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 | 1 0 N O V 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 - 19% OF POLICE OFFICERS HAVE SERVEDFOP SALUTES VETERANS
@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.On this week's episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes sitsdown with retired Long Beach Police Department Sergeant Jason Lehman.Sergeant Lehman's mission is to reduce violence between peace officers andthe community, through the training provided by his organization Why'd YouStop Me? (WYSM). National President Patrick Yoes and Jason Lehmandiscuss the ways in which officer wellness has changed in years sinceLehman first joined the force and talk about a particular incident that led himto develop the twelve tools. They then discuss the twelve tools and thenumerous other programs and initiatives that WYSM offers. Later, Lehmanopens up about one of his proudest accomplishments.
@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.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Secretary ofthe U.S. Department of Homeland Security, regarding the implementation ofPresident Biden’s Executive Order on Advancing Effective, AccountablePolicing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and PublicSafety. Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Vanita Gupta, Associate AttorneyGeneral in the U.S. Department of Justice, regarding the implementation of theaforementioned Executive Order as well as grant funding for State and localagencies, especially programs that support officer wellness.Executive Director Jim Pasco and Terrence M. Cunningham, Deputy ExecutiveDirector for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP),participated in a conference call with Tona M. Boyd, Special Assistant to thePresident, and Vanessa Chen, Special Assistant to the President for CriminalJustice and Guns Policy, to discuss the implementation of the President’sExecutive Order on policing and criminal justice.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erika Dinkel-Smith, Director of LaborEngagement at the White House, about the policing apprenticeship programthe FOP is developing
@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 and Sherri Martin, the FOP'sDirector of Officer Wellness Services, participated in a conference call withstaff in the U.S. Department of Justice to provide feedback on Section Four ofPresident Biden’s Executive Order on Advancing Effective, AccountablePolicing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and PublicSafety. Section Four of the Order directs the U.S. Attorney General and theSecretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to report anddevelop best practices to support law enforcement health and wellness.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in the office ofSenator Roger W. Marshall, MD (R-KS) regarding draft legislation entitled the“Concerned Citizens Bill of Rights Act."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.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHI S WEE K IN W A SHI N G TONU.S. MIDTERM ELECTIONSThe 2022 midterm elections have ended, though it may take many more daysbefore we know which party will have the majority in the House and Senate.Whatever the final result is, the margin of control in both chambers will bevery narrow.Six States considered ballot measures on cannabis and other drugs. Marylandand Missouri have legalized the possession and use of cannabis for peopleover the age of 21. Arkansas, North Dakota, and South Dakota rejectedlegalization of marijuana. In Colorado, voters passed a measuredecriminalizing the use and possession of certain psychedelic plants andfungi for people over the age of 21.
@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 Jason LehmanOn this week's episode of the Blue View,National President Patrick Yoes sitsdown with retired Long Beach PoliceDepartment Sergeant Jason Lehman.Sergeant Lehman's mission is to reduceviolence between... MORETEARING DOWN WALLSSUBSCRIBETHE 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 OMNational President Patrick Yoes sent a letter toSenators Grassley and Rosen in support of S.4981, the “Gang Activity Reporting... MORE S. 4981, the “Gang Activity ReportingActNational President Patrick Yoes sent a letter toSenator Casey in support of S. 1157, the “TaxFairness for Workers Act.”... MORES. 1157, the “Tax Fairness for WorkersAct”National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter toRepresentatives Hinson and Kaptur in supportof H.R. 9195, the “Gang Activity ReportingAct.”... MOREH.R. 9195, the “Gang Activity ReportingAct”National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter toRepresentative Lamb in support of H.R. 2549,the “Tax Fairness for Workers Act.”... MOREH.R. 2549, the “Tax Fairness for WorkersAct”
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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