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Washington Report – June 18, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 21, 2017


The Police Training and Independent Review Act, H.R. 1870 would incentivize states to adopt laws requiring independent investigations and prosecutions of law enforcement officers in cases where one or more of the alleged offenses involve an officer’s use of deadly force in the course of carrying out his or her official duties. The incentives are […]

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Washington Report – June 12, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 15, 2017


The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) released a study entitled “Economic Loss: The Hidden Cost of Prevailing Pension Reforms” that documents the costs to the economy if the public sector abandoned defined benefit (DB) pension plans; NAPO has pledged its support for Senate Bill 1311, the Abolish Human Trafficking Act, which would […]

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Washington Report – June 6, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 9, 2017


President Donald Trump released his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal which includes funding requests for NAPO’s priority grant programs within the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security; join NAPO for the 39th Annual Convention July 22 – July 25, 2017  in New York City and learn from presentations by prominent law enforcement figures about the […]

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Washington Report – May 22, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 23, 2017


NAPO recently celebrated several legislative victories including: Congress unanimously passed the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Improvement Act (S. 419); the House passed the Thin Blue Line Act (H.R. 115), which would make the targeting of, attempted killing, or killing of a police officer, firefighter, or first responder an aggravating factor in death penalty determinations […]

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Karoub Report – May 18, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 22, 2017


Legislation has been introduced in the House to ease gun registration and concealed carrying; HB 4466 would make it illegal to hold, talk or otherwise use a “portable electronic device” while driving, except for hands-free or voice-activated devices; the Senate has passed legislation (SB 98) making Flint Michigan’s 11th Promise Zone to allow the pooling […]

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Washington Report – May 8, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 15, 2017


NAPO celebrates legislative victories with the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of Thin Blue Line Act, Rapid DNA Act, and Honoring Hometown Heroes Act. For more information on these acts and other law enforcement legislation, please click on the link to NAPO’s May 8, 2017 Washington Report below.

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Karoub Report – April 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 19, 2017


Criminal justice reform bills have been signed into law; a state income tax rollback is on hold; the Senate passes ‘good jobs’ legislation; the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) seeks followup legislation to the medical marijuana law; the ACLU filed a lawsuit and is asking the Court of Claims to declare the $2.5 […]

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Washington Report – April 11, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 11, 2017


The Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to be the next associate justice of the Supreme Court; President Trump announced a $6.5 million deal with AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to build a nationwide wireless broadband network for first responders, who have been waiting for over 15 years to get a dedicated broadband network; […]

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Washington Report – March 21, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 22, 2017


NAPO is urging the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to support and sufficiently fund the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program and the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) Program in 2018; President Trump released his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018, which includes eliminating $700 million from Department of Justice “outdated programs that […]

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