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Episode 7 of Connected-Use of Force in Today's Law Enforcement
Episode 7 of "Connected" addresses issues of Use of Force in today's landscape of law enforcement in Louisiana. Co-hosting this episode with President Darrell Basco is Louisiana FOP General Counsel Donovan Livaccari. Their guests are Kerry Najolia former Chief of Orleans Levee Police and academy instructor from Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Also, David Basnes is a New Orleans based attorney specializing in Use of Force cases. They discuss changes and ideas about use of force....whe...

Constitutional Amendment 4 and State Supplemental Pay
Constitutional Amendment 4 and State Supplemental Pay We want to make the membership aware of Constitutional Amendment #4 (CA #4) on the upcoming November 13 ballot and it's effect on state supplemental pay. CA #4 would “Allow the transfer of more dedicated funds to fix a state budget deficit.” State supplemental pay is one of the “dedicated funds” that could be tapped to fix a budget deficit. Currently, state supplemental pay is protected by the Constitution and can be cut ...

Scholarship Recipents Announced
Scholarship Recipients Announced The Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police Foundation awards 6 regional scholarships to members or a dependent of a member.  The scholarship is for recipients to attend a 4 or 2 year university or technical school. This year's recipients are: Braci Johnson from Baton Rouge Lodge #1 attending the Louisiana Culinary Institute Emma Pond from Jefferson Parish Lodge #12 attending Loyola University - New Orleans Ashlyn Sutton from T...

Thanks to DART
In recent weeks, our members across southeast Louisiana felt the impact of Hurricane Ida. Louisianians are a resilient people and will move through this tragedy as we have in the past. The National Fraternal Order of Police responded with the National Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). DART was in Louisiana within 48 hours after the storm and in contact with State Lodge leadership before impact to coordinate the response. Members from 13 states responded to Louisiana to feed first r...

DART Assistance Needed
The National FOP Disaster Assistance Response Team is in Thibodaux and serving meals to LEO's. The National Team is looking to set up a secondary site next week.   We are in need of volunteers from uneffected areas.   If you would like to volunteer to assist with cooking and other needs please send an email to [email protected] with your availability and contact information.  Or click here to complete the form. 

Disaster Assistance
Disaster Assistance The Fraternal Order of Police provides assistance to members displaced from their home during a disaster. The recent flooding in Louisiana qualifies for assistance from the FOP. You must be a member in good standing and displaced from your residence. For more details download the application found here. Completed applications can be emailed to [email protected]

Standing in the Face of Adversity
Standing in the Face of Adversity Over the last week law enforcement in Louisiana has taken a hard blow. We lost a fellow law enforcement officer, Everett Briscoe, a 13-year veteran with NOPD, in a senseless act of violence in Houston. A reward has been offered for information regarding the homicide. Arrangements will be announced soon. Early on a Saturday morning three Baton Rouge Police officers were severely injured in an overnight crash where a person believed to be driving drunk dro...

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