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Funeral Services for Retired Officer Phil G. Mendoza
10/16/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Officer Phil G. Mendoza #89 who passed away on March 18, 2020. (Ret.) Officer Mendoza served with the El Paso Police Department for 22 years, from April 1960 until his retirement on April 9, 1982.  Funeral Services for (Ret.
Seattle Times Endorses Save Our Sheriff Campaign
10/11/20 - KCPOG
Iowa City Council approves El Paso's Dustin Liston as the city's new police chief
10/08/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso's Dustin Liston has been named Iowa City's new police chief by a unanimous Iowa City Council acting on an "enthusiastic" appointment by City Manager Geoff Fruin. "I don't take this recommendation lightly," Fruin told council members Tuesday night.
Dustin Liston appointed Iowa City Police Chief unanimously by city council
10/08/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Dustin Liston, a University of Iowa alum and former El Paso Police Department lieutenant, was appointed the new Iowa City Police Chief in a unanimous vote by city council Tuesday night. Liston will begin his role as Chief of Police on January 11, 2021.
ELECTION FOR EPMPOA TREASURER - Voting Underway
10/05/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The "even-year" election cycle consists of the following Executive Board - Class I Officer and Class II Director positions: First Vice President; Secretary, Treasurer; and two positions at Region II (MVRC); two positions at Region IV (NERC); and three positions at Region VI (Headquarters).
Ronald McDonald House
10/04/20 - Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #17
On September 29, 2020, the LRFOP donated $3,650.00 to the Ronald McDonald House in Little Rock.
Man Charged In Shooting Of 2 Los Angeles County Deputies
10/01/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Prosecutors charged a 36-year-old man Wednesday with a brazen ambush of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies earlier this month, an apparently unprovoked shooting as they sat in a squad car outside a rail station. The deputies suffered head wounds in the Sept. 12 attack and have since been released from the hospital.
Blood Drive at the Central Regional Command Center
09/29/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages its members to participate in a blood drive being held by Vitalant at the Central Regional Command Center on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The blood drive will take place in Vitalant's Blood Mobile (parked across from CRCC on S. Campbell St).
EPPD to Honor (Ret.) Officer Jose O. Ybarra #51 with Retired Police Honors
09/22/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Jose O. Ybarra #51, who passed away on July 29, 2020, at the age of 94.   (Ret.) Detective Ybarra served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 25+ years.
EPPD to Honor (Ret.) Detective Albert M. Jones #107 with Retired Police Honors
09/22/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Albert M. Jones #107, who passed away on July 26, 2020, at the age of 92.   (Ret.) Detective Jones served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 24+ years. He was commissioned by the El Paso Police Department on March 27, 1961 and retired on April 2, 1985.
Lodge 35 Endorses Ann Flood For State Representative
09/20/20 - Le-Hampton Lodge 35 FOP
On behalf of the 700 members of Fraternal Of Police Le-Hampton Lodge 35, I proudly announce that Ann Flood has unanimously won our endorsement and support for State Representative.
Man With Hatchet Attacks Texas Police Officer After Liquor Store Theft
09/17/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An El Paso man was arrested after allegedly attacking a police officer with a hatchet following a liquor store theft Wednesday evening in the Five Points neighborhood. Rodney Raymond Zavala, 29, is accused of throwing a hatchet at a police officer who found him drinking a bottle of stolen liquor. The officer was not hit by the hatchet. Officer.
August 2020 Gendarme
09/16/20 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Thank You!!!!
09/16/20 - Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #17
A huge shout out and thank you to A-1 Granite Man business owners!  When the LRPD memorial monument was defaced by criminals, they dropped everything they were doing to respond to help our members clean the granite monument.
9/11 -- Never Forget
09/11/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
On Patriot Day, the 19th anniversary of 9/11, the EPMPOA asks that you forever remember the sacrifices of the first responders and others who gave their all for our country. God Bless America.
Watch LIVE at 9AM: El Paso Fire Department’s 9/11 Ceremony
09/11/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Fire Department was set to hold a ceremony Friday at 9 a.m. honoring and remembering the victims of the September 11 tragedy, which occurred 19 years ago. That's when the nation suffered the single deadliest terrorist attack in history when four planes were hijacked.
Blood Drive at the Westside Regional Command Center
09/09/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages its members to participate in a blood drive being held by Vitalant at the Westside Regional Command Center on Monday, September 14, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The blood drive will take place in Vitalant's Blood Mobile. Many blood drives have been canceled, so your individual donations now matter more than ever.
Free Flu Vaccinations for EPPD Employees
09/08/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The City of El Paso is offering Influenza vaccinations to EPPD employees free of charge.
Lisa Scheller Wins FOP Lodge 35 Endorsement
09/05/20 - Le-Hampton Lodge 35 FOP
On behalf of the 700 members of Fraternal Of Police Le-Hampton Lodge 35, I proudly announce that Lisa Scheller has unanimously won our endorsement and support for Congress.
PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT
09/04/20 - Le-Hampton Lodge 35 FOP
FROM THE NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE On behalf of the 355,000 members of the Fraternal Order of Police, we are proud to unanimously endorse Donald J. Trump for President of the United States.
Kevin O'Connor for United States Senate
09/01/20 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
Massachuestts Municipal Police Coalition Endorses Kevin O'Connor for United States Senate The Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition (MMPC) is a coalition of municipal police unions.
Endorsement of Charlie Halford
08/21/20 - Manteca Police Officers Association
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El Paso police officer applications down nearly 50 percent from average
08/11/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
On average, the El Paso Police Department receives around 5,000 applications per class, but the numbers for their current class show that number of applications has been cut in half. "The number of applications is down. Why they’re down, police is just not a profession people are seeking.
El Paso police lieutenant was on duty for both El Paso's Aug. 3rd and New York's 9/11
08/03/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Everyone who lived through the darkest day in El Paso's history will for ever have a story to tell about August 3rd. It's likely everyone who witnessed it whether at the scene or at home watching the news will remember where they were when they heard about the tragedy. One man has a story to tell about Aug.
NEW City Wellness Clinics to Open August 3, 2020
07/28/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The City of El Paso has partnered with BHS Physicians Network for the operation of wellness clinics for City employees and retirees who have the City's health insurance coverage, effective Monday, August 3, 2020. Employees and covered family members over age 18 and retirees with coverage will now have access to the current on-site clinic at City Hall and nine off-site clinics.
Dozens protest 'war on police' at EPPD Officer David Ortiz Park
07/27/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Herlinda Ortiz reminded pro-police demonstrators of the sacrifice of her son and El Paso police officer David Ortiz who was murdered in 2016 by a reputed gang member. The crowd had gathered last week in the parking lot of Officer David Ortiz Park, which was renamed in 2017 in honor of the fallen officer.
MMPC STATEMENT ON S2800
07/17/20 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
MASSACHUETTS MUNICIPAL POLICE COALITION STATEMENT REGARDING “POLICE REFROM” BILL S2800 The Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition (MMPC), representing 25 police unions and 2500 police officer members, writes in strong opposition to so-called “police reform” measures presently pending before the House of Representatives.
Preliminary Data Shows Decrease in L.E. Line-of-Duty Deaths for First Half of 2020
07/15/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum on Tuesday issued its 2020 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report with preliminary data through June 30, 2020. The report reveals that 65 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty so far in 2020 -- a 14 percent decrease over the same period last year, which saw 76 deaths. Officer.
Nevada Law Enforcement Coalition is Alive and Well !!
07/15/20 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
Many of you have been advised that the newly organized Public Safety Alliance of Nevada is replacing the Nevada Law Enforcement Coalition which NAPSO helped to create and which has lobbied successfully for all statewide law enforcement interests for the past two legislative sessions.  This is not correct.
5 recruits, 6 instructors at El Paso Police Academy test positive for coronavirus
07/10/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Covid-19 has changed the way life and work operate on a daily basis. The El Paso Police Department is no different, nor immune to the challenges brought on by the coronavirus. On Thursday, officials told ABC-7 that five of their recruits in the police academy, as well as six training officers there have tested positive for Covid-19. EPPD became aware the outbreak at the academy in early July.
Funeral Services for Retired Detective George B. Cumber
07/07/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Detective George B. Cumber #165. He passed away on June 28, 2020, at the age of 79. (Ret.) Det. Cumber served with the El Paso Police Department for 20+ years, from December 1966 until his retirement on March 31, 1987.  Funeral Services for (Ret.
Officers say they received pizza from El Paso restaurant with a pig drawn on box
06/30/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Police in El Paso say they’re disturbed after two officers were given food with a disrespectful picture drawn on it. In a Facebook post Sunday night, an El Paso police officer said he and his partner ordered dinner at The Pizza Joint in downtown El Paso. But the officers said this pizza came with something extra.
COVID-19 cases among El Paso first responders
06/30/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The city of El Paso has provided data on COVID-19 cases within the El Paso Police Department and El Paso Fire Department. According to the city, 128 members of EPPD have been quarantined and 100 have been tested for COVID-19. Of those tested, 14 tests came back positive. City officials said 25 of those quarantined remain out of work and 97 have returned to work.
New details: Fort Bliss soldier accused of shooting El Paso police officer during 911 call
06/17/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A Fort Bliss soldier allegedly opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle through a door when El Paso police rang his home's doorbell, according to court documents. Documents obtained by the El Paso Times revealed new details in Monday's violence resulting in an officer shot and wounded and two others barely escaping injury.
Social media post of El Paso Police sergeant changing tire goes viral
06/17/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Pasoan Darlene Henderson wanted to do something nice - thank El Paso police Sgt. Ron Martin publicly for changing her car's flat tire. Henderson was surprised to see her Facebook post  was shared by more than 850 people and gained 65,000 views in three days.
Explanation of Unions and Police
06/11/20 - Duluth Police Local #807
George Floyd's tragic death has sparked a national debate on police reform lately. Much of the discussion has centered around police unions roles in reform and discipline.
King County Police Officer’s Guild Position on the office of Elected Sheriff
06/11/20 - KCPOG
In 1996 the King County Police Officer’s Guild backed a measure to make the King County Sheriff elected.  From 1967-1996, the Sheriff was appointed.  What we saw was a public official who could not speak out on your behalf.  An appointed Sheriff works for the Council, not you…the voter.
King County Police Officer’s Guild position on the office of Elected Sheriff
06/11/20 - KCPOG
King County Police Officer’s Guild Position on the office of Elected Sheriff In 1996 the King County Police Officer’s Guild backed a measure to make the King County Sheriff elected.  From 1967-1996, the Sheriff was appointed.  What we saw was a public official who could not speak out on your behalf.
El Paso named 5th safest large city
06/10/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The Sun City landed near the top of a new study that ranks the safest cities in the United States. According to Advisor-Smith, the study titled “Safest Cities in America” ranked El Paso fifth in the largest safest city category — cities with populations larger than 300,000. KTSM.
Ceremony Tuesday to honor fallen El Paso County sheriff's Deputy Peter Herrera
06/09/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Peter Herrera, who was killed in the line of duty, will be honored Tuesday as part of the national E.O.W. Ride to Remember event. The E.O.W. Ride to Remember is a nonprofit organization whose members travel across the country to cities in which a law enforcement officer died in the line of duty the previous year.
EPPD set to debrief City Council on this week’s protests at Monday meeting
06/08/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department broke down what they believe happened during both Sundays and Tuesdays George Floyd protests in El Paso. They will present their findings during Monday’s virtual City Council meeting. In the presentation, police describe what happened as the sun went down, and tensions escalated in Memorial Park on Sunday.
El Paso Police, protestors recap series of events during protest over death of George Floyd
06/02/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department said two officers were injured during the protest on Sunday. As we reported, thousands of El Pasoans marched from Memorial Park to El Paso Police Headquarters and while some said the protest was peaceful, tensions did rise. “I do believe that El Paso did represent ourselves in a good way yesterday.
Video shows El Paso officers taking a knee with protesters
06/01/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso police officers just defused the situation by taking a knee with protesters. NBC News.
Plans for new El Paso Police command center move forward
05/26/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The City of El Paso is moving forward with its plans to build the El Paso Police Department's Eastside Regional Command Center. City council is expected to discuss and vote on offering the design contract to MNK Architects, Inc. for $2,379,046.48 Tuesday morning. In total, the project will cost $38,600,000 and be paid for through the 2019 Public Safety Bonds.
EPPD officers involved in 3 crashes in just 11 hours
05/24/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso Police were involved in three crashes in 11 hours Friday night into Saturday morning. The first crash happened when a wrong-way driver got on I-10 heading east in the westbound lanes of traffic near Artcraft just before 11 p.m. Friday night. The driver hit a marked EPPD unit, causing a complete closure of all westbound lanes of traffic on I-10 at Redd Road. KTSM.
HPOA Charitable Foundation
05/21/20 - Henderson Police Officers' Association
The HPOA works diligently together to enhance the quality of life in the Henderson community through community service and charitable giving. Each year, we participate in civic service events through their HPOA Charitable Foundation; an IRS recognized 501(c) 3 non-profit, public charity; which we formed in 2006.
EPMPOA Special Election Results for Second Vice President
05/21/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association held a special election May 10-16, 2020 for the office of Second Vice President (Executive Board - Class I Director).   The election for Second Vice President was conducted via online electronic voting at www.epmpoa.org.
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