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4 in Custody for Carjacking, Kidnapping of Federal Officer in Florida

August 17, 2015
A federal law enforcement officer who was vacationing in Orlando was abducted in a hotel parking lot late Wednesday. Investigators said the incident happened at the Fairfield Inn and Suites off of Universal Blvd. around 10:30 p.m.

Federal Officers to Help Baltimore Stem Homicide Rate

August 4, 2015
Baltimore is turning to the federal government for help in stemming a dramatic uptick in violence over the last several months.

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Aid Federal Officers Affected by Massive Personnel Records Hack

July 17, 2015
The legislation would provide free lifetime identity theft protection to those affected by the OPM data breaches and includes identity theft insurance covering losses up to $5 million.

FLEOA Wins Fight to Exempt Federal Officers From IRS 10% Penalty

June 24, 2015
Today, the Senate passed H.R. 2146 which will allow federal public safety officers to access their Thrift Savings Plan at age 50 without incurring the IRS 10% penalty.

Ex-U.S. Agent Charged With Bitcoin Theft to Plead Guilty

June 18, 2015
One of two former U.S. agents charged with pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in digital money during the investigation of the illegal Silk Road Internet drug emporium reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.

FLEOA Charges OPM With Jeopardizing Officer Safety After Database Breach

June 17, 2015
After the hearing regarding multiple recent data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), FLEOA President Jon Adler issued the following statement in response.

Massive Data Breach Could Affect Every Federal Agency

June 5, 2015
China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk this time.

The Secret Service: The Media's Punching Bag

April 29, 2015

Special agents are real people exposed to real risks; they suffer real pain and bleed real blood.

FLEOA Urges Passage of Federal Public Safety Officer Retirement Equity Act

April 16, 2015
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) pledged its full support for the passage of the Federal Public Safety Officer Retirement Equity Act. According to FLEOA, this bill would remedy an oversight in the 2006 Pension Protection Act by providing federal officers with the same tax protections that their state and local counterparts receive.

FBI Requiring New Fitness Tests for All Agents

April 6, 2015
For the first time in 16 years, the F.B.I. is requiring that its agents pass a fitness test.

FLEOA Rebuts Attack on Federal LEOs' Pay

March 17, 2015
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) has announced its opposition to Representative Rice's PAID Act (H.R. 1137) and labeled it another ill‐advised attack on the pay of federal law enforcement officers.

FLEOA Honors Fallen Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells

March 11, 2015
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association announced its heartfelt prayers and sorrow for the family of Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells, who was fatally wounded while he and his team were in pursuit of a homicidal fugitive.

FLEOA Denounces Bill to Change Federal LEOs' Pensions as Un-American

March 6, 2015
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) released its response denouncing Congressman Westerman's bill that would change a federal law enforcement officer's pension to a "high‐five" year calculation. Currently, the pension is calculated on the average of an employee's highest three salary years.

ATF Agent Dies of Cancer Related to 9/11 Attack

March 6, 2015
A 9/11 first responder has become the first member of the ATF to die from cancer related to the terrorist attack. Special agent William Sheldon Jr. was 47.

1,000 Agents and Officers Raid L.A. Fashion District, Seize Cartel Millions

September 11, 2014

An army of federal and local law enforcement agents stormed Los Angeles’ fashion district Wednesday, arresting nine suspects, seizing $65 million and searching businesses that federal prosecutors allege have been laundering money for criminals including drug dealers and Mexican drug cartel kidnappers.

1,000 Agents and Officers Raid L.A. Fashion District, Seize Cartel Millions

September 11, 2014
An army of federal and local law enforcement agents stormed Los Angeles’ fashion district Wednesday, arresting nine suspects, seizing $65 million and searching businesses that federal prosecutors allege have been laundering money for criminals including drug dealers and Mexican drug cartel kidnappers.

Militarization or Officer Safety Precautions?

August 26, 2014

Seizing upon the naive theme that law enforcement has become over militarized, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) recently introduced a bill titled "The Regulatory Agency Demilitarization Act" (H.R. 4934) that would disarm most Inspector General (IG) criminal investigators. His bill would revoke most IG agents' law enforcement authority and take away their authority to carry firearms and to make arrests.

Federal Agent Faces Murder Retrial in Honolulu

July 11, 2014
Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Janice Futa told a new jury Thursday that State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy was fueled by alcohol and power when he shot Kollin Elderts in the McDonald's in 2011.

Knuckling Under

March 26, 2014

In October the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) released a scathing report that alleged widespread abuse of law enforcement premium pay at the Department of Homeland Security. One day before a Senate hearing on the issue, the head of ICE suspended all premium pay for headquarters and training personnel.

Turn In Your Guns

December 23, 2013

When the federal government shut down on Oct. 1, HUD-OIG opted to make special agents' non-pay status worse by snatching their guns away. This left approximately 300 special agents both unarmed and unpaid.

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