Washington, DC - The National FOP has completed an initial review of the legislation entitled the “Justice in Policing Act.” We were heartened to see that there were provisions in the bill that we believe, after good faith discussions, will create a law that will have a positive impact on law enforcement and policing in our country.
We share the sentiments of Congress and the public we are sworn to protect with respect to policing reform. All of us have a stake in safe communities. When our citizens do not feel safe in the presence of police, that’s a problem—and the FOP intends to be part of the solution.
We look forward to engaging with the Administration, with Members of the House and Senate, and stakeholder groups, in the coming days to find consensus on issues of vital national concern and produce a bill that can pass, not just the House, but also the Senate with broad and bipartisan support.
We made history when we passed the First Step Act together and now have another opportunity to make historic changes to policing in America. Let’s not let it pass us by.
The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States with more than 351,000 members.