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@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEAt the 66th Biennial National Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada,National President Patrick Yoes announced that the National Fraternal Orderof Police has grown to 373,557 members strong!NATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXPOJIMMYHOLDERFIELDJIMMYHOLDERFIELDSECRETARYSECRETARYJOEGAMALDIJOEGAMALDIVICE PRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENTJOHNHOYTJOHNHOYT2ND VICE PRESIDENT2ND VICE PRESIDENTJAMESSMALLWOODJAMESSMALLWOODTREASURERTREASURERROBPRIDEROBPRIDECHAIRMAN OFNATIONAL TRUSTEESCHAIRMAN OFNATIONAL TRUSTEESSTEVEJAMESSTEVEJAMESSERGEANT AT ARMSSERGEANT AT ARMSPATRICK YOESPATRICK YOESPRESIDENTPRESIDENTNEWLY-ELECTED EXECUTIVE BOARDNEWLY-ELECTED EXECUTIVE BOARD
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICENational President Patrick Yoes traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to preside over theNational FOP's 66th Biennial National Conference and Expo.National President Patrick Yoes gave various media interviews regarding lawenforcement challenges on the horizon, the recruitment and retention crisis, and theNational FOP's data showing a rise in the number of officers shot in the line of duty.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYOn last week's episode of the Blue View Podcast, National President Patrick Yoessat down with National Sergeant-At-Arms Keith Turney to discuss the realchallenges our profession is facing and how the FOP is leading the way in findingsolutions. In recent years, the law enforcement profession has been facing a realcrisis in our ability to recruit and retain officers with the abilities, character andintegrity to do a very difficult and increasingly dangerous job. One major factoramong veteran officers is the perception that elected officials and police executivesno longer support, respect, or appreciate the officers serving in their communities. LISTEN TO EPISODE CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEExecutive Director Jim Pasco met with Hugh T. Clements,Jr., Director of the Office of Community Oriented PolicingServices (COPS), who was a guest of the FOP at theNational Biennial Conference in Las Vegas, to discuss theimplementation of Executive Order 14074, on AdvancingEffective, Accountable Policing and Criminal JusticePractices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Vanessa Chen,Special Assistant to the President for Criminal Justice andGuns Policy at the White House, to discuss issues relatedto the ongoing recruitment and retention crisis.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Vanita Gupta,Associate U.S. Attorney General, about potential changesto the Equitable Sharing program administered by the U.S.Department of Justice.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELegislative Liaison Asa Render spoke with staff in theoffice of Representative Anthony P. D'Esposito (R-NY)about pending appropriations measures and theirpotential effect on State and local law enforcement.Mark Nelson, Chairman of the National Legislative Committee, Senior LegislativeLiaison Tim Richardson, and Legislative Liaison Mark McDonald taught twoseminars entitled: Grassroots Advocacy: Turning Members into Lobbyists.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYExecutive Director Jim Pasco, Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson, andLegislative Liaisons Mark McDonald and David Taboh attended the 66th BiennialNational Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson, and Legislative Liaisons Mark McDonaldand David Taboh staffed the booth for the Steve Young Law EnforcementLegislative Advocacy Center and the National FOP Political Action Committee(NFOP PAC) and raised more than $6,000.CLICK TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE PAC
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House was in recess this week.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE UNITED STATES SENATEThe Senate was in recess this week.
SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACTTOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITY ACTCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSH.R. 132264 COSPONSORSR: 16 D: 48H.R. 82289 COSPONSORSR: 90 D: 199S. 59744 COSPONSORSR: 5 D: 39@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEH.R. 354PROTECT AND SERVE ACTNOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATEH.R. 74378 COSPONSORSR: 67 D: 1133 COSPONSORSR: 33 D: 0LEOSA REFORM ACTHELPER ACTH.R. 317071 COSPONSORSR: 22 D: 49S. 15149 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 8MORE RESOURCES BILLS SUPPORTEDS. 14622 COSPONSORSR: 2 D: 0H.R. 353930 COSPONSORSR: 6 D: 24NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATES. 16581 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 0
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP NEWSROOMA $1 million bond was set for the man accused of assaulting aCincinnati police officer over the weekend.Bond set for man accused of assaulting Cincinnatipolice officer at park (WLWT 5)A Harris County Sheriff's Office deputy is fighting for his life afterauthorities said he was shot during a traffic stop Wednesday.Deputy 'is critical but stable' after being shot duringtraffic stop in NE Harris Co., sheriff says (ABC 13)During a press conference, local leaders revealed the task force wentinto effect Wednesday night.Los Angeles now has its own task force to combat retailthefts (Fox 11)The Minnesota Law Enforcement Labor Service reports that nearly50% of the state's police departments are suffering frominsufficient staff.After entire Minn. PD resigns, sheriff's office reachestentative agreement to police city (Police 1)The number of police officers killed in the line of duty this year is onpace to surpass last year's death toll, federal data shows, adding tothe increasing threat of violence law enforcement has faced...US law enforcement deaths on pace to rise as officersface increasing threats of violence (Fox News)
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