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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYL 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 Rafael Mangual, a Senior Fellow and Head of Research for thePolicing and Public Safety Initiative at the Manhattan Institute, to discussrogue prosecutors and activist judges who have replaced the “public safetyfirst” mindset with a very different and harmful agenda of reforming thesystem under the guise of social justice.National President Patrick Yoes worked out of the Government and MediaAffairs Center in Washington, D.C. this week.National President Patrick Yoes attended numerous meetings with FOP Stateleaders regarding H.R. 82/S. 1302, the “Social Security Fairness Act,” whichwould repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the GovernmentPension Offset (GPO), in current law.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYNational President Patrick Yoes participated in the 2022 National Faith & BlueWeekend National Press Conference.National President Patrick Yoes attended the Virginia State FOP Conferencein Norfolk, Virginia.National President Patrick Yoes joined Fox and Friends to discuss NationalFaith & Blue Weekend 2022.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYNational President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviews regardinglaw enforcement line-of-duty deaths, the increase of violence toward lawenforcement officers across the country, as well as the recruitment andretention crisis.National President Patrick Yoes joined America's Newsroom to discuss therise in violent crime as well as the recruitment and retention crisis across thecountry.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Homeland Security SecretaryAlejandro N. Mayorkas regarding vacancies at the U.S. Department ofHomeland Security.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a webinarhosted by the U.S. Department of Labor on their grant programs.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Associate Attorney GeneralVanita Gupta regarding the importance of the work of the Office ofCommunity-Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and the programs itadministers, particularly the hiring program. He also discussed futureimplementation of H.R. 6943, the “Public Safety Officers Support Act,” whichwill be signed into law by the President soon. The new legislation recognizessuicides and attempted suicides as service-connected and allow disabledofficers and survivor families to submit a death or disability claim to thePublic Safety Officers’ Benefits program.Executive Director Jim Pasco gave numerous media interviews regarding theSenate’s recent passage of six FOP-backed bills, two of which will be signedinto law by the President, and four which were transmitted to the House foraction in September.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Matt Klapper, Chief of Staff to theAttorney General, regarding Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms andExplosives (ATF) gang and firearm task forces.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a stakeholdermeeting with minority and majority with staff on the House Committee onEnergy and Commerce to discuss H.R. 8152, the “American Data Privacyand Protection Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson met with with Senator Richard J.Durbin’s (D-IL) Judiciary Committee staff to discuss pending police andpublic safety issues. Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a webinar hostedjointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department ofHomeland Security to receive an update on the investigation into thehomicide of four Albuquerque Muslim community members.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHI S WEE K IN W A SHI N G TONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House interrupted its August recess on Friday and reconvened to vote onH.R. 5376, the “Inflation Reduction Act,” that was passed by the Senate lastweekend. The House is expected to pass the measure, which will then go tothe President for his signature.THE UNITED STATES SENATEOver the weekend, the Senate considered and passed H.R. 5376, the"Inflation Reduction Act," on a 51-50 vote. The bill authorizes approximately$370 billion in spending related to energy security and climate change. Itimposes a minimum tax on most corporations, allows Medicare to negotiateprescription drug prices, and boosts funding for the Internal Revenue Service(IRS). The bill is now awaiting action in the House, which is scheduled toconvene on Friday to consider the measure.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICECOSPONSORS88295207H.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.LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITYSOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESSCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSCOSPONSORS103222H.R. 3225COSPONSORS153S. 1888NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATECOSPONSORS2510378H.R. 962COSPONSORS44036S. 1302TOP L EGI S L ATI V E PR I O RIT I E SThe “Social Security Fairness Act” would repeal both the "Windfall EliminationProvision" and the "Government Pension Offset" in current Social Security law.+1 NEW
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe "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.LEOSA REFORMCOSPONSORS220S. 1610COSPONSORS58591H.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. 774COSPONSORS80877H.R. 3079MORE RESOURCES ON OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESFULL LIST OF LEGISLATION SUPPORTED BY THE FOPLEG I S LAT I V E P R I ORI T I ES
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBLU E VIE W POD C A STFeaturing Canadian Police Association President Tom StamatakisThe rule of law, policing and public serviceare key to a free society. Many of theissues we have been facing here in theUnited States are being felt by lawenforcement around the world, including byour brothers and sisters in Canada... MOREPOLICING NORTH OF THE BORDERFeaturing Rafael MangualOver the past few years, we’ve seen theelection of rogue prosecutors and activistjudges who have replaced the “publicsafety first” mindset with a very differentand harmful agenda of reforming thesystem under the guise of social justice.Their failed policies have had... MOREFAILED EXPERIMENTS AND THE REVOLVING DOOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM 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!
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP N EWS R O OMFOP Monthly Update: Officers Shot andKilledThe National Fraternal Order of Police reportsthat as of 31 July, there have been 210 officersshot so far in 2022, 39 of whom were killed bygunfire. There have been 46 ambush... MORELaw enforcement officers are leaving their jobs“at a rate we’ve never seen before,” with somedepartments seeing decreases by as many ashundreds of members compared to the... MOREPolice exodus ‘crisis’: Officers areditching the job at a rate ‘never seenbefore’ [Fox News]Recent public opinion polls have found thatconcern over crime is at its highest point infour years as a spike in violent crime plaguesmajor cities across the country... MORESuccess on police reform hinges onfunding, not defunding law enforcement[The Hill]An armed man tried to enter the FBI'sCincinnati office and was fatally shotafter a standoff with police. Here's whatwe know [CNN]An armed man suspected of trying to breachthe FBI's Cincinnati field office Thursday waskilled after an hours-long standoff with... MORE
MAKE Y URVOICE HEARD@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP A CTI O N CE N T ERSOCIAL 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
Been Exposed?Are You Sick?VIEW A STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWNCOVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEW W W .F O PC O VI D 1 9 . O R GOFFICERS HAVE DIED DUE TO COVID-19AS OF 12 AUGUST 2022COVID-19 VaccineMandates in PublicSector EmploymentQUESTIONS & ANSWERSREAD MORE READ MOREPOLICY STATEMENTCOVID-19 VaccineRequirements andMandates@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICECOV I D -19 A CTI V I TYREAD 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.AUGUST 12
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEARN 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. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEOFFICE OF JUSTICEPROGRAMSADD I T ION A L RE S O URC E S
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