NJ FOP Announcements

  • NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER POLICE ENDORSES TRUMP!!! September 16, 2016 - Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, today announced the organization’s endorsement of Mr. Donald J Trump for the office of President. “Obviously, this is an unusual election,” Canterbury said. “We have a candidate who declined to seek an endorsement and a candidate without any record as
  • NJFOP-initiated survivor benefits bill signed into law! August 19, 2016 - An NJFOP-initiated bill that significantly boosts survivor benefits for children of State Police Officers and police and firefighters who die in the line of duty has been signed into law. The legislation, (S2061/A361), increases the percentage of final compensation or adjusted final compensation to 70 percent from 20 percent for
  • 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.

A Note From Your State President, Robert W. Fox

Stay Alert, Stay Alive, Stay Engaged

Standing With Our Brothers and Sisters in Dallas
As the NJ State Lodge president, along with and on behalf of the thousands of members of our organization, I express our deepest sympathy to the surviving family members and colleagues of the five Dallas officers who lost their lives in the recent ambush in Dallas. We also pray for the full and speedy recovery of the additional seven officers who were wounded during this heinous attack. This act of violence against our brothers and sisters in Dallas is the law enforcement community’s most devastating attack since September 11, 2001.
It is common knowledge that in the ambush, the suspect had expressed hatred toward law enforcement officers and had set out on a mission to kill as many officers as possible. Our brothers and sisters throughout the state must stay alert to the fact that this type of ambush can happen anywhere.
As law enforcement officers, we put our lives on the line daily to protect our citizens, even knowing that there are some out there who want to do us harm. I applaud our Dallas law enforcement officers, who actually ran toward the gunfire to protect those they were trained to serve. I commend Dallas Police Chief David Brown in making the tough decisions that helped to end the confrontation without more loss of life.
We will continue to remind the public, media and politicians that law enforcement is not the enemy! No matter what happens, officers will continue to do what we’re trained to do — protect and serve the citizens of New Jersey. We must remember that we are the Thin Blue Line, the only thing that stands between civilization and chaos.

COLA Update
On June 9, the state Supreme Court came back with its decision on the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). It decided 6-1 against the union’s position that the COLA was part of the pension and decided with the state that it was an added benefit of the pension. It should be noted that the COLA is only suspended by the state; it is not eliminated. It can be restored when the state feels that pensions are properly funded. This decision makes it even more important that we get the constitutional amendment on funding pensions passed on the November ballot. We need to get all our FOP members, family members and friends registered to vote to support this amendment. I suggest that each FOP lodge form a voters’ notification committee to call all of their members on the day before the election to remind them to get out to vote for this amendment. This is our best chance to end the pension funding problem forever and restore COLA in the future.

34th Biennial Convention
As you know, next month we will have our State FOP Biennial Convention in Cambridge, Maryland. This conference is very important, because the entire State FOP Executive Board will be up for election. I have been honored to serve you all as president over the past two years and would be honored if you allow me to stay in that position for another two years. I am running with my entire Executive Board under the name of Team Fox and ask for your continued support of me and all the Team Fox members.


  • 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

  • Legislative Update for Summer 2016/NJ Congressional Endorsements July 25, 2016 - LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR SUMMER 2016 and NEW JERSEY CONGRESSIONAL ENDORSEMENTS On June 30th the New Jersey State Legislature adjourned for the Summer and will not reconvene until after Labor Day (except for special sessions that may be called by the Senate President or Assembly Speaker). This Update focuses on what
  • 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,