Volume 09 | September 25, 2020
Your weekly news & updates
As we continue to add content to the website we have launched a calendar section. If you would like your Lodge meetings or events placed on the calendar please contact website master Sergeant at Arms Roger Hilton.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve teamed up with Aetna to offer Medicare-eligible FOP retirees and their spouses four Medicare Advantage plans designed to take a total approach to health and wellness — offering medical, prescription drug, hearing and vision coverage. These plans are for the Medicare-eligible FOP retirees and spouses who get their insurance on their own in the individual Medicare market, and they provide coverage starting January 1, 2021. Enrollment for new members in these plans is going on now and goes through December 4. Learn about these benefits and more at FOP.AetnaMedicare.com.

No need to register, just join a webinar on the below date and time at FOP Aetna Medicare

  • September 23, 5:30 PM ET 
  • October 7, 11:30 AM ET 
  • October 21, 5:30 PM ET
  • November 4, 11:30 AM ET 
  • November 18, 5:30 PM ET 
  • December 2, 11:30 AM ET
Paul Viollis, Law Enforcement & Security Analyst and Eric Konohia sit down with Police Sergeant and Founder of Why'd You Stop Me, Jason Lehman (Lodge 1 member) for a fascinating conversation of how his program is bringing Community and Police together through educating them on their respective fears surrounding Police -Community interactions. The results are nothing short of miraculous.

Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills as part of his worker protection package, SB 1159 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) and AB 685 by Assembly member Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino). SB 1159 expands access to workers’ compensation and makes it easier for first responders, health care workers and people who test positive due to an outbreak at work to get the support they need, including necessary medical care and wage replacement benefits. AB 685 ensures timely notification to employees and local and state public health officials of COVID-19 cases at workplaces. This notification will help workers take necessary precautions such as seeking testing, getting medical help or complying with quarantine directives.

Silicon Valley - Lodge 52
Silicon Valley FOP, Lodge 52 gives citizens an avenue to support law enforcement

Lodge 52 is offering “Front Line Police Care Packages” ($30 box filled with an assortment coffee, tea, chocolates and more) available through our website, www.svfop52.org. Anyone can purchase a package and we will send (or hand-deliver) it to any law enforcement department nationwide along with your personal letter of support included in the package. We have delivered a number of packages in our area already and have been moved to see many officers tear up with gratitude. Lodge 52 thinks it is important to remind them that they have the support of our community. Lodge 52 stands with all the hardworking, dedicated, selfless law enforcement officers who go out night after night into unknown dangers to protect their communities.

Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs - Lodge 18
Mark your calendars and spread the word! On Wednesday, September 30th, AOCDS and Farmer Boys are teaming up to raise money for the AOCDS Memorial Fund. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at two participating locations in Orange County and 20% of your bill will be donated to the fund, which helps the families of our fallen as well as our law enforcement members when they're injured, ill or experiencing a catastrophic event. Drive-thru, to go, outside dining... we look forward to seeing you from a safe distance away. Thank you, as always, for supporting those who put their life on the line to protect others.

Did you know as a member of the Fraternal Order of Police you are entitled to many benefits from Medicare, to free or discounted college, credit unions, travel perks and much more. Please click the below links for more information.

A Discussion on the CRI-TAC Program
The Fraternal Order of Police has partnered with several other law enforcement organizations to ensure that our law enforcement professionals get the training they need, when they need it! Good training is paramount to good policing and we are doing everything we can to make sure that it happens. Want to learn more about the CRI-TAC program and how your agency can take advantage of it?
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