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Colorado FOP Endorses Don Quick for Attorney General
Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Obama's Civil Rights Nominee Withdraws
Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Membership Meeting
McKinney Police Association
2014 Police Holidays and pay rates.
FOP local 1
Cpl. Bryon Dickson
Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Jail Build Update
Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
 
     
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Colorado FOP Endorses Don Quick for Attorney General
09/19/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
The State FOP Political Action/Endorsement committee has endorsed Don Quick for election as Colorado's Attorney General. Both candidates were interviewed and the endorsement decision was finalized based on who we believe best understands the issues surrounding public safety and is most qualified for the office.
Obama's Civil Rights Nominee Withdraws
09/16/14 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
09/15/2014 President Barack Obama's nominee to run the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Debo Adegbile, officially withdrew Monday after his nomination ran aground in the Senate over his representation of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal.
Membership Meeting
09/16/14 - McKinney Police Association
There will be a general membership meeting on Tuesday 9/30 at 06:30pm.
2014 Police Holidays and pay rates.
09/15/14 - FOP local 1
Cpl. Bryon Dickson
09/15/14 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Killed in the line of duty on September 12, 2014. Funeral arrangements are as follows: Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. public visitation will be in the rotunda at Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue in Scranton. Thursday at 10 a.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Avenue in Scranton by Pennsylvania State Police Chaplain Rev. Thomas M. Muldowney, V.
Jail Build Update
09/12/14 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
9-12-2014 Please read the attached memo regarding an update on the new jail project.
Patrol
09/12/14 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
9-12-2014 Please read the attached memo regarding patrol.
Staffing Update
09/12/14 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
9-12-2014   Please see the attached memo on staffing.
September General Membership Meeting
09/12/14 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
Please see the attached posting for information regarding the September General Membership Meeting.
Grievance Update
09/12/14 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
 Please see attached memo regarding outstanding grievances.
Family Scholarship Program
09/12/14 - AFSCME Council 15, Connecticut Council of Police
Needham unveils new 9/11 memorial
09/11/14 - Needham Police Union
NEEDHAM By Jonathan Dame jdame@wickedlocal.com Thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks, and two years after a Needham detective and firefighter got together and had an idea, a memorial for first responders was unveiled in front of Police and Fire headquarters in Needham.
Neal&Neal Real Estate
09/11/14 - Deputy Sheriff's Association of Bexar County
We are offering this incentive to your organization for one simple reason: we want to develop a long-term relationship based on support and trust with your Association for the purpose of easing some of the burden of home buying and selling that is naturally part of the process. Incentive to the eligible client who is either selling or buying a home, or both.
14th Biennial Law Enforcement Dinner
09/11/14 - AFSCME Council 15, Connecticut Council of Police
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Voting Results for Elections
09/11/14 - Deputy Sheriff's Association of Bexar County
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The September 2014 Gendarme
09/10/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
The September 2014 edition of The Gendarme is available online now. The delay in this month's publication was to accommodate candidate statements for the upcoming election.
Help TURN TULSA BLUE
09/10/14 - FOP Tulsa Lodge 93
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 93 plans to “TURN TULSA BLUE” for a day, Saturday, September 20, 2014.  “Saturday, September 20, 2014, is National Thank a Police Officer day. In conjunction with this day, we are strongly encouraging Tulsans to wear BLUE.
Tulsa FOP to Launch "Back the Blue, We Back You"
09/10/14 - FOP Tulsa Lodge 93
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #93 is excited to announce the launch of their Public Relations Campaign “Back the Blue, We Back You” Saturday, September 20.
Member Needs Help
09/10/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
In February the wife of one of our Longmont FOP members (Steve Sisson) was diagnosed with colon cancer.  As a result she is losing her job and with that her medical insurance.  Steve is in the process of adding her to his medical insurance but ultimately that may not cover all the bills.
Be Careful Out There
09/10/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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FREE Training for (Some) CLEAT Members
09/04/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
ATTENTION CLEAT MEMBERS – FREE CALIBRE PRESS CLASS CLEAT is sponsoring some FREE seats to the upcoming Calibre Press Advanced Criminal Patrol Tactics class in El Paso on Friday, September 19, 2014. First come, first served.  We have 40 seats to fill, so REGISTER NOW, to guarantee your seat. Register online with the PROMO/DISCOUNT Code “CLTADVEP”.
LPA endorses Brendan Crighton
09/03/14 - Lynn Police Association
The Lynn Police Association is pleased to announce our endorsement of Brendan Crighton for State Representative of the 11th Essex District.  Mr. Crighton's nine years experience, working on Beacon Hill in Sen. McGee's office, and his four and a half years as a Lynn City Councilor lends itself to the promise of a Representative that can take action from day one.
September Membership Meeting Changed
09/02/14 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
Due to a schedule conflict, this month's membership meeting will be changed from Thursday September 11th to Tuesday September 9th at 6:00 p.m. Please make a note of this if you are planning to attend. Thank you.
Stop the War on Police
09/02/14 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Stop The War On Police Jumping to Conclusions About the Actions of Law Enforcement Makes Us All Less Safe By Jay McDonald Other than a handful of eyewitnesses who’ve yet to be subjected to the rigors of cross-examination, none of us really knows what happened when a Ferguson, Missouri police officer encountered Michael Brown.
Labor Day
09/01/14 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Labor Day message from FOPOhio President Jay McDonald Almost every full time sworn law enforcement officer in Ohio is a member of a union.   However, many of our members have never worked in law enforcement before collective bargaining existed in Ohio.  This includes myself.
Upcoming SLPOA Elections
08/30/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Members, The SLPOA Executive Board elections are just around the corner. Filing for the available Executive Board seats will be held Monday September 1, 2014 through Friday September 5, 2014. You can obtain a candidate form from the SLPOA hall. Division Representatives are required to obtain five signatures from members within their Division.
A Message to the Media
08/30/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Until recently we have valued certain media relationships.  That value in our media relations has all but vanaished.  And it will take a lot to change that.  The way the news media as whole has shifted its agenda in recent months to portraying our profession as something it is not has strained our relationship with even those who have earned a level of trust with us.
No outrage against attempted murder of police officers
08/29/14 - Spokane Police Guild
Over the last 72 hours, there have been a number of attempted murders of police officers in Los Angeles County, yet there has been no community or media outrage.
Labor Day Parade
08/29/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
The SLPOA would like to invite all members and their families to walk in the annual downtown Labor Day Parade on Monday September 1st.  The parade starts roughly at 9:00am with the association assembling at Olive and 21st.  Kids who participate may want to bring bicycles or scooters to assist in easing the parade route.
2014 / 2015 Scholarship Recipients
08/27/14 - LVPMSA
The PMSA Charitable Foundation would like to CONGRATULATE the 2014 / 2015 Scholarship Recipients.  Cristina Rae Owens, daughter of Deputy Chief James Owens and Evelyn Rylee Causey, daughter of retired PO Sgt. James Pate Causey were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship through the Foundation.
EPPD Wins "Badges vs. Badges" Trap Shoot Competition
08/27/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
On August 2, 2014, a team of current and retired El Paso Police Officers participated in the Inaugural “Badges vs. Badges” Shotgun Shootout. The event, a competition featuring members from local public safety agencies was held at the El Paso Skeet and Trap Club.
Fairness? Objectivity? Truth? All Victims of Current Media Standards
08/22/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
With the Ferguson incident capturing the nation's attention there has been much justifiable anger expressed about the way this event is being reported. People are angry because it is obvious to many that objectivity and fairness have been tossed aside. We share their anger. Sadly this is not something new. What you see in regards to Ferguson is not the exception it is the rule.
Shooting the Unarmed Man – The Fallacy of Modern Perception
08/22/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
This insightful article was posted on August 11, 2014 by Ross Elder on his website “The Elder Statesman” http://ross-elder.com/  “He shot an unarmed man!”  “He wasn’t armed! Police had no reason to shoot him!” How often have we heard those screams from an angry community.
Shield of Hope Fundraiser for PO Wilson
08/20/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
All, "The Shield of Hope" fund has been established to raise money for Ferguson Police Officer Wislon. Please click here to the PayPal payment form if you wish to donate money to assist Officer Wilson in his time of hardship.
The Law Enforcement Wife Challenge – A Powerful Story
08/20/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
There's a new challenge in town. A challenge to all those who love a law enforcement officer.  The challenge comes in the wake of the wave of condemnation, distrust, apathy and hatred for so many in law enforcement, when there is no validity to justify it.  Those of us in the law enforcement community are accustomed to such hatred.
Fund Established for Ferguson Officer
08/20/14 - FOP Tulsa Lodge 93
Brother Darren Wilson is a member of the Missouri Lodge 15 (also known as the MOFOP15).
South Metro MN Lodge 14 Donates $6000 to MNCOPS
08/19/14 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
On August 18, South Metro MN FOP Lodge 14 hosted the 10th Annual Golf Classic at The Legends Golf Course in Prior Lake.  This event is a fundraiser for the MN Concerns of Police Survivors. When the event was opened for registration, we immediately saw results similar to years past.  The event was sold out in less than 6 hours.
Open Letter to Captain Ron Johnson, Missouri State Patrol Overseeing Ferguson, MO Tactical Ops
08/19/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
This is a reprint of an open letter written by Chief Ed Delmore to Captain Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol who is currently overseeing tactical operations in Ferguson, MO.  It was published yesterday in LawOfficer.com.  Chief of Police Ed Delmore has an extensive law enforcement background.   Captain Johnson I have to call you out.
A Real Attorney’s Thoughts on the Ferguson, Missouri Incident
08/19/14 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
I thought that I had flushed the Ferguson situation out of my system with my last post, but a two hour flight gave me more time with my thoughts. I have purposefully remained silent over the last week because the facts of the case in Ferguson were still unclear, though the original accounts certainly seemed suspect.
Open Letter to Captain Ron Johnson, Missouri State Patrol Overseeing Ferguson, MO Tactical Ops
08/19/14 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
This is a reprint of an open letter written by Chief Ed Delmore to Captain Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol who is currently overseeing tactical operations in Ferguson, MO.  It was published yesterday in LawOfficer.com.  Chief of Police Ed Delmore has an extensive law enforcement background.   Captain Johnson I have to call you out.
Apology from KSDK
08/18/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
“Yesterday KSDK showed the video of the Ferguson Police Officer’s home in the 5pm news but did not mention the address of the home. We  immediately felt using that video was a mistake and pulled the video of the home from future newscasts and from our web site. We have not used the video since then and do not intend to do so.
Ferguson Response Press Release
08/15/14 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Members,  Please see the attached joint release with the Missouri FOP that went out to the St. Louis media condemning Chief Dotson's statements in the Post Dispatch and condemning Alderman Terry Kennedy for releasing additional statements.
Statement of National FOP President on Shooting in Missouri
08/15/14 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
Upcoming Event
08/14/14 - Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
About The CTLEOMR Started in 2010, the Connecticut Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run has strived to create a fun and healthy event to encourage fitness, spread awareness for the cause and honor those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is with great sadness that in the 5 years this race has been run we have lost over 600 brave law enforcement officers nationwide.
Upcoming Event
08/14/14 - Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
The Connecticut Fraternal Order of Police - North Central CT Lodge #33 invites you to come join us rain or shine for our 8th Annual 3.5 mile road and trail race through historic Windsor Center USATF certified #CT09017JHP & Manchester Road Race qualifier. Proceeds to benefit Alex's Lemonade Foundation, a national charitable foundation for childhood cancer research.
Man Convicted in crash that killed El Paso Police officer drops appeal
08/13/14 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The 22-year-old man convicted in the crash that killed an El Paso police officer in 2010 is dropping his appeal, court records show. Alejandro Fierro "no longer wishes to pursue his appeal," according to a request filed by his attorney, Dolph Quijano, with the state's 8th Court of Appeals.
Detroit News
08/13/14 - Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
From: Cpl. Brian Earle, President 8-13-2014  Please read the attached memo regarding the recent Detroit News Article.
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