Joe Gamaldi

National Vice President

FOP National Vice President Joe Gamaldi was born and raised on Long Island, NY. Following high school he attended the University of Hartford, where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice, with minors in Political Science and Sociology. After graduation, Officer Gamaldi was hired by the NYPD in 2005 where he worked as an officer for approximately three years. He then transferred to the Houston Police Department in 2008, where he is currently an active police officer.

Shortly after graduation from the academy, he completed his Master's Degree from Long Island University in Homeland Security Management. Officer Gamaldi then went on to serve as a Board Member of the Houston Police Officers' Union (HPOU) FOP Lodge 110 before being elected the Second Vice President, serving in that capacity for five years before being elected President of the Houston Police Officers' Union. Officer Gamaldi was elected National Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Police in August of 2019 in New Orleans.

Within FOP Lodge 110 Officer Gamaldi is the chair of the Labor Relations Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. He has served on the bargaining team for several contract negotiations and served as lead negotiator for the most recent negotiations. He also founded the Houston Officers Peer Assistance (HOPA)—a stand-alone non-profit dedicated to providing peer assistance to police officers, assisted in the creation of the HPOU FOP Lodge 110 mobile app and assists in running the social media platforms for the Lodge.

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