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Nashville Votes to Create Citizen Oversight Board

November 8, 2018
James Smallwood, president of the Nashville Fraternal Order of Police, said in a statement: "While the Fraternal Order of Police remains firm in its belief that this board will only create a divide between law enforcement and the public, we recognize that the voters have spoken, and we will respect the rule of law and the will of the people we serve."

FOP Issues Statement in Response to Nike's Kaepernick Ad Campaign

September 5, 2018
"If Nike chooses to create an ad campaign featuring a former quarterback who describes cops as 'pigs' and makes large donations to the family of a convicted cop killer and wanted fugitive Joanne Chesimard, who murdered New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster in cold blood in 1973, they are free to do so."

Baltimore FOP President Blames States Attorney Mosby’s Policies for Officer’s Death

May 28, 2018
"Dawnta Harris is the latest on a long list of those who have posed an obvious danger to the community but who have, for whatever reason, been released pending trial or in many instances have not even stood trial."

Bills to Protect Police Introduced in Both Houses of Congress

May 8, 2018
Legislation to impose federal penalties on people who deliberately target law enforcement officers for attack was introduced in both the House and Senate today.

"Black Lives Matter" Spray-Painted on North Carolina FOP Lodge

March 13, 2018
A police spokesperson also says the windows of an FOP van in the parking lot were broken out, and someone cut the wires to surveillance cameras.

LEO Mental Health Act Signed into Law by President Trump

January 10, 2018
The new law make grants available to initiate peer mentoring pilot programs, directs the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services to develop resources for mental health providers based on the specific mental health challenges faced by law enforcement, and provides funding for studying the benefits of crisis hotlines and annual mental health checks for officers.

Park Service Cancels Funding for Project 'Honoring Legacy' of Black Panther Party

October 26, 2017
The National Park Service is no longer providing funding for a controversial project "honoring the legacy" of the Black Panther Party after outrage that the agency would spend taxpayer dollars to memorialize a group that murdered a park ranger in the 1970s.

Police Mental Health Bill Passes House Committee

October 16, 2017
H.R. 2228, the “Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act,” directs the U.S. Attorney General to identify existing mental health and wellness programs, especially those administered by the U.S. Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, and then develop model policies which could be adopted by state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.

Miami Officers Volunteer to Assist Police in Storm-Ravaged Key West

September 14, 2017

Even though their own homes were damaged by Hurricane Irma, a group of Miami police officers are volunteering to bring aid and support to first responders in heavily damaged areas of the lower Keys, including the city of Key West.

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Video: Miami Officers Volunteer to Assist Police in Storm-Ravaged Key West

September 13, 2017
In addition to the water deliveries, the Miami officers brought food and non-perishable items to their fellow responders in the lower Keys. They also lent the short-handed Key West officers a hand in keeping the peace.

Trump to Restore Program Sending Surplus Military Weapons, Equipment to Police

August 28, 2017
President Donald Trump plans to resume the transfer of surplus weapons, vehicles and other equipment from the nation's military to its state and local law enforcement agencies, reviving a program that was sharply curtailed by President Barack Obama two years ago.

Trump Speech Urging Police to Be Rough on Gang Suspects Triggers Response from Chiefs and Police Associations

July 31, 2017
Chuck Canterbury, the FOP’s president, said taken as a whole, Trump’s speech showed the president very strongly supports rank-and-file police officers.

Video: Trump Orders DOJ to Develop Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Officers, Speaks at Police Week

May 15, 2017
“Every drop of blood spilled from our heroes in blue is a wound inflicted upon the whole country,” Trump said. “And every heartache known by your families in law enforcement is a sorrow shared by the entire family of the American nation.”

Video: Dallas Police Union Tells Mayor He's Not Welcome at Memorial Ceremony

May 10, 2017
The Dallas police officers murdered in the deadly 2016 downtown ambush will be honored at next week's Police Memorial Day ceremony, but one of the city's largest police organizations on Tuesday told the mayor he's not welcome.

Tulsa Police Union Files Ethics Complaint Against DA Over Charges Against Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting

May 5, 2017
The Tulsa police union lodged an ethics complaint Wednesday against District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler, alleging he “unfairly” charged Officer Betty Shelby without probable cause because he “rushed” to a decision before all evidence had been submitted to his office.

FOP Gives Defibrillators to Wyoming Highway Patrol

April 24, 2017
Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers will now have access to two defibrillators when responding to emergency calls thanks to a donation from the Wyoming Fraternal Order of Police.

Critic of Police Reform in Chicago Elected Union President

April 12, 2017
A challenger beat the incumbent president of Chicago's largest police union Wednesday in a contentious election that could sway the future of the police department.

With Trump, Police Hope to Deploy Military Gear Banned Under Obama

March 30, 2017
Police groups helping to shape President Donald Trump's law-and-order agenda have their eyes on big prizes: military equipment banned by the previous administration and tougher laws on violence against officers.

Police Unions Want Trump to Renegotiate Consent Decrees

January 31, 2017
Emboldened by Trump's election, some of the country’s biggest police groups want to renegotiate "consent decrees" agreed to under President Barack Obama, the police labor groups said in interviews.

FOP Supports Trump Order on Sanctuary Cities

January 26, 2017
The nation’s largest police union, the Fraternal Order of Police, has issued a statement of support for President Trump’s action on sanctuary cities.
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