Sign Up to Receive the FOP's Weekly UpdateJIM PASCOExecutive DirectorPATRICK YOESNational PresidentWEEKLY UPDATE | 14 JUNE 2021NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPNational President Patrick Yoes, National Secretary JimmyHolderfield and National Sergeant-at-Arms Keith Turneyattended the Georgia State FOP Conference in Savannah,Georgia.National President Patrick Yoes gave numerous mediainterviews, including one to CNN's Josh Campbell, regardingthe policies some cities have implemented that limit the abilityof their city's officers to do their job. National President Yoesraised concerns and discussed the potential consequences thatthese policies will have on the general public.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EWATCH NATIONAL PRESIDENT YOES' INTERVIEW
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPLEGISLATIVE 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 Yoes workedout of the National Headquarters inNashville, Tennessee, as well as theNational Legislative Office inWashington, D.C.Executive Director Jim Pasco participated in a joint meetingwith the Republican and Democratic Senators leading thenegotiations on criminal justice reform. The FOP continues tomaintain our absolute commitment to continuation of fullqualified immunity and to use-of-force guidelines that areconsistent with Graham v Connor. The FOP has not and will nottake a position on draft legislation until we see a document thatboth sides have agreed upon.The FOP continues to be in daily, bipartisan communicationwith Members of Congress and staff involved in the legislativedrafting, with the goal of ensuring that both sides hear aconsistent message from the FOP. Throughout all of this, weare in constant communication with National President Yoes.WATCH THE FOP'S QUALIFIED IMMUNITY VIDEO
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPExecutive Director Jim Pasco gave numerous media interviews,most of which were in regards to the FOP's position on pendingcriminal justice reform legislation as well as the violent riot thatunfolded at the U.S. Capitol on 6 January.Executive Director Jim Pasco had a lengthy, virtual meetingwith Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta and members ofher staff regarding the FOP's issues, comments, and concernswith major U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) elements underher direction. Those discussed include the Office of JusticePrograms (OJP), the Office of Community Oriented PolicingServices (COPS Office), and the Civil Rights Division. Themeeting was constructive and productive.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson, Legislative LiaisonDavid Taboh and Legislative Liaison Matt Brown representedthe FOP on a stakeholders call with staff from the Offices ofthe U.S. Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General todiscuss body-worn camera policies for Federal lawenforcement officers as well as for State and local lawenforcement officers serving on Federally-led task forces.Officials with the U.S. Department of Justice also providedupdates on available grants administered by the Office ofCommunity Oriented Policing Services (COPS).@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ESenior Legislative Liaison TimRichardson had numerousconversations with Congressionalstaff regarding criminal justicereform proposals.
LEGISLATIVE 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, Legislative LiaisonMatt Brown and Legislative Liaison David Taboh participated inthe monthly call with other criminal justice stakeholders.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison David Taboh spoke with staff in the office ofRepresentative Abigail A. Spanberger (D-VA) regarding a draftbill entitled “Measuring What Matters Act,” which wouldestablish a national working group on COMPSTAT bestpractices.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison David Taboh had a call with staff in the office ofRepresentative Michael P. Guest (R-MS) regarding H.R. 3248,which would authorize and expand existing grant programsassisting local and State law enforcement agencies with costsassociated with body-worn cameras.
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFollowing its passage by unanimous consent in the Senate andby a 415-14 vote in the House; S. 475, the "Juneteenth NationalIndependence Day Act," was signed into law by PresidentJoseph R. Biden, Jr. The new law establishes 19 June of eachyear as Juneteenth, a new Federal holiday.The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the day when UnionMajor General Gordon Granger proclaimed the end of slavery inGalveston, Texas, on 19 June 1865, in accordance withPresident Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on the NationalStrategy for Countering Domestic TerrorismTHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EWith today’s release of the first-ever National Strategy for Countering DomesticTerrorism, President Biden is demonstrating his steadfast commitment to addressingthe most significant and persistent terrorism-related threat to the homeland today.In furtherance of the National Strategy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)will remain focused on addressing violence, while at the same time protecting privacy,civil rights, and civil liberties.DHS is undertaking a number of actions as part of an all-of-government effort to fightdomestic terrorism. DHS is enhancing its analysis of open-source information toidentify threats and leverage credible threat-analysis produced by others. TheDepartment is continuing its efforts to provide timely and useful information to state,local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement as well as international and private sectorpartners. DHS is developing key partnerships with local stakeholders through theCenter for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) to identify potential threatsand prevent terrorism. For the first time, the Department designated domestic violentextremism as a “National Priority Area” within DHS’s Homeland Security Grants,which will provide local partners with more than $77 million to prevent, protectagainst, and respond to domestic violent extremism. We must and we will remain vigilant in our steadfast efforts to safeguard our Nationand our democratic principles.READ SECRETARY MAYORKAS' STATEMENT
The House considered and passed H.R. 3325 on a 406-21vote. The legislation would direct Congress to award fourCongressional Gold Medals to the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP)and other law enforcement agencies that protected the U.S.Capitol on 6 January 2021. The bill was transmitted to theSenate for further action.@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPTHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EThe House considered and passed S. 475, the "JuneteenthNational Independence Day Act," on a 415-14 vote. Thelegislation was sent to the President, who signed it into law.
The Senate considered and passed S. 475, the "JuneteenthNational Independence Day Act," by unanimous consent. Thebill was transmitted to the House for further action.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EThe Senate Committee on the Judiciary considered andreported favorably the nominations of Anne Milgram to be theAdministrator of the Drug Enforcement (DEA) by voice vote andKenneth Allen Polite, Jr. to be the Assistant Attorney Generalfor the Criminal Division within the U.S. Department of Justiceon a 14-8 vote. The nominations will now go to the Senate fora full vote. The FOP supported the nomination of Anne Milgramlead the DEA.
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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPFOP NEWSROOMStatement from National FOP PresidentRegarding Ongoing Discussions on CriminalJustice ReformThe FOP was disappointed, but not surprised,to see the “Urgent, Action Needed” statementfrom the National Association of PoliceOrganizations (NAPO).At a time when ourprofession needs to present... READ MOREThe National Integrated Ballistic InformationNetwork (NIBIN) is an automated forensictechnology network used by over 5,000 lawenforcement agencies in the United States tolink multiple events involving the same firearm.This toolkit is to help prosecutors understandwhat NIBIN is and what it isn’t... READ MORENIBIN Toolkit for Prosecutors F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
FOP ACTION CENTERSOCIAL SECURITYFight for Fairness! TellCongress to pass the "SocialSecurity Fairness Act."TAKE ACTIONFEDERAL OFFICERSTell Congress to support H.R.962, the "Law EnforcementOfficers' Equity Act."TAKE ACTIONLEOSA REFORMTell Congress to support the"LEOSA Reform Act."TAKE ACTIONPROTECT & SERVETell Congress to support thepolice and pass the "Protectand Serve Act."TAKE ACTIONQUALIFIED IMMUNITYTell Congress to OPPOSE theelimination of the establisheddoctrine on qualified immunity.TAKE ACTION@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP65TH NATIONAL CONFERENCEF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EIn August 2021, the National Fraternal Order of Police will conduct its 65th NationalConference and Exposition at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Hostedby Indianapolis Lodge #86, this event represents 106 years of professional lawenforcement experience for the largest and oldest law enforcement labororganization in the United States.The National Fraternal Order of Police holds a NationalConference every two years to set the goals andagenda for the organization. The business of the orderis conducted, seminars are offered, Constitution & By-Laws are reviewed and changed, the Executive Board iselected, National Trustees and Committee Chairs reporttheir activities, and exhibitors from around the countryshowcase their products and services at our EXPO.Law enforcement officials from all over the country are expected to attend, includingpolice chiefs, administrators, sheriffs, training officers, fleet managers, federalofficers, corrections officers and procurement staff.CONFERENCE HOST INFORMATION & EVENING EVENTS
Been Exposed?Are You Sick?READ MORE@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPREAD MOREThe National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Occupational Safety and HealthAdministration, regarding workplacesafety guidelines to prevent COVID-19infections. COVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEJUNE 14:W W W . FO P C O V I D 1 9 . OR GCOVID-19 ACTIVITYThe National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, regarding updated guidelineson COVID-19 vaccines for women whoare pregnant or breastfeeding. JUNE 18:F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
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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 WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATIONU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEOffice of Justice Programs@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EVISIT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATIONVISIT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION
CAN YOU CHIP IN $5?The Fraternal Order of Police is committed to improving theworking conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety ofthose we serve through education, legislation, information,community involvement, and employee representation. Our challenge to you is to have each and every FOP member inyour department, lodge, and State commit $5.00 a month to theNFOP PAC. Please contact the National Legislative Office to learnabout the various ways you can contribute to the NFOP PAC.The NFOP PAC is the power behindour organization's punch on CapitolHill, representing its members inthe most effective way possible. DONATEClick HerePOLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
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