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To keep our membership informed about information relating to COIVD-19 the Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police has developed this FACT SHEET to some commonly asked questions. This sheet was developed using information from the National Fraternal Order of Police Legal Counsel and our Louisiana State General Counsel, Donovan Livaccari. Can a public employer mandate that employees get vaccinated? Short Answer: Yes. Medium Answer: Yes, but they may have to accommodate an employee’s medic...

Your Health Matters
With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Louisiana we want to take time to remind law enforcement officers to make every possible effort to remain virus-free:  Practice social distancing when possible.  Being active police officers, this is virtually impossible much of the time. However, we should vigilantly and deliberately use protective gear and practice regular hand-washing and sanitation of our equipment while on duty. Uniforms should be cleaned daily. The firs...

The FOP & Education
Innovative training is one of the most important ways that a law enforcement officer can assure professional development.  Coming out of COVID-19 we, as other professionals have learned that training can be delivered in person and electronically.   While many officers prefer face to face training, because of the networking opportunities that it provides, expanding education through an online format allows officer growth.  LSU at Eunice with the assistance of Tri ...

Every Critical Incident is a Criminal Inquiry
Recently an officer involved shooting has resulted in an upcoming grand jury inquiry.  A deputy with the East Feliciana Sheriff's Office respond to a call around midnight on May 21 where a Mississippi man was killed.  Louisiana State Police said that the man, who was already out on bail from a Saint John the Parish incident where he pointed a gun at deputies there,  pointed a gun at the deputy in East Feliciana. Despite being cleared by the agency and the Louisiana Stat...

2021 Louisiana FOP Scholarship Application
The Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police will offer six (6) $500 scholarships to members of the LAFOP or a dependent of a member. The scholarship deadline is August 10. Recipients must attend enrolled or provide proof of admission to a post secondary higher learning institution. (4 or 2 year university or technical school only, no high schools) One scholarship, selected at random, will be awarded by each Region. Applicants can click here to complete the form to submit an application for c...

URGENT Action Needed Protect Qualified Immunity
OPPOSE HB 609 HB 609, “Qualified Immunity” has passed the House of Representatives and has been assigned to Senate Judiciary B. A date for the hearing in Judiciary B has not been set, but it is important that you take action NOW!!! Previous Voter Voice emails went to the House this is for the Senate. You can TAKE ACTION NOW by clicking this link and emailing your Senator, letting them know you OPPOSE HB 609.

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]

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