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Washington Report – Dec. 3, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: December 4, 2018

Please take the time to nominate examples of outstanding police work for TOP COPS. Join us in honoring America’s Finest by nominating a case today. The nomination form below must be postmarked or faxed to (703) 684-0515 by Jan. 11, 2019; The Blue Alert Advisory Group, of which NAPO is a member, in conjunction with the Justice Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office, is moving forward with an action plan to getting Blue Alert systems in all 50 states. Currently, nineteen states do not have Blue Alert networks; In our efforts to oppose the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person (FIRST STEP) Act, NAPO continues to make the rounds in the Senate, urging Senators to oppose the bill until law enforcement’s concerns can be thoroughly considered. Our effort was boosted last week when the Department of Justice released its latest review of the bill; The House passed a bill, the Ashanti Alert Act (H.R. 5075), that would create an alert communications network to help law enforcement find missing persons. The Ashanti Alert would be integrated into the National Blue Alert Network, which is where NAPO has issues with the legislation; and NAPO encourages members to register for NAPO’S 31st Annual Police, Fire, EMS & Municipal Employee Pension & Benefits Seminar to be held at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 3–5, 2019. For more information on these and other legislative issues, please click on the Dec. 3, 2018 Washington Report and related links below.

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