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National FOP Sends Letter of Thanks to Verizon for Super Bowl Ad Honoring Responders

The letter—which was posted to Facebook—began, "On behalf of the members of the Fraternal Order of Police, I want to express my most sincere thanks to you and Verizon for honoring our nation's law enforcement officers and other first responders in Verizon's Super Bowl LIII commercial."

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California FOP Seeking Donations for Officers Affected by Wildfires

The California Fraternal Order of Police is asking on its Facebook page for officers across the country to help officers—and their families—who have been affected by the devastating wildfires that have struck the state over the course of the past month.

Nashville Votes to Create Citizen Oversight Board

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

"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

"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

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

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

The new law makes 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

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

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.