NJ FOP Announcements


  • 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
  • IMG_3706 Sign the Petition to Save the Lebanon (Hunterdon County) Workers Compensation Court! March 29, 2015 - Brothers and Sisters: Below is a link to a Petition to save the Lebanon (Hunterdon County) Workers Compensation Court. The closing of this Court may be the first salvo at reducing the number of Workers Compensation Courts from 15 Statewide to a smaller number which will have a negative impact

A Note From Your State President, Robert W. Fox

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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

NJ FOP News

  • 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
  • foxpension NFOP President addresses Law Enforcement Labor Summit on New Jersey’s Pension Crises!!! March 29, 2015 - NJFOP President Robert W. Fox addressed attendees of the Law Enforcement Labor Summit today.  The two-day Summit, being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, is sponsored by The Riverside California Police Officers Association, The National Fraternal Order of Police, and The National Troopers Coalition. This event has drawn 215 participants from
  • Fox NJEA does not speak for NJFOP on Pensions March 29, 2015 - (TRENTON) Yesterday the New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police President Robert W. Fox made it clear that his members have not signed off on nor agreed with the alleged deal struck between Governor Chris Christie and the NJEA. “The NJEA does not speak for or make deals for the police

Legislative Corner

  • 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
  • NJFOP_Legislative_QL Legislative Update July, 2014 July 2, 2014 - On July 1st. the New Jersey State Legislature finished the 2014 Spring Legislative Session, passed the FY 2014 – 2015 State Budget and adjourned for the Summer. Typically, the Legislature stays out of session until after Labor Day but in challenging times, as New Jersey currently finds itself in, there

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I am happy to inform you that the National Blue Alert has passed in the Us Congress and the US Senate. This Law is a system that puts out an Alert when a Police Officer is Killed so apprehension of the criminal can be quicker with the public help. I salute Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr from NJ for pushing this Bill. We now wait for the President to sign the Bill into Law.

NJFOP BILL BECOMES LAW! GOOD WORK, BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!! JOHNSON & MAINOR BILL REQUIRING HIGHER EDUCATION POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO ADOPT POLICING PROCEDURES USED BY ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT IN NJ NOW LAW (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 ...Read more

NJFOP BILL BECOMES LAW! GOOD WORK, BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!! JOHNSON & MAINOR BILL REQUIRING HIGHER EDUCATION POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO ADOPT POLICING PROCEDURES USED BY ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT IN NJ NOW LAW (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 (D-Bergen). "Rather than have these departments operating under different guidelines, this bill would require them to use the same guidelines as every other law enforcement agency in the state." The law now (A3493) requires police departments of institutions of higher education in the state to adopt the Attorney General Guidelines on internal affairs policies and procedures. "These police departments are tackling the sort of problems and issues that other law enforcement agencies deal with," said Mainor (D-Hudson) "It makes sense to bring these departments in line with the policies and procedures used by every other law enforcement agency in the state." Prior to this new law, only law enforcement agencies in the State were required to adopt and implement guidelines consistent with those governing the "Internal Affairs Policy and Procedures" of the Police Management Manual promulgated by the Police Bureau of the Division of Criminal Justice in the Department of Law and Public Safety. Under the new law, police departments of institutions of higher education would also be required to adopt and implement these guidelines. The Senate passed the measure, 40-0, on Monday, March 16. The Assembly approved the measure 71-0 last September....