WASHINGTON WATCHN A T I O N A L F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E W E E K L Y U P D A T E | 1 9 A U G U S T 2 0 2 2L E G I S L A T I V E U P D A T EJIM PASCOPATRICK YOES THE VOICE OF OUR NATION'S LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERSExecutive DirectorNational President- Subscribe to the FOP’s Weekly Update -
@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 SUBSCRIBENational President Patrick Yoes traveled to MontegoBay, Jamaica to attend the New Jersey State FOPConference.On this week's episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes satdown with Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative LiaisonMark McDonald from the National FOP’s Government and Media AffairsCenter to discuss the recently published 2021 Year-End Summary LawEnforcement Officers Shot in the Line of Duty and dive into how this data iscollected and the trends we are seeing across the country.National President Patrick Yoes traveled to SolomonsIsland, Maryland to attend the Maryland State FOPConference.
@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 traveled to OklahomaCity, Oklahoma to attend the Oklahoma State FOPConference.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Vanessa Chen, Special Assistant tothe President for Criminal Justice and Guns, regarding the surge in violentcrime and the recent bill signed by President Joseph R. Biden Jr., H.R. 6943,the “Public Safety Officer Support Act.”
@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 had a conference call with officialsat the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding criminal justice reform andavenues to implement the President’s recent executive order.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 U.S. Associate Attorney GeneralVanita Gupta regarding the ongoing recruitment and retention issues thatnumerous law enforcement agencies across the country are experiencing.ICYMI: National President Patrick Yoes joined "Americas Newsroom" to discuss the rise inviolent crime as well as the recruitment and retention crisis across the country.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Matt Klapper, Chief of Staff to theAttorney General, regarding FOP priorities.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHI S WEE K IN W A SHI N G TONTHE WHITE HOUSEPresident Joseph R. Biden Jr. signed one of the FOP’s top legislativepriorities, H.R. 6943, the “Public Safety Officer Support Act,” into law thisweek.The new law provides a presumption that any officer who is diagnosed with orseeks help for acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),or another similar mental health condition who commits or attempts tocommit suicide is presumed to “constitute personal injury” as defined in thePublic Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program.The law also recognizes the cumulative and corrosive effects of the mentalstress suffered by law enforcement and other public safety officers andapplies the same presumption to any public safety officer who responds orresponded to a mass casualty, mass death, or mass shooting event. The President also signed another FOP-supported bill, H.R. 2992, the“Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) LawEnforcement Training Act.” This law directs the U.S. Attorney General todevelop crisis intervention training tools for use by law enforcement andother public safety officers when interacting with community members whohave TBI, another form of acquired brain injury, or PTSD.READ NATIONAL PRESIDENT YOES' PRESS RELEASE
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHI S WEE K IN W A SHI N G TONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House was in a pro-forma session this week.THE UNITED STATES SENATEThe Senate was in a pro-forma session this week.
@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.
@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. 774COSPONSORS80888H.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+1 NEW
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBLU E VIE W POD C A STFeaturing 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 Featuring Tim Richardson and Mark McDonaldLast year was one of the most dangerousyears for law enforcement in recent historydue to the increase of violence directedtowards law enforcement officers. In 2021,346 officers were shot in the line of duty,63 of whom were killed by gunfire. Thisincluded 133 officers who were shot in 107ambush-style attacks... MORETHE DATA: TRACKING POLICE OFFICERS SHOT IN THE LINE OF DUTYSUBSCRIBETHE 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 OMREPORT: Law Enforcement Officers Shotin the Line of Duty | 2021 Year-EndSummaryIn October of 2019, the FOP partnered with theNational Blue Alert Network to collect andanalyze data on reported shootings of... MOREPatrick Yoes, National President of theFraternal Order of Police, welcomed news thatPresident Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed one ofthe FOP’s top legislative priorities... MOREPresident Signs Bill on Service-Connected Suicides into LawIn an exclusive sit-down interview, NYPD Chiefof Department Kenneth Corey spoke with News12's Katie Lusso about the NYPD's... MORE'We're arresting the same people overand over again.' - News 12 sits downwith NYPD chief to talk fight against gunviolence [News 12]‘DEA seizes rainbow-colored fentanylpills marketed towards children in the DCarea [Fox News]Listen to this article 0:00 / 1:43 1XBeyondWords Officials with the DrugEnforcement Agency announced on Thursdaythat rainbow-colored fentanyl pills had beenseized in the Washington D.C. area... 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 POLICEWWW .FOP COVI D19. ORGOFFICERS HAVE DIED DUE TO COVID-19AS OF 19 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 19
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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETIM RICHARDSONSenior Legislative Liaison JIM PASCOExecutive DirectorMARK MCDONALDLegislative Liaison DAVID TABOHLegislative Liaison MATT BROWNLegislative Liaison 328 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20002PHONE: 202-547-8189 ▪ FAX: 202-547-8190W A S H I N G T O N D . C . S T A F F