TRENTON – The Senate today approved bipartisan legislation authored by Senate President Steve Sweeney that would authorize the police and firefighter unions to manage their own pension funds. The bill, S5, would transfer management of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System from the Division of Pensions and Benefits in the
On behalf of NJFOP’S 14,000 members, I want to thank Governor Phil Murphy for demonstrating his support for police and firemen to have their own PFRS Board of Trustees to oversee the investment, policy-making and management of our pension system. For three-and-a-half years, the FOP has worked strenuously with the
Dear Brothers and Sisters, In our daily work lives, we are totally aware of danger and how fragile life is. But, we often become oblivious to how fragile our lives are because of some undiagnosed health issue. That was my status a week ago and I am grateful to be
Today was a great day for NJ FOP!!! You may recall that one of our Camden County Metro brothers was shot in the line of duty on November 1, 2017 in the City of Camden. Officer Patrick O’Hanlon survived that shooting and was able to disarm and subdue assailant, 19-year
(ROEBLING) NJFOP Board of Trustees awarded its Sergeant of Arms Kenneth Hawkins with NJFOP Member of the Year and New Jersey Lodge No. 46 Lodge of the Year! Congrats to both of them.
The first responders of New Jersey have been on the front lines for us all, always there to answer the call. Now another politician, this time the Mayor of Newark, has used his position to criticize and scapegoat those very same men and women who day in and day out
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 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