Support the “Social Security Fairness Act”
The FOP strongly supports legislation to restore full Social Security benefits for law enforcement officers by repealing both the “Windfall Elimination Provision” (WEP) and the “Government Pension Offset” (GPO).
Support the “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act”
The FOP strongly supports legislation to guarantee the right of public employees to bargain collectively with their employers over hours, wages and conditions of employment. Such legislation should mandate that State laws provide minimum collective bargaining rights to their public safety employees while prohibiting strikes and lockouts. States with collective bargaining laws already on the books would be exempt from the Federal statute. Such legislation is unlikely to be introduced in this Congress.
Support the “State and Local Law Enforcement Discipline, Accountability and Due Process Act”
The FOP strongly supports a “bill of rights” for law enforcement officers to address the need for a minimum level of procedural protections for law enforcement officers who are denied their due process rights by police administrators and management in noncriminal proceedings. Such legislation is unlikely to be introduced in this Congress.
Support H.R. 964, the “Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act”
The FOP strongly supports legislation expanding the definition of “law enforcement officer” for salary and retirement benefits to include all Federal law enforcement officers.
Funds have been distributed to and received by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) for SCLEAP and FAST team programs. PTSD INITIATIVE IN FY18-19. The House Ways and Means Committee met and did not include the funding in their recommended budget proposal. Additional efforts to acquire funding will occur throughout the process. Historically, funding for the PTSD initiative has been provided by the Senate.
As a member of the Public Safety Coalition, the FOP works tirelessly to protect the pension benefits of all law enforcement professionals.