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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPNational President Patrick Yoes joined the Yuma FOP Lodgefor the dedication of their newly constructed Fallen OfficerMonument in Yuma, Arizona.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYThe National Legislative Office will not be sending out a WashingtonWatch: Legislative Update next week, 27 November. From everyonehere at the National Fraternal Order of Police, we wish you and yourfamily a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving!
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Jack A. Rauch,Special Assistant to the President, regarding short-termlegislative goals.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Brian Dorow, DeputyAssistant Secretary, Office for State and Local Law Enforcement(OSLLE) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS),regarding immigration issues.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Jared C. Kushner,Senior Advisor to the President, regarding recent civil unrest.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Rachel Bissex,Deputy Chief of Staff to the Attorney General, regarding theimplementation of the President's Executive Order on SafePolicing for Safe Communities.
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Greg Schultz, SeniorAdvisor to the President-Elect, regarding FOP input on policyissues.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYExecutive Director Jim Pasco was asked to meet with thePresident-Elect's transition leadership team (virtually) and agencyreview teams for the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and HomelandSecurity (DHS) early next week. The purpose of the meeting willbe to discuss areas of mutual interest and concern and to seekopportunities to work together as appropriate.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Rebecca Tyus had a conference call with Max Schachter,Founder and Executive Director for Safe Schools For Alex, andSheriff Stephen Luce, Executive Director for the Indiana SheriffsAssociation, regarding the development of school safetylegislation.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Mark McDonald joined the National Blue Alert AdvisoryGroup for their quarterly meeting, hosted by Phil Keith, Director ofthe Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) withinthe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPLegislative Liaison Mark McDonald joined the National COVID-19 Briefing Call, hosted by William Crozer, Special Assistant tothe President and Deputy Director of the White House Office ofIntergovernmental Affairs, regarding the Administration'srecent activity to combat COVID-19.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented theFOP on the Law Enforcement Training and TechnicalAssistance Response Center partner kick-off meeting.Legislative Liaison Rebecca Tyus had a call with stakeholdergroups regarding anti-money laundering language in theNational Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPThe House considered and passed H.R. 5855, the "BipartisanSolution to Cyclical Violence Act," by voice vote. Introduced byRepresentatives C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) and AdamKinzinger (R-IL), the legislation provides grant funding tohospitals that want to expand or create programs for patientswho are recovering from injuries as a result of violent crime. Thelegislation, which the FOP supported, will now go to the Senatefor further action.The House Republican Caucus re-elected Representatives KevinMcCarthy (R-CA) and Stephen J.Scalise (R-LA) as Minority Leaderand Minority Whip, respectively.The House Democratic Caucus nominatedRepresentative Nancy P. Pelosi (D-CA)for Speaker of the House. The DemocraticCaucus also voted to re-electRepresentatives Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD)and James E. Clyburn (D-SC) as MajorityLeader and Majority Whip, respectively.THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPThe Senate spent the week confirming judicial nominees.The Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing entitled:"Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020Election." The two witnesses that testified at the hearing wereJack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO ofFacebook.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETHE UNITED STATES SENATETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON
NOVEMBER 17:The National Legislative Officeprovided FOP members withinformation, released by the NationalInstitutes of Health, regardingpromising results from the NIH-Moderna COVID-19 vaccine clinicaltrial.NOVEMBER 18:The National Legislative Officeprovided FOP members withinformation, released by the IRS,regarding their report highlighting taxfraud and enforcement actions, themajority of which took place duringthe COVID-19 pandemic.NOVEMBER 15:The National Legislative Officeprovided FOP members withinformation, released by the U.S.Department of Health and HumanServices, regarding nursing homefraud and abuse during COVID-19.NOVEMBER 16:The National Legislative Officeprovided FOP members withinformation, released by the U.S. Foodand Drug Administration, regardingfraudulent flu products.@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPCOVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBeen Exposed? Are You Sick?READ MORE READ MORE READ MOREF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ERECENT COVID-19 ACTIVITYREAD MOREREAD MOREREAD MOREREAD MOREREAD MOREREAD MOREREAD MOREREAD MOREFOPCOVID19.ORG
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPH.R. 1154/S. 1394This bill would recognize the right oflaw enforcement and other publicsafety officers to bargain collectivelywith their employers.the “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act”217SENATE COSPONSORS2 1206HOUSE COSPONSORS19227H.R. 1195/S. 473the “Law EnforcementOfficers’ Equity Act"15SENATE COSPONSORS1 446HOUSE COSPONSORS660This bill would expand the definition of"law enforcement officer" for salaryand retirement benefits to include allFederal law enforcement officers.H.R. 141/S. 521the “Social Security Fairness Act”This bill would repeal both the"Windfall Elimination Provision" andthe "Government Pension Offset" incurrent Social Security law.53338SENATE COSPONSORS6 1201262HOUSE COSPONSORSF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
This bill would amend the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act (LEOSA), whichexempts qualified active and retired law enforcement officers from local andState prohibitions on the carriage of concealed firearms, to ensure that theseofficers are able to carry in the same venues as civilian concealed carry permitholders 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.36036HOUSE COSPONSORS@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPThis bill would wouldmake it a Federalcrime to target a law enforcementofficer with an assault that results inseriously bodily harm or death.H.R. 1325/S.4605,the "Protect and Serve Act"46955HOUSE COSPONSORSthe "LEOSA Reform Act"H.R. 1156,F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E16016SENATE COSPONSORSFor more information or to see the full list of legislationsupported by the National FOP, please CLICK HERELEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICENational President Yoes sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging theinclusion of the "Social Security Fairness Act” in any COVID-19 legislationLETTER
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPTWEET OF THE WEEKFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESHARESHARERRETWEETETWEETLLIKEIKE
AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaGuamHawaiiIdahoIllinois501001711019910011IndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontana20202201281321NebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaPuerto Rico010140357042054Rhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWashington, DCWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming05026200334010AS OF 20 NOVEMBER 2020The FOP’s goal is to maintain anaccurate list of law enforcementofficers who have died in the lineof duty due to COVID-19.To ensure that every officer isaccounted for, if you are awareof an officer that has recentlydied in the line of duty due toCOVID-19, please email: Mark McDonaldmmcdonald@fop.netPlease include the officer’sinformation and a link to eithera media report or an obituary.@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICECOVID-19 LINE-OF-DUTY DEATHS
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPOn June 16, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed the“Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities.”A collection of resources for law enforcement agenciesand officers can be found in the links below to assist withimplementing Executive Order No. 13929. This page willbe regularly updated with more resources as theybecome available.FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe following was released by the COPS OfficeANNOUNCEMENT THE PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE ORDER ONSAFE POLICING FOR SAFE COMMUNITIESIMPLEMENTATION FACT SHEETIMPLEMENTATION FACT SHEETLIST OF CREDENTIALLING BODIESLIST OF CREDENTIALLING BODIESPRINCIPLES ON SAFE POLICING AND USE OF FORCEPRINCIPLES ON SAFE POLICING AND USE OF FORCEVISIT THE COPS OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATIONVISIT THE COPS OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPU.S. law enforcement agencies will soon reach the FBI’sdeadline to switch their crime statistics reporting systemfrom the Summary Reporting System (SRS) to the NationalIncident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).On January 1, 2021, the FBI will retire SRS as part of a majorinitiative to upgrade and update the nation’s crime statistics.FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe following was released by the FBIANNOUNCEMENTTo see answers to questions you may have about why the FBIis retiring SRS, how it will affect crime statistics, and the roleof law enforcement agencies, pleaseCLICK HERECLICK HERE
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The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC)provides no cost, customized technical assistance solutions designed tomeet the unique needs of state, local, tribal, & campus law enforcementagencies throughout the U.S.The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership tofederal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-theart knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for theimplementation of these crime fighting strategies. The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing professionals,develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training andtechnical assistance to community members, local government leaders, andall levels of law enforcement.@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEClick Here to Visit WebsiteClick Here to Visit WebsiteClick Here to Visit WebsiteClick Here to Visit WebsiteClick Here to Visit WebsiteClick Here to Visit Website
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