Sign Up to Receive the FOP's Weekly UpdateJIM PASCOExecutive DirectorPATRICK YOESNational PresidentWEEKLY UPDATE | 21 JUNE 2021NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPExecutive Director Jim Pasco had a constructive andproductive meeting with Associate Attorney General VanitaGupta regarding Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Officeof Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) grantfunding as well as issues with the Public Safety Officers'Benefits (PSOB) Program. National President Patrick Yoes attendedthe New Mexico State FOP Conference inAlbuquerque, New Mexico.National Vice President Joe Gamaldi joined Fox News' HarrisFaulkner to discuss the surge of violent crime in major citiesacross the country as well as the current environment ofpolicing in America. LEGISLATIVE 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 spokewith Secretary of the U.S. Departmentof Homeland Security Alejandro N.Mayorkas regarding domestic terrorismas well as immigration issues.
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPExecutive Director Jim Pasco had additional discussions withthe Republican and Democratic Senators leading thenegotiations on criminal justice reform. The FOP continues tomaintain our absolute commitment to the 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.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Chiraag Bains,Special Assistant to the President for Criminal Justice and GunPolicy, regarding the President's violent crime initiative.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPLEGISLATIVE 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 gave numerous media interviews,most of which were in regards to the FOP's position on pendingcriminal justice reform legislation as well as theAdministration's violent crime initiative. Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erika Dinkel-Smith,Director for Labor within the White House Office of PublicEngagement, regarding labor issues.
@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.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff inthe office of the House Majority Leader, Representative StenyH. Hoyer (D-MD), about two FOP-supported bills, S. 921, the“Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Law EnforcementProtection Act,” and S. 1502, the “Confidentiality Opportunitiesfor Peer Support (COPS) Counseling Act.” Both of these billsrecently passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent and arebeing “held at the desk" in the House. The FOP has asked hisstaff to consider bringing them to the House floor in the nearfuture for consideration under a suspension of the rules.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Mark McDonald spoke with staff in the office ofRepresentative Daniel R. Crenshaw (R-TX) regarding draftlegislation which would establish an "above-the-line" taxdeduction for training expenses.
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 TimRichardson and Legislative LiaisonMatt Brown spoke with staff in theoffice of Representative G.H. “Andy”Barr IV (R-KY) regarding the “LEOSAReform Act” and related legislation.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with minoritystaff on the Committee on Energy and Commerce about H.R.666, the “Anti-Racism in Public Health Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff inthe office of Representative Jared F. Golden (D-ME) aboutdraft legislation he intends to introduce to promote firearmsafety.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff inthe offices of Representative David J. Trone (D-MD) andSenator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), the sponsors of the“COPS Counseling Act,” regarding how best to get S. 1502 to avote on the House floor.
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 ELegislative Liaison Mark McDonald spoke with staff in theoffice of Representative Brian K. Fitzpatrick (R-PA) regardinglegislation pertaining to law enforcement.Legislative Liaison Mark McDonald attended a virtual webinar,hosted by the White House Domestic Policy Council and theU.S. Department of Justice, regarding efforts to supportcommunities seeking to implement or expand CommunityViolence Intervention (CVI) efforts. Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison David Taboh spoke with staff in the office ofRepresentative William J. Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ) regarding the“Social Security Fairness Act” and related legislation.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison David Taboh spoke with staff in the office of SenatorRoy D. Blunt (R-MO), co-chairman of the Senate LawEnforcement Caucus, to discuss S. 1260, the “BipartisanSolution to Cyclical Violence Act,” an FOP-backed bill awaitingaction in the Senate.
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP Setting strategic enforcement priorities; Fostering trust with and earning legitimacy in our communities; Investing in community-based prevention and interventionprograms; and Measuring the results of these efforts through a decrease inviolent crime – not merely by arrests and convictions as if theywere ends in themselves. This strategy is built around four principles:184.108.40.206.On Wednesday, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and U.S.Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced new efforts tostem a rising national tide of violent crime.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EREAD THE PRESIDENT'S AND ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REMARKS
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPThe House Committee on Education and Labor's Subcommitteeon Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearingentitled: "Examining Pathways to Build a Stronger, MoreInclusive Retirement System."The House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearingentitled: "Building the Coast Guard America Needs: AchievingDiversity, Equity, and Accountability within the Service."THIS 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 Committee on Education and Labor held a hearingentitled: "Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S.Department of Education."The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearingentitled: "Leading by Example: The Need for ComprehensivePaid Leave for the Federal Workforce and Beyond."
The Senate rejected the motion to invoke cloture and proceedto considering S. 2093, the "For the People Act," on a 50-50vote. The sweeping election and campaign reform legislationwould eliminate the need for an ID to vote, change campaignfinance laws to reduce the influence of money in politics, limitpartisan gerrymandering, and create new ethics rules forFederal officeholders.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 held a hearing entitled:"Examining Federal Sentencing for Crack and Powder Cocaine." The Senate Committee on the Judiciary considered and voted11-11 on the nomination of David H. Chipman to be theDirector of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms andExplosives (ATF). In order for further action, the Senate willneed to vote to approve a motion to discharge the nominationand bring it to the Senate floor for a full vote.The Senate Committee on Homeland Security andGovernmental Affairs held a hearing regarding D.C. Statehood.
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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPThe National Fraternal Order of Police, thenation's largest police union, slammedpoliticians and the media for fueling anti-policesentiment across the country... READ MORE[FOP] says media, politicians ‘gaslighting’public into supporting defund movementH.R. 1210, the "LEOSA Reform Act"National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter toselect Members of the House ofRepresentatives urging them to support H.R.1210, the “LEOSA Reform Act”... READ MORENational President Patrick Yoes sent a letter toRepresentatives Bishop, Gonzalez, O’Halleran,and Spanberger asking them to support H.R.1210, the “LEOSA Reform Act”... READ MOREH.R. 1210, the "LEOSA Reform Act"National FOP Vice President Joe Gamaldijoined Fox News' Harris Faulkner to discuss thesurge of violent crime in major cities acrossAmerica.... WATCH THE INTERVIEWNational Vice President Joe Gamaldi onViolent Crime Soaring in Cities NationwideFOP NEWSROOMF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E
@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPThis report on CRI-TAC’s third yeardemonstrates how the center has supportedlaw enforcement agencies in their efforts toensure public safety in their communities. Itincludes performance... READ MOREREPORT: Law Enforcement Solutions By theField, For the FieldNational President Patrick Yoes sent a letter toselect Members of the Texas Delegation askingthem to support of H.R. 3079, the “Protect andServe Act”... READ MOREH.R. 3079, the "Protect and Serve Act"FOP NEWSROOMF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ES. 2236, the “Expanding Health CareOptions for Early Retirees Act”National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter toSenator Brown in support of S. 2236, the“Expanding Health Care Options for EarlyRetirees Act”... READ MOREThe Department of Justice is requestingnominations for the Fifth Annual AttorneyGeneral’s Award for Distinguished Service inCommunity Policing. The nomination periodwill close on Monday, 28 June... READ MOREAttorney General’s Award for DistinguishedService in Community Policing
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 Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, regarding updated guidelineson COVID-19 vaccines for people withunderlying medical conditions. COVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEJUNE 21: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 White House, regarding a generalupdate on the COVID-19 pandemic.JUNE 24: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
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