Fraternal Order of Police

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New Policy Sparks Harsh Criticism From Police Union

Police-involved shootings have been making headlines across the country. Philadelphia Police are taking a bold step when it comes to transparency.

07/01/2015

Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby at lectern on June 29, 2015. (credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

After Burglary At West Philly Elementary School, FOP Donates iPads, Offers Reward

The union representing city police officers is joining detectives in helping a Catholic elementary school in West Philadelphia crack a burglary case, while replacing its stolen computers.

06/29/2015

(Defense attorney Jack McMahon speaks with reporters outside the Criminal Justice Center in 2013.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Attorney Thinks All 6 Acquitted Phila. Cops Will Try To Get Jobs Back

Two of the former officers have said they’ll seek to return to the force, but the defense team’s lead attorney says he expects the four other former cops to join the action.

05/15/2015

The 2014 World's Largest Bar Crawl (Credit: Justin Udo)

Hear Philly: Cheers! Thousands To Pack Philly Pubs For World’s Largest Bar Crawl

Who doesn’t love a good bar crawl this time of year? Especially when great drink specials are offered and you’re helping some wonderful causes.

04/26/2015

(As deputy police commissioner Richard Ross, deputy mayor Everett Gillison, and public safety director Mike Resnick look on, Mayor Nutter signs his executive order.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

In Wake of Justice Department Report, Mayor Nutter Creates Police Oversight Panel

Nutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department’s recent recommendations become reality.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

Some gathered outside the GameStop where officer Robert Wilson III was shot and killed last week to pay tribute. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Owners of Store Where Phila. Police Officer Killed Puts Major Muscle Into Fundraising Effort

Officials with the GameStop game retailer are joining the effort to collect money for the fallen officer’s family.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

(Phila. FOP president John McNesby.  File photo)

Philadelphia Police Union Head Angered by Anti-Racism Protests Here

Philadelphia FOP president John McNesby called protesters who criticize Philadelphia police “hatemongers.”

12/18/2014

(Councilman Curtis Jones speaks with reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Councilman Revives Push For an Independent Police Review Board

Philadelphia City Council opened its fall session today with one controversial matter front and center: whether to put more teeth into the civilian panel that studies cases of police misconduct.

09/11/2014

(Phila. FOP president John McNesby.  File photo)

Phila. FOP Head Says Pa. State Senate Seat May Be His Next Goal

The head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, John McNesby, says he’s likely to run for the state senate. And a new court ruling could boost the size of his campaign warchest.

08/21/2014

(A body camera worn by an Evesham Township, NJ police officer.  File photo by Cleve Bryan/ CBS3)

Philadelphia Police To Begin Testing Officer-Worn Video Cameras

“We still have to develop policy around retention (of video), and when it would be on, when it would be OK to turn it off, all those kinds of things,” Commissioner Ramsey said. “But I think it is the way to go.”

08/15/2014

(The new FOP labor contract with the City of Philadelphia is announced by, from left, police commissioner Charles Ramsey, mayor Michael Nutter, deputy mayor for public safety Everett Gillison, and FOP Lodge 5 president John McNesby.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

New Union Contract Gives Police Commissioner Right To Reassign Narco Cops

Commissioner Ramsey has long wanted the ability to rotate officers out of the department’s narcotics and Internal Affairs units, but such moves had been prohibited by the city’s contract with the police union.

07/31/2014

Ray Sheehan, one of the organizers of the World's Largest Bar Crawl in Philadelphia. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Hear Philly: Philadelphia Looks To Make History With World’s Largest Bar Crawl

The largest bar crawl ever officially took place last year in Kansas, drawing 4,885 people. On Saturday, May 3rd, that record is expected to be shattered in Philadelphia during what will likely be the new World’s Largest Bar Crawl.

04/20/2014

Amber Long

Police Still Seeking Help In Case Of Woman Shot Dead In Northern Liberties

An increased reward was set to expire at midnight Sunday for information leading to an arrest in the murder of 26-year-old Amber Long.

02/16/2014

A Camden County police car.  (credit: Mike DeNardo)

2013 IN REVIEW: Camden Police Force Is Overhauled

Long-sought changes in police protection for Camden, NJ residents and businesses finally took effect this year.

12/26/2013

(Out-of-their-prime cell phones destined for new life as 911 "Hopelines" are displayed at Philadelphia police headquarters.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Owners of Obsolete Cell Phones Urged To Donate Them For Abuse Victims

For victims of domestic abuse, “These cell phones really are a lifeline,” says Katie Young-Wildes with Women Against Abuse.

11/20/2013

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