NJ FOP Announcements


  • NJFOP-initiated bill that expands the list of retired officers who can handguns becomes Law! July 17, 2017 - Governor Chris Christie has signed Assembly Bill No. 2690/Senate Bill No. 1944 that expands list of Retired Law Enforcement Officers Eligible to Carry Handguns. This NJFOP-initiated law expands the eligible list to include: State Park Police Officers; Special Agents of the Division of Taxation; Human Services Police Officers; New Jersey
  • NJFOP pushes for changes to Bail Reform Law April 30, 2017 - NEW JERSEY STATE LODGE NJFOP Recording Secretary and Legislative Chairman James E. Ford has sent a letter to the NJ Attorney General recommending revisions to the newly-enacted bail reform law. Following are three points, among a few more, recommended in the letter: First and foremost, high risk accused offenders should
  • 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

A Note From Your State President, Robert W. Fox

FOP Pres. Robert W. FoxReflections on 2016 and Goals for the New Year

I hope that all our brothers and sisters in blue and their families had a wonderful holiday season. I wish you all a happy and healthy 2017.
As we reflect back on 2016, let’s thank the 140 heroes who gave their lives to protect the citizens of this great nation — including three more who died from illnesses related to recovery work on 9/11 — and remember their families. This past year, we watched as officers lost their lives in planned assassinations just because they wore a uniform. The loss of just one officer is tragic enough, but to lose an officer every 62 hours is unbelievable and absolutely unacceptable. Enough is enough! This must be the year that we see this trend change.
I would like to thank the Legislative Committee for their hard work during 2016. This committee, led by Pete Guzzo and Chairman Richard Whelan, has been successful in getting numerous NJ FOP-supported bills signed into law. In 2017, we hope to have Assembly Bill 2690, which passed in the Assembly 77-0, introduced and passed in the Senate. This bill would expand the list of retired law enforcement officers eligible to receive a handgun carry permit. The State FOP will also fight to change the law to carry weapons into retirement to the age of 80 from the current age of 75.
In 2017, we will continue to investigate the separation of our pension plan from the state-run plan. In recent meetings, Executive Vice President Gries and I have worked hard to get the NJ FOP’s concerns included in the pension bill separation rough draft. The NJ FOP will continue diligently working on this issue to see if we can come up with a more secure pension system for you, the members.
The best thing about 2017 is that it’s the last year of Governor Christie, a governor who has attacked our profession from all angles. I look forward to working with a new governor who will have an open-door policy and allow the FOP to finally have a seat at the table on law enforcement issues, as we did in the past.
In closing, please watch out for your fellow officers. Our main goal is to return home to our families after a stressful day at work, like every other profession, but with attacks on officers on the rise across the nation in 2016, we must be extra vigilant to keep each other safe. Stay alert and stay alive.

NJ FOP News

  • NJFOP-initiated bill that expands the list of retired officers who can handguns becomes Law! July 17, 2017 - Governor Chris Christie has signed Assembly Bill No. 2690/Senate Bill No. 1944 that expands list of Retired Law Enforcement Officers Eligible to Carry Handguns. This NJFOP-initiated law expands the eligible list to include: State Park Police Officers; Special Agents of the Division of Taxation; Human Services Police Officers; New Jersey
  • FOP Pres. Robert W. Fox FOP President Fox speaks out against Gov. Christie’s conditional veto on our pension bill! May 9, 2017 - Despite the overwhelming and bipartisan support in both the Assembly and the Senate, Governor Christie issued a conditional veto to our legislation offering members of the PFRS the opportunity to make decisions on how our retirement savings are managed. More specifically, he called for a restructured Board of Trustees and
  • Assemblyman Benson continues to work for fair compensation for public employees injured by inmates or detainees May 4, 2017 - TRENTON) -Last month, we reported that an FOP-initiated piece of legislation (S596/A3422) that would allow certain public employees continue to receive fair compensation after being forced out of work because of injuries resulting from being attacked while supervising inmates or detainees had advanced to the Governor’s desk. This week Governor
  • NJFOP pushes for changes to Bail Reform Law April 30, 2017 - NEW JERSEY STATE LODGE NJFOP Recording Secretary and Legislative Chairman James E. Ford has sent a letter to the NJ Attorney General recommending revisions to the newly-enacted bail reform law. Following are three points, among a few more, recommended in the letter: First and foremost, high risk accused offenders should
  • 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

Legislative Corner

  • Summer, 2017 Legislative Report July 13, 2017 - FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR JULY3, 2017 FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR JULY 3, 2017: EYE ON TRENTON The New Jersey State Legislature broke for the Summer at the end of June (other than remaining in Trenton to deal with the unresolved State Budget) with several accomplishments for the New Jersey State
  • Assemblyman Benson continues to work for fair compensation for public employees injured by inmates or detainees May 4, 2017 - TRENTON) -Last month, we reported that an FOP-initiated piece of legislation (S596/A3422) that would allow certain public employees continue to receive fair compensation after being forced out of work because of injuries resulting from being attacked while supervising inmates or detainees had advanced to the Governor’s desk. This week Governor
  • 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

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