NJ FOP Announcements

  • 2017 FOP Mini Convention January 5, 2017 - The 2017 FOP Mini Convention is quickly approaching, March 20 – 23 Click Here for all the important details
  • NJFOP endorsed Phil Murphy for Governor December 8, 2016 - (TRENTON) The New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police (NJFOP) Board of Directors approved the endorsement of Phil Murphy for Governor at its regular meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. NJFOP President Robert W. Fox announced this endorsement on behalf of his 13,500 members and 150 local lodges. “We are proud
  • SLEO III Law November 30, 2016 - Legislation has been signed by the Governor that will allow public and non-public schools and county colleges to hire retired law enforcement officers on a part-time basis to provide security on school grounds was signed into law today by the governor. The bill (S86/A3629) had a bi-partisan sponsorship, including Senate

A Note From Your State President, Robert W. Fox

Continuing to Serve Our Members

On Thursday, August 25, at the 34th Biennial Convention in Cambridge, Maryland, the New Jersey FOP delegates voted to re-elect me to another two-year term as president of the State Lodge. This would never have become reality without the constant backing of my family, friends and supporters within the State Lodge. I am absolutely humbled to serve our 13,000 members and will do everything in my power to do so with distinction and honor. I would also like to congratulate my entire Executive Board on their re-election to their current positions. I look forward to all of us working together as a team for you over the next two years.
After returning from the Convention, the Executive Board got right back to business. On September 16, I attended the National FOP Board of Directors Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. At the meeting, a vote was taken to decide the National FOP endorsement for the upcoming presidential election. To obtain the NFOP endorsement, a candidate must receive at least two-thirds of the votes from the State Lodges. The results were 39 for Trump, zero for Clinton and five for no endorsement. Thus, the National FOP endorses Donald Trump for president of the United States in 2016.
On the local front, State Senate President Steve Sweeney refused to post the constitutional amendment bill in the Senate for a vote. It should be noted that we had a strong majority in the Senate and it would have passed without a problem. The Senate president’s refusal to post this bill made it impossible for the constitutional amendment to get on the ballot in November. This action took away the right of the citizens of New Jersey to vote on this important issue, the right that democracy gives them. Just remember, through his actions this State Senate president has again, as with Chapter 78, stopped the chances for proper funding of our pensions in New Jersey. I am delighted to advise you that Senator Sweeney has decided not to run for governor in 2017, a position he wanted badly. I guess he realized that his popularity with fellow Democrats, teachers and our organization has fallen off so much that he has no chance to be governor.
We continue to investigate the separation of our pension plan from the state-run pension. There have been some issues about equal representation on the board, timing with a new governor coming on in 2017, and the sponsor of the bill. The four public safety units will continue working on this to see if we can come up with a better system, improving what we have with the state or pulling out and running our own.
In closing, I would like to warn all our brothers and sisters in blue to watch one another’s backs. The law enforcement community is under attack — we saw it in Dallas and Baton Rouge, losing eight heroes in 10 days. Please be careful out there; our main goal is to return home to our families after a day of work.


  • FOP President Fox speaks out through attorney Anthony Fusco August 16, 2016 - On August 3, 2016, presumed gubernatorial candidate and State Senate President Steve Sweeney sent letters asking New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino and U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman to investigate the New Jersey Education Association. Representatives from the teachers union contacted Democratic Party leaders on Monday, August 1st and said that
  • Clinton Doesn’t Want Police To Endorse Her August 8, 2016 - The leader of the National Fraternal Order of Police, Chuck Canterbury, told The Hill that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent a message through her staff that she wouldn’t be seeking the group’s endorsement. The union represents a strong political force at 335,000 members. “It sends a powerful message. To be
  • FOP Executive Board stands behind President Fox!!! August 5, 2016 - We, the Executive Board members of NJFOP, stand behind our State President Robert Fox in his efforts to get the Constitutional amendment for pension payments for police and other public employees voted on by the State Senate. We know that once this bill passes the Senate, the question can go
  • Boycott Beyonce’ Concerts February 23, 2016 - Brothers and Sisters, I am appalled and outraged at Beyonce’s outright disregard for the millions of viewers during Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance. While Beyonce’ is considered by many as a very talented artist, it was poor judgment on her part to use Super Bowl 50 as the venue
  • Congressman MacArthur announced legislation to preserve 9/11 Memorial February 10, 2016 - Congressman Tom MacArthur today announced that his legislation to protect and preserve the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center in New York has passed the U.S. House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support. The National 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Act will designate the 9/11 outdoor Memorial

Legislative Corner

  • FOP Legislative Report January 9, 2017 - NEW JERSEY STATE FOP 2016 – 2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES January 2017 *FOP INITIATIVES IN BOLD Click Here to Read the Complete FOP LegislativeReport January 2017
  • FOP DECEMBER 23, 2016 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE December 23, 2016 - By Peter Guzzo PHD The New Jersey State Legislature ended the year 2016 with several accomplishments for the New Jersey State FOP but also with several pieces of FOP priority legislation still pending. In 2017 the FOP will be working to move its priorities before the Legislature adjourns at the
  • Law now mandates State to payment quarterly payments December 16, 2016 - NJFOP is pleased to announce that legislation became law today requiring the state to make required quarterly contributions to the pension fund rather than delaying these payments to the end of the fiscal year. Legislation sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto sets up a payment
  • SLEO III Law November 30, 2016 - Legislation has been signed by the Governor that will allow public and non-public schools and county colleges to hire retired law enforcement officers on a part-time basis to provide security on school grounds was signed into law today by the governor. The bill (S86/A3629) had a bi-partisan sponsorship, including Senate
  • Bargaining Agreement Win In Our Favor November 30, 2016 - Public employers do not have a unilateral right to change the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with their workers merely by citing an economic crisis, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. Continue Reading….

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