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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 Reverend Markel Hutchins, a long-time activist, human and civilrights leader, professional speaker, and a friend to the FOP. NationalPresident Yoes and Reverend Hutchins discuss the importance of developingstrong ties between communities and law enforcement as well as some ofthe projects that the Faith & Blue initiative has been working on with the FOP.National President Patrick Yoes traveled to Reno, Nevada to attend theCalifornia State FOP Conference.National President Patrick Yoes traveled to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma toattend the Oklahoma State FOP Conference.
@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.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Gautam Raghavan, Director of theWhite House Presidential Personnel Office, regarding existing vacancies inthe executive branch.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Matt Klapper, Chief of Staff to theAttorney General, regarding violent crime initiatives. Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Associate Attorney GeneralVanita Gupta regarding the implementation of H.R. 6943, the “Public SafetyOfficers Support Act,” which was signed into law by the President. The newlegislation recognizes suicides and attempted suicides as service-connectedand allow for disabled officers and survivor families to submit a death ordisability claim to the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erika Dinkel-Smith, Director forLabor within the White House Office of Public Engagement, regarding WhiteHouse initiatives to combat hate crimes.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYExecutive Director Jim Pasco gave numerous media interviews regardingvarious topics, including the recruitment and retention issue that agencies arefacing nationwide as well as the surge in violent crime.Executive Director Jim Pasco, National Sergeant-at-Arms Keith Turney, andSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a virtual meetingwith officials with the U.S. Department of Labor to have an initial discussionabout apprenticeship programs to address the hiring and recruitment crisis inlaw enforcement.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a stakeholder callled by staff with the National Criminal Justice Association to discussprograms and partnerships between law enforcement agencies and themental health communities.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison Matt Brownparticipated in a stakeholder call to discuss H.R. 5525, the “Establishing NewAuthorities for Business Laundering and Enabling Risks to Security Act,”which would expand Federal efforts to combat money laundering.
@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
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBLU E VIE W POD C A STFeaturing 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 DUTYFeaturing Reverend Markel HutchinsCommunity engagement is a guidingprinciple that seeks to develop strong tiesand relationships in a community betweenlaw enforcement and the people they havesworn to protect... MOREHOW TO HEAL A DIVIDED COMMUNITY 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 National President Warns of FalloutAfter Court RulingPatrick Yoes, National President of theFraternal Order of Police, described hisfrustration and concern about the future ofpolicing in the District of Columbia... MOREThe Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Policeannounced an overwhelming vote of noconfidence in Marion County Courts and inMarion County Prosecutor Ryan... MOREIndy FOP delivers overwhelming vote ofno confidence in Marion CountyProsecutor, court system [Fox 59]READ MOREDepartment of Justice Announces theOpening of Nominations for the SixthAnnual Attorney General’s Award forDistinguished Service in CommunityPolicingPhiladelphia police face staffing crisisthat's projected to get even worse[Fox News]The Philadelphia Police Department is facingdown a staffing crisis storm as hundreds ofofficers get ready to retire in the coming yearsamid the department already coping... 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 POLICEWW W.F OPC OVID1 9.O RGOFFICERS HAVE DIED DUE TO COVID-19AS OF 26 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 26
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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