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 | 2 S E P T E M B E R 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 SUBSCRIBEOn this week's episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes satdown with Robert Gaddy to discuss how law enforcement agencies canleverage diversity to overcome adversity as well as the upcoming NationalFOP Diversity Summit.National President Patrick Yoes was appointed by President Joseph R.Biden, Jr., to serve on the Federal Salary Council. The FOP has had a seat onthe Federal Salary Council over the course of four Administrations—beginningin 2002. The Federal Salary Council meets with the President's Pay Agent toprovide views and recommendations on the establishment or modification ofpay localities and the level of comparability payments that should be paid toeliminate or reduce pay disparities.READ THE PRESS RELEASE
@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 participated in multiple Zoom meetings inpreparation of the National FOP 2023 Biennial Conference. National President Patrick Yoes participated in a planning meeting with FOPleaders to discuss legislation pertaining to the Windfall Elimination Provision(WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO).Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erika Dinkel-Smith, Director forLabor within the White House Office of Public Engagement, regarding the riseof violent crime in the District of Columbia.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Associate Attorney GeneralVanita Gupta regarding grant funding priorities of the Office of CommunityOriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and the Office of Justice Programs(OJP).
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYExecutive Director Jim Pasco had a lengthy discussion with John Cohen,former Acting Under-Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) andCounterterrorism Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security(DHS), regarding the domestic terrorism threat to law enforcement.Executive Director Jim Pasco met with Director of the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Steven M. Dettelbach to discussways to strengthen the already strong bonds between ATF and State and locallaw enforcement. Executive 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.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP at an in-person stakeholder meeting with staff in the office of Representative Kevin O.McCarthy (R-CA), the House Minority Leader, and senior minority staff withthe Committee on Energy and Commerce to discuss changes to H.R. 8152,the “America Data Privacy and Protection Act.”Legislative Liaison Matt Brown attended an open house at the headquartersof the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to examinenew initiatives and technologies that the agency is developing.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHI S WEE K IN W A SHI N G TONTHE WHITE HOUSE"I've not met a cop who likes a bad cop.There's bad in everything. There's lousysenators and lousy presidents and lousydoctors and lousy lawyers. No, I'm serious.But I don't know any police officer thatfeels good about the fact that there may bea lousy cop. I'm tired of not giving themthe kind of help they need."President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., announced the appointment of NationalPresident Patrick Yoes to serve on the Federal Salary Council. The FOP hashad a seat on the Federal Salary Council over the course of fourAdministrations—beginning in 2002.President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., traveled to Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, todeliver remarks on gun crime and his "Safer America Plan," which calls onCongress to add $37 billion for the training of 100,000 additional policeofficers. Additionally, the President's plan would aim to clear court backlogsand to establish new grants for communities to prevent violent crime andease the burden on police officers in responding to non-violent situations.READ THE 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 POLICECOSPONSORS88296208H.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 RIGHTSCOSPONSORS103424H.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+2 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. 774COSPONSORS81898H.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 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 Featuring Robert GaddyLeveraging the diversity of this great nationhas become an important aspect of runninga successful law enforcement agency.When members of the public believe theirlaw enforcement organizations representthem, understand them, and respond tothem; and when communities... MORELEVERAGING DIVERSITY TO OVERCOME ADVERSITYSUBSCRIBETHE 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 OMPatrick Yoes, National President of theFraternal Order of Police, announced thatPresident Biden has appointed him to theFederal Salary Council... MOREFOP National President Appointed toFederal Salary CouncilMexican drug cartels are rapidly expandingfentanyl production, pushing more of thedeadly drug into the United States and profitingmarkedly from an easily produced... MOREMexican cartels expanding production offentanyl at rapid rates, experts say [Fox News]The top cop in D.C. held a communityconversation Wednesday calling on the entireDistrict to do their part to put an end to gunviolence... MOREDC police chief addresses recent stringof violence: 'Enough is enough' [Fox 5]FOP Monthly Update: Officers Shot andKilled The National Fraternal Order of Police reportsthat as of 31 August, there have been 234officers shot so far in 2022, 45 of whom werekilled by gunfire... 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 2 SEPTEMBER 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.2 SEPTEMBER
@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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@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