Sending Office: Honorable Peter T. King
Cosponsor the Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act
Supported by: Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) and the Fraternal Officer of Police (FOP)
Current Originals: Pascrell, Ryan, Connolly, Fitzpatrick, S.P. Maloney, Norton, Cole, Carbajal, Pingree, Murphy, Crist, Welch, Lynch, Meng, Pallone and Demings
Deadline to be an original: COB Tuesday
Please join us in supporting the Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act to provide law enforcement status to all federal law enforcement officers.
While many federal officials are classified as “law enforcement officers” for the purposes of determining salary and retirement benefits, various other law enforcement officers do not have this status. Under current law, more than 30,000 officers do not
receive equal pay and retirement benefits — including officers in the U.S. Postal Police, Federal Protective Service, DOD, FBI, NIH, VA, U.S. Mint, GPO, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, CBP among others.
The tragic irony is that the only time these federal officers are classified as “law enforcement officers” is when they are killed in the line of duty – and then their names are inscribed on the wall of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
The simple fact is that these officers have dangerous jobs and deserve to be recognized as law enforcement officers – just like others with whom they serve side-by-side. We hope you will join us as a cosponsor of the
Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act. If you have any questions or if you would like to cosponsor, please contact Ryan Woodward in Rep. Peter King’s office at
Ryan.Woodward@mail.house.gov or Dylan Sodaro in Rep. Bill Pascrell’s office at
PETER T. KING BILL PASCRELL, JR.
Member of Congress Member of Congress
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