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CDC guidance on COVID-19 for law enforcement, caring for patients, isolation period

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 3, 2020


NAPO recently shared with members CDC guidance about caring for someone with the coronavirus and when they say it is safe to discontinue isolation. Also shared is CDC general guidance for law enforcement and a new document about cleaning and disinfecting facilities. “Some of the recommendations from this last document may be difficult to apply […]

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CDC provides current recommendations for COVID-19 response

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 2, 2020


The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides several resource pages updated regularly regarding COVID-19. NAPO shared an email from the CDC containing the current webpage links below include disinfecting a facility if someone is sick from COVID-19. “You can see that some of the recommendations (like leaving doors and windows open for 24 hours) are […]

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COPS Office, Presidents Commission on Law Enforcement share work related to COVID-19

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 2, 2020


The Director of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office and Executive Director of the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, Phil Keith, penned a letter to all NAPO members on the work of the COPS Office to confront COVID-19 work-related issues, grant-related challenges and communications with law enforcement, first responders […]

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Bureau of Justice opens applications for $850 million in COVID-19 emergency supplemental funding

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 31, 2020


The Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Programs (BJA) has posted the solicitation for state, local and tribal applicants for the $850 million in Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) that NAPO helped secure in the stimulus package signed into law March 27, 2020. Click here for the link to the solicitation for grant funding. NAPO’s […]

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NAPO: Officers should document all coronavirus exposure to preserve PSOB benefits

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 31, 2020


UPDATE: NAPO is urging the Department of Justice to issue a new policy memorandum for the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program stating any public safety officer who perishes from COVID-19 is presumed to have contracted the virus in the line of duty, and are thus eligible for PSOB death benefits. NAPO sent a letter […]

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Airbnb offers medical workers, first responders free or subsidized housing

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 26, 2020


In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Airbnb is offering first responders, health care professionals and other relief personnel a place to stay for free or through subsidized housing. The move is in response to medical workers and first responders who are isolating from their own families and loved ones due to their heightened risk of […]

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National Police Week events in Washington D.C. canceled in response to COVID-19

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 19, 2020


Update: A decision has been made to honor current fallen officers alongside those who will be honored during the traditional 2021 National Police Week events in Washington D.C. The organizations who plan the main events of National Police Week made this decision so all surviving family members and co-workers have the opportunity to honor the […]

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Police Week Michigan encourages citizens to show their support of local law enforcement

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 17, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor, with excerpts from www.policeweekmichigan.com Police Week Michigan is encouraging Michigan citizens to do something special to honor and show their appreciation of law enforcement during Police Week 2020, May 10-16, 2020. Originally, the group had planned a gathering celebration in Pontiac. Uncertain as to what the future will look like […]

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