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New cops hard to find; city struggles with shortage
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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.
Hook em N' Book em Fishing Tournament
07/20/17 - Deputy Sheriff's Association of Bexar County
The Corpus Christi Police Officers' Association is hosting its first annual Hook em N' Book em fishing tournament that will take place on August 18 and 19.
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.
Vehicle Theft Prevention - Free Window VIN Etching
07/19/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department’s Auto Theft Task Force and the Central Regional Command’s PAR Unit and Explorer Post have teamed up with Costco at Bassett Place to provide a Vehicle Theft Prevention Event on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at 6101 Gateway West Blvd.
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.
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.
Letter from President John Gilchrist-July 15, 2017
07/15/17 - Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #17
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Trooper Michael Stewart
07/14/17 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania End of Watch: Friday, July 14, 2017 Trooper Michael Stewart was killed in a vehicle crash on Route 711, at the Route 271 split, in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, at approximately 2:20 am. His patrol SUV was traveling southbound when a garbage truck attempted to turn left onto the roadway in front of it, causing a collision.
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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Littleton Police Officer Missing in Russia - Help Needed
06/20/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Brothers & Sisters, Steven Scott Beare is a Colorado police officer with the Littleton Police Department and a member of the FOP. Steven has gone missing during an expedition to climb Mt Elbrus. Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia, and the tenth most prominent peak in the world. Mt Elbrus is located in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, near the border with Georgia.
Fundraiser for PO Jared Scheel
06/20/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
There will be a benefit held for injured Police Officer Jared Scheel on Monday, July 10th, 2017 between 5pm-7pm, at Bartolino’s Osteria located at 2103 Sulphur Avenue.    Jared was injured in the line of duty in 2013.  After many different doctors and surgeries, he is unable to return back to duty.
Lower Valley park renamed after fallen police officer
06/16/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Carolina Recreation Center and Park in the Lower Valley was renamed to 'Officer David Ortiz Park' on Wednesday (June 14, 2017). City Council Representative Lily Limón and the City of El Paso Parks Department hosted the ceremony early Wednesday morning. Officer Ortiz graduated from Ysleta High School in 1989.
Funeral Services for Retired Officer Stephen Dyess
06/16/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Officer Stephen B. Dyess #372. who passed away on June 14, 2017 at the age of 67.     (Ret.) Officer Dyess served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 20+ years.  He joined the El Paso Police Department in June of 1973 and retired on December 10, 1993.
FORCE SCIENCE INSTITUTE TRAINING
06/12/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
FOP Capital City Lodge #9 Presents FORCE SCIENCE INSTITUTE 2-Day Basic Use of Force class and 1-Day Body Worn Cameras and Other Recording Devices class. WHEN: October 10-12, from 8AM until 4:30PM WHERE: Columbus Police Training Academy, 1000 N. Hague Ave.
Guthrie Raffle to benifit the famly of fallen Deputy David Wade
06/08/17 - Oklahoma State Fraternal Order of Police
Letter to CLEAT Members from David Saucedo
06/08/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
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Community supports El Paso police officer captured dancing at Texas Special Olympics
06/06/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An El Paso police officer is being recognized for his dance moves.  Police Officer Jesus Hernandez has been praised since video of him dancing with one of the athletes at the Texas Special Olympics went viral.
Everett Police Officers Association endorses Brian Sullivan for Mayor of Everett
06/03/17 - Everett Police Officers Association
The EPOA is proud to endorse Brian Sullivan for Mayor of Everett! A new vision for Everett and working towards making Everett safe again. https://www.briansullivanforeverett.
Everett Police for Brian Sullivan for Mayor of Everett
06/03/17 - Everett Police Officers Association
The Everett Police Officers Association is proud to endorse Brian Sullivan for Mayor of Everett. A new vision for Everett and let's make Everett SAFE again.  https://www.briansullivanforeverett.
2017 Steel Challenge
05/30/17 - Lake County Deputy Sheriff's Association
The winners of the 2017 Steel Challenge were:  Men's Pistol - Jared Overby Women's Pistol - Mary Grace McMahon  Senior's - Robert Sutton  Revolver - Mike Pascoe  Junior's- Duncan Cline  Three Gun - Mike Pascoe  Law Enforcement - Mike Pascoe  Below is a link to the scores.
Region II (MVRC) News
05/30/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
  Officers of the great Mission Valley Regional Command, as most of you know, our EPMPOA Valley Representative transferred from the Valley Station.  Officer Joe Olvera transferred to the Pebble Hills Regional Command and vacated the position.
General Membership Meeting
05/28/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Fellow Members:    As you know, there have been big changes in the leadership of our state and local governments, as well as within our own Department.  Chief O’Toole has been a welcomed change, and our relationship with the Mayor’s Office is developing.
Police say off-duty Border Patrol agent has died
05/22/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An off-duty Border Patrol agent stabbed outside a far east El Paso bar has died, police said. Isaac Morales, 30, was leaving a bar early Saturday when he was confronted by 39-year-old Hisaias Justo Lopez, who is accused of stabbing Morales to death with a knife. KFOX 14 Update:  A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family of Border Patrol Agent Isaac Morales.
El Paso police officers running across Texas for kids
05/22/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Some of El Paso's bravest are on an epic run across the state. These police officers are on an important mission for the Special Olympics. "The kids are counting on us to get there to Arlington. The games will not start until the torch gets there," said Jesus Hernandez.  Hernandez is an officer with the El Paso Police Department. He's also one of the runners.
Bryan Rychner Burnsville PD Farewell Open House
05/16/17 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
After 14 years of dedicated service, please join us in wishing Bryan farewell! WHEN: TUESDAY, MAY 30 from 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. CHIEF GIESEKE TO SPEAK @ 5:30 P.M. WHERE: JC’s SPORTS BAR - 251 W.
394 Fallen Officers Honored During DC's Police Week Vigil
05/15/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The 29th Annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial honored 394 officers who have died in the line of duty. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly spoke at the event and lead the crowd in the candle lighting. "We mourn these fallen officers. We cannot avoid this dark truth," Sessions said.
A Nation Mourns and Never Forgets – Police Week 2017
05/14/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
They are mothers and fathers. Husbands and wives. Sons and daughters. They are police, deputies, constables, troopers, special agents, chiefs, and sheriffs. They are our colleagues, protectors, and friends. But there is one word that fits them all....Hero! Not because of how they died, but because of how they lived.
New Badges for NJDOC
05/13/17 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
These are the new badges staff will be receiving. The Academy will be going to each institution to exchange the old badges with the new ones. The Major Badges will be exchanged for numbers in the 400 series. All new transfers and promotions must go to the Academy to be issued a badge.
State & Local Lodge Release Statements on Tragic Murder of Kirkersville Chief Disario
05/12/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Ohio Fraternal Order of Police President Jay McDonald released the following statement today: "This morning Chief Steven Eric Disario responded to reports of an active gunman at a nursing home in Kirkersville, Ohio and was shot by the suspect. He succumbed to the wounds at Licking Memorial Hospital.
FOP of Ohio Launches #MoveOver Campaign
05/11/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Columbus, OH [5/10/17] – The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio (FOP) held a press conference today with State Representatives Tom Patton and Brigid Kelly who introduced a bill that would stiffen penalties for motorists who fail to move over for stopped traffic.
Funeral Services for Retired Officer George H. Garza
05/03/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Officer George H. Garza #822.  He passed away on May 3, 2017 at the young age of 56.     (Ret.) Officer Garza served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 29+ years, most of it spent working out of the Mission Valley Regional Command Center.
Juárez officer killed, 1 other hurt in shooting
05/02/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A Juárez police officer was killed and another was wounded in an attack outside a convenience store Wednesday morning just west of downtown, officials said.
4th Annual EPMPOA Fallen Officers Memorial Run
05/01/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The 4th Annual EPMPOA Fallen Officers Memorial Run, this year sponsored by Tropical Smoothie Cafe, will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  There will be a 1 Mile walk, a 5K run and a 10K run. The race will start at 1513 N. Zaragoza Rd. For additional information, or to register, visit www.raceadventuresunlimited.com or contact Mike Coulter at (915) 274-5222.
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