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FOP Update - Week of July 12, 2021

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Sign Up to Receive the FOP's Weekly UpdateJIM PASCOExecutive DirectorPATRICK YOESNational PresidentWEEKLY UPDATE | 12 JULY 2021NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPNational President Patrick Yoes workedout of the National Legislative office thisweek and attended a meeting atWashington, D.C. FOP Lodge #1.LEGISLATIVE 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 spoke with Cedric L.Richmond, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of theWhite House Office of Public Engagement, regarding the FOP'sinvolvement in the development of the Administration'sstrategy to address the rise in violent crime. We commendlongtime FOP member Lieutenant Anthony Lima from theNewark Police Department and Newark FOP Lodge #12 forrepresenting rank-and-file law enforcement during a meeting atthe White House this week.National President Patrick Yoes continued conversations withstakeholders and Congressional negotiators regarding criminaljustice reform proposals. National President Patrick Yoes and National Secretary JimmyHolderfield traveled to Miami, Florida to conduct a site visit forthe FOP's 67th Biennial National Conference in 2025.

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPREGISTER FOR THE EVENTLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENext week, National President Patrick Yoes will participate in avirtual roundtable, hosted by National Faith and Blue, todiscuss the topic: "Where Do We Go from Here? Chaos orCommunity?"National President Patrick Yoes gave numerous mediainterviews, including one to Fox News' Jacqui Heinrich wherehe discussed the rise in ambush-style attacks on lawenforcement, the crime wave in cities across America, andcriminal justice reform.

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@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 Vice President Joe Gamaldi gave numerousinterviews regarding the surge of violent crime in major citiesacross the country. In an interview with Fox News' JudgeJeanine Pirro, National Vice President Gamaldi discussed howrogue prosecutors and activist judges have been contributingfactors to the rise of violent crime.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Secretary of the U.S.Department of Labor (DOL) Martin J. "Marty" Walsh regardinginteraction between DOL and the FOP.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Chiraag Bains,Special Assistant to the President for Criminal Justice Policy,regarding criminal justice reform, pending nominations, and theAdministration's violent crime task force.Following his conversation with Secretary Walsh, ExecutiveDirector Jim Pasco had a zoom meeting with Daniel Koh, Chiefof Staff at DOL, Allison Zelman, Deputy Chief of Staff at DOL,and Valeria Treves, Advisor for Worker Voice Engagement atDOL, to discuss matters of concern and interest.

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@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 spoke with Associate AttorneyGeneral Vanita Gupta regarding the consideration of expandingand accelerating officer wellness initiatives through the Officeof Justice Programs (OJP) and the Office of CommunityOriented Policing Services (COPS Office).Executive Director Jim Pasco continued the dialogue withSenate negotiators on criminal justice reform. The FOPcontinues to maintain our absolute commitment to thecontinuation of full qualified immunity and to use of forceguidelines that are consistent with Graham v Connor. The FOPhas not and will not take a position on draft legislation until wesee a document that both sides have agreed upon.Executive Director Jim Pasco gave numerous media interviews,most of which were in regard to the FOP's position on pendingcriminal justice reform legislation, the crime wave taking placein major cities across the country, as well as the recruitmentand retention crisis many agencies are experiencing.

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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 ELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke withprofessional majority staff on the House Committee on theJudiciary about S. 921, the “Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila FederalOfficers and Employees Protection Act,” and S. 1502, the“Confidentiality Opportunities for Peer Support (COPS) CounselingAct.” Both of these bills passed the Senate by unanimous consentand are being “held at the desk” for potential consideration on theHouse floor. The FOP asked that the bills be placed on thesuspension calendar before the August recess. The first bill, S. 921, would undo a dangerous precedent set by theD.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and clarify that Federal law clearlyand unambiguously protects Federal law enforcement officers andemployees operating outside our national borders. The bill makesclear that, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1114, the United Statesgovernment can prosecute anyone who killed or attempted to kill aFederal officer or employee while they were performing theirofficial duties, even if outside the territorial borders of the UnitedStates.The second bill, S. 1502, which the FOP helped develop, wouldreduce the barriers for law enforcement officers who want toaccess mental health resources.

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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 ELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff inthe office of Representative Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), HouseMajority Leader, about placing S. 921 and S. 1502 on thesuspension calendar.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff inthe office of Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL), Chairman of theSenate Committee on the Judiciary, about S. 312, the “COVID-19Safer Detention Act,”; S. 601, the “Prohibiting Punishment ofAcquitted Conduct Act,”; and S. 1014, the “First StepImplementation Act.” All three of these bills were favorablyreported by the Judiciary Committee and are awaiting action onthe floor.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff inthe office of Senator Christopher A. Coons (D-DE) about draftlegislation regarding nonimmigrant visa holders beingexempted from being prohibited to purchase firearms.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff inthe office of Representative Val V. Demings (D-FL) about H.R.3079, the “Protect and Serve Act.”

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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 ESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaisons David Taboh and Matt Brown participated in themonthly call with other criminal justice stakeholders.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Matt Brown spoke with staff in the office ofRepresentative Carol D. Miller (R-WV) regarding H.R. 1210, the“LEOSA Reform Act.”Legislative Liaison Matt Brown and Legislative Liaison DavidTaboh participated in the monthly call of the Public PensionNetwork (PPN).Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison David Taboh had a call with staff in the office ofRepresentative Michael P. Guest (R-MS) regarding a follow-upon H.R. 3248, which would authorize and expand existing grantprograms that assist local and State law enforcement agencieswith costs associated with body-worn cameras. They alsodiscussed a new microgrant program administered by theBureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) that will fund body-worncameras for small, rural, or tribal law enforcement agencies.

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPPresident Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met with Attorney GeneralMerrick B. Garland, local law enforcement leaders, electedofficials, and a community violence intervention expert todiscuss the Administration's plan to reduce gun crime andenhance public safety. We commend longtime FOP memberLieutenant Anthony Lima from the Newark Police Departmentand Newark FOP Lodge #12 for representing rank-and-file lawenforcement at the meeting.The President's strategy aims to stem the flow of firearms,support local law enforcement, invest in community violenceinterventions, expand summer programs and job opportunities,and help formerly incarcerated Americans successfully rejointheir communities. F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON

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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 ETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONThe House Committee on Appropriations considered andfavorably reported the Fiscal Year 2022 Commerce, Justice,and Science (CJS) appropriations bill on a 33-26 vote. Thefunding bill would provide $81.3 billion in fiscal 2022, whichincludes $36.04 billion for the U.S. Department of Justice(DOJ), which is an increase of $2.64 billion above fiscal 2021.The Committee, on a 25-33 vote, rejected an amendmentproposed by Representative John H. Rutherford (R-FL) whichwould have struck three provisions restricting State and localagencies from grant eligibility unless they complied withcertain conditions within one year. Representative Rutherfordrightly argued that many jurisdictions would not be able tocomply with these mandates in that timeframe.The House Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee onCrime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearingentitled: "Facial Recognition Technology: Examining Its Use byLaw Enforcement."

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPThe Senate confirmed the nomination of Julie A. Su to beDeputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor on a 50-47vote.F 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 Homeland Security andGovernmental Affairs held a hearing to consider thenomination of Ed Gonzalez, to be Assistant Secretary forImmigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) within the U.S.Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Gonzalez currentlyserves as the Sheriff of Harris County, Texas.

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPJim Pasco, executive director of the NationalFraternal Order of Police, which is the world’slargest police union, said prosecutors have anobligation to prosecute existing laws. If theydon’t like those laws, they can lobbylegislatures to change them... READ MOREProgressive Prosecutors Navigate WaryCops, Anxious Communities [Bloomberg]National FOP Vice President Joe Gamaldijoined Fox News' Judge Jeanine Pirro todiscuss the skyrocketing violent crime rateacross America as well as how rogueprosecutors and activist... WATCH INTERVIEWFOP Vice President Joe Gamaldi on RogueProsecutors, Activist Judges, and America'sCrime Crisis [Fox News]The national vice president of the FraternalOrder of Police, the nation’s largest lawenforcement union, is calling on voters to oustpoliticians doing little to protect cities fromviolent crime... READ MORETop cop hits pandering pols: ‘Vote theirasses out’ [Washington Examiner]National FOP President Patrick Yoes joined FoxNews' Jacqui Heinrich to discuss the rise inambush-style attacks on law enforcement, thecrime wave in cities across America, andcriminal justice reform... WATCH INTERVIEWFOP President Patrick Yoes on AmbushAttacks on Police, America's Crime Crisisand Criminal Justice Reform [Fox News]F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EFOP NEWSROOM

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPJoe Gamaldi, vice president of the NationalFraternal Order of Police, applauded Mr.Cuomo, a Democrat. He said the governor was“one of the few finally acknowledging theviolent crime crisis” but added that anemergency declaration was not... READ MORELocal leaders, police spar over deadly gunviolence epidemic [Washington Times]As part of the ongoing response, agenciesacross the U.S. government announced newresources and initiatives to protect Americanbusinesses and communities from ransomwareattacks... READ MOREUnited States Government Launches FirstOne-Stop Ransomware Resource [DHS]“In that hiring money, hopefully, there will be arecruitment strategy selling the job to qualifiedapplicants,” said Jim Pasco, executive directorof the Fraternal Order of Police... READ MOREBiden urges cities to use COVID funds tohire cops, despite police skepticism[Washington Times]F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EFOP NEWSROOM

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPSOCIAL 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 ACTIONF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EFOP ACTION CENTERCOLLECTIVE BARGAININGTell Congress to SUPPORTcollective bargaining rights forpublic safety employees.TAKE ACTION

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Been Exposed?Are You Sick?READ MORE@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPREAD MOREThe National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the U.S. Surgeon General, regarding awarning to the American public about theurgent threat of health misinformation.COVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEJULY 15:W W W . FO P C O V I D 1 9 . OR GThe National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, regarding an update to thepossible long-term effects of COVID-19. JULY 16:F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ECOVID-19 ACTIVITY

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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 EIn August 2021, the National Fraternal Order of Police will hold 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 FOP isconducted, 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 EVENTS65TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE

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FOP-TV PROGRAM GUIDEGrassroots Public Relations & Media Talk"Keeping Resilience Front & Center"Community and Media Relations Tool KitCRI TAC PartnershipFOP Nationwide HealthcareCollective Bargaining & ArbitrationCivilian OversightQualified ImmunityTune in every week for a new episode of FOP-TV where National FraternalOrder of Police leaders discuss new and relevant topics that are impactingour profession and important to leading our organization through theseturbulent times.@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EWATCH PREVIOUS EPISODESFOP ON DEMAND

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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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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPThe 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. F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EPOLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEECAN YOU CHIP IN $5?DONATEClick Here

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