NJ FOP Announcements

  • fopConf New Jersey State FOP 34th Biennial Convention December 6, 2015 - New Jersey State FOP 34th Biennial Convention At The HYATT REGENCY CHESAPEAKE BAY RESORT Cambridge, Maryland will be taking place August 22, 2016 To August 26, 2016.
  • Bally's 2016 Mini Convention scheduled for March 21-24, 2016 November 14, 2015 - The 2016 Mini Convention is scheduled for March 21-24, 2016 and will take place at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City NJ. Our FOP Board of Directors will meet on Monday March 21st beginning at 12 noon in the Traymore Ball room on the 6th floor. Convention activities will
  • PFANJ Pres. Dominick Marino (left) NJFOP Pres. Bob Fox (center), National Vice Pres. Ed Brannigan (right) Governor Christie vetoes residency requirement bill for police and firefighters! November 9, 2015 - On Monday, November 9, Governor Chris Christie vetoed S-2783/A-4265, legislation that would have required municipalities, county governments, and regional divisions to establish residency requirements for police and firefighters. Both the New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police and the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey vehemently opposed these bills. NJFOP President

A Note From Your State President, Robert W. Fox

Brothers and Sisters,

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and I wish you all a happy and healthy 2016. I am happy to report that we were successful in stopping the five-year residency bill. To our liking, the governor used his veto pen on this bill on the last day before it would have become law.

Another serious issue the NJ FOP is fighting for is the reinstatement of the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) into the PFRS pension system. We thought this court case would have been heard by the State Supreme Court this past fall, but it did not happen. All the written briefs are in; we are just waiting for the court to hear the oral arguments. We are hoping the case will be heard in the spring and that the final decision will be out by the end of the year. The removal of the COLA in 2011, to date, has greatly hurt the older retired members in our pension system. We are hoping to be successful in this court decision.

The public safety unions, along with the AFL/CIO public unions, are working together to put a constitutional amendment to fund our pensions on the November 2016 ballot. To get this constitutional amendment put on the ballot, it first has to be approved by both the outgoing Legislature and the newly elected Legislature. The outgoing Legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 184 in the Senate 23-16, and passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 3 in the Assembly 43-27 on January 11, 2016, the last day of the outgoing Legislature. These are two major preliminary victories that we will have to repeat with the newly elected Legislature in the near future. This amendment, if passed by the people, would require the state to fully fund our pensions, similar to the funding plan that the governor agreed with under the Chapter 78 law. The state would also be mandated to pay its pension payment quarterly.

When we get this amendment approved by the newly elected Legislature, then it is our time to sell it to the general public. We will need everyone to help: Get registered, and make sure that all your family and friends are registered to vote as well. To check your registration status, download voter application forms for your county or find your voting location, visit the Secretary of State’s website at http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voting-information.html.

November is right around the corner; we will keep you updated.


Robert W. Fox


  • 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
  • President Fox Governor Christie Owes Us an Apology! December 12, 2015 - Governor Christie…STOP calling law enforcement PIGS! That’s our message to New Jersey’s Governor who has his eyes set on the Nation’s highest office…the Office of the President. The New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police observed…as all other New Jerseyans did…our Governor referring to our law enforcement brothers and sisters as
  • Shame, shame, shame on you, Quentin Tarantino! October 31, 2015 - The New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police has denounced and wholly condemned recent anti-police statements made by film director Quentin Tarantino. NJFOP President Robert W. Fox is calling on his members to boycott Tarantino’s films, including his Christmas-bound Western The Hateful Eight. “Our brothers and sisters put their lives on
  • ChuckCanterbury-fop Statement of FOP Chuck Canterbury on Recent Violence Targeting Law Enforcement September 4, 2015 - News Item: STATEMENT OF FOP PRESIDENT CHUCK CANTERBURY ON RECENT VIOLENCE TARGETING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS 09/02/2015 This has been a brutal and tragic few weeks for our nation’s law enforcement officers. In just two weeks, five law enforcement officers were murdered and a sixth death of an off-duty officer is

Legislative Corner

  • March 2016 NJ STATE FOP Legislative Update April 1, 2016 - MARCH 2016 NJ STATE FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE On January 12, 2016 the 2014-2015 New Jersey Legislative Session ended and the new 2016-2017 Legislative Session commenced. During the 2014-2015 Legislative Session the FOP succeeded in having several new laws it initiated and supported signed into law. They are: *** P.L. 2015,
  • NJFOP endorses Assembly candidates (Revised article) September 24, 2015 - (Hamilton, NJ) Brothers and Sisters, this year the full New Jersey Assembly is up for election. That’s 80 seats of the 120 who serve in the New Jersey Legislature. The Senate is not up for election until 2017. NJFOP Board of Trustees held its September 23rd meeting at Hibernian Club
  • FOP Legislative Update for July, 2015 July 9, 2015 - FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR JULY 2015
  • New Jersey Pension Update July 9, 2015 - NEW JERSEY PENSION UPDATE (Prepared by Peter Guzzo, NJ State FOP Lobbyist) On June 9th., the New Jersey State Supreme Court ruled in a 5-2 decision that although the Governor signed a law in 2011 (known as Chapter 78) to make the public employee’s pension system whole in seven years,
  • 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

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