The leadership of FOP Lodge #4 would like to extend our thanks and appreciation for your service, in these historic and unprecedented times. The COVID-19 virus has changed our daily routines and lives. As law enforcement officers and first responders, we know you are taking every precaution possible to stay healthy and safe and appreciate your service as you continue to protect the public and maintain order no matter the circumstances.
In support of your efforts, our offices will remain open and shall be for the foreseeable future to assist you in any way possible. We are reachable by phone and email to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding scheduling, overtime and general information.
During this State of Emergency, we continue to work hard for the membership. I, along with First Vice President Massey, have visited every precinct to speak with the members about the impact of this global pandemic. Since preparation for COVID-19 began, I’ve participated in daily conference calls with Chief Hyatt, her Command Staff and the Incident Management Team, to provide input and suggestions from the FOP.
FOP Lodge #4 has also communicated with the National Lodge officers to inquire about LEOSA qualifications for retirees. As of now, the President cannot waive or extend the qualification requirement. The provision requiring qualification is contained in the law, not in a regulation. He is unable to waive a provision of law unless the law permits. The National FOP is currently trying for a temporary suspension of the qualification requirement included in the emergency legislation currently being debated in congress. As updates become available, they will be provided.
In addition, we are finalizing an agreement with the County Administration for the July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 Memorandum of Understanding. Upon completion, the agreement will be distributed to you and will begin the ratification process.
You are integral to our FOP family and we care about the well-being and of you and your loved ones.
We thank you for being on the front lines in the daily fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.