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.
The results of the election are as follows:
The elected board members are in Bold. Congratulation to everyone who participated.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The FOP Lodge #4 Board of Directors Meeting was held on April 20, 2020.
This meeting was through Zoom and 18 members of the board did participate. Brother Tom Scally did attempt to join in the meeting two times but was unable to join in.
Legal Counsel Mike Davey also joined the meeting.
There were two motions made at the meeting. The motions are listed below.
Motion: Brother Franks made a motion that Lodge #4 send up to 5 members of the peer group to the Concerns of Police Survivors’ National Conference held in Oklahoma City November 6-8, 2020. The cost would be $5500.00 for the 5 members. This motion was seconded by Sister Kraemer. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion: Under Donation review Brother Franks informed the board that 2 of the donations that were passed in March are not being made now due to COVID-19 cancellations of the events. They were the Md. Law Officer’s Hockey tournament and the Saving Our Young Baltimore law enforcement football camp.
Brother Franks did advise that the $1,000 donation to the Baltimore County COVID-19 Response Fund, which is working with the MD Food Bank and local venders to deliver food to families throughout Baltimore County passed last month. After this donation was made there was further discussion as to Lodge #4 making additional donations during this crisis.
VP Massey made a motion to make another $1,000.00 donation. The motion was seconded by Sister Patterson. The motion passed unanimously.
Brother Caskey asked if the lodge received any public recognition for the donation. Brother Don Patterson advised that President Rose has been sending information out in emails and also through our social media and this donation was included in one of the March posts. President Rose advised that this will be included in our future social media post.
If there are any objections to the above motions please contact the lodge to discuss the issue.
Correction to the newsletter under bereavements, Jean Ather was the mother of Bro. Tracy Ather.