Welcome to the New NJ Fraternal Order of Police Website


Welcome to the soft-launch of the new New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police Website! This site is ready for the membership to use. The site will be getting a large number of updates over the next week to put the finishing touches on the design, and to take care of a few clean up and optimization tasks on the back end.

During the soft-launch period, some parts may be unavailable while they are being optimized. This is temporary and not any cause for alarm, as this is to ensure a clean and well-working website for your organization.

However, if you do see any bugs on the site, or if you have a suggestion, Please contact me by clicking here.

Thanks,

Rob Gries

Web Developer




A Message from New Jersey State FOP President, Robert Fox

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Brothers and Sisters,

On Thursday, August 14, NJFOP delegates elected me to a two-year term as your President of the New Jersey FOP State Lodge at the 33rd Biennial Conference. This would never have become a reality without the support of my family, friends, and supporters within this Lodge. I am absolutely humbled to serve the 12,000 membership and will do all in my power to serve with distinction and honor.

I have been a member of the Fraternal Order of Police since 1973 when I was sworn in as a Cherry Hill police officer where I served for 25 years. During my career there, I held several offices in Cherry Hill FOP Lodge #28, including: Treasurer, State Trustee, Guard and President for 14 years.

My involvement with the NJ State FOP Lodge dates back to the early 90’s where I held a myriad of elected positions over the years. I have served as the National Trustee for two years, Sergeant at Arms for two years, Chaplain for 12 years, and Executive Vice President for eight years. From 2008-09, I was assigned to the Attorney General’s Suicide Task Force to develop a video to be used at every police academy to help prevent suicides.

I come to this position with the endorsements of all Past NJ State FOP Presidents, including our immediate Past President, Ed Brannigan. It’s only appropriate that I take this time to commend Past President Ed Brannigan for his outstanding leadership over the last 12 years. I look forward to continued engagement with Brother Brannigan as he represents us as Vice President to the National FOP Executive Board.

While we have many major legislative issues on the table, the priority now is to protect the pensions and benefits of our officers in this state, as you protect us on the streets in this State.

In closing, I will work closely with our Executive Board to ensure that the NJ FOP remains strong and our voice is heard. I will communicate with you on a regular basis and seek your support and input on critical issues. It goes without saying, our optimum goal is to do what is best for the good of the order.

Fraternally yours,

Robert W. Fox

Legislative Corner

  • BodyCams FOP LEGISLATIVE REPORT FOR DECEMBER 18, 2014 December 23, 2014 - Two key legislative issues faced the FOP as the 2014 Legislative Session headed to a finish in December 2014. One is the issue of mandating that law enforcement officers be required to wear body cameras. The other is the matter of prohibiting the posting, publishing on the internet, or disclosing
  • Christie10.28 Legislative Update September, 2014 September 10, 2014 - By now everyone knows that Governor Christie’s promises on funding the New Jersey State Pension System are as worthless as President Putin’s statements that there are no Russian troops in the Ukraine. And everyone also knows that while all public employees increased their pension contributions to the system—for PFRS members
  • NJFOP_Legislative_QL Legislative Update July, 2014 July 2, 2014 - On July 1st. the New Jersey State Legislature finished the 2014 Spring Legislative Session, passed the FY 2014 – 2015 State Budget and adjourned for the Summer. Typically, the Legislature stays out of session until after Labor Day but in challenging times, as New Jersey currently finds itself in, there
  • SO001460 Greenstein Bill to Ensure Medical Care for First Responders Advances March 20, 2014 - TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Linda R. Greenstein that will ensure New Jersey’s first responders receive medical care and compensation for conditions resulting from their actions in the line of duty, particularly medical conditions that may not manifest until long after the event, was approved March 17th by
  • money Legislative Update: February 2014 February 23, 2014 -  President Ed Brannigan and I have been meeting with various New Jersey State Legislative leaders since the new 2014-2015 Legislative Session convened on January 15th. to discuss FOP legislative priorities in the new session. The number one priority is the reenactment of the cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) that were suspended for

NJ FOP News

  • fox Current FOP members’ unused sick/vacation exempted from proposed cap October 28, 2014 - Brothers and Sisters, Today the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee unanimously approved S-2318, sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Senator Joseph Kyrillos. This bill limits certain unused sick leave pay and vacation leave to be carried forward for school and local employees. “While the NJFOP opposed this legislation, we
  • Senator Greenstein Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty First Century First Responders Protection Act October 14, 2014 - An amended version of S-264, sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein, passed the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on last Thursday.  This legislation, the Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty First Century First Responders Protection Act, expands on existing law in New Jersey under N.J.S.A. 34:15-7.3. This bill is named after the late
  • IMG_4479 State FOP endorses US Senate and Congressional candidates! September 26, 2014 - (TRENTON) The New Jersey State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police voted to endorse the following candidates for U. S. Senate and Congress at its September 25th Board meeting. State FOP Vice President and Vice Chair of the Legislative Committee Jimmy Stewart presented the recommendations to the FOP Board of Directors.
  • safe_image.php Obama nomination of Debo Adegbile: Thumb in the eye to law enforcement! January 10, 2014 - Brothers and Sisters, On January 6th, our National President, Chuck Canterbury, sent a letter to President Obama blasting the nomination of Debo Adegbile to be the next Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the U. S. Department of Justice.  The Administration did not consult the FOP during
  • images NJ Governor wants to go close second major police department August 30, 2013 - TRENTON, NJ (Associated Press via Philly.com August 26)– Gov. Chris Christie’s recommendation that Trenton follow Camden’s lead and disband its police department, replacing it with a county force, was criticized Thursday by a police union as an attempt to blame it for standing in the way of a solution to

Announcements

  • 62nd National FOP Conference and Exposition being held August 9-13, 2015 February 17, 2015 - August 9-13, 2015, the National Fraternal Order of Police will conduct its 62nd National Conference and Exposition at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA, where we were founded. Hosted by the Pennsylvania State Lodge, this event represents one hundred years of professional law enforcement experience for the
  • 73 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Rally – LEAD (January 9th) January 26, 2015 - ****** NEW LOCATION DUE TO THE COLD WEATHER ****** Performing Art Center at the Neptune Twp High School on Neptune Blvd in Neptune Township, NJ 07753. On January 9th, 2015, partnering organizations in support of law enforcement officers nationwide will promote a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). In light
  • NJFOP pushes State-mandated tinting of all marked police cars! January 26, 2015 - New Jersey Fraternal of Order President Robert W. Fox is calling for legislation to provide tinted windows in all newly purchased or leased law enforcement marked cars. In light of the current environment, this initiative would add a new piece of police equipment to protect our officers. The legislation would
  • images NJFOP sends condolences to families of slain NYPD officers December 21, 2014 - Brothers and Sisters, Our prayers go out to the families of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.  These two brothers, like all of us, put their lives on the line for the safety of citizens.  Unfortunately, the growing hatred of our colleagues puts all of us in unnecessary harms
  • bac_bus_schedules_16x9_430x242 NJFOP 2015 Mini Convention December 10, 2014 -   NJ STATE FOP 2015 Mini Convention March 23 to 26, 2015  State Lodge Meeting – Monday, March 23, 2015 from 12:00 – 4: 00 PM March 24-26, 2015 Labor Convention Convenes (Registration begins immediately after the Board Meeting and resumes at 8:00 AM, March 24, 2015)   Bally’s Hotel