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Washington Report – June 24, 2022

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 24, 2022


On June 21, a bipartisan group of senators lead by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced a bipartisan gun reform bill, the Safer Communities Act. NAPO worked with Senator Cornyn’s staff during negotiations and as a framework was being agreed upon and we feel the bill addresses many of our concerns. The […]

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NAPO provides statement on federal gun legislation

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 24, 2022


On June 21, a bipartisan group of senators lead by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced a bipartisan gun reform bill, the Safer Communities Act. NAPO worked with Senator Cornyn’s staff during negotiations and as a framework was being agreed upon and we feel the bill addresses many of our concerns. The […]

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Washington Report – June 10, 2022

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 10, 2022


Register today for NAPO’s 44th Annual Convention and participate in setting NAPO’s legislative priorities for the 118th Congress. Learn from presentations by prominent law enforcement figures about the latest developments in police policies and services and help determine NAPO’s path forward. Click on the link below to register and for more information; On May 26, […]

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NAPO issues statement about, highlights of President’s Police Reform Executive Order

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 26, 2022


National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) President Mick McHale has issued a statement in response to President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety issued May 25, 2022. In part, McHale’s statement reads: “The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) has been […]

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Washington Report – May 20, 2022

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 20, 2022


In another National Police Week victory for NAPO and the law enforcement community, the House passed the bipartisan TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act (H.R. 2992) by an overwhelming vote of 400-21. This important bill would provide for much-needed additional training opportunities for law enforcement to improve officer response to persons affected by traumatic […]

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Washington Report – May 6, 2022

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 6, 2022


The House and Senate Judiciary Committees have indicated they will hold markups on two or more of NAPO’s bipartisan bills, with the Public Safety Officer Support Act and the TBI/PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act leading the way by the week. The markups are expected by the week of May 16. The Public Safety Officer Support […]

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Nessel, attorneys general nationwide support public safety PTSD benefits

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 4, 2022


Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, along with a bipartisan coalition of 53 attorneys general, is urging Congress to pass The Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2022. The legislation addresses gaps in support for public safety officers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) associated with the high-risk nature of their jobs. In the letter, the […]

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Washington Report – April 22, 2022

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 22, 2022


NAPO’s Annual Lobby Day is Quickly Approaching! Register today for the May 11 event on Capitol Hill; NAPO’s National Police Week priorities this May include: Increased penalties for the murder, attempted murder, or assault of a federal, state or local law enforcement officer, Public Safety Officer Support Act, The LEOSA Reform Act, Expanding Healthcare Coverage […]

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Washington Report – April 1, 2022

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 1, 2022


NAPO’s Executive Director and General Counsel Bill Johnson testified on March 31 before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties about qualified immunity for officers; In a victory for NAPO, the House passed the Securing a Strong Retirement Act (H.R. 2954) by 415-5 vote on March 29. The Securing a Strong […]

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NAPO testifies supporting qualified immunity before House Judiciary Subcommittee

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 1, 2022


NAPO’s Executive Director and General Counsel Bill Johnson testified March 31 before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in a hearing entitled, “Examining Civil Rights Litigation Reform, Part 1: Qualified Immunity”. Johnson was one of two witnesses asked to testify about the importance of qualified immunity and the consequences […]

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