Press Releases

           Date             Title  
11/04/20 National President Yoes: "Our Country Is Counting on Us to Keep Holding the Line"
10/10/20 Justice Department Files "Statement of Interest" in FOP LEOSA Case in New Jersey
09/17/20 Protect and Serve Act Introduced in Senate: Senate Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Protect Police
09/15/20 National President Patrick Yoes released the following statement alerting officers to be vigilant
09/04/20 Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Trump for President
08/28/20 FOP Deploys Disaster Area Response Team to Louisiana
08/18/20 FOP Remains the Number One Voice of America's Law Enforcement
08/14/20 National President Patrick Yoes released the following statement regarding President Trump signing S. 3607, the "Safeguarding America's First Responders Act," into law
07/23/20 National President Patrick Yoes expressed his strong support for President Trump's announcement of the expansion of Operation Legend
07/21/20 National President Patrick Yoes released the following statement regarding the passage of the "Corporate Transparency Act and COUNTER Act" as an amendment to the NDAA
07/20/20 National President Patrick Yoes released the following statement regarding the passage of S. 3607, the "Safeguarding America's First Responders Act"
06/25/20 National President Patrick Yoes released the following statement on police reform legislative efforts
06/18/20 National President Patrick Yoes released the following statement on prosecutorial process in Atlanta
06/18/20 National President Patrick Yoes released the following statement regarding President Trump signing the Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act into law
06/17/20 National President Patrick Yoes released the following statement regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing entitled: "Police Use of Force and Community Relations"
06/15/20 National President Patrick Yoes released the following statement on legislative and executive efforts on police reform
06/09/20 National President Patrick Yoes released the following statement on the Justice in Policing Act
06/03/20 National President Patrick Yoes responds to MCCA's attack on unions: Don't make excuses - make a difference
05/28/20 National President Patrick Yoes said today that he believes the work of the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice will be vital to restoring the community's faith and trust in local law enforcement agencies after the tragic death of George Floyd and will help improve the profession as a whole
05/28/20 National President Patrick Yoes' statement on the tragic death of George Floyd
05/27/20 National President Patrick Yoes applauded today's news that the House considered and passed two critical law enforcement bills: H.R. 6509, the "Public Safety Officer Pandemic Response Act," and S. 2746, the "Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act"
05/18/20 National President Patrick Yoes released the following statement regarding the news that Tim Shea was named as the Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
05/15/20 National President Patrick Yoes released the following statement regarding the 39th Annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service
05/14/20 National President Patrick Yoes applauded the news that the United States Senate considered and passed three bills strongly supported by the FOP during National Police Week
05/14/20 National President Patrick Yoes released the following statement expressing the organization's gratitude to the United States Senate for unanimously passing S. Res. 577, which designates the week of 10 May through 16 May, 2020, as "National Police Week"
05/05/20 National President Patrick Yoes updated the following statement on the FOP’s new partnership with Centerra to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to FOP members
04/09/20 Statement of National President Patrick Yoes on Announcement of Changes to PSOB in COVID-19 Cases
04/09/20 BJA Releases Updated Guidelines for COVID-19-Related Death Benefit Claims
04/06/20 National FOP President Patrick Yoes calls on Congress to pass the Social Security Fairness Act to boost the economy and help older, vulnerable retirees
04/06/20 National FOP President Patrick Yoes announces a major victory at the U.S. Supreme Court on license plate checks
04/06/20 National FOP President Patrick Yoes sounds the alarm on the decisions in the District of Columbia and other jurisdictions to release convicted offenders without any process or assessment for the safety of the public
04/02/20 National FOP President Patrick Yoes announced that the FOP is taking the fight to COVID-19, launching the FOP's new COVID-19 Information website for Law Enforcement
03/25/20 National FOP President Patrick Yoes issued the following statement on officer safety issues raised with the Department of Homeland Security pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic
03/25/20 National FOP President Patrick Yoes issued the following statement to assure FOP members that the FOP is working to fix LEOSA
03/18/20 National FOP President Patrick Yoes announced that the FOP and its Auxiliary will be unable to host the 39th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Washington, D.C. due to the COVID-19 pandemic
01/29/20 FOP Extends Invitation to NFL to Inspire Productive Community Relationships
01/28/20 FOP National President released the following statement regarding S. 3201, the "Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act"
01/22/20 FOP National President released the following statement following the DOJ creation of the new Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice
12/31/19 FOP National President released the following statement following a series of anti-semitic attacks
11/18/19 FOP National President released the following statement regarding a majority of Members of Congress now co-sponsoring H.R. 141, the "Social Security Fairness Act"
10/29/19 FOP National President released the following statement on the importance of the universal application of due process
10/28/19 FOP National President released the following statement regarding a Commission on Law Enforcement, an Executive Order signed by President Trump
10/23/19 FOP National President released the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 2513
10/11/19 FOP National President released the following statement on FOP Foundation being awarded a grant for data on officers shot
10/04/19 FOP National President released the following statement on false accusations between Dallas Assistant District Attorney and Dallas FOP
10/02/19 FOP National President released the following statement on Fairfax County, VA police officer suspension
10/01/19 FOP National President released the following statement on the Court of Appeals decision on the rights of public employees
09/09/19 FOP National President released the following statement on local District Attorneys, specifically St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner
08/19/19 FOP National President released the following statement on the firing of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo
07/25/19 FOP National President released the following statement on the negative comments from the Chicago Mayor
07/25/19 FOP National President released the following statement regarding the D.C. Circuit Court decision on union rights
07/23/19 FOP National President released the following statement regarding the passage of the permanent 9/11 reauthorization bill, H.R. 1327
07/17/19 FOP National President released the following statement on the objection from Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to pass 9/11 VCF Reauthorization
07/12/19 FOP National President released the following statement regarding the House passage of the permanent 9/11 Victims Compensation legislation, H.R.1327
07/11/19 FOP National President released the following statement regarding the passage of the "STOIC Act"
06/21/19 FOP National Vice President released the following statement regarding recent celebratory comments relating to an officer shot and killed in Sacramento, California
06/13/19 FOP National President released the following statement regarding H.R. 1327, the "Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act"
06/12/19 FOP applauds Financial Services Committee on passage of crucial anti-money laundering bill
05/17/19 FOP statement on major law enforcement legislation during Police Week
05/15/19 FOP stands with President Trump for ceremony of surviving families
05/10/19 FOP's collective bargaining bill introduced in Senate
05/09/19 Senate Committee passes bills on bulletproof vests, PSOB and officer support
04/30/19 FOP released the following statement regarding the Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant program
04/25/19 FOP released the following statement regarding the refined language of H.R. 816, "Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act"
04/09/19 FOP released the following response from the GLFOP regarding recent grotesque comments by Congressman Bobby Rush
02/26/19 FOP released the following statement regarding the introduction of H.R. 1325, the "Protect and Serve Act," an FOP top priority
02/14/19 FOP released the following statement regarding the introduction of the "Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act"
02/14/19 FOP released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Bill Barr to be the next U.S. AG
02/13/19 FOP released the following statement regarding the re-filing of a top legislative priority, H.R. 1154, the "Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act"
02/11/19 FOP released the following statement regarding the LEOSA reform priority bill, H.R. 1156
01/16/19 FOP released the following statement regarding National President Canterbury testifying before Congress in support of the Barr nomination
01/08/19 FOP released the following statement on the government shutdown and border security situation
01/04/19 FOP released the following statement regarding the introduction of a legislative top priority: H.R. 141, the "Social Security Fairness Act"
12/21/18 FOP and IACP release the following statement on government shutdown
12/19/18 FOP and IACP applaud Senate passage of the "First Step Act"
12/07/18 FOP and IACP announce a big step for the "First Step Act"
11/16/18 FOP and IACP support meaningful criminal justice reform
11/14/18 FOP National President stands with President Trump on criminal justice reform legislation roll out.  Watch video here.
11/09/18 FOP National President partners with President Trump on criminal justice reform
11/09/18 FOP supports Sessions memorandum on consent decrees
10/10/18 FOP National President's statement on Chicago consent decree
09/04/18 FOP National President responds to Nike's new campaign ad
06/27/18 Supreme Court ruling will force unions to provide free services to non-members
06/08/18 FOP National President welcomes news of Project Safe Neighborhood being reauthorized
05/16/18 FOP National President claims victory in the House of Representatives, the "Protect and Serve Act" passes!
05/15/18 President Trump and Vice President Pence join FOP in Salute to Fallen Heroes
05/09/18 FOP National President announces support for H.R. 5698, the "Protect and Serve Act"
05/08/18 FOP National President applauds new legislation imposing Federal penalties for deliberately targeting law enforcement
03/27/18 FOP National President thanks bipartisan Senators for COPS Office reauthorization through 2023
03/23/18 FOP National President claims legislative victory with the final draft omnibus spending bill
03/23/18 FOP National President claims victory with the final draft omnibus spending bill, greater funding and  legislation
03/15/18 FOP National President statement on new Crime Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center
02/21/18 FOP National President statement on continued attacks on law enforcement
02/12/18 FOP National President's statement on recent attacks on law enforcement
01/26/18 FOP National President's statement on Senator Gardner's hold on DOJ nominees
01/22/18 FOP National President and International Association of Fire Fighters, join statement on new public safety legislation
01/11/18 FOP National President's statement on National Slavery and Human Trafficking Month
01/10/18 FOP backed Mental Health and Wellness bill becomes law!
01/09/18 Take time to thank a cop, It's National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!
01/04/18 National President Canterbury applauds revocation of the Cole Memo
01/02/18 National President Canterbury reviews statistics on attacks on police, renews calls to action on hate crime legislation
12/22/17 Police mental health bill poised to become law
12/18/17 FOP declares victory in the tax bill
12/04/17 Washington Watch: end of the year legislative round-up
11/28/17 Statement from FOP National President on the house passage of H.R. 2228, the "Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act"
11/06/17 Statement from FOP National President on the heartbreaking events in Sutherland Springs, Texas & reminder about LEOSA legislation
10/27/17 Statement from FOP National President on the Senate budget regarding retirement benefits
10/12/17 Statement from FOP National President on the House Committee on judiciary favorably reporting the "Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act"
09/13/17 Statement from FOP National President on the Pascrell (D-NJ) / Reichert (R- WA) amendment, saving COPS Hiring Program
09/08/17 Statement from FOP National President on the Senate passage of "Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act"
08/28/17 Statement from FOP National President on AG Sessions' announcement of a new Executive Order on equipment access
08/03/17 Statement from FOP National President on Senator Cornyn's border security legislation
07/26/17 FOP National President Praises AG Sessions' leadership on the task force on crime reduction and public safetyy
07/20/17 Call to Action regarding AG Sessions announcement on asset forfeiture
07/19/17 FOP Joins AG Sessions for asset forfeiture announcement
05/15/17 President Trump Joins FOP in Salute to Fallen Heroes
04/25/17 Chuck Canterbury welcomed the introduction of S. 915, the "Social Security Fairness Act," in the United States Senate
02/01/17 FOP Applauds Committee Vote on Sessions
01/25/17 FOP Welcomes Action on Sanctuary Cities
01/17/17 Leading Law Enforcement Organizations Release National Consensus Policy on Use of Force
01/07/17 National FOP President to Testify in Support of Sessions
12/20/16 Fake News Strikes FOP: False Stories About the FOP's Agenda Pop Up in "News" Stories
11/30/16 FOP Hails Chao Pick for Transportation
11/30/16 PSOB Reform Legislation Passes Senate
11/18/16 Fraternal Order of Police: Sessions Excellent Pick for Attorney General
11/09/16 Fraternal Order of Police Congratulates President-Elect Trump!
10/26/16 FOP Members: Tell Your WEP Story to Congress!
09/16/16 Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Trump!
08/19/16 National FOP: NC Lodge Can't Endorse
08/11/16 FOP: Still the Nation's Number One Voice of Law Enforcement
07/27/16 NFOP Applauds Dismissal of Charges Against Baltimore Officers and Calls for State Attorney Mosby's Day in Court
07/20/16 IACP-FOP Call for an Extension of All Law Enforcement Officers to Wear Mourning Bands in Memory of the Fallen Officers in Baton Rouge
07/18/16 NFOP Praises Outcome of Lt. Rice's Trial
07/17/16 Statement of Fraternal Order of Police National President Chuck Canterbury on Murder of Officers in Baton Rouge
07/12/16 Active Shooter Bill Poised to Become Law!
07/08/16 FOP-IACP Call for All Law Enforcement Officers to Wear Mourning Band in Memory of the Fallen Officers in Dallas
07/08/16 FOP: Hate-Fueled Violence Kills 5 in Dallas — Statement from FOP National President Chuck Canterbury
07/08/16 FOP: Justice Needs to Investigate Dallas Shootings as a Hate Crime
06/23/16 NFOP Praises Outcome of Officer Goodson Trial
06/16/16 FOP Prevails on Equipment Programs Amendment
06/13/16 Terror in Orlando
06/09/16 PSOB Reform Bill Clears Senate Committee
05/23/16 NFOP Praises Outcome of Officer Nero Trial
05/20/16 FOP Top Priority Introduced in the Senate: Law Enforcement Officers' Equity Act
05/20/16 COPS Expansion Bill Passes the Senate!
05/20/16 Vest Grant and Fallen Heroes Flag Bills signed Into Law
05/15/16 Deputy Attorney General Joins FOP in Salute to Fallen Heroes
05/12/16 Vest and Flag Bills on Their Way to the President
05/10/16 Vest Bill Poised to Become Law!
04/20/16 Senate Clears Fallen Heroes Flag Act
04/20/16 Vest Bill Passes House Committee!
04/07/16 FOP National President Praises the Introduction of Legislation to Honor Fallen Heroes
03/18/16 Congress Answers FOP's Call: Bill to Expand Hate Crimes Law for Police Introduced in the House
03/14/16 NFOP Condemns Murder of Police Officer
02/22/16 FOP-IACP Statement on Use of Force Standards
02/10/16 FOP Prevails on 9/11 Memorial Bill

 

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