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FOP Update - June 3, 2022

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L I S T E N T O E P I S O D ECLICK TO SUBSCRIBEOn this week's episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes satdown with Mark Kollar, Special Agent Supervisor with the Ohio Bureau ofCriminal Investigation, to discuss the way in which investigations of officer-involved shootings are conducted and how critically important it is to bothlaw enforcement and the communities we serve to do it the right way.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. Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Homeland Security SecretaryAlejandro N. Mayorkas regarding recent incidents involving firearm violenceand concerns over domestic terrorism.

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Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Associate Attorney GeneralVanita Gupta regarding the next steps of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.'srecent Executive Order on policing and ongoing vacancies at the U.S.Department of Justice (DOJ).Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Deputy Counsel to the President atthe Office of the White House Counsel Danielle Conley regarding the nextsteps of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.'s recent Executive Order on policing.Executive Director Jim Pasco responded to numerous media inquiriesregarding firearms violence and potential legislation addressing the issue, aswell as the President’s recent Executive Order, general criminal justice reformand the nationwide increase in violent crime.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a conference callwith stakeholders and staff in the offices of Senators L. Tammy Duckworth(D-IL), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Jon Cornyn III (R-TX) regarding S.3635, the “Public Safety Officer Support.” Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson met with new Senate JudiciaryCommittee staff in the office of Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-IA).

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THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESRaise the lawful age to purchase a “semiautomatic centerfire rifle” from18 to 21;Ban high-capacity magazines;Increase penalties for gun trafficking and straw purchases;Create new criminal penalties for failure to safely store firearms;Outlaw bump stocks; andOutlaw "ghost guns."The House Committee on the Judiciary held a Markup on H.R. 7910, the"Protecting Our Kids Act." This legislation, which was favorably reported bythe committee, would:THE UNITED STATES SENATEThe Senate was in a pro-forma session this week.

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COSPONSORS75276201H.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 SENATECOSPONSORS2510075H.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. 774COSPONSORS79856H.R. 3079MORE RESOURCES ON OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESFULL LIST OF LEGISLATION SUPPORTED BY THE FOP

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Featuring Jim PascoFor several months the InternationalAssociation of Chiefs of Police (IACP)and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)have been engaged in extensivediscussions with the BidenAdministration in good faith to develophis Executive Order on AdvancingEffective, Accountable Policing... MOREWHAT'S IN THE PRESIDENT'S NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER ON POLICING?SUBSCRIBETHE BLUE VIEW PODCASTNational President Patrick Yoes sits down with guests todiscuss the issues and current events surrounding the lawenforcement community. Each week you'll hear from lawenforcement experts, elected officials, and notable leaders!Featuring Special Agent Mark KollarThe rule of law is the principle that noone is exempt from the law, even thosewho are in a position of power. When anofficer-involved shooting or use-of-forceincident occurs, the way in which theinvestigations are conducted is criticallyimportant to both law enforcement andthe communities we serve... MOREWHY QUALITY VIDEO EVIDENCE IS SO CRITICAL

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The National FOP and InternationalAssociation of Chiefs of Police sent aletter to Congressional leadership alongwith a joint statement on gun policy andcommunity violenceOn behalf of the National Fraternal... MoreThe National FOP and InternationalAssociation of Chiefs of Police sent aletter to President Biden along with ajoint statement on gun policy andcommunity violenceOn behalf of the National Fraternal... MoreFar too many of our communities are plaguedby violence. Sadly, the recent horrific attacks inTexas, New York, California and too many othercommunities to list makes clear that no... MoreIACP and FOP Statement on Gun Policyand Community ViolenceFOP Monthly Update: Officers Shot andKilledThe National Fraternal Order of Police reportsthat as of 1 June, there have been 141 officersshot so far in 2022, 21 of whom were killed bygunfire... More

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BJA's Public Safety Officer Medal ofValor Nomination Now Open [DOJ]The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor isawarded, by the President or Vice President ofthe United States, to a public safety officer whohas exhibited exceptional courage... More‘Sensible’ gun reform that Republicanscould get behind [The Hill]How can one not be disturbed, even depressed,by the recent mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas?No words can accurately describe our collectiveshock and revulsion... MoreLaw enforcement officers from across theUnited States gathered this week to discuss a"perfect storm" of issues that major... MorePolice from across US discuss 'perfectstorm' of issues facing cities over past 2years [Fox News]An ex-Philly cop, nearly shot on the job,says DA Larry Krasner’s office made a‘disrespectful’ plea offer to the accusedgunman [The Philadelphia Inquirer]A former Philadelphia police officer who wasshot at in 2020 while responding to a... More

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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 3 JUNE 2022READ MORE READ MOREREAD MOREAs COVID cases have declined and restrictions have been eased, there havebeen fewer newsworthy developments regarding the state of the pandemicand available resources germane to law enforcement. For this reason, thiswebsite will no longer be updated on a regular basis, but we will certainlyprovide any new and relevant information as it becomes available.JUNE 3

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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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Well versed in prisoner handling;In good standing with their current or prior agency;Qualified to carry firearms;Able to pass a background investigation;Able to pass a medical exam; andCapable of performing efficiently and safely while executing the full scope ofduties described within the statement of work (SOW).The U.S. Marshals Service is recruiting District Security Officers (DSOs). We areseeking current or retired law enforcement officers including corrections, detention,or military police officers who have not been separated or retired for more than fiveyears prior to contracting with the USMS.The DSO position is a contracted position. DSOs are required to assist in thetransportation, handling, and processing of federal prisoners. DSOs will be expectedto produce prisoners in court, provide security, and assist with general operations.Accordingly, interested parties should be:DSOs may be exposed to extreme climatic conditions for prolonged periods of time.DSOs must have good vision and hearing and be capable of sitting, walking, running,or driving for long periods of time. DSO pay is determined based on the location inwhich services are provided; overtime is not available. DSOs are contracted on an adhoc basis and will not be expected to work more than 40 hours per week. Mostdistricts will work to accommodate the DSO’s schedule. If you are interested in working with the U.S. Marshals Service as a DSO, pleasecomplete the documents below and return them to the recruitment email listed for thedistrict in which you are seeking employment:USMS DISTRICT RECRUITMENT EMAIL ADDRESSESPERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT FORMAFFIRMATION OF WORK QUALIFICATION FORM

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DONATEClick HereDONATEClick HereCAN YOU CHIP IN $5?The Fraternal Order of Police is committed to improving the workingconditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we servethrough education, legislation, information, community involvement, andemployee representation. The National FOP PAC is the power behind our organization's punch onCapitol Hill, representing its members in the most effective way possible.Our challenge to you is to have each and every FOP member in yourdepartment, lodge, and State commit $5.00 a month to the NFOP PAC.Please contact the National Legislative Office to learn about the variousways you can contribute to the NFOP PAC.

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