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FOP Endorses George Brauchler for Attorney General
10/17/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
We are honored to announce our endorsement of George Brauchler as Colorado’s next Attorney General and we ask that you join us in supporting his candidacy in this year’s election. Your vote counts!! Vote George Brauchler for Colorado's Attorney General
Bereavement Notice
10/16/18 - LVPMSA
Bereavement Notice Bereavement Notice – Retired Lieutenant Jay R. Roberts Jr., P# 4824 It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Retired Lieutenant Jay R. Roberts, Jr. On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the age of 46 years, Jay passed away while surrounded by family and friends after a courageous nearly 10-year battle with cancer.
We have a Contract!
10/14/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
The Executive Board is pleased to announce the ratification of the 2015-2019 Contract. After many hours and tireless negotiations, we have reached an agreement with the State of New Jersey. Once we have a time line for retroactive payments and when the pay raises will be implemented in our paychecks we will be sure to put it out to the members.
Shooting at El Paso Police Department's Pebble Hills Regional Command Center
10/11/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An El Paso Police Department alert confirmed shots were fired and added that it was a suicidal subject in the parking lot of the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center.  The person died in the parking lot, but no officers were hurt during the incident, police said.  Police spokesman Sgt.
SOCIAL SECURITY WEP & GPO LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
10/09/18 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
The Social Security Fairness Act (H.R. 1205/S. 915) would fully repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO)).  The House bill currently has 190 cosponsors, only 28 short of a House majority and the Senate bill has 26 cosponsors.  This is more support than we have had in the last few Congress.
Annual EPMPOA Golf Tournament - Friday, October 26
10/07/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is hosting its 22nd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Horizon Country Club Golf Course, 16000 Ashford St. The 4-person per team scramble will kickoff at 8:00 AM.  This tournament is a fundraiser to benefit the EPMPOA's Ben Ayala Scholarship Fund.
Inaugural Ofc. David Ortiz Memorial Bike Ride
10/06/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The Inaugural Officer David Ortiz Memorial Bike Ride will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at David Ortiz Recreation Center (formerly Carolina Recreation Center).  Early bird registration is $25 (by October 19) and $30 on the day of the event.  The first 50 registrants will receive a free T-shirt.  Click here for the link to registrer online.
123rd Police Academy Class Graduation Ceremony
10/01/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association invites members and their families to attend the graduation ceremony for the El Paso Police Department’s 123rd Police Academy Class.  The event will take place on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the Bowie High School Auditorium, 801 S. San Marcial St.
NJLECOA & State of NJ MOA
09/26/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
The Executive Board is proud to announce we have reached an MOA with the State of NJ. We worked extremely hard to negotiate what we feel is a fair and equitable contract for all of our members. This contract was negotiated within the guidelines of Chapter 78 and the 2% Arbitration cap. We are extremely happy with what we were able to accomplish within these restrictive guidelines.
FOP of Ohio Opposes Issue 1
09/24/18 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
For Immediate Release September 24, 2018 Contact:  Gary Wolske, Ohio FOP President Phone:  216-570-1242 The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio has decided to oppose the constitutional amendment, Issue 1. The FOP of Ohio knows there needs to be a change of course when it comes to combating the opioid crisis, what we are doing today, is not working.
Ohio FOP Statement on Olentangy Local Schools Workshop
09/19/18 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
For Immediate Release September 19, 2018 Contact:  Gary Wolske, Ohio FOP President Phone:  216-570-1242 OHIO FOP STATEMENT ON OLENTANGY LOCAL SCHOOLS Columbus, OH -- The Olentangy Local School District has a workshop scheduled for tomorrow entitled, "Discussing Race and Racism with Children" featuring Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries.  Dr.
Janus v. AFSCME
09/19/18 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Janus v. AFSCME.  Not surprisingly given the makeup of the Court, in a 5 to 4 decision the Court overturned its own precedent that had stood for over 40 years.
Janus Decision
09/19/18 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
COMPAS CALL FOR HELP TO DEFEAT I-940
09/18/18 - KCPOG
COMPAS Members: This is an URGENT call for HELP! If you are a member of the Seattle Police Officers' Guild the King County Police Officers' Guild or the Puget Sound Police Managers' Association , you are also a member of COMPAS! I-940 is finally here and I need ALL COMPAS members with their families and friends to engage in this battle.
PORAC Legal Defense Fund
09/18/18 - KCPOG
THE PORAC LEGAL DEFENSE FUND The PORAC Legal Defense Fund is the nation's oldest, largest, and most respected public safety legal plan. Serving more than 123,000 members nationwide, PORAC-LDF remains committed to protecting the rights and benefits of its members since 1974.
El Paso Police Officer Arrested and Charged With Injury to Child
09/17/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department’s Crimes Against Children (CAC) unit has arrested and charged five-year veteran El Paso Police Officer, Carlos Mendez with Injury to Child/Intent Serious Bodily Injury.  Investigators assigned to the El Paso Police Department’s CAC unit responded to University Medical Center (UMC) regarding an Injury to a Child case Thursday evening.
Funeral Services for Retired Lieutenant John E. Douglas
09/14/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Lieutenant John E. Douglas #117, who passed away on September 10, 2018 at the age of 83.  (Ret.) Lt. Douglas was the first African-American to be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1977.
El Paso police officer arrested in fatal hit-and-run wreck near Vinton on New Year's Day
09/13/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An El Paso Police Department officer was arrested months after he allegedly struck a pedestrian on Interstate 10 West and fled the scene, authorities said.
EPPD lieutenant shares story of working on 9/11 as a New York police officer
09/12/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Lt. John Schneider began his career as a police officer in New York before joining the El Paso Police Department. He remembers very vividly working and helping civilians during the 9/11 terrorist attack. "At first, I thought it was just a plane, possible small plane, it's happened in the area before," said Schneider. Schneider quickly realized it was a terrorist attack.
2018-2019 PMSA Scholarship Recipients
09/07/18 - LVPMSA
We would like to congratulate the 2018/2019 PMSA Charitable Foundation Scholarship recipients!  We received some remarkable applications this year and are truly inspired by the talented children of our members.  We are honored to announce the winners as follows: $2,500 Award: Gabrielle Moses, daughter of Lieutenant James Moses (Ret.
The public speaks: Cops are trusted
09/06/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
To misquote Mark Twain, it is fair to say that the rumors of the death of trust for law enforcement have been greatly exaggerated. A recently released Gallup poll shows the Supreme Court, the medical system and Congress lagging behind the police as the most trusted institution in America.
Labor Day
09/03/18 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
On June 28, 1894 President Grover Cleveland signed into law a bill passed by Congress making Labor Day a national holiday.  This came about because in the late 19thcentury American workers were toiling 12 hours a day, seven days a week, many times in unsafe conditions.
El Paso police officer who pointed gun at children cleared of wrongdoing in investigation
08/30/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An El Paso police officer who pointed his gun at children in a viral video was cleared of wrongdoing in an internal investigation, Chief Greg Allen said at a news conference Thursday. Allen said the investigation found that allegations that officer Joe Rios wrongfully pulled out his weapon and choked a minor were unfounded.
EPPD proposes new headquarter building to El Paso City Council
08/22/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
It's been 30 years since the El Paso Police Department moved into their current headquarters, which was once a Sears department store. El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen reported to El Paso City Council that the police department is in need of a new headquarters building on Tuesday.  Chief Allen said the efficiency of the building is costing the city money in repairs.
EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" Lunch
08/21/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit Region VI (Headquarters) Auto Theft Detective Andrew Fonseca and his family.  This event is to raise money to assist the family with funeral expenses related to the recent passing of his son.
EPPD Promotion Ceremony
08/21/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages all members to attend the El Paso Police Department's Promotion Ceremony on Friday, September 28, 2018.  The ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM in the AV Theater Room at the Wyndham Aiport Hotel, 2027 Airway Blvd.
Training Opportunity - Warrior Survival at Home and on the Streets
08/13/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
This training is free to FOP members and family. Seats are limited and will fill up quickly. Partners in Crime (Spouses/Significant Others) Invited to Attend. Law enforcement can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding professions in our society. However, the challenges are growing daily.
Non-Economic MOA 2015-2019
08/12/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
The Non-Economic MOA that was signed on July 26, 2018 for the 2015-2019 contract term is posted on the website in the contract section.
Police & Fire Federal Credit Union
08/11/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
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Texas City Seeking Grant To Equip Officers With Body Cams
08/07/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A $110,000 grant from Andeavor Corporation, THE Cardwell Foundation and the El Paso Community Foundation would allow the City of El Paso to buy body cameras for the El Paso Police Department. The grant will fund body cameras for the EPPD Crisis Intervention Team Unit and the DWI unit, according to a news release by the grant donors.
STATE FOP RE-ELECTS LES NERI AS PRESIDENT
08/03/18 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Harrisburg, Pa. (Aug. 2, 2018)  The Fraternal Order of Police Pennsylvania State Lodge re-elected Les Neri to serve his fifth term as president of the organization. The entire Neri team won the election in early August and will serve two-year terms in office. The election concluded the PA FOP 45th Biennial Conference at the Hilton Harrisburg.
EPPD to Honor (Ret.) Detective Nancy Schneider #438 with Retired Police Honors
08/02/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Nancy J. Schneider #438, who passed away on July 30, 2018, at the age of 66.   (Ret.) Detective Schneider served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 21+ years.  She was commissioned by the El Paso Police Department on March 21, 1975 and retired on November 29, 1996.
Ohio Conference Wrapup - Elections & Endorsements
07/26/18 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I want to start off this letter to the membership by introducing myself as your new Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio President.   I have been an active FOP member for close to 40 years.
EPPD to Honor (Ret.) Capt. Roger W. Miller with Retired Police Honors
07/24/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Captain Roger W. Miller #281, who passed away in Lucas, Texas on June 29, 2018, at the age of 84.   (Ret.) Captain Miller served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 22+ years.
First Responders Suffer Too (FRST) Benefit
07/23/18 - Denton Police Officers Association
The Denton Police Officers Association is teaming up with the Denton Fire Fighter's Association and Texas Red Hot Radio to increase awareness of suicide among first responders while raising funds for the Denton County Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team.
El Paso police officer found not guilty in son's drowning
07/20/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The police officer accused in the drowning of his 11-month-old son was found not guilty of injury to a child. On Thursday, the judge dropped two of the three charges he faces. Judge Susan Larson acquitted Raymond Licon Jr. on charges of abandoning and endangering a child and criminal negligent homicide.
El Paso Police Chief addresses viral incident involving officer
07/13/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen addresses viral video incident and discusses investigation process and Discipline Review Board.
EPPD union it isn't opposed to body cameras; but feels money should be spent elsewhere
07/12/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Those who live in the neighborhood where this viral video was recorded told KFOX14 a lot of trouble happens near here, and it's usually caused by children. "They're really bad kids. They stop traffic down on Alameda, too,” said Joel Cantu, a neighbor. "I see them. Even in the store, they talk a lot of smack,” another neighbor said.
Poice Officer, Mom and FOP Member in Need of Help
07/11/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Police Officer, FOP Member, Wife and Mom in need of YOUR HELP!!! In 2011 at the age of 43 Marci went in for her first mammogram. It was discovered she had a fairly large mass, later a biopsy revealed it was DCIS breast cancer. The prognosis was it is 100% curable.
Funeral Services for Retired Detective Carlos Mendoza
07/10/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Carlos "Chuck" Mendoza, who passed away on July 4, 2018 at the age of 86.   Funeral Services for (Ret.) Detective Carlos Mendoza are as follows: Thursday, July 12, 2018: -Visitation from 5:00 - 9:00 PM at Hillcrest Funeral Home-East, 1060 N. Carolina Dr.
Criminal Trespass Viral Video Incident Being Investigated
07/09/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
On Thursday, July 5th, officers responded to the area of 6700 block of Sambrano on a criminal trespass call.  A series of events unfolded while the officers were handling the call and culminated with the situation that was captured on video and posted on social media sites. The Department’s Internal Affairs Unit is conducting an investigation of the incident.
Funeral Services for Retired Officer Dan "Pops" Christman
07/09/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Officer Daniel W. Christman #445, who passed away in Temple, Texas on July 4, 2018, one week shy of his 67th birthday.   (Ret.) Officer Christman served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 21+ years.
Dad of 3 diagnosed with cancer
07/09/18 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
Please check out the gofundme page bellow in regards to helping out a fellow officer who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  https://www.gofundme.com/dad-of-3-diagnosed-with-cancer The following is from the webpage and written by a family member: "On Tuesday, June 5th, my world was turned upside down.
Officer Huot Arbitration Decision
06/29/18 - Duluth Police Local #807
On June 22, 2018, an arbitrator ordered Officer Adam Huot to be re-instated as a Duluth Police Officer.  Officer Huot’s employment had been terminated by the Department due to actions he took on May 20, 2017.  The Duluth Police Union subsequently grieved his termination and moved the matter to binding arbitration.
JANUS DECISION - Boston Globe Article
06/28/18 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
Legislators weighing bill to ‘soften’ impact of Supreme Court ruling on unions  78 AL DRAGO/BLOOMBERG/FILE 2018 The Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to require government employees to pay union fees.
Janus v. AFSCME
06/28/18 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Janus v. AFSCME.  Not surprisingly given the makeup of the Court, in a 5 to 4 decision the Court overturned its own precedent that had stood for over 40 years.
Janus Decision
06/27/18 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
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