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Elimination of Public Employee Retirement Commission - PERC
Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Police Chaplain Volunteers 24/7
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
City: Pedestrians won't be on Border Highway
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Cesar Villenueva Memorial Services
Irving Police Association
St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser
Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
Changes to the drug testing policy
Saint Louis Police Officers Association
 
     
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Elimination of Public Employee Retirement Commission - PERC
02/09/16 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Governor Wolfe:      I am writing to you on a matter of grave importance to 40,000 active and retired Pennsylvania police officers and their families-our retirement security.
Police Chaplain Volunteers 24/7
02/09/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Sam Faraone is someone who accompanies police officers whenever they have to notify a family that their loved one has died. Read entire article by Diana Washington Valdez in the El Paso Times.
City: Pedestrians won't be on Border Highway
02/09/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Pedestrians will not be permitted to gather on the César Chávez Border Highway during Pope Francis’ visit to Juárez, city officials reiterated Monday. Read article by Elida S. Perez in the El Paso Times.
Cesar Villenueva Memorial Services
02/07/16 - Irving Police Association
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St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser
02/06/16 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
The Winchester Elks #1445 is hosting a St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser on March 12, 2016.  The event begins at 6:30 PM with a cocktail hour followed by a traditional Irish boiled dinner at 7:30.  There will be an appearance by the Irish American Police Officer's Association of Massachusetts Bag Pipers as well the Goulding School of Irish Dance Step Dancers.
Changes to the drug testing policy
02/06/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
On January 29, 2016, the Department amended Section 3 of Special Order 3-03 changing several provisions of the drug testing policy.  A summary of the substantive changes are as follows: 1.
University of Texas Police at Houston is Hiring
02/04/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The University of Texas Police at Houston (UT Police) is currently accepting applications for a Senior Detective.  The EPMPOA encourages eligible members to look into this "retirement Job" in Houston, where earning upwards of $100,000 a year is possible. The University of Texas Police at Houston (UT Police) is a member of the University of Texas System Police.
HB 2907 TVW.ory
02/03/16 - SNOCODSA
HB2907 sponsored by 1st District Representative Luis Moscoso in on the agenda in House Public Safety at 1330. You can watch the hearing live at TVW.org.
HB2907
02/02/16 - SNOCODSA
There are now numerous anti-law enforcement bills in the legislature. The most egregious example is HB 2907 which drastically reduces protections for officers in deadly force incidents, including the protection against charging officers with criminal liability without due cause. Simply, the proposed legislation puts officers lives at risk.
WACOPS
02/02/16 - SNOCODSA
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FOPOhio Education Partnership
02/01/16 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
The FOP of Ohio continues its relationship with Eastern Gateway Community College to offer FREE education to FOP of Ohio members and their families. http://www.FOPOhioEducation.
El Paso Fire/Police Pension Fund "Forward Drop" Vote Passes
02/01/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Pension Members, The Forward DROP voting has ended and below are the tallies.  I am happy to inform you all that the Forward DROP vote has passed for both the Fire Department and the Police Department.  Over 50% of each side had to vote “yes” for the Forward DROP to pass and this was accomplished.
Executive Board Nominations
01/30/16 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
REMINDER-Nominations for Executive Board positions will be conducted at the General Membership Meeting on February 11, 2016 at Bung's Tavern. Meeting commences at 6pm.
DOC Lodge FOP Rafle
01/29/16 - Oklahoma State Fraternal Order of Police
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Greater New England Golf Expo February 13 & 14
01/23/16 - New Hampshire Police Association
The Greater New England Golf Expo will take place February 13th and 14th 2016 at the Radisson Expo Center 700 Elm St Manchester, NH. The event will feature representatives from Major Golf Distributors displaying the latest golf equipment.
Memorial Fund Trivia Night
01/22/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
All, The St. Louis Police Officer's Memorial Fund is hosting their 2nd Annual Trivia Night on Friday, February 26th 2016 at 7pm  at the SLPOA hall. $200 for a table of 8 with beer and set-ups included. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, raffle prizes, and a silent auction.
Bill Vorbeck
01/22/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
SLPOA Family, We regret to report that retired SLMPD Sergeant and former SLPOA President Bill Vorbeck passed away on January 18th. He was 82 years old. A veteran of the US armed forces, he was interred at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. We only just now learned of Bill's passing or we would have shared this news with you sooner.
Officer Thomas Cottrell Jr Funeral Arrangements
01/21/16 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 22, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home (985 N. 21st St. Newark, Ohio).   The funeral will be held on Saturday, January 23, 11 a.m. at the Central Ohio Technical College/Ohio State University Newark Campus at 1179 University Drive in Newark.
Sheriff's Debate
01/21/16 - Deputy Sheriff's Association of Bexar County
If you were not able to attend the Sheriff's Debate or were not able to watch it on live stream, you can watch it on http://news4sanantonio.com/news/election/sheriff-candidates-sound-off-in-forum-02-03-2016
We've Moved!
01/20/16 - New Hampshire Police Association
The NHPA has changed our address from Concord NH to 814 Elm Street, Box 512, Manchester, NH 03101. We have an office that is open by appointment only. Any questions you can contact us via info@nhpolice.
2 Police Officers Fatally Shot in Ohio and Utah
01/19/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Police officers were shot to death on Sunday in Ohio and Utah, the first killings of law enforcement officers in the line of duty this year.
January General Membership Meeting Notice
01/19/16 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
Please see the attached notice for the January General Membership Meeting.
Do we want warriors or guardians
01/17/16 - Spokane County Deputy Sheriff's Association
PATROL Warriors or Guardians? Uninformed activists who would change police officers from warriors to guardians should be careful what they wish for.
El Paso Police Holds Promotions Ceremony
01/12/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department held a Promotions Ceremony on Monday, January 11, 2016 at the EPMPOA Memorial Hall, 3601 Rutherglen St. The El Paso Police Department promoted the following members: To Lieutenant:  Jason D. Johnson #2605 John Surface #2430 John Schneider #2352 John Lanahan III #1032 Tonya J. Shields #2516 To Sergeant:  Jason S.
Pension "Forward DROP" Voting
01/08/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
         The Board of Trustees of the El Paso Firemen and Policemen's Pension Fund is asking for your “yes” vote in order to make your pension fund stronger for the future of all members.
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
01/05/16 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 4 2016 CONTACT: TIM RICHARDSON (202) 547-8189 NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY On January 9th, Thank a Cop! Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, knows that a little thanks can go along way which is why the FOP is helping to spread the word about National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day this year.
Please Help - Austin Mahagan Family Relief Fund
01/05/16 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
This law enforcement family needs financial help to get through the costs associated with this unfortunate tragedy. The goal is $10,000 Please help if you can.
ATTENTION MO FOP MEMBERS AFFECTED BY FLOODING
01/04/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
The National Fraternal Order of Police Disaster Relief Foundation and the Missouri FOP Foundation have established funds to assist members who have suffered a severe loss caused by a disaster. Funds are coordinated through the local and state lodge. For an application or for any questions contact Kevin Ahlbrand at kafop@charter.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Sgt Kye Kennedy and Cpl Brady Templeton
12/30/15 - San Marcos Police Officers' Association
PRESIDENT NERI TO ABC 27 NEWS ON POLICE SHOOTINGS
12/29/15 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Click the link below to view the entire article and video. http://abc27.
Training Opportunity - FREE
12/29/15 - Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
The Windsor Police Department will be co-sponsoring, in conjunction with the Connecticut Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement (CABLE), and the Capital Area Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) a 40 hour Basic Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.  This training will occur in Windsor from Monday May 9 - Friday May 13, 2016.
Training Opportunity - FREE
12/29/15 - Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
C.O.P.S. Presents:“Traumas of Law Enforcement In its 21st year, the “Traumas of Law Enforcement” has been said to be “the best training I have taken in my entire law enforcement career” by many who have attended. Each year, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.
Trying to Hide the Rise of Violent Crime - An In-Depth Look
12/28/15 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Progressives and their media allies have launched a campaign to deny the ‘Ferguson effect’—but its real, and it’s increasingly deadly for inner cities. Murders and shootings have spiked in many American cities—and so have efforts to ignore or deny the crime increase.
Haters Going to Hate - We're Just Going to Keep Doing Our Job
12/26/15 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Facebook Post Reprint - Anthony Lucas - NYPD: Sometimes it bothers me when people i know say how much they dislike cops, how most cops are assholes and how we get away with so much. Then I remind myself their hatred and ignorance is a measure of our success. They have no idea what a terrible world lays in wait outside their doorsteps, because we keep the terrible away.
Death of an Officer's Child - Special Request
12/24/15 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
The following is a message and special request from Morgan County FOP Lodge 62 President Kip Hoffman concerning the tragic death of one of our Deputy’s children:  Most of you are aware of the recent tragic motor vehicle accident that took the life of the 8 year old Austin Mahagan who was the son of one of our Deputies. Deputy Brent Mahagan was seriously injured in the accident.
Chief Schlittler is sworn into office
12/24/15 - Needham Police Union
The members of the Needham Police Union congratulate Chief John Schlittler on his promotion to Chief of Police.
A Police Officer's Christmas
12/24/15 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
By Rich Kinsey- While patrolling on the midnight shift on Christmas Eve, an officer’s mind will wander. Thankfully, not many calls for service come in. In years past, bars and restaurants closed early due to the ban on alcohol sales.
STATEMENT OF FOP NATIONAL PRESIDENT ON MOST RECENT CUTS TO THE ASSET FORFEITURE FUND
12/23/15 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Early last month, Congress passed and the President signed a historic two-year budget deal which mapped out the fiscal priorities of the Federal government. In order to pay for the new budget deal, the legislation imposed a permanent rescission or cut, in the Asset Forfeiture Fund (AFF) managed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Does the LEOSA Carry Law Apply to You?
12/23/15 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
The law is not as cut-and-dried as you think. And much of what you hear about it is wrong. Having served in the Marine Corps, I am familiar with the perils of scuttlebutt, an old Navy term for water cooler talk that now means rumors and gossip. In law enforcement, a lot of the recent scuttlebutt focuses on off-duty and retired officer carry laws, covering what you can and cannot do under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA).
Hateful 8 Boycott
12/21/15 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
As most of you know, film director Quentin Tarantino participated in a rally where he made statements referring to police officers as murders.   He certainly has a right to say what he thinks...and we have the right to respond and respond we have.
House Bill 4338
12/20/15 - Somerville Police Employee's Association
Governor Baker has filed a Bill, HB4338, which he refers to as the "Municipal Modernization Act."  This Bill answers some of the concerns of the Massachusetts Municipal Association. The Bill, if made into law, will take promotions out of Civil Service and allow cities and towns to use assessment centers.
Needham Police Chief Droney retires, Schlittler named new chief
12/18/15 - Needham Police Union
By Emma R. Murphy emurphy@wickedlocal.com   After four years serving as Needham Police Chief, Philip Droney will retire this month ending his 34-year-long career in the department. Appointed as the new chief, Lt. John Schlittler will step into the role after Droney’s last day on Dec. 18.
President's Corner
12/17/15 - Deputy Sheriff's Association of Bexar County
I understand that there are many questions circulating amongst the membership in regards to the contract negotiations, endorsements and the current implementation of certain policies.  It is true that negotiations are making slow progress, but we are still making progress at the table.  As long as there is progress, we must keep negotiating in good faith with the county team.
Benefits Newsletter
12/16/15 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
The POAM / WCDSA Contract expires 9 / 30 / 2016. As such, there are no changes to their health care options. If they are enrolled in the Community Blue PPO, they will remain in the Community Blue PPO thru 09/30/16. If they are enrolled in the Health Alliance Plan with the $500 deductible, they will remain in that plan thru 9 / 30 / 16.
National News Networks. Objectivity, Fairness, Truth? Or Something Else?
12/16/15 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Is anyone else amused at how effective the national media is in manipulating otherwise intelligent people. Life and times are what the media says they are. A place where illusion becomes reality. The lines from a 1969 Simon & Garfunkel song "The Boxer" sum it up the best: "I am just a poor boy.
Words matter: The deadly rhetoric of the anti-cop movement
12/15/15 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
The first anniversary of one of the darkest days in NYPD history — the assassinations of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu — is two weeks away.
Policing Isn’t That Dangerous? Or is it?
12/14/15 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
We all know that policing is a dangerous occupation. It seems more so recently. But it’s a danger that’s hard to quantify. If you try to look up the most dangerous jobs in America, you’ll no doubt have to scroll a bit before you see police officer. Most of these rankings tend to use total on the job deaths, or in an attempt at the scientific method, total on the job deaths weighed against total employees.
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