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@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICENational 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.Following the successful conclusion of the 66th Biennial National Conference andExpo in Las Vegas, Nevada, National President Patrick Yoes worked out of theNational Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee this week.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYOn the most recent episode of the Blue View Podcast, National President PatrickYoes sat 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 spoke with Vanita Gupta,Associate U.S. Attorney General, regarding proposedchanges to the asset forfeiture Equitable Sharingprograms administered by the U.S. Department of Justice(DOJ).LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erika-Dinkel Smith, Director for LaborEngagement at the White House regarding collective bargaining and ways to workcollaboratively with the Administration to encourage the recognition of collectivebargaining rights throughout the Federal government and in jurisdictions withexisting contracts.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Nicole M. Argentieri, Acting AssistantAttorney General for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice, and agreedto meet at the soonest opportunity to further discuss proposed changes to theasset forfeiture Equitable Sharing programs.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with various officials in the U.S. Department ofJustice about the obstructions to efforts to increase staffing levels in severalFederal agencies.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson met with staff in the office ofRepresentative Glen W. “GT” Thompson, Jr. (R-PA), Chairman of the Committee onAgriculture, to discuss issues related to industrial hemp.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson met with the new Executive Director forthe Congressional Labor Caucus to discuss the FOP’s priorities on labor issues.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson met with staff in the office ofRepresentative James M. Costa (D-CA) to discuss H.R. 743, the “Protect and ServeAct.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP on a stakeholderscall hosted by staff in the office of Senator Lindsay O. Graham (R-SC) to discussstrategy to advance S. 1207, the “the “Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect ofInteractive Technologies (EARN IT) Act.”Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson represented the FOP on a stakeholdersconference call to discuss the legislative strategy on H.R. 82/S. 597, the “SocialSecurity Fairness Act.”
@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. 132265 COSPONSORSR: 16 D: 49H.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. 353931 COSPONSORSR: 7 D: 24NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATES. 16581 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 0
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP NEWSROOMA now-retired Seattle police lieutenant called it quits at the beginningof August after 23 years on the force, releasing her resignation lettervoicing her frustrations with the city and local leaders.'Criminals are running this city': Now-retired Seattleofficer writes brutal resignation letter (Police 1)The Los Angeles Police Commission named a new president thisweek, picking an FBI agent turned university security director andprofessor to lead the civilian agency charged with oversight of theLAPD.LAPD civilian watchdog panel picks FBI agent turnedUSC professor as new president (Los Angeles Times)The widow of a police officer who died by suicide after he wasassaulted during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has been foundeligible for a federal benefits program for the families of fallenofficers.DOJ finds police officer’s suicide after Jan. 6 attack wasa death in the line of duty (NBC News)A state commission released several thousand disciplinary recordsfor law enforcement across Massachusetts on Tuesday in a long-awaited effort to improve police accountability.Thousands of Mass. police disciplinary recordsreleased by POST Commission (GBH)Dick’s Sporting Goods warned Tuesday that retail theft is damagingits business and would lead to lower annual profits.Dick’s Sporting Goods blames ‘increasingly serious’theft problem for profit plunge (CNN)
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