NJ FOP Announcements

  • Message from NJFOP President Fox on the death of our NJ State Trooper May 30, 2015 - It is with the deepest regrets and sympathy that I report the loss of a New Jersey State Trooper Anthony Raspa. Raspa, 24, was on patrol with Trooper Gene Hong, 29, on Interstate 195 near mile marker 9 when their car hit a deer at about 12:48 a.m. Saturday. This
  • motto 2 Baltimore Police Department issues Nationwide Warning to LEOs May 5, 2015 - The Baltimore Police Department issued a nation wide warning to police departments today indicating they have developed “Credible Information” that gangs may have formed a partnership to ” take out ” Law Enforcement Officers. This type of information is not uncommon during times of civil unrest, but we remind all
  • message on keyboard enter key, for privacy policy concepts NJFOP initiated bill protecting our privacy passes the Senate 36-0 March 29, 2015 - Yesterday, Senate Bill No. 1447 passed the Senate by a 36-0 vote. The bill is now headed directly to the Assembly for a floor vote. This NJFOP-initiated bill that is co-sponsored by Senators Linda Greenstein and Dawn Adieggo prohibits persons, State and local agencies, and businesses from posting or publishing

A Note From Your State President, Robert W. Fox


Brothers and Sisters,

On Thursday, August 14, NJFOP delegates elected me to a two-year term as your President of the New Jersey FOP State Lodge at the 33rd Biennial Conference. This would never have become a reality without the support of my family, friends, and supporters within this Lodge. I am absolutely humbled to serve the 12,000 membership and will do all in my power to serve with distinction and honor.

I have been a member of the Fraternal Order of Police since 1973 when I was sworn in as a Cherry Hill police officer where I served for 25 years. During my career there, I held several offices in Cherry Hill FOP Lodge #28, including: Treasurer, State Trustee, Guard and President for 14 years.

My involvement with the NJ State FOP Lodge dates back to the early 90’s where I held a myriad of elected positions over the years. I have served as the National Trustee for two years, Sergeant at Arms for two years, Chaplain for 12 years, and Executive Vice President for eight years. From 2008-09, I was assigned to the Attorney General’s Suicide Task Force to develop a video to be used at every police academy to help prevent suicides.

I come to this position with the endorsements of all Past NJ State FOP Presidents, including our immediate Past President, Ed Brannigan. It’s only appropriate that I take this time to commend Past President Ed Brannigan for his outstanding leadership over the last 12 years. I look forward to continued engagement with Brother Brannigan as he represents us as Vice President to the National FOP Executive Board.

While we have many major legislative issues on the table, the priority now is to protect the pensions and benefits of our officers in this state, as you protect us on the streets in this State.

In closing, I will work closely with our Executive Board to ensure that the NJ FOP remains strong and our voice is heard. I will communicate with you on a regular basis and seek your support and input on critical issues. It goes without saying, our optimum goal is to do what is best for the good of the order.

Fraternally yours,

Robert W. Fox


  • Police and Firefighters hold press conference to oppose residency requirement! July 2, 2015 - TRENTON – Today the New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police and the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey IAFF, AFL-CIO-CLC held a press conference at 11 am at the NJFOP Trenton Headquarters to urge Governor Chris Christie to veto legislation permitting municipalities, county governments, and regional divisions to establish residency
  • Governor Christie must live up to his word! June 9, 2015 - Today NJFOP President Bob Fox stood with Senate President Steve Sweeney and scores of other union members to speak out against the Supreme Court’s 5-2 decision on the pension lawsuit brought against Governor Chris Christie. President Fox has issued a statement expressing his deep disappointment and disenchantment about that decision
  • RUPD NJFOP-Initiated Bill for Higher Ed. Police Becomes Law! May 14, 2015 - (TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson and Charles Mainor requiring college and university police departments to adopt the Attorney General Guidelines on internal affairs policies and procedures was signed into law on Thursday. “Having uniformity across the board can help avoid potential confusion and mistakes,” said Johnson
  • Image Attribution: John O'Connell/Flickr Bridgegate May 5, 2015 - Today is an important day to the State of New Jersey as we saw David Wildstein pleaded guilty in the Bridge gate scandal in Federal Court. Just after his plea, the US Attorney Paul Fishman announced 9 Federal Charges against Bill Baroni,(former Deputy Exec Director of the Port Authority of
  • BlueAlert National Blue Alert System April 12, 2015 - U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, was joined today by local law enforcement officials from across northern New Jersey at the Police Officer John Samra Memorial in Clifton to urge passage of legislation he introduced to create a nationwide alert system to assist

Legislative Corner

  • FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR JUNE 2015 June 12, 2015 - FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR JUNE 2015 (Prepared by Peter Guzzo , NJ State FOP Lobbyist) The following are key pieces of legislation either pending in the New Jersey Legislature or recently enacted into law:: 1. A-3493/S-2564 (Prime Sponsors: Assemblyman Gordon Johnson-Dem/Senator Linda Greenstein-Dem): This bill requires police departments of institutions
  • NJFOP_Legislative_QL 2014 – 2015 NJFOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES May 18, 2015 - During each yearly NJ State legislative session, the NJ FOP develops a document that lists all current bills currently on the floor of the state legislature that directly affects NJ Law Enforcement Officers. The legislative priorities explains each bill in terms that speak directly to the breadth of each bill
  • leg FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR MARCH, 2015 March 29, 2015 - Brothers and Sisters: Below are critical pieces of legislation moving through the New Jersey Legislature. At the of the writing of this report (March 24, 2015), the New Jersey State Legislature is in the midst of the 2014 – 2015 Legislative Session. The current session ends in January 2016. Compared
  • BodyCams FOP LEGISLATIVE REPORT FOR DECEMBER 18, 2014 December 23, 2014 - Two key legislative issues faced the FOP as the 2014 Legislative Session headed to a finish in December 2014. One is the issue of mandating that law enforcement officers be required to wear body cameras. The other is the matter of prohibiting the posting, publishing on the internet, or disclosing
  • Christie10.28 Legislative Update September, 2014 September 10, 2014 - By now everyone knows that Governor Christie’s promises on funding the New Jersey State Pension System are as worthless as President Putin’s statements that there are no Russian troops in the Ukraine. And everyone also knows that while all public employees increased their pension contributions to the system—for PFRS members

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