSROOMLaw Enforcement Officers Shot in theLine of Duty | 2020 Year-End SummaryFOP Priority: Public Employer-Employee Cooperation ActPolice body cameras can be valuable,but due process is key: Fraternal Orderof PoliceS. 1595, Thin Blue Line Act
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EFOP NEWSROOMH.R. 3060, Putting Our FirstResponders First ActS. 1837, Law Enforcement Training forMental Health Crisis Response ActH.R. 72, Thin Blue Line Act
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESOCIAL 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.FOP ACTION CENTER
The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Department of Health and HumanServices, regarding COVID-19 testing forthe uninsured. The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency, regarding a general update onCOVID-19 and the U.S. government’sresponse. The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Department of Treasury, regardingupdated details on the distribution ofCOVID-19 relief funds for renters andlandlords. The National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency, regarding funding forcommunity engagement for COVID-19Vaccinations.COVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBeen Exposed?Are You Sick?READ MORE READ MORE READ MOREMAY 27:READ MOREMAY 26:READ MOREMAY 23:READ MOREMAY 24:READ MOREW W W . F O P C O V I D 1 9 . O R G@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICECOVID-19 ACTIVITY
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEOFFICERS HAVE DIEDIN THE LINE OF DUTYDUE TO COVID-19* THIS DATA WAS COLLECTED BY THE NATIONAL FOP LEGISLATIVE OFFICE *COVID-19 LINE OF DUTY DEATHS
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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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