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FOP Update - September 17, 2021

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Sign Up to Receive the FOP's Weekly UpdateJIM PASCOExecutive DirectorPATRICK YOESNational PresidentWASHINGTON WATCHlegislative updateNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE WEEKLY UPDATE | 17 SEPTEMBER 2021

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MEMORIAL SERVICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENational President Patrick Yoes andFOP leaders from across the countrytraveled to Oklahoma City,Oklahoma to attend the viewing andfuneral for Past National FOPPresident Richard Boyd.National President Patrick Yoes and members of the NationalMemorial Committee conducted a planning meeting inpreparation for the FOP's 40th Annual National Peace Officers’Memorial Service, which will take place in Washington, D.C. at11am on Saturday, 16 October 2021.

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HELP HUNDREDS OF OFFICERS IN NEEDLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENational President Patrick Yoes and FOP members whovolunteered to be part of the National FOP's Disaster AreaResponse Team (DART) continued to assist with the relief andremediation efforts for law enforcement families in Louisiana.

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENational President Patrick Yoes gave numerous mediainterviews in regard to the crime wave that many cities acrossAmerica are experiencing, criminal justice reform proposals, aswell as the COVID-19 pandemic.National President Patrick Yoes continued conversations withstakeholders and Congressional negotiators regarding criminaljustice reform proposals. Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Department ofHomeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas regardingthe growing concerns of domestic terrorism as well as disasterrelief.

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Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erika Dinkel-Smith,Director for Labor within the White House Office of PublicEngagement, regarding the President's recent executive orderspertaining to COVID-19 vaccine mandates.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. AssociateAttorney General Vanita Gupta regarding the DOJ's recentannouncement of the implementation of recommendations onthe use of monitors in civil settlement agreements and consentdecrees.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Deputy AttorneyGeneral Lisa O. Monaco regarding the U.S. Department ofJustice's (DOJ) recent announcement establishing newguidelines on the use of chokeholds, carotid restraints and “no-knock” warrants.

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYExecutive Director Jim Pasco continued the dialogue withSenate negotiators on criminal justice reform and reiterated ourabsolute commitment to the preservation of the existingqualified immunity doctrine and use of force policies that areconsistent with Graham v Connor. The FOP has not and will nottake a position on draft legislation until all the negotiators haveagreed on legislative language.Executive Director Jim Pasco gave numerous media interviewsto discuss the FOP's position on pending criminal justicereform legislation, the nationwide increase in violent crime, aswell as the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on public safety.The National FOP believes in the science behind the COVID-19vaccines and that vaccinations work to prevent people frombecoming infected by or transmitting COVID-19. However, theNational FOP continues to believe that whether or not to acceptthe vaccine is a personal decision. READ THE FOP'S POLICY STATEMENT:COVID-19 VACCINES@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaisons David Taboh and Matt Brown participated in a monthlycall with other criminal justice stakeholders.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Mark McDonald joined the FOP's Federal Officers'Coalition for a Zoom meeting to discuss the President's recentexecutive orders pertaining to COVID-19 vaccine mandates andother issues.@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Matt Brown spoke with staff in the office of SenatorRichard L. Scott (R-FL) regarding draft legislation to establisha grant program to support State and local agencies’ efforts tobecome accredited.

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYLegislative Liaisons Mark McDonald and Matt Brown attendeda virtual webinar, hosted by the White House Domestic PolicyCouncil, to discuss the Administration's investments incommunity violence intervention efforts to combat the gunviolence epidemic. @G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson met with staff in theoffice of Representative Donald J. Bacon (R-NE) to discussissues related to the Law Enforcement Officers’ Safety Act andthe need to ensure that civilian law enforcement officersworking for the U.S. Department of Defense have lawenforcement credentials.

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After months of engagement and countless conversationsbetween the National FOP and leadership at the U.S. Departmentof Justice (DOJ), U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garlandannounced the implementation of recommendations on the use ofmonitors in civil settlement agreements and consent decrees.These 19 recommendations reflect the input and feedback theFOP provided to Associate U.S. Attorney General Vanita Gupta,who led the effort.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONREAD THE MEMOTHE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEREAD THE ANNOUNCEMENTThe DOJ also issued a memorandum establishing new guidelineson the use of chokeholds, carotid restraints and “no-knock”warrants. The memorandum directs the Department’s lawenforcement components to prohibit the use of chokeholds andcarotid restraints unless deadly force is authorized. This policy iscompletely consistent with the National Consensus Policy on theUse of Force that the National FOP helped develop.READ THE MEMOREAD THE ANNOUNCEMENT@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House Committee on the Judiciary amended and advanced S. Con. Res. 14 on a 25-19 vote. This legislation, which willnow go to the House floor for a full vote, establishes theCongressional budget for the Federal government for FY2022.The Committee amended the legislation to include $2.5 billionfor initiatives to prevent domestic and other community-basedviolence, such as for grants, research and training. In addition,the Committee passed an amendment that would put millionsof undocumented immigrants on a path to legal status.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETo award grants or contracts to local government, States,Indian Tribes, nonprofit community-based organizations,victim services providers, or other entities to supportevidence-informed intervention strategies.To support training, technical assistance, research, evaluationof data, and data collection on reducing community violence.To support research, evaluation, and collection of data on thediffering impacts community violence has on variousdemographics.Community Violence Prevention Initiatives Section The Attorney General will use funds appropriated for the followinginitiatives:

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THE UNITED STATES SENATETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONThe Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing entitled:"Dereliction of Duty: Examining the Inspector General’s Report onthe FBI’s Handling of the Larry Nassar Investigation." Thewitness list included Olympic Gymnasts and sexual abusesurvivors Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols andAly Raisman. The second panel of witnesses included U.S.Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitzand FBI Director Christopher A. Wray.@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EThe Senate Foreign Relations Committeeheld a hearing, entitled "Examining theU.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan," atwhich Secretary of the U.S. Departmentof State Antony J. Blinken testified.

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COSPONSORS54223169H.R. 82The “Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act" would expand the definition of "lawenforcement officer" for salary and retirement benefits to include all Federal lawenforcement officers.The “Social Security Fairness Act” would repeal both the "Windfall EliminationProvision" and the "Government Pension Offset" in current Social Security law.The “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act” would recognize the rightof law enforcement and other public safety officers to bargain collectively withtheir employers.LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITYSOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESSCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSCOSPONSORS92516H.R. 3225COSPONSORS110S. 1888NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATECOSPONSORS176144H.R. 962COSPONSORS43430S. 1302TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E+ 9 NEW+ 1 NEW

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The "LEOSA Reform Act" would amend the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act(LEOSA), which exempts qualified active and retired law enforcement officers fromlocal and State prohibitions on the carriage of concealed firearms, to ensure thatthese officers are able to carry in the same venues as civilian concealed carrypermit holders in areas like schools and national parks, as well as use publictransportation and extends the exemption to magazine capacity and would allowactive and retired law enforcement officers to access services at U.S. postoffices, Social Security Administration offices or Veterans Affairs facilities.LEOSA REFORMCOSPONSORS220S. 1610COSPONSORS47481H.R. 1210PROTECT AND SERVEThe "Protect and Serve Act" would make it a Federal crime to target a lawenforcement officer with an assault that results in seriously bodily harm or death.COSPONSORS23230S. 774COSPONSORS38424H.R. 3079MORE RESOURCES ON OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESFULL LIST OF LEGISLATION SUPPORTED BY THE FOPLEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E+ 1 NEW

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The National FOP will take every step and useevery available approach to protect ourmembers and their rights as these issuesdevelop. We are prepared to bring to bear all ofour resources—legislative, legal and others—inthis effort... READ MOREPOLICY STATEMENT: COVID-19 VaccinesAfter months of engagement and countlessconversations between the National FOP andleadership at the U.S. Department of Justice(DOJ), U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garlandannounced the implementation... READ MOREAttorney General Garland AnnouncesResults of Monitor Review [DOJ]Patrick Yoes, National President of theFraternal Order of Police, welcomed the newsthat H.R. 82, the “Social Security Fairness Act,”is now cosponsored by a majority of theMembers of the U.S. House of... READ MOREHouse Majority Supports Social SecurityFairness ActThe Department of Justice announced writtendepartment-wide policies explicitly prohibitingthe use of “chokeholds” and “carotid restraints”unless deadly force is... READ MOREDepartment of Justice AnnouncesDepartment-Wide Policy on Chokeholdsand 'No-Knock' Entries [DOJ]FOP NEWSROOM@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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The President created the task force to give theheads of federal agencies ongoing guidance tokeep their employees safe and their agenciesoperating during the COVID-19... READ MORECreating a Safer Federal Workforce: AResponse to COVID-19Resistance to the mandates, however, hasintensified since Biden’s announcement. Theworld's largest organization of... READ MOREStaffing shortage fears intensify asgovernment, healthcare workers risklivelihoods to fight vaccine mandates[Fox Business]Federal law enforcement officers will bebanned from using neck restraints duringarrests and using no-knock entries whileexecuting warrants except in rare cases, theJustice Department announced... READ MOREJustice Department limits use ofchokeholds and 'no-knock' warrants [CNN]“These changes go a long way in improving themanner in which public safety is enhanced incities large and small,” said James Pasco,executive director of the National FraternalOrder of Police, to the Post... READ MOREJustice Dept. issues new rules,constraints for police watchdogs [Police1]FOP NEWSROOM@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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SOCIAL 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 ACTIONFOP ACTION CENTERCOLLECTIVE BARGAININGTell Congress to SUPPORTcollective bargaining rights forpublic safety employees.TAKE ACTIONMAKE Y URVOICE HEARD@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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AS OF 31 AUGUST 20212021 OFFICERS SHOT AND KILLED40KILLED BY GUNFIRE220OFFICERS SHOTVIEW THE MONTHLY OFFICERS SHOT & KILLED UPDATE83OFFICERS SHOT IN67AMBUSH-STYLE ATTACKS— BREAKDOWN OF OFFICERS SHOT BY STATE —AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisiana912319703910011733444MaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahoma0622137121025811062OregonPennsylvaniaPuerto RicoRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWashington, D.C.West VirginiaWisconsinWyomingAm. SamoaGuam2430205333042013000@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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Been Exposed?Are You Sick?READ MOREREAD MOREVIEW A STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWNThe National Legislative Office releaseda policy statement regarding COVID-19Vaccines and vaccine mandates by theFederal, State and local governments. COVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESEPTEMBER 13:W W W . F O P C O V I D1 9 . O R GThe National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information that wasshared during a White House COVID-19Response Team press briefing, wherepublic health officials gave a generalupdate on the COVID-19 pandemic. SEPTEMBER 14:OFFICERS HAVE DIED DUE TO COVID-19AS OF SEPTEMBER 17, 2021COVID-19 ACTIVITYCOVID-19 VaccineMandates in PublicSector EmploymentQUESTIONS & ANSWERSREAD MORE READ MOREPOLICY STATEMENTCOVID-19 VaccineRequirements andMandates@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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VOLUNTEER DONATEBrothers & Sisters, The National FOP's Disaster Area Response Team (DART) has been deployed toLouisiana and is providing relief to Police Families who have been impacted byHurricane Ida. Many of these Officers and their families have lost their homes,businesses and more.As you are aware, the FOP supports various aspects of our member's needsthrough the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation (FOP Foundation). We areanticipating a multi-location, long-term, deployment for the NFOP DART teamsto rehab first-responders and remediate their homes in the area.The devastation in this region is far-reaching. Hundreds, if not thousands, of ourmembers have been displaced from their homes. We are anticipating one of thelargest requests for relief from our membership in this program's history. Aweeks-long deployment to this area will require hardworking volunteers andsignificant funding to sustain the needs of this community.We are asking State and local lodges, organizations, and individuals to consider Volunteering and Donating to the Foundation to help us ensure that the FOP canstand strong to help our members when they need us the most. After all, CopsHelping Cops is what this organization is all about! We are FOP STRONG!COPS HELPING COPS@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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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.WATCH PREVIOUS EPISODESFOP ON DEMAND@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE 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 ProgramsVISIT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATIONVISIT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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PP CCThe 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. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEECAN YOU CHIP IN $5?DONATEClick Here@G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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328 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20002 ▪ PHONE: 202-547-8189 ▪ FAX: 202-547-8190WASHINGTON D.C. STAFFTIM RICHARDSONSenior Legislative Liaison JIM PASCOExecutive DirectorDAVID TABOHLegislative Liaison MARK MCDONALDLegislative Liaison JESSICA CAHILLPress Liaison MATT BROWNLegislative Liaison @G L F O P @F O P N A T I O NA LNA T I O N AL F R A TE R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E