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 8 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 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.Having been appointed by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., National PresidentPatrick Yoes was sworn in as a member of the Federal Salary Council.Following the swearing in, the Council conducted its first meeting. National President Patrick Yoes worked out of the Government and MediaAffairs Center in Washington, D.C. this week.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEG I S LAT I V E N E W S & A CTI V I TYNational Sergeant-at-Arms Keith Turney and Senior Legislative Liaison TimRichardson represented the FOP on the October Stakeholder Call hosted by theU.S. Department of Labor to discuss the Good Jobs Initiative.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Associate Attorney GeneralVanita Gupta regarding improving communications with the Office of JusticePrograms (OJP) and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services(COPS Office).Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Heather Fong, Counselor to theSecretary of Homeland Security, regarding the exchange of information on theongoing border crisis.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Marvin Richardson, Deputy Directorof the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), regardingstrategies to combat firearms trafficking.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with representatives from theInternational Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as part of the continuedeffort to develop best practices on recruitment and retention.
@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 spoke with staff in the office ofRepresentative Andrew R. Garbarino (R-NY) about a draft bill entitled, the“Helping Emergency Responders Overcome by Examining Services (HEROS)Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in the office ofSenator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) about a draft bill entitled “Data onInteractions and Accountability for Law Enforcement with Individuals withDisabilities (DIALED) Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with stakeholder groups andstaff with the office of Senator Thomas R. Carper (D-DE) and the Committeeon Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about S. 1116, the “FederalFirefighters Fairness Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a stakeholder’sconference call hosted by the National Concussion Management Center, todiscuss H.R. 8745, the “National Concussion and Traumatic Brain InjuryClearinghouse Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison MarkMcDonald spoke with staff in the office of Representative Ashley E. Hinson(R-IA) regarding H.R. 9195, the “Gang Activity Reporting Act."
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHI S WEE K IN W A SHI N G TONTHE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEThe U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that it has chargedmore than a dozen people in three separate cases relating to Chineseintelligence operations. In the first case, alleged Chinese government agentsattempted to bribe a U.S. official in order to gain inside information on theU.S. government’s prosecution of a major Chinese company. The secondcase concerned the attempted recruiting of Americans to provide informationfor the Chinese government, and the third was about the coercion of a U.S.citizen by Chinese operatives to get that individual to return to China.The COPS Office's “Community Policing in Action” Photo Contestis currently open. The deadline for submissions is 2 November.CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORECOMMUNITY POLICING IN ACTION PHOTO CONTEST
@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 OMCrime – and its cousin, policing – have becomecentral issues in the 2022 midterms. But theapproach by candidates, and responses byvoters, have flipped back and forth with events,leaving unclear who the electoral beneficiarieswill be... MOREHow Crime Will Shape the 2022 MidtermElections [US News]National FOP Vice President Joe Gamaldijoined Fox Business Evening Edit, hosted byElizabeth MacDonald, to discuss Illinois' newpro-criminal law, the recruitment and retentionproblem as well as the crime crisis... MORE"They don't give a damn about the people;it's ideology over everything"Three people died, including the suspectedgunman, in a school shooting in south St. LouisMonday morning... MORE'All of y'all are going to die': Studentsdescribe coming face-to-face with schoolshooter [KSDK]Police departments across the country havegrappled with staffing shortages, from smalltowns in North Carolina and Minnesota to bigcities on either coast... MOREThese police departments are seeingsome of the worst staffing shortages inthe US ahead of 2023 [Fox News]
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
@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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