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FOP Update - May 13, 2022

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L I S T E N T O E P I S O D ECLICK TO SUBSCRIBEIT'S ALL ABOUT THEWHITE CHAIRS Narrated by National President Patrick YoesOn this week's episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes satdown with Dianne Bernhard, Executive Director of Concerns of PoliceSurvivors (COPS), and Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law EnforcementOfficers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), to talk about Police Week 2022.National President Patrick Yoes worked out of the Government and MediaAffairs Center in Washington, D.C. this week.

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National President Patrick Yoes attended the film premier for the NationalLaw Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's (NLEOMF) short film titled"Service and Sacrifice" featured at the National Law Enforcement Museum.National President Patrick Yoes, National Treasurer James Smallwood, andExecutive Director Jim Pasco attended a meeting with U.S. Attorney GeneralMerrick B. Garland, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco, andAssociate U.S. Attorney General Vanita Gupta, to discuss Officer Safety andWellness during a time of heightened gun violence.National President Patrick Yoes participated in numerous planning meetingsfor National Police Week 2022 and the FOP's 41st Annual Peace Officers'Memorial Service.National President Patrick Yoes attended a reception hosted by theInternational Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Alexandria, Virginia. National President Patrick Yoes participated in a survivors orientationmeeting in preparation for the FOP's 41st Annual Peace Officers' MemorialService.National President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviews regardinglaw enforcement line-of-duty deaths and the increase of violence towards lawenforcement officers across the country.

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Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Marvin Richardson, Deputy Directorof the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), regardingthe applicability of assisting and spreading the National Integrated BallisticInformation Network (NIBIN) to address gun violence.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Chiraag Bains, Deputy Assistant tothe President and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council (DPC) forRacial Justice and Equity at the White House, regarding the spike in violentcrime and firearm violence.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erika Dinkel-Smith, Director forLabor within the White House Office of Public Engagement, regarding “H.R.6943, the “Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2022.”Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erin Murphy, Senior Policy Advisorto the Director of the Domestic Policy Council for Criminal Justice, regardingthe FOP's 41st Annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service and administrationparticipation.Executive Director Jim Pasco gave numerous media interviews regarding theFiscal Year 2023 budget request, criminal justice reform, and the nationwideincrease in violent crime.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson coordinated an effort with WhiteHouse staff to invite our members to an open house visit to the White House.

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Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson had multiple conversations andseveral meetings with Memorial Committee members and the advance staffof our guests attending the FOP's 41st Annual Peace Officers' MemorialService.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in the office ofSenator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) regarding a possible Senate companion toH.R. 7203, the “Wally Bunker Healthcare Enhancement for Local Public Safety(HELPS) Retirees Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson had multiple conversations withmajority and minority staff members with the House Committee on theJudiciary regarding the mark-up of H.R. 2992, the "TBI and PTSD LawEnforcement Training Act," and H.R. 6943, the "Public Safety Officer SupportAct of 2022."Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison Matt Brown spoke with staff in the office of Representative Joseph D. Neguse (D-CO)regarding H.R. 7541, the “Strengthen and Tackle Opportunities to Prevent(STOP) Violence Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson had several different conferencecalls with staff in the offices of Senators L. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) andJohn Cornyn III (R-TX), and Representative David J. Trone (D-MD) to discussmoving the “Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2022.”

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Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson had multiple conversations withmajority and minority staff members with the Senate Committee on theJudiciary to discuss a number of different bills for potential mark-up duringNational Police Week.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in the offices ofSenators Amy J. Klobuchar (D-MN) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-SC) regardinglegislation to reauthorize the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services(COPS) and the programs it administers.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaisons MattBrown and David Taboh participated in a monthly call with other criminaljustice stakeholders.The FOP is proud to share the news announced today by Alejandro N.Mayorkas, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, that $1.6billion in preparedness grant programs will help State and local officialsprepare for, prevent, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism andother hazards.

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THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES H.R. 6943, the Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2022, which wouldamend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 toauthorize public safety officer death benefits to officers suffering frompost-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, and other relateddisorders. H.R. 2992, the Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderLaw Enforcement Training Act, which would require the Bureau of JusticeAssistance (BJA) to establish crisis intervention training tools for firstresponders to address individuals with traumatic brain injuries, acquiredbrain injuries, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Both these bills willnow be sent to the House floor for a vote.The House Committee on Judiciary held a mark-up and favorably reportednumerous FOP-supported bills:THE UNITED STATES SENATEThe Senate Committee on Judiciary held a markup and favorably reported S.3846, the "Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Reauthorization Act of2022." This bill, which the FOP supports, would reauthorize the Justice andMental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) through 2026. The bill willnow be sent to the Senate floor for a vote.

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COSPONSORS75274199H.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 “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act” would recognize theright of law enforcement and other public safety officers to bargain collectivelywith their employers.COSPONSORS103222H.R. 3225COSPONSORS143S. 1888NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATECOSPONSORS249874H.R. 962COSPONSORS43935S. 1302The “Social Security Fairness Act” would repeal both the "Windfall EliminationProvision" and the "Government Pension Offset" in current Social Security law.+1 NEW+2 NEW

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The "LEOSA Reform Act" would amend the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act(LEOSA), 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.COSPONSORS220S. 1610COSPONSORS57581H.R. 1210The "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. 774COSPONSORS76826H.R. 3079MORE RESOURCES ON OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESFULL LIST OF LEGISLATION SUPPORTED BY THE FOP+9 NEW

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SUBSCRIBEWHAT IS THE BANK OF TRUST? Featuring Saint Paul Police Chief Todd AxtellThey are known as the “Twin Cities.” But when it comesto how some in the community view law enforcement,Minneapolis and St. Paul couldn’t be further apart. In2020, America witnessed a tragedy unfold inMinneapolis, triggering weeks of riots and civil unrest.Just a few miles east, the St. Paul police chief... MOREEPISODE #012TUESDAY, 3 MAYTHE BLUE VIEWby the National Fraternal Order of PoliceNational President Patrick Yoes sits down withguests to discuss the issues and current eventssurrounding the law enforcement community.Each week you'll hear from law enforcementexperts, elected officials, and notable leaders!POLICE WEEK 2022Featuring Dianne Bernhard and Marcia FerrantoAll across America, families of fallen peace officers areheaded to our nations Capitol to honor the life ofAmerica’s finest who gave their life in the service ofothers. What started as a single memorial servicehosted by the National Fraternal Order of Police 41years ago, has grown into a week-long... MOREEPISODE #013TUESDAY, 10 MAY

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Justice Department Announces $40Million in Funding to Advance CommunityPolicing and $5 Million in Funding for theCollaborative Reform Initiative [DOJ]Today, the U.S. Department of Justiceannounced the availability of... MoreHomeland Security announces $1.6B inlocal grants for election security, tocombat extremism [ABC News]Mississippi deputy who died in the line ofduty among names added to NationalPolice Memorial [WLBT 3]Shortly after the Boston Marathon bombing in2013, then-top Department of HomelandSecurity official Alejandro Mayorkas... MoreYoes believes National Police week is anopportunity for families of fallen officers to findcommon ground and comfort amidst theirshared tragedies... MorePatrick Yoes, the National President of theFraternal Order of Police, expressed his disgustat the news that two law enforcement officerswith the Dallas Police Department and... MoreNational FOP Stands with Dallas andGarland Officers

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SOCIAL SECURITYThis is About Fairness! UrgeCongress to Pass the "SocialSecurity Fairness Act"TAKE ACTIONFEDERAL OFFICERSSupport Our Federal Officers byPassing the "Law EnforcementOfficers' Equity Act"TAKE ACTIONLEOSA REFORMSupport Active and Retired LawEnforcement Officers by Passingthe "LEOSA Reform Act"TAKE ACTIONPROTECT AND SERVEUrge Congress to Protect OurPolice Officers and Pass the"Protect and Serve Act"TAKE ACTIONHELPER ACTSupport Law Enforcement! Tell Congress to Pass H.R. 3172/S. 2981TAKE ACTIONCOLLECTIVE BARGAININGWe Must Fight for the Right toBargain Collectively! UrgeCongress to Pass H.R. 3225TAKE ACTION

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Been Exposed?Are You Sick?VIEW A STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWNCOVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEWWW.FOPCOVID19.ORGOFFICERS HAVE DIED DUE TO COVID-19AS OF 13 MAY 2022READ MORE READ MOREREAD MOREThe National FOP provided FOP members with updated information,with information, released by the Food and Drug Administration,regarding the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.MAY 9

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LEARN MORE LEARN MORELEARN MORELEARN MOREOn the Blue View, a weekly podcastpresented by the National FraternalOrder of Police, you'll hear from lawenforcement experts, electedofficials, and other notable leadersto gain insight into the issues andcurrent events surrounding the lawenforcement community. The Collaborative Reform InitiativeTechnical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) provides no cost, customizedtechnical assistance solutionsdesigned to meet the uniqueneeds of state, local, tribal, &campus law enforcement agenciesthroughout the United States.The COPS Office awards grants tohire community policingprofessionals, develop and testinnovative policing strategies, andprovide training and technicalassistance to community members,local government leaders, and alllevels of law enforcement. The Office of Justice Programs (OJP)provides innovative leadership toFederal, state, local, and tribal justicesystems, by disseminating state-of-theart knowledge and practices, andproviding grants for theimplementation of these crimefighting strategies.

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TIM RICHARDSONSenior Legislative Liaison JIM PASCOExecutive DirectorMARK MCDONALDLegislative Liaison DAVID TABOHLegislative Liaison MATT BROWNLegislative Liaison