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July 2018 NFOPS Yoes Newsletter

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Secretary Notes Summer Issue Online

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Digital Version Available Online 2018 Issue As we prepare to mail the summer edition of FOP Journal we re giving you an advance online look at the printed magazine Whether you didn t make it to Police Week this year or just want to revisit some of the most moving moments don t miss our overview of the unforgettable Memorial Ceremony honoring fallen officers then read an FOP member s in depth examination of how line of duty deaths impact departments communities legislation and surviving families You ll also find articles on high tech law enforcement tools and innovative home security products plus essential updates from the FOP on the issues that shape our profession

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MEMBER National Fraternal Order of Police BENEFITS Legislative United Voice 335 000 Members Strong Legal Defense Administrative Civil Criminal FOP Journal Memorial Service Labor Serivices Disaster Relief Officer Wellness Educational Services Free College Charity Service Providers For more details on these and more member benefits visit www FOP net

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Line of Duty Funeral Services Offered at No Cost Wilbert Funeral Services provides families of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty with a tribute worthy of their valor and sacrifice At no charge to the family Wilbert will donate a customized Wilbert Stainless Steel Triune burial vault when traditional burial is chosen If the choice is cremation the family can choose any urn offered by Wilbert If the cremated remains are to be buried a Stainless Steel Triune urn vault is also provided at no charge Each burial vault or urn vault is customized with a Wilbert Legacy Series print depicting the hero s profession that is personalized with photos For more information contact VP Terry Whitlock at twhitlock wilbert com

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Secretary Notes Summer Issue Online

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Fraternal Order of Police Legal Defense Legal defense protection is a necessity for law enforcement professionals As the frequency and cost of allegations rise the FOP Legal Defense Plan offers you and your lodge members a very affordable and comprehensive plan Full Coverage Group Rate Full Coverage Individual Rate Group Rate Individual Rate 264 282 64 68 Administrative Administrative Criminal Criminal Criminal Criminal Civil Civil Civil Civil Lodges May elect to pay annually semi annually or quarterly Lodges may also have their payments automatically deducted from their checking account Individuals May pay either annually or semi annually Payment may be made by check money order or PayPal Credit debit are only accepted through PayPal Please make checks payable to FOP Legal Plan Inc WWW FOP NET

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Jack Dudek Member of the Year Award Nomination Guidelines The Member of the Year award is the most prestigious acknowledgment that our membership can bestow on one of its own It is an honor that is given each year either at the Fall Board Meeting or at our National Biennial Conference In 2018 the Member of the Year Award Committee will determine who will receive this distinguished award at the Fall National Board Meeting in Independence Ohio The Jack Dudek Member of the Year Award was established as a means of rewarding an individual member for his or her service and dedication to the community his or her department and the Fraternal Order of Police on the local state and national levels Nomination Guidelines Line of Duty Deaths Immediately upon notification of a line of duty death the National FOP Foundation ships next day delivery a memorial box set to the agency of the fallen The set includes a funeral sign in book and note cards with related artwork If your Lodge has a Line of duty death email pyoes fop net If you prefer delivery to the Lodge please include that information

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Human Resources Concentration Business Management Degree Health Care Management Concentration Business Management Degree Marketing Concentration Business Management Degree Finance Concentration Business Management Degree NEW Entrepreneurship Business Management Labor Studies Business Management Business Management Certificate In additions to the programs already offered Accounting Concentration Business Management Certificate Associate of Arts Degree Accounting Degree Criminal Justice Degree Patient Navigator Certificate Early Childhood Education Degree Paralegal Degree Business Management Degree Associate of Individualized Study Degree For more information on this exciting educational opportunity for FOP and FOPA Members and their families call 888 590 9009

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Lodge Secretary Tip of the Month Printing Member Mailing Labels from VUE System Click Here to Print You can print labels for your membership Here s how log into VUE click Administrative then Lodge to access your Lodge Details page Go to Membership Roster where you will find a Print Label button in green To be sure your labels print correctly be sure to uncheck the fit to page option

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Standing Rules for Use of The Marks Lodge identification Civic activities Special occasions Require written request No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today s police officers better than another officer and no one knows police officers better than the FOP Use of the FOP registered trademarks are prohibited without the approval by the National Secretary To obtain permission email pyoes fop net Identify the intent and manner the logo will be used

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2nd Half Per Capita It is important that Lodges pay their per capita on the due date May 1st If you have missed that date your lodge could be in jeopardy of suspension on July 28th for Last Half 2018 This could mean a disruption in benefits for your members An Officer Roster must be submitted yearly to both the State and Grand Lodge This is necessary to ensure that local lodges receive important information membership cards and maintain access to the National FOP Member Information System If your lodge does not submit an Officer Roster the Information System automatically removes elected officers when the TERM DATE completed by the lodge expires and your lodge will no longer have access to those functions Please contact the Membership Department Elesha Christina or Roxie if you have any questions on your current Officer Roster or how to access that information 800 451 2711

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Thank You for being an essential part of our success 23 years Leigh Ann P Pemberton Leigh Ann joined the NFOP June 13 1995 She was originally hired in the Membership Department to give it some much needed structure and stability In 2001 she moved into the role of Office Manager When she is not working Leigh Ann enjoys time with her family especially her two grandchildren and friends loves to go wine tasting and making quilts for the children at the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville Having grown up in the FOP Leigh Ann thinks she could never work anywhere else Andrew J Bittner Andrew joined the NFOP February 11 1997 He was originally hired as the Researcher but as the FOP entered into a new era he took on the additional responsibilities of the newly developed website As the website evolved he had to learn some additional skills and computer coding He is currently our Webmaster and an integral part of the development of the Vue System When Andrew is not working he enjoys time with his wife Dee Dee son Chase a menagerie of pets photography and exploring new places 21 years

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Official FOP Merchandise Provider WWW FOP NET

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A MUST TRAINING FOR EVERY FOP LEADER Watch for Details Fraternal Order of Police LEADERSHIP MATTERS February 13 16 2019 Nashville TN

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August 11 15 2019

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5 5 5 FOP Foundation The Grand Lodge offers an electronic platform that makes it easy for members to support the National FOP Foundation the National FOP PAC Fund and their State and Local FOP Foundations The program is called GiveBack and it provides a web based platform for FOP Members to raise and donate money to the charitable and political causes that are most important to them Members and non members can set up recurring donations to their favorite charities and or set money aside throughout the year for charitable giving At year end GiveBack provides a consolidated tax receipt itemizing the tax deductions for each donor Anyone can participate but ONLY MEMBERS can contribute to the FOP PAC Fund A service fee of 1 00 per monthly transaction will be deducted from the donation

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For more information about the FOP Giveback Program and how your Lodge and State Lodge can take advantage of this fundraising platform contact Gena Moore a giveback fop net or call 586 360 8913

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Special Cards Available CARDS CAN ONLY BE ORDERED BY LODGE PRESIDENT OR SECRETARY Honorary Membership is presented to individuals recognized by the Grand State Local Lodges for exceptional service or contribution to the nation the state political subdivision the law enforcement community or FOP Lifetime Membership is presented by a Local Lodge to a member that the Lodge pledges to pay the annual local and state per capita for their life Card is only valid when accompanied with the current year s membership card Retired Membership is presented to a member upon retirement Card is only valid when accompanied with the current year s membership card Email Matthew Phillips at mphillips fop net to order

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PROMOTE COMMUNITY SUPPORT Help families in need in your community during the upcoming holidays All FOP Lodges are allowed royalty free use of the NFOP s registered trademark Cops and Kids Email pyoes fop net requesting a licensing agreement NFOP Constitution By Laws The National Fraternal Order of Police Constitution By Laws have been updated from Amendment changes made at the 63rd Biennial Conference in Nashville TN To request an updated electronic pdf version please email Lori Harris at lharris fop net

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NSF Fees Apply The Board of Trustees assembled in Seattle WA for the 2018 Spring Board Meeting adopted a standing rule that passes along the penalty fees charged to the NFOP for NSF checks we deposit Presently that fee is 12 00 Standing Rule Any returned check payable to the Grand Lodge that results in a bank penalty to NFOP shall be paid alongside the original amount owed In keeping with the Grand Lodge Constitution By Laws these payments must be received in order to return the lodge to status of Good Standing as defined in Article 3 Section 1 Paragraph D Virtual Tour https www youtube com watch v 2nJqwYuRyx8 t 28s

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Lodge Fidelity Insurance Article 19 of the F O P Constitution and Bylaws requires each state and local lodge to maintain employee dishonesty coverage to protect lodge funds from dishonest acts by lodge members You can obtain this policy from any carrier You can also obtain coverage at www hylant com foplegal fidelity htm Unauthorized Production of Membership Cards National Constitution By Laws Article 31 Section 2 states The official dues card of the Grand Lodge shall be printed thereby shall be pre numbered and shall be of a different color each year No state lodge subordinate lodge or member thereof shall print or cause to be printed a replica of the official dues card of the Grand Lodge nor shall any member use any other dues card for Active Members

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WANTED In partnership with Modern Police Performance Management e g CompStat Crime Analysis Active Shooter Response Prosecution Coordination and Partnerships Public Sector Coordination and Partnerships Private Sector Coordination and Partnerships Tribal Law Enforcement Intelligence and Information Sharing Focused Deterrence Gun Violence Reduction and Prevention Problem Solving Techniques Proactive Policing Mass Casualty Response Officer Safety and Wellness Mass Demonstration Response Gangs Violent Crime Reduction and Prevention Drug related Crime Shared Service Models Community Engagement De escalation Crisis Intervention At Risk Youth Domestic Violence Reduction and Prevention Human Trafficking School Safety If you have the expertise ability and time to instruct teach or mentor in any of the areas listed above the FOP needs you Contact National Sgt at Arms Keith Turney at Kturney fop org for application forms that will allow you access to become a paid resource to the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center CRI TAC www fop net

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Visit www FOP NET and click on the CRI TAC logo

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Visit www FOP NET and click on the CRI TAC logo

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Visit www FOP NET and click on the CRI TAC logo

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Secretary Notes Summer Issue Online