Today, United States Park Police FOP Labor Committee Chairman Ian Glick and Chairman Gus Papathanasiou of the United States Capitol Police FOP Labor Committee met with U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D- IN) to discuss ongoing Congressional efforts to make drastic reductions to federal employee pensions. During the meeting, Senator Donnelly reiterated his support for federal law enforcement and that he remains strongly committed to stopping the proposed cuts to FERS. He also expressed his gratitude for the work of the officers of the United States Park Police and the United States Capitol Police.
We thank Sen. Joe Donnelly for taking the time to meet with the FOP about this important issue.
Photo: (L to R) – USPPFOP Chair Ian Glick, Senator Joe Donnelly, USCPFOP Chair Gus Papathanasiou
Nominations for the 2017 Fraternal Order of Police United States Park Police Labor Committee Executive Board Election are open for nomination, for the following offices:
On July 27, 2017 the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report: “National Mall: Actions Needed to Better Manage Physical Security Risks”. The security of the National Mall has concerned the United States Park Police- Fraternal Order of Police (USPPFOP) since the early 1990’s. In the April 2013 USPPFOP Newsletter, there is an article detailing the National Park Service’s decades long neglect of National Mall security issues, written during the furlough of United States Park Police (USPP) officers. We repost this article to highlight that this is not a new issue and that it has been previously studied by “experts” on several occasions. What needs to be done is common knowledge – we don’t need another study (wasted money) – we need a plan to fix the already identified problems and then we need to take action. Let’s hope that this most recent GAO report will spark an initiative that will fix these problems.
Note: Since this was posted the USPP has reassigned a few officers to task forces and has obtained a newer helicopter to replace one of its three aging helicopters.
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