FOP Retired Law Enforcement Concealed Carry Coverage

The current HR-218 Plan coverage will be replaced with the FOP Retired Law Enforcement Concealed Carry Legal Defense Coverage (CCC). The expanded coverage will offer Unlimited Legal Defense for civil and criminal claims associated with the legal carrying and/or use of a weapon: all reasonable and necessary Legal Defense Costs are now covered in full when using a Plan Attorney. This new expanded Plan will provide coverage not only for those retirees who were qualified under LEOSA, but also those retirees who are qualified under their own state laws to carry a concealed weapon.

To submit a CCC Application, please fill out the form at the link below. You will receive your ID card, plan booklet and certificate of participation within 30 days after the approval of your application.

Information on the coverage can be found by clicking on the link above or on our FOP Lodge #4 website Under LEOSA.

This is not automatic coverage. You must enroll to be covered. Members in the existing HR218 coverage plan will be covered under the new plan until renewal.

2021 Calendar and ID Cards

The 2021 calendar and ID cards were put in the mail at the White Marsh Post Office with first class postage on December 22, 2020. Hopefully they will be arriving soon.

Annual Crabby Christmas Event to Benefit the Police Assistance and Relief Fund

The Hard Yacht Cafe is having their annual Crabby Christmas fundraiser again this year to benefit the Police Assistance and Relief Fund.  For a $100.00 basket donation you get your name added to the Crabby Christmas donor list.  Your $100.00 goes directly to the PAR Fund, the Hard Yacht keeps none of the money.   Art has also had a special “Back the Blue” tumbler designed. https://www.anchorbayeastmarina.com/product-page/back-the-blue-tumbler

If you are in the area, please stop by his establishment for a meal or drinks and thank him for his support. If you cannot stop by just go to the Hard Yacht Cafe website and make a donation to a great cause and show your support for local law enforcement officers.

 

 

 

2020 Election Results For FOP Lodge #4

The results of the election are as follows:

Ken Schubert——778
Steve Comegna—-755
Chris Hodnicki—-716
Ryan Franks——-653
Rob Graff———–436
Pat Zito————434
Mat Krauch——-421
John Tollen——-338
Kevin Jobe——–230
Jason Garnek—–132

The elected board members are in Bold. Congratulation to everyone who participated.

Congratulations to all of those who were promoted!

The Baltimore County Police Department held a promotion ceremony for 12 officers on Friday, October 30, at 1 p.m. The ceremony took place at the Maryland State Fairgrounds inside the 4H Building located at 2200 York Road, 21093.

Due to COVID-19, attendance at the promotion ceremony was limited. These officers will be honored at the next formal promotion ceremony in front of their family, friends and Department members when the need for social distancing is over.

The following is a list of the promoted officers and their assignments.

Promoted to the rank of Sergeant

  • Corporal Brian Duty is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 12 Dundalk
  • Corporal Jason Lentz is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 8 Parkville

Promoted to the rank of Corporal

  • Officer Steven Angeletti is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 6 Towson
  • Officer Jeffrey Calafiore is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 12 Dundalk
  • Officer John Chavis is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 8 Parkville
  • Officer William Condon is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 4 Pikesville
  • Officer Christopher Davies is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 8 Parkville
  • Officer Danielle Jonas is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Officer Ryan Massey is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 11 Essex
  • Officer Christopher Ross is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 12 Dundalk
  • Officer Christopher Shaffer is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 4 Pikesville
  • Officer Eli Visnick is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 6 Towson

Community Conversation and Reference Guide Part 1, 2 & 3

The Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4 has developed a Community Reference Guide. There are many national areas of interest that have garnered attention due to recent events. We have gathered information to communicate the facts to members of the community in a professional easy to read reference guide. These will be posted weekly for the next several weeks and disseminated on social media.

Part 1 is the Introduction and Overview of the Baltimore County Police Department. This issue will communicate the demographics of the agency, calls for service, arrests, uses of force, assaults on officers and citizen complaints.

Part 2 speaks to the Education and Training requirements needed to be hired as a Baltimore County Police Officer. The training required in the academy and the yearly continuing education and training requirements to maintain certification by the Maryland Police Training Standards Commission.

Part 3 is a document that talks about the Maryland Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights (LEOBR). It explains the purpose for the creation of the bill and guides you through the different sections of the LEOBR. It will show the bills limitations and give facts to dispel the misinformation that has been spoken about in different media, social media and political formats.

Community Conversation and Reference Guide – Part 1  Introduction and Overview

Community Conversation and Reference Guide – Part 2- Education and Training

Community Conversation and Reference Guide -Part 3 – Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights

 

 

 

 

 

President’s Message – Meeting with Chief Hyatt

On Thursday July 2, 2020 I met with Chief Hyatt to discuss the concerns of the members that were raised at the June 29, 2020 General Membership meeting. To view a the topics that were discussed please click on the link below.

President’s Message – Meeting with Chief Hyatt

 

Contract Ratification Results

The amended tentative settlement agreement between the Baltimore County Administration and Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4 (FOP) was presented to the membership for ratification. The ratification process was done electronically via department email and a secured voting system through Election Buddy for 5 days in an effort to provide the opportunity for as many members as possible to vote. The ballots were tallied after voting closed at 0800 hours on June 15, 2020.

The voting totals were as follow: FOR Ratification – 712  AGAINST – 67

This Memorandum of Understanding is for July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Thank you to all of those who participated.

President’s Statement – Baltimore County Police Reforms

Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4 stands ready to engage in meaningful, collective conversations on the future of policing in Baltimore County.

Read the full statement below.

President’s Statement – Baltimore County Police Reforms

The Professionalism of Baltimore County Police Officers

In light of current national events I felt it was necessary to communicate the facts regarding the work our members do everyday under extraordinary circumstances.

Please take a few moments to read the statement below  and see how our members’ conduct over the last decade does not reflect the  narrative currently being cast on law enforcement.

Click on the link below:

The Profesionalism of BaltimoreCounty Police Officers

Dave Rose
President

 

Settlement of EEOC Class Action Lawsuit

This suit was brought forward 20 years ago by 2 correctional officers and the EEOC.

Please direct any question to Rust consulting.

The link below is to the Baltimore County Retirement Office web page.

There is a section referring to the class action lawsuit “Notice of Class Action Lawsuit“.  This PDF file describes the eligibility for the suit and lists those deemed by the EEOC, Baltimore County and the Federal Court to be eligible for damages.

You may contact Rust Consulting at 1-800-760-6408 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Central Time, Monday-Friday, should you have any questions.

 

 

 

Motion from Executive Board Meeting on May 18, 2020

There was a motion from the Election Process committee  to spend up to $3700.00 for the process to set up the voting for the next election process. This came from committee unanimously and the motion was 2nd by Brother Franks.

Total:   Yes Votes_18__                     No Votes _0__            Abstentions __0_

This was the only motion that came before the board. The entire board participated in the meeting. The above motion passed unanimous.

 

Statement from President Rose – Re: FOP 2020 Contract

President’s Statement – FOP 2020 Contract Modifications

July 1, 2020 Tentative Settlement Agreement

On May 14, 2020 the Negotiation Committee made a recommendation to the Executive Board of Directors to approve the modifications to the July 1, 2020 Tentative Agreement out for the membership for ratification. The motion passed unanimously.

Details on the ratification process will be forthcoming.

Thank you,

Dave Rose