Les Neri

National 2nd Vice President

Les Neri was elected National 2nd Vice President at the 2015 Centennial National Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Les was born and raised in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and began his career in law enforcement at the age of 19. He retired from the Tredyffrin Township Police Department at the rank of Detective. He spent most of his 40 years in law enforcement as a career street cop assigned to patrol and investigations.

While serving the public, Les realized there was even a higher calling—that of protecting the protectors. Through his involvement with his local FOP lodge, he began to assist his brothers and sisters with collective bargaining, pension, and grievance issues, gaining a reputation for successful outcomes. Over the past 30 years Les has participated in hundreds of contract negotiations, arbitrations, grievances, unfair labor practices, and discipline cases. Les has also been recognized as an expert witness on police labor matters before the Federal Third Circuit Court.

In addition to his duties as National 2nd Vice President, Les serves as the current President of the Pennsylvania State Lodge, a position which he has held since 2008. He has also served as the Pennsylvania State Lodge Vice President and Financial Secretary, as well as a Local Lodge President, giving him a total of 23 years of FOP administrative experience.

As a member of the Pennsylvania State Lodge Executive Board, Les has worked hard to achieve legislative victories which have significantly benefited their members and families. The most notable have included a 100% killed in service pensions, 100% college tuitions for children of officers killed in service, retroactive survivor's pension benefits, and retiree cost of living increases. Additionally, and most importantly, Les and his board have successfully defeated all legislative attempts to diminish police pensions and their collective bargaining rights.

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