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FOP Update - 20 January 2023

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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 0 J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 3L 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 -

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE @GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNational President Patrick Yoes worked out of the Government and Media AffairsCenter in Washington, D.C. this week.National President Patrick Yoes,National Treasurer James Smallwoodand National Sergeant at Arms KeithTurney participated in a lawenforcement roundtable, hosted by theU.S. Department of Homeland SecurityAdvisory Council (HSAC), to discussand assess current law enforcementintelligence delivery methods.National President Patrick Yoes, National Treasurer James Smallwood, NationalSergeant-at-Arms Keith Turney, Executive Director Jim Pasco and Senior LiaisonTim Richardson hosted a video call with the family of the late U.S. Capitol PoliceOfficer Howie Liebengood. Dr. Serena Liebengood was the first survivor to receivethe death benefit from the Public Safety Officers’ Benefit (PSOB) program underthe new Public Safety Officer Support Act (PSOSA). They discussed ways that thefamily could be part of raising awareness about mental health and wellness forpolice officers and to prevent officer suicides.National President Patrick Yoes participated in a meeting with the U.S.Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE @GLFOP@FOPNATIONALLISTEN TO EPISODE CLICK TO SUBSCRIBEOn this week's episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes satdown with Director of Wellness Services Sherri Martin. The National FOP'sDivision of Wellness Services provides a variety of resources to FOP members,including education, connections to culturally competent wellness practitioners,and guidance in all matters related to staying healthy and productive.National President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviews regarding lawenforcement challenges on the horizon, the increase of violence toward lawenforcement officers across the country, and the recruitment and retention crisis.

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYCLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT & BOOK LODGINGNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE @GLFOP@FOPNATIONALExecutive Director Jim Pasco and Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardsonrepresented the FOP on an Axon convening to address their “moonshot” effort to reducefatal shootings of officers and fatalities from officer involved shootings.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Associate Attorney General Vanita Guptaregarding the upcoming meeting with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and theOffice of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to discuss law enforcementrecruitment and retention challenges facing our nation’s law enforcement agencies.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erika Dinkel-Smith, Director for Labor withinthe White House Office of Public Engagement, regarding the FOP’s ongoing work todevelop an apprenticeship program for law enforcement officers.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Heather Fong, Acting Assistant Secretary forState and Local Law Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS),regarding key vacancies in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE @GLFOP@FOPNATIONALSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in a stakeholders call with stafffrom the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to discuss theimplementation Section 19 of Executive Order 14074 (EO), Advancing Effective,Accountability Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust andPublic Safety. This Section of the EO addresses the establishment of nationalaccreditation standards for determining whether an entity is an authorized, independentcredentialing body.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP on a stakeholders callwith Dr. Rahul Gupta, the Director of the Officer of National Drug Control Policy,regarding the nation’s drug control strategy.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP on a stakeholdersconference call with Raj Nayak, the Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S.Department of Labor, and Seema Nanda, the Solicitor of Labor, to discuss theirregulatory agenda and other areas of mutual interest. Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative Liaison Mark McDonald metwith staff in the office of Representative Donald J. Bacon (R-NE) to discuss the re-introduction of H.R. 354, the “Law Enforcement Officers’ Safety Act (LEOSA) ReformAct,” and other issues of mutual interest.

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THIS WEE K IN WAS HING TONTHE WHITE HOUSE@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEPresident Joseph R. Biden, Jr., appointed Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., Chief ofthe Providence, Rhode Island Police Department, to lead the Office of CommunityOriented Policing Services (COPS Office) as its next Director. Chief Clements wasa long-time member of the FOP’s National Board of Trustees and is a decoratedofficer and nationally recognized expert on law enforcement trends.

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TOP LEGI SLAT IVE PRIO RITI ES@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACTThis bill would repeal both the "Windfall Elimination Provision" and the "Government PensionOffset" in current Social Security law.LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITY ACTThis bill would expand the definition of "law enforcement officer" for salary and retirementbenefits to include all Federal law enforcement officers.COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSThe “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act” would recognize the right of lawenforcement and other public safety officers to bargain collectively with their employers.LEOSA REFORM ACTThe bill would amend the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act (LEOSA), exempting qualifiedactive and retired law enforcement officers from local and State prohibitions on the carriage ofconcealed firearms, to ensure that these officers are able to carry in the same venues as civilianconcealed carry permit holders and extends the exemption to magazine capacity. It would allowactive and retired law enforcement to access services at some Federal buildings and offices.PROTECT AND SERVE ACTThe bill would make it a Federal crime to target a law enforcement officer with an assault thatresults in seriously bodily harm or death.MORE RESOURCES LIST OF BILLS SUPPORTEDNOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATENOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATEH.R. 8259 COSPONSORSR: 18 D: 41H.R. 35419 COSPONSORSR: 19 D: 0

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Firearms-related fatalities claimed the lives of 64 policeofficers in 2022... More2022 saw disturbing increase in law enforcementfatalities: 'A culture of lawlessness has grippedthe country' [Fox News]Protesters in Atlanta are calling for violence againstpolice officers and law enforcement entities following apolice-involved shooting on Wednesday that left... MoreAtlanta: Protesters call for 'violence' againstpolice after shooting leaves 1 dead, officerinjured [Fox News]FOP NEWS ROOM@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEPatrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order ofPolice, applauded the re-introduction of H.R. 82, the“Social Security Fairness Act,” in the U.S. House... MoreICYMI: “Social Security Fairness Act” Introducedin the House: H.R. 82: Would Repeal WEP & GPONational FOP President Patrick Yoes welcomed today’sannouncement by U.S. Attorney General Merrick B.Garland that named Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., Chiefof the Providence, Rhode Island Police... MoreProvidence Police Chief and FOP Member Namedas COPS Director Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced thatColonel Hugh T. Clements Jr. has been appointed to serveas the new Director of the Office of Community... MoreJustice Department Announces Colonel Hugh T.Clements, Jr. as Director of Office of CommunityOriented Policing Services [DOJ]

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BLUE VIE W PO DCAS TTHE BLUE VIEW PODCASTSUBSCRIBE@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELISTEN NOWPRIORITY FOR POLICE: OFFICERHEALTH AND WELLNESSwith Sherri MartinWorking in law enforcement, where officersshow up and suit up every day to serve theircommunities, can be a stressful job. Somestudies show that the average officerexperiences more traumatic events in 6months than the average person... MORELISTEN NOWREAL TALK: WHAT'S FUELINGTHE CRIME CRISIS?with Rick SnyderThe United States is experiencing a realcrisis with the level of violence directed atour law enforcement officers. It's unlikeanything we've seen in the past 30 years.We’ve seen more than 300 law enforcementofficers shot in the line of duty this... MORE

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LEARN 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 TIO N AL R ESO U RCE S@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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DONATEClick HereDONATEClick HereCAN YOU CHIP IN $5?The Fraternal Order of Police is committed to improving the working conditionsof law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education,legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. The National FOP Political Action Committee (NFOP PAC) is the power behindour organization's punch on Capitol Hill, representing its members in the mosteffective way possible.Our challenge to you is to have each and every FOP member in your department,lodge, and State commit $5.00 a month to the NFOP PAC. Please contact theNational Legislative Office to learn about the various ways you can contribute tothe NFOP PAC. POL I TIC A L A C TIO N CO M MIT T EE@GLFOP@FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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