Fraternal Order of Police

(Camden County freeholder-director Louis Cappelli.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Effort To Force Voter Referendum On Camden Police Raises Ire of County Official

Lou Cappelli, leader of the county freeholders, questions the credibility and motive of those who distributed the petitions.

02/01/2012

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Union Official Calls Camden County Policing Plan a Union-Busting Tactic

John Williamson, who heads up the Camden FOP, insists there’s lots of blame to go around but points a specific finger at the State of New Jersey for Camden’s current status as one of America’s “most dangerous” cities.

12/22/2011

Raymond Lewis, retired Philadelphia police captain, speaks with protesters in Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Retired Philly Police Captain Arrested In NY ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Rally Warned

A retired Philadelphia police captain arrested in uniform during Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City is getting a warning from police and union officials.

12/08/2011

(Pa. state senator John Rafferty.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

State Sen. John Rafferty Declares Run For Pa. Attorney General Post

At an event in Harrisburg, Republican state senator John Rafferty not only announced his candidacy for attorney general but also picked up the endorsement of the state lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.

11/30/2011

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Philadelphia Police Union Honors Late, Longtime Backer Joey Vento

The ceremony to honor the founder of Geno’s Steaks had the same flavor as plaque dedications to fallen police officers and firefighters.

11/02/2011

Police

Local FOP Files Grievance, Cite Deplorable Conditions At Facilities

The local Fraternal Order of Police is bugged about bugs. The union has filed a grievance claiming police stations are in such terrible shape that officers are exposed to fleas and bed bugs.

09/21/2011

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Head of Camden FOP Warns of Possible Riots If City Adopts County Policing

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1 president John Williamson believes a new, countywide police force would lead to increased crime — and more.

08/13/2011

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Camden, NJ Signs On To Countywide Police Force Plan

The changes could come as soon as the end of this year. The police union is considering legal action.

08/03/2011

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Bed Bugs Infest 3 Philadelphia Police Stations

Here in Philadelphia, the latest invasion was reported where Philly’s finest report to work at Harbison and Levick streets.

07/11/2011

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Camden, NJ Braces For Worse Times After Gov. Christie Slashes Urban Aid

Last week’s budget cuts from Trenton could leave financially distressed urban areas like Camden in serious trouble.

07/06/2011

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Pa. Legislator Wants To Force Philadelphia Cops To Show Up At Car Crashes

Pennsylvania state representative Angel Cruz (D-Phila.) says there are too many unknowns when it comes to even minor traffic accidents, and he wants to make it mandatory that cops respond and investigate.

05/16/2011

(A Camden police car may soon be a thing of the past when the county takes over policing duties.  File photo from CBS3)

Camden Temporarily Brings Back Some Police, Firefighters

Camden Mayor Dana Redd said Thursday that she’ll rehire 50 of the police officers and 15 firefighters laid off earlier this year amid a budget crisis in the city, which has seen a spike in crime.

03/17/2011

Philadelphia Budget

Philadelphia Budget Sets Half A Million Aside For Reward Money

It is not a big-ticket item in Mayor Nutter’s new budget, but police hope some new cash for rewards could help them solve the worst crimes.

03/07/2011

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More Talks Can’t Seem To Avert Camden Municipal Layoffs

Almost 400 workers, including 180 police officers and 67 firefighters, will be hit.

01/14/2011

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Philadelphia City Council To Hold Hearings On Police Corruption

The vote was unanimous as City Council members agreed to schedule broad-based hearings on police conduct.

10/28/2010

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