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 | 7 O C T O 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 IS T E N T O E P I S O D ECLICK TO SUBSCRIBENational President Patrick Yoes assisted the National FOP's Disaster AreaResponse Team (DART) in Fort Myers, FL.National President Patrick Yoes participated in a meeting of the U.S.Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Advisory Council.On this week's episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes satdown for part 1 of his conversation with John Cohen, who previously servedas the Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Assistant Secretary forCounterterrorism and Threat Prevention at the U.S. Department of HomelandSecurity (DHS).National President Patrick Yoes participated in a meeting of the U.S. FederalSalary Council working group.
@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 regardingthe FOP's response to Hurricane Ian, law enforcement line-of-duty deaths, theincrease of violence toward law enforcement officers across the country, aswell as the recruitment and retention crisis.National Sergeant-at-Arms Keith Turney and Senior Legislative Liaison TimRichardson participated in a conference call with the leadership of LawEnforcement Exploring (formerly the Police Explorers) about areas of mutualinterest in recruiting Explorers and guiding interested young people into lawenforcement careers.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Secretaryfor the U.S. Department of Homeland Security bout the ongoing threat ofdomestic terrorism.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Vanita Gupta, U.S. AssociateAttorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice about the ongoingrecruitment and retention crisis in law enforcement.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Kevin B. O’ Connor at theInternational Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) to discuss issue areas ofmutual concern.
@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.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP at the PublicSafety Summit hosted by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in the office ofSenator John Cornyn III (R-TX) regarding de-escalation initiatives and otherpending bills.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a stakeholdersgroup conference call regarding the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program ‘supdate on the National Incident-Based Reporting System transition to addresssection 18(a) of Executive Order 14074.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHI S WEE K IN W A SHI N G TONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House was in recess this week.THE UNITED STATES SENATEThe Senate was in recess this week.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICECOSPONSORS92303211H.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 RIGHTSCOSPONSORS103525H.R. 3225COSPONSORS154S. 1888NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATECOSPONSORS2510378H.R. 962COSPONSORS44238S. 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. 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
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBLU E VIE W POD C A STSUBSCRIBETHE 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 John CohenIn Part 1 of their conversation, NationalPresident Patrick Yoes and John Cohendiscuss today’s threat environment, therole that social media plays in encouragingambush attacks on law enforcementofficers, how social media complicates thefight against crime... MOREA GROWING THREAT (PART 1)Featuring Jason LehmanIn Part 2 of their conversation, NationalPresident Patrick Yoes and WYSM FounderJason Lehman discuss the future of lawenforcement, and Jason gives some adviceto both current law enforcement officersand the communities in which they... MOREWHY'D YOU STOP ME? (PART 2)
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP N EWS R O OMThe National Fraternal Order of Police reportsthat as of 30 September, there have been 252officers shot so far in 2022, 50 of whom werekilled by gunfire... MOREFOP Monthly Update: Officers Shot andKilledThe Office of Community Oriented PolicingServices (COPS Office) announced the launchof the ninth annual “Community Policing inAction” Photo Contest.... MORECOPS Office Announces the Opening ofthe 2023 “Community Policing in Action”Photo ContestThe National Fraternal Order of Police DisasterArea Relief Team (DART) has deployed toassist officers and first responders in theaftermath of Hurricane Ian... MORENational FOP Disaster Area Relief TeamResponds to Florida [Police Mag]The FBI released its crime report for2021 - but it tells us less about theoverall state of crime in the US than ever[CNN]The FBI just released its 2021 Crime in theNation Report, which is typically the mostcomprehensive snapshot of crime... 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 7 OCTOBER 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 TYAs 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.
@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 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