This year’s recipient of the Jack Dudek Member of the Year Award is Stephen Schulz from Colorado. Steve has been in law enforcement since 1995. Steve served the first five years of his law enforcement career as a New York State Court Officer in Criminal Court, and has been with the Longmont Police Department in Colorado since then. His first five years with Longmont were spent working patrol, then he moved to narcotics, where he still works today as a detective.
Steve became a member of the FOP in 2003 when he joined Longmont Lodge 6, where he was elected as the Sergeant-at-Arms. In 2006, he was elected president of the lodge, a position he still holds today. In 2010, he became the Colorado State 2nd Vice President and served for one term. He was then elected Colorado State Vice President in 2012, serving one term, and was then elected Colorado State President in 2014, a position he still holds today.
In 2018, Steve was elected Vice Chair of the National FOP Labor Coalition and in 2020 was elected as Chair. Steve is well known for his labor knowledge and battles for collective bargaining rights, at times placing himself in administrative harm’s way. He is a member of the National Legislative Committee, the National Succession Planning Committee, and Chair of the National Counter Narcotics Coordinating Committee.
Steve is known for his leadership abilities and has spent countless hours helping his home state of Colorado, as well as many other states. In his time as Colorado State President, Colorado law enforcement officers, through state legislature, successfully obtained the right to be able to file workers compensation coverage for post traumatic stress injuries. In the past few years, Colorado has been able to secure legislation for a Peace Officers Mental Health Grant program, which includes language to allow the FOP to apply for these monies to fund their FOP state-run programs.
At every meeting, at every conference, Steve lets the light of the FOP shine as he welcomes and interacts with brothers and sisters from across the country. He doesn’t do this for the recognition, but rather for the Good of the Order. The FOP is proud to present Steve Schulz with the 2022 Jack Dudek Member of the Year Award. Congratulations!
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