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 1 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 - VOTERS SAY VIOLENT CRIMEA MAJOR CONCERN AHEADOF MIDTERM ELECTIONS
@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 worked out of the Government and MediaAffairs Center in Washington, D.C. this week.National President Patrick Yoes and others conducted an after action reviewof the FOP's DART Response to Hurricane Ian.On last week's episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes satdown for part 2 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 attended the National Diversity Summit inCharlotte, North Carolina.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYNational President Patrick Yoes, National Sergeant-at-Arms Keith Turney andSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP at theCollaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) PartnerMeeting which was held at the annual conference of the InternationalAssociation of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Dallas, Texas. Former IACPPresident Dwight Henninger welcomed the partners to the meeting andRobert Chapman, Acting Director for the Office of Community OrientedPolicing Services (COPS), also participated. National 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 President Patrick Yoes and Executive Director Jim Pasco met with EdKelly, the new president of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF),and IAFF Executive Director Kevin O'Connor to discuss areas of mutualinterest and strategies for moving forward together.
@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.Legislative Liaison David Taboh participated in the monthly call with otherstakeholders as part of the Public Pension Network (PPN).Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Vanita Gupta, Associate AttorneyGeneral in the U.S. Department of Justice, regarding recent announcementsabout Federal grants to support State and local law enforcement as well asapprenticeship programs.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with senior officials with the Bureau ofAlcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regarding the recent courtruling on the constitutionality of a law requiring a serial number on a firearm.
@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 POLICECOSPONSORS94305211H.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 STFeaturing John CohenIn Part 2 of their conversation, NationalPresident Patrick Yoes and John Cohendiscuss encryption and “going dark”, theimportance of relationships betweenFederal, State, and local law enforcement,and what makes task forces so... MOREA GROWING THREAT (PART 2)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)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 OMInflation, crime and immigration are entrenchedas voters’ top concerns heading into nextmonth’s midterm elections, according to a newHarvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey releasedexclusively to The Hill on Monday... MOREInflation, crime, immigration top voterconcerns ahead of midterms [The Hill]Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawantcriticized the city’s police departmentWednesday for its response to repeated“disturbing incidents” at her home... MORESeattle Councilmember Sawant says herproperty is being vandalized, criticizespolice investigation [Seattle Times]CNN's Jake Tapper highlights this issue andthe National Fraternal Order of Police's recentstatistics showing the rise in violence againstlaw enforcement officers nationwide... MOREPolice Officers Are Being Shot On TheJob [CNN]NBC News Now's Ron Allen discussed thedisturbing rise in police officers being killed inthe line of duty and the recent ambush inConnecticut that left 2 officers... MOREInside the Ambush: Country Sees Rise inPolice Being Killed in the Line of Duty[NBC]
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 21 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