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El Paso police, firefighters return from Hurricane Harvey flood-ravaged Houston region
09/18/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Pasoans deployed to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts said they found a welcoming spirit amid the destruction caused by floods in the Houston region. An El Paso Fire Department rescue boat evacuated people in flooded neighborhoods while El Paso law enforcement officers backed up Houston police. “What stands out is the devastation of all the homes," said Lt.
LETTER TO THE MEMBERSHIP REGARDING CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS
09/15/17 - Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #17
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Funeral Services for Retired Detective John Seelig
09/14/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective John D. Seelig #72 who passed away on September 12, 2017 at the age of 71.   (Ret.) Detective Seelig served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 20+ years.  He joined the El Paso Police Department in December of 1968 and retired on July 14, 1989.
Felon Who Killed NM Officer In 2016 Sentenced To Life Without Parole
09/12/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A fugitive who fatally shot a New Mexico officer during a 2016 traffic stop was sentenced to life without parole Thursday. Jesse Hanes took a plea deal in May and pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the death of Officer Jose Chavez, KOB News reported. Hanes and passenger James Nelson were wanted for a fatal shooting in Ohio when they were pulled over by Chavez in August of 2016.
Wayzata Officer William Mathews
09/12/17 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
Thank you everyone who has shown their support for Officer Mathews family and friends over the last few weeks. A big thank you for everyone who was able to make it to the funeral. There was a strong police support from all around Minnesota and I am sure I am not alone when I say I am proud to be apart of this tight knit police family. For those of you still looking to donate to the Officer Mathews Memorial Fund can contribute to an account set up at the Wells Fargo located in Wayzata. Officer Bill Mathews Memorial Fund Wells Fargo – Wayzata 900 Wayzata Blvd. E. Wayzata, MN 55391
September 2017 BOD Meeting Cancelled
09/11/17 - KCPOG
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KCPOG Files Unfair Labor Practice
09/10/17 - KCPOG
The King County Police Officers Guild filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) complaint with the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) after King County and the King County Sheriff's Office failed to negotiate with the Guild over changes in the promotional process for Sergeant.
KCPOG Files Unfair Labor Practice
09/10/17 - KCPOG
The King County Police Officers Guild filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) complaint with the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) after King County and the King County Sheriff's Office failed to negotiate with the Guild over changes in the promotional process for Sergeant.  Information is available in the members resource section.
Supervisor Hire Back
09/08/17 - FOP Tulsa Lodge 93
LIVE NOW!!!   Just posted the following on the iNET   Extra Duty Supervisor Hireback as a Beat Officer Pursuant to the MOU reference to the temporary transfer of duty assignments the hireback system has a new signup area allowing supervisors (Sergeants  & Corporals) to be hired as a beat officer.
FOP FOUNDATION
09/06/17 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Would you like to contribute to the victims of Hurricans, Storms and other Disasters? These funds go to Law Enforcement officers. Here is an easy way to contribute The number is: Text: 615-640-1317 Put amount in comment block and complete the sign in. You will receive an email receipt. The FOP Foundation is a 501 C3 Charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible. Please Share.
2017 Labor Day
09/04/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Today is Labor Day.  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. We do not really talk about the history of the FOP as much as we should, we should talk more about those who came before us.
El Paso Police Wives help first responders in Houston area
09/01/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) —  With several of El Paso’s first responders in the Houston area, they’re also in need of supplies. The El Paso Police Wives Association is asking for your help. They’re collecting donations to help local first responders who are in the middle of the relief efforts. "What can we do to support them.
2017 DSABC Leadership, Voting THIS Thursday and Friday
08/31/17 - Deputy Sheriff's Association of Bexar County
Attached are the nominations for this year's DSABC Leadership.  Please vote on Thursday, September 14, 2017 or Friday, September 15, 2017 from 0700 to 1900 each day.  Ballot booths will be administered by certified Bexar County Election Judges at the following locations: 1.  Bexar County Adult Detention Center- outside the Multi-Purpose (Rollcall) Room  2.
UPDATE: El Paso Police assigned to NRG Center mega-shelter
08/30/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The massive facility was opened Tuesday night and can house up to 10,000 evacuees, according to Houston media. As many as 1,030 people had arrived there as of early Wednesday morning.   The department sent 31 officers, four sergeants and one lieutenant more than 500 miles to support the local law enforcement in Houston.
Breakdown of El Paso's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
08/30/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Funeral Services for Retired Detective Edmundo Camacho
08/27/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Edmundo B. Camacho #227 who passed away on August 24, 2017 at the age of 75.     (Ret.) Detective Camacho served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 26+ years.  He joined the El Paso Police Department in December of 1969 and retired on March 2, 1996.
2017 Ride to Remember
08/26/17 - New Hampshire Police Association
Come join us on Saturday September 30, 2017 for the Second Annual Ride to Remember. This ride was organized in 2016 to honor the ten year memory of Manchester Officer Michael Briggs who made the ultimate sacrifice October 17, 2006. The ride also honored the forty year memory of Manchester Officer Ralph Miller who made the ultimate sacrifice on October 2, 1976.
El Paso recognized as second safest city in America
08/23/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The City of El Paso was recently named second safest city in America in a report from SafeWise's "50 Safest Metro Cities in America - 2017" list. “We are proud to be recognized as the second safest city in the country. It’s a testament to the excellent work by our police department and first responders.
Police Pension and Retirement Summit
08/23/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages members and their families to attend the El Paso Firemen & Policemen's Pension Fund Pension and Retirement Summit.  The program will take place on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM and will be held at the EPMPOA Memorial Hall, 3601 Rutherglen St.
2017-2018 PMSA Scholarship Recipients
08/22/17 - LVPMSA
Congratulations to the 2017/2018 PMSA Charitable Scholarship recipients! We received some incredible applicant submissions and are truly inspired by the talented children of our members! We are honored to announce the winners, as follows: 1. Samuel O’Brien, son of Sergeant Chris O’Brien - $2,500 award: 2.
NAPSO Member Named to CWA'S National Civil Rights Committee
08/10/17 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
On August 8, 2017, NAPSO member Sgt. Kirk Moore of the Henderson Police Department was named to the National Civil Rights & Equity Committee of the Communications Workers of America (CWA).  CWA, which held its bi-annual convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 7-9, 2017, is NAPSO'S parent international Union. We congratulate Sgt.
"Battle of the Badges" Blood Drive - This Weekend!
08/10/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is gearing up for the 8th Annual "Battle of the Badges" Law Enforcement Blood Drive Competition and we need your help!  The "Battle of the Badges" is a way to increase summer blood donations by creating a competition between departments who share in the commitment to help the community.
Donation of Discretionary Funds for Fallen Officers Memorial Stands
08/08/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
City Council Tuesday voted down an agenda item that would ask the El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association to return a $10,000 donation by former District 4 City Representative Carl Robinson. Robinson, who could not run for re-election because he was termed-out, donated the $10,000, allocated from his office's discretionary funds, to the police union shortly before he left office.
Man tried hitting motorcycle police during pursuit, resisted arrest, officials said
08/04/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
One man was hospitalized for injuries he allegedly sustained while resisting arrest after a police pursuit, officials said Thursday morning. The man, who has not been identified, was allegedly speeding on Interstate 10 westbound near Artcraft Road, El Paso Police Department spokesman Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said.
NAPSO'S Las Vegas Law Firm Merges with National Powerhouse
07/31/17 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
NAPSO is proud to announce that its Las Vegas backup law firm of Morris Polich & Purdy has merged with the national powerhouse firm of Clark Hill.  Senior partner Nick Wieczorek will continue to be the managing partner of the firm and his staff will continue to handle selected civil and administrative cases involving NAPSO'S members and Associations.
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Posts 2017 Mid-Year Fatalities Report
07/31/17 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
Funeral Services for Retired Detective Robert Aumen
07/31/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Robert S. Aumen #29. who passed away on July 26, 2017 at the age of 93.     (Ret.) Detective Aumen served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 28+ years.  He joined the El Paso Police Department in January of 1946 and retired on April 21, 1974.
New District 8 City Rep. Cissy Lizarraga Sworn In
07/25/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
It took a runoff to settle the "Special Election" for City Council Representative of District #8, but in the end Cecilia "Cissy" Lizarraga prevailed.  On July 15, 2017, Cissy Lizarraga defeated her opponent, Robert Cormell by a 55 to 44% margin and replaced Cortney Niland who resigned amid personal problems.  Mrs.
New cops hard to find; city struggles with shortage
07/25/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department has just over 1,046 officers, which may seem like a healthy number and raise doubts about talk of an officer shortage in the nation’s safest big city. But at the Westside Regional Command Center’s noon shift briefing last Thursday, Sgt. Alan Romaner kicked things off with a three-officer crew that would be working until 10 p.m.
El Paso Police Accepting Applications for Police Trainee
07/24/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Departement continues to accept applications for the position of Police Trainee.  The filing period opened on July 6 and will close on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  This recruitment is for police trainees for the 123rd Police Academy Class, scheduled to begin in February 0f 2018. The El Paso Police Department currently has 1051 sworn police officers.
Relief is around the Corner
07/20/17 - Deputy Sheriff's Association of Bexar County
  Last Friday, a class of 30 Cadets (2017-Delta) graduated and are now training on the job.  Last Monday, a class of 32 cadets (2017-Echo) started and we are expecting approximately 30 more cadets for 2017-Fox-Trot in just over a week on July 31, 2017. That’s approximately 90 new officers by October 5, 2017.
Don’t let the media or politicians misrepresent the asset forfeiture program
07/20/17 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, called on FOP members to speak out in local media in support of yesterday’s announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III that the Federal asset forfeiture program would be restored and expanded.
18TH ANNUAL KEITH SPANGLER MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
07/19/17 - Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #17
The 18th Annual Keith Spangler Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017, at Rebsamen Park Golf Course.   The tournament now raises funds for the LRFOP Foundation, Inc. which is a 501c3 organization.  The LRFOP Foundation has provided assistance to survivors of LRPD officers who are severely injured or who were killed in the line of duty.
EPOA letter to the Editor
07/18/17 - Everett Police Officers Association
The Everett Police Officers Association endorses Brian Sullivan for Everett mayor. Everett needs a mayor with experience, leadership and the will to “lean-in” to our significant crime problems. The 2015 FBI statistics show Everett has the highest crime rate of Snohomish County cities.
Region II - MVRC News
07/18/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
     I want to start this article by spotlighting the charitable efforts by one of our own.  Some of you may not be aware but Detective Vanessa Acosta has found a tremendous calling.  She has created a non- profit organization to help save dogs and cats which have been abandoned, abused, neglected, or in line to be put down.  Law N’ Paws was created by Vanessa.
EPPD union president warns of unsafe parking garage at headquarters
07/18/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The parking garage at El Paso police headquarters is not safe, according to El Paso Police Department union president Ron Martin. A few years ago, a fire truck fell through the top level of the garage, according to Martin. “Worst case scenario, you have a vehicle fall off the upper deck of the parking garage, lands on somebody or kills somebody underneath,” Martin said.
Editorial distorts police union's position on tax increase
07/16/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
As the president of the city police union, I write to correct the several false statements in the editorial "Beware the ‘outrage’ ” (July 13) about the union's position on the proposed sales tax increase. Both the editorial's headline and content falsely state that the union has taken a position opposing this proposal. It has not.
Contract Update
07/14/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Members, In regards to our ongoing contract negotiations with the City, the City cancelled scheduled contract talks set for Thursday July 13th, and has yet to offer an alternative date.
Important Message to the SLPOA Membership
07/10/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
July 7, 2017 Dear Members, The quest to secure competitive salaries for our members has been, and continues to be, our number one priority. The following is an update on the most recent significant legislative and bargaining developments. Although this update is lengthy, given the vital importance of this issue, we felt a high level of detail was necessary.
EPMPOA Picnic at Wet-N-Wild
07/10/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association will host the Annual Member Picnic at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld on Saturday July 22, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM   • There will be free beer and sodas and some grills will be available for free (while supplies last) • The park will open at 1100 Hrs.
2016-2017 CBA TA Questions and Answers
07/05/17 - Police Officer's Association of CCSD
Greetings: I have received a few questions about the 2016-2017 Contract proposals; I have scheduled a meeting to address those questions and any others that may arise. The meeting will take place on Saturday 7/8/17, 1100 hours at the American Legion Hall (733 N.
2016-2017 Contract
06/30/17 - Police Officer's Association of CCSD
On 6/29/17 the Board of School Trustees authorized the School Districts Negotiation team to tentatively agree to the proposals contained via attachment to this announcement.
Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser
06/26/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Save your lunch plans for Friday!  The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages members to participate in a Spaghetti Lunch fundraiser being sponsored by the El Paso Police Wives Association to benefit MVRC Officer Gomez and his family.   The spaghetti lunch will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Angel D.
GoFundMe Account - Baby Licon Funeral Expenses
06/23/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association asks that you please keep Officer R. Licon and the entire Licon family, and all others affected by the tragic loss of baby Azrael E. Licon, in your thoughts and prayers. A GoFundMe account has been established for those who wish to assist Officer Licon's family with the funeral related expenses.  Thank you.
Corporal Selection MOU 6-21-17
06/21/17 - Bellingham Police Guild
FOPOhio to Legislators: Reconsider Cuts to Local Government Funds
06/21/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
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FOPOhio Supports Increase in Hunting Fees
06/21/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
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