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@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 President Patrick Yoes traveled to CedarCity, Utah to attend the Utah State Fraternal Order ofPolice Conference.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Homeland Security SecretaryAlejandro N. Mayorkas regarding international narcotics smuggling.
LEGISLATIVE NEWS ACTIVITY Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Heather Fong Counselor to the Secretary of the U S Department of Homeland Security DHS regarding the collaboration between the FOP and DHS Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Robert Chapman Acting Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services COPS Office regarding his office s involvement in the commemoration of law enforcement officer fatalities Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in the office of Senator Robert P Casey D PA about S 1157 the Tax Fairness for Workers Act Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with majority and minority staff from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs regarding S 1116 the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in the offices of Senators Roy D Blunt R MO and Steven D Daines R MT about an emerging effort to include H R 1996 S 910 the Secure And Fair Enforcement SAFE Banking Act in a legislative package to be considered before the end of the Congress NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE GLFOP FOPNATIONAL
LEGISLATIVE NEWS ACTIVITY Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in the office of Representative Sylvia R Garcia D TX about a draft resolution on the use of restraints by law enforcement on young students Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with minority staff on the House Committee on the Judiciary regarding the FOP s end of session priorities NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE GLFOP FOPNATIONAL
@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 POLICEFOP N EWS R O OMThe National Fraternal Order of Police reportsthat as of 31 October, there have been 281officers shot so far in 2022, 55 of whom werekilled by gunfire... MOREFOP Update: Officers Shot and KilledThe number of cops shot in the US so far thisyear has jumped by more than 10% comparedto 2020 — more than one-third of them inambush-style attacks, the nation’s largestpolice support group said Wednesday... MOREAt least 281 cops have been shot in US sofar in 2022, police group says [NY Post]National Fraternal Order of Police VicePresident Joe Gamaldi joined Fox BusinessEvening Edit, hosted by Elizabeth MacDonald,to discuss the bail reform movement and thedeadly consequences it has had on... MOREJoe Gamaldi says America has a'revolving door criminal justice system'Midterm candidates are highlighting this waveof violence in their final push as polls show itremains a key issue just one week ahead ofElection Day... MOREStudy: More than 80% of Black voters sayviolent crime is key issue ahead ofmidterms [KATU 2 ABC]
@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!
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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