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NAPO victory as Senate passes PSOB legislation

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 11, 2021


In a major victory for NAPO, the Senate passed the Protecting America’s First Responders Act (S. 1511) by unanimous consent. NAPO has been working on this legislation the past three years with Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) to introduce the bill. Protecting America’s First Responders Act will make it easier for […]

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Washington Report – June 4, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 4, 2021


On May 28, President Biden released his full proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 which includes funding requests for NAPO’s priority grant programs within the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security (DOJ, DHS). In general, the budget proposal for DOJ focuses on supporting police and criminal justice reform initiatives and proposes adequate sustained funding for […]

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Washington Report – May 21, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 21, 2021


NAPO President Mick McHale issued a statement on behalf of the organization marking National Police Week on May 11 and called on all our nation’s elected leaders to show the political courage to honor those 394 officers whose names were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. this year; In a […]

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Governor lifts outdoor capacity limits June 1, broad mask order July 1

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 20, 2021


Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the state is lifting all outdoor capacity limits June 1, while maintaining the Mask and Gatherings Order. Indoor capacity will be limited to 50 percent for all gatherings effective June 1. The broad Mask and Gatherings Order is expected to be lifted July 1, unless unanticipated circumstances arise. The state is […]

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Governor proclaims May 16-22, 2021 EMS Recognition Week

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 13, 2021


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced EMS Recognition Week, May 16-22, 2021 among several proclamations recognizing heroic frontline workers during the pandemic. “I would like to recognize the nurses, first responders, teachers, and countless others who continue to put their lives on the line for others, protect the health of their fellow Michiganders, and effect positive change […]

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Washington Report – May 7, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 10, 2021


NAPO released a position statement on the proposed legislative police reform policies on May 6, distributing it widely to members of Congress and the Senate; National Police Week Priorities include police reform; increased penalties for the murder, attempted murder, or assault of a federal, state or local law enforcement officer through the Back the Blue […]

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NAPO releases statement on proposed police reform legislation

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 6, 2021


NAPO released the position statement, below, on proposed legislative police reform policies today, distributing it widely to members of Congress and the Senate. The statement focuses on NAPO priority issues and issues getting the most airtime in Congressional negotiations and conversations on police reform. In addition to the letters and testimony NAPO provided and the […]

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Michigan to re-open based on COVID-19 vaccination based metrics

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 29, 2021


UPDATE: Effective 9 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021, the mask mandate is lifted for fully vaccinated residents at most indoor and outdoor settings following CDC Guidance. Masks are still required to be worn indoors by Michigan residents who are not fully vaccinated. Under the MDHHS Gatherings and Mask Order, no masks are required outdoors regardless […]

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Washington Report – April 23, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 26, 2021


NAPO issues a statement on the verdicts in the criminal trial of former Minneapolis, Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin; The guilty verdict for Chauvin has reignited efforts in Congress to overhaul policing practices. Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), the sponsor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), the sponsor of […]

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Washington Report – April 9, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 12, 2021


NAPO met virtually with majority staff of the House Judiciary Committee and staff for Senator Judiciary Committee Chairman Richard Durbin (D-IL) to discuss our priority legislation to move during National Police Week. We discussed the need for legislation to increase penalties for the murder, attempted murder, or assault of federal, state, and local law enforcement […]

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