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    Officer-involved wreck sends 2 to hospital
    06/26/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A El Paso Police Department (EPPD) officer responding to a call of a ‘man walking with a sword’ in Northeast El Paso, t-boned a second car, sending both drivers to the hospital. EPPD officials say the crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, at the intersection of Transmountain and Rushing.
    EPMPOA Annual Member Picnic at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld
    06/17/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association will host its Annual Member Picnic at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld on Saturday July 30, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.   Aside from the usual fun on rides in the water... • This year we are providing food (hamburgers/hotdogs) and free beer and sodas with the purchase of a ticket.
    Proposed Changes to the C&B
    06/16/22 - FOP Tulsa Lodge 93
    FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE LODGE #93 PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE BY-LAWS Rationale: To amend Article 8, Section 2 by adding new language related to the Public Relations Fund. By including a “cap and trigger” process related to a maximum fund balance of the Public Relations Fund. ByLaws Article 8 DUES AND ASSESSMENTS Section One.
    129 Officers Killed In Line Of Duty In 2021, FBI Report Says
    06/15/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Last month, the FBI released its 2021 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty. According to the report, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty in 2021, which is 27 more than the previous year. Of those 129 deaths, 73 were related to felonious acts and 56 were accidents.
    Funeral Services for Retired Officer David M. Ianni #768
    06/15/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Officer David M. Ianni #768, who passed away on June 9, 2022 at the age of 63. (Ret.) Officer Ianni served with the El Paso Police Department for 24+ years, from June of 1981, until his retirement on October 6, 2005. Prior to joining the EPPD, Mr.
    Funeral Services for Officer Raul Pineda Sr., #2767
    06/10/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Officer Raul Pineda Sr., #2767, who passed away on June 5, 2022 at the age of 56 after losing a valiant battle against cancer. Officer Pineda served with the El Paso Police Department for almost 14 years, from July 2, 2008, until his untimely death.
    Borderland Spotlight: 911 dispatch manager overcomes obstacles to serve El Paso
    06/08/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Richard Trejo, Jr., or just “Rick” to his colleagues, has worked for the El Paso 911 Dispatch Center for about 17 years now. Trejo used to be an officer with the El Paso Police Department, but his life was forever changed when he was paralyzed in an ATV accident in November of 2003. “I like this version of myself.  I wish it didn’t take this for me to learn.
    El Paso area law enforcement hold active shooter training
    06/08/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso area law enforcement agencies along with the El Paso Fire Department, participated in an active shooter training at a local elementary school Tuesday afternoon. Participating agencies include El Paso Police, El Paso Fire, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security, and other local police departments in the area.
    Blood Drive at Police Academy
    06/02/22 - 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 Police Academy, 2300 Scenic Drive, on Friday, June 3, 2022, from Noon to 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The blood drive will take place in Vitalant's Blood Mobiles. Donors will receive a free T-shirt and squeeze cow.
    EPPD Promotions Ceremony
    06/02/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages all members to attend the El Paso Police Department's Promotion Ceremony at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 6, 2022.  The ceremony will take place in the Chief's Large Conference Room at Police Headquarters, 911 N. Raynor St.
    Blood Drive at EPPD Headquarters
    06/01/22 - 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 Police Headquarters on Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The blood drive will take place in Vitalant's Blood Mobile. Donors will receive a free T-shirt and squeeze cow.
    EPPD to Honor Retired Canine "Nero" #1122
    05/24/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Canine "Nero" who passed away on April 4, 2022.   (Ret.) Canine "Nero" served the El Paso community as a police dog for 9+ years. He was commissioned by the El Paso Police Department on June 6, 2011 and retired on October 26, 2020.
    Funeral Services for Retired Officer Jesus A. Acosta
    05/24/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Officer Jesus Antonio (Tony) Acosta #184, who passed away on April 26, 2022 at the age of 77. (Ret.) Officer Acosta served with the El Paso Police Department for 22+ years, from March 1968 until his retirement on January 15, 1991. Prior to joining the EPPD, Mr.
    Poll: 'Defund the Police' Policies Remain Highly Unpopular
    05/20/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A national poll by the University of Massachusetts Amherst found support dropping for the Black Lives Matter movement and a number of police reform policies — from bans on police use of military-grade equipment to bans on officers using chokeholds — which had seen rising popularity in recent years. OFFICER.
    Mother, armed son accused of attacking off-duty El Paso officer moments after crash
    05/18/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A mother and son were arrested and accused of assaulting an off-duty officer after a crash in west El Paso. Officers arrested 18-year-old Shaughn Gonzalez and 40-year-old Josephine Gonzalez Rosales.
    El Paso mayor explains decision to veto council's plan to extend city manager contract
    05/18/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser filed to veto a plan to extend the city manager's contract, which was passed by the City Council earlier this week. In a 5 to 3 vote, City Council approved to authorize Leeser to execute an amendment to Tommy Gonzalez’s contract.
    First Responders Discount Offer
    05/17/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Academy Sports + Outdoors is offering First Responders and miliary personnel a discount of 10% off purchases both in-store and online, now through July 4, 2022. To redeem the discount in-store, simply present your first responder ID at checkout. To redeem online, click here for details.
    2022 El Paso Police Memorial Ceremony
    05/15/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department and the El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association invite everyone to the 2022 Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony to be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 20, 2022. The event will take place at Charles "Chuck" Heinrich Park, 11055 Ofc. Andrew Barcena Dr. in northeast El Paso.
    El Paso Police Accepting Applications for Police Trainee
    05/09/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Trainee. This recruitment is for trainees for an upcoming Police Academy class scheduled to begin on January 23, 2023.
    Funeral Services for Retired Sergeant Apolonio Esparza #131
    05/05/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Sergeant Apolonio "Polo" Esparza #131, who passed away on April 23, 2022 at the age of 89. (Ret.) Sergeant Esparza served with the El Paso Police Department for 22+ years, from November 1956 until his retirement on February 6, 1979. Prior to joining the EPPD, Mr.
    Funeral Services for Retired Detective Robert Marino #541
    05/05/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Detective Robert B. Marino #541, who passed away on May 1, 2022 at the age of 77. (Ret.) Detective Marino served with the El Paso Police Department for 22+ years, from June 1973 until his retirement on August 12, 1995. Prior to joining the EPPD, Mr.
    March/April 2022 Gendarme
    05/03/22 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
    Woman pleads guilty in shooting death of El Paso County Sheriff's deputy, Peter Herrera
    05/02/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The second suspect in connection to the death of Deputy Peter Herrera made a plea deal Monday morning. Arlene Leeann Piña was in the vehicle with Facundo Chavez moments before Chavez allegedly shot Herrera on March 22, 2019 in San Elizario. Herrera died at the hospital two days later.
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    05/02/22 - Clark County Sheriffs Support Guild
    ACT 111 ALERT
    04/29/22 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
    On behalf of over 50,000 active and retired Police Officers, State Troopers and Firefighters across Pennsylvania, the Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State Lodge, the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, and the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association ask that you strongly oppose recently introduced legislation that will cause grave harm to Pennsylvania’s heroes and their families. As sworn public safety personnel, Police Officers, State Troopers and Firefighters risk their lives each day to protect citizens, businesses, and...
    Laws N' Paws T- Shirt
    04/29/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Law N’ Paws needs your help! They are raising money to pay for veterinary care for the increasing number of rescue dogs that have come into their care from recent animal cruelty cases. Please consider supporting Law N’ Paws by purchasing a T-shirt. Your donations and continued support is greatly appreciated.  https://www.bonfire.
    EPPD to Honor Retired Sergeant Robert McWhorter
    04/28/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Sergeant Robert S. McWhorter #272, who passed away on April 2, 2022, at the age of 80.   (Ret.) Sergeant McWhorter served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 22+ years.
    FBI director says violence against LEOs ‘doesn’t get enough attention’
    04/27/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
     In a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday, FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed the uptick in violence against police officers.  “Violence against law enforcement in this country is one of the biggest phenomena that I think doesn’t get enough attention,” Wray said in the CBS interview.
    619 Fallen LEOs To Be Honored During 34th Annual Candlelight Vigil
    04/16/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has announced that the names of 619 fallen LEOs are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year. The names will be engraved and properly dedicated during the 34th Annual Candlelight Vigil in Washington, DC, on May 13, 2022.
    El Paso PD Stepping Up Enforcement of Drivers Texting and Driving Through end of April
    04/08/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    As often as we're all on the road, it's a safe assumption you've seen El Pasoans do some crazy, unbelievable stuff behind the wheel. Many times it is because that person is staring down at their smart phone. Every month, the El Paso Police Department focuses on a specific traffic law they make a concerted effort to enforce.
    New wrong-way driver detection system to be implemented across El Paso
    04/05/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A new type of technology, to prevent wrong-way drivers, is being installed in El Paso. The wrong-way detection systems are similar to those already operating in various cities across Texas.
    2022 MPPOA Virtual Legislative Conference
    04/02/22 - Duluth Police Local #807
    The MPPOA will be holding a Virtual Legislative Conference on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, from 10:30am to 2:00pm. This will be held through Zoom in a Webinar format. POST Credits have been applied for. To register, cut and paste the following link in your browser:   https://us02web.zoom.
    El Paso law enforcement ready for NM pot legalization
    03/31/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Beginning Friday, the retail sale of recreational-use marijuana will be legal in New Mexico and with the proximity of El Paso to the Land of Enchantment, local law enforcement sends Texans a warning: don’t bring it into the state. “It’s still illegal in Texas, any person caught with any usable amount of marijuana here will be charged accordingly,” El Paso Police Sgt.
    El Paso Police Department increases Narcan availability for officers
    03/30/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department has more than tripled the amount of Narcan kits available to officers, Assistant Chief Zina Silva said Tuesday.
    City Council hears update on Discipline Review Board
    03/29/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso City Council received an update Monday morning on the Safe and Secure City Cross-Functional Team, a committee tasked with overseeing cases within the El Paso Police Department in efforts to build a strengthened relationship between the community and EPPD.
    EPMPOA Cookout to benefit Officer Raul Pineda #2767
    03/16/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a fundraising cookout to benefit MVRC Officer Raul Pineda #2767. It is being hosted at the Mission Valley Regional Command Center, 9011 Escobar Dr., on Friday, March 18, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
    Opioid deaths are rising in El Paso. So why don’t all local police carry a life-saving drug?
    03/16/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Opioid-related deaths are a national problem. But in El Paso, the numbers are stark. A big reason for this is the growing prevalence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl.
    El Paso city council approve $6 million in funding for body worn cameras
    03/15/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department has been looking into purchasing more than 700 body cameras for their officers, but finding the money had been an issue. City representatives unanimously approved more than $6.6 million in funding from American Rescue Plan funds.
    NJLECOA Health Plan Conversion
    03/13/22 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
    See the attached information regarding the health plan conversion.
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    03/13/22 - Clark County Sheriffs Support Guild
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    03/13/22 - Clark County Sheriffs Support Guild
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    03/13/22 - Clark County Sheriffs Support Guild
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    February 2022 Gendarme
    03/13/22 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
    PMSA Charitable Foundation Scholarships have been chosen!
    03/01/22 - LVPMSA
    Scholarship results are in!  The PMSA Charitable Board received 29 applications and 17 PMSA member's children were selected for scholarship awards! If you didn't already realize, there are some amazing and talented children of PMSA Members!  To read these accomplishments and papers on how they have shown leadership, was both rewarding and humbling.
    128th Police Academy Graduation
    03/01/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department added thirty-six (36) officers to their ranks after the graduation of the 128th Police Academy Class. Their Graduation Ceremony was held on Monday, February 28, 2022 at the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) Theater. The new, and much needed, officers have been assigned to patrol duties on varying shifts at the five Police Regional Command Centers in town.
    Funeral Services for Retired Detective Armando Nava Sr.
    02/23/22 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Detective Armando Nava Sr., #294, who passed away on February 9, 2022 at the age of 93. Retired Detective Nava served with the El Paso Police Department for 34 years, from September 1954 until his retirement on April 8, 1988. Prior to joining the EPPD, Mr. Nava served in the U.
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