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- Contact Natalia Castro
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- FLEOA Headquarters
- Address: 1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, STE 900 Washington, DC 20036
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- FLEOA Headquarters
- Address: 4829 West Lane Bethesda, MD 20814
Welcome to FLEOA
Welcome to the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA). FLEOA is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit professional association, exclusively representing federal law enforcement officers throughout the United States. FLEOA represents more than 32,000 federal law enforcement officers from over 65 different agencies.
FLEOA was founded in New York City in 1977. It is a volunteer organization created out of necessity by a group of concerned agents from Customs, IRS-CI, TIGTA, FBI and INS. FLEOA's primary tenet was, and still is, legal assistance. Representation is only a phone call away. FLEOA provides a legislative voice for the federal law enforcement community and is frequently called upon to provide testimony at congressional hearings. FLEOA monitors legislative issues that may impact federal law enforcement officers and encourages its membership to contact their elected officials toexpress their concerns.
FLEOA is a charter member of the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Advisory Board, holds two seats on the Congressional Badge of Bravery Federal Board, serves on the Executive Board of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and the National Law Enforcement Steering Committee. FLEOA also sits on the board of the International Council of Police Representative Associations (ICPRA).
Legislatively FLEOA has had many successes. In the past those successes that passed into law included: The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010; the LEOSA Improvements Act of 2010; the FLEOA initiated TSP bill, Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act; the Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012; the Officer Safety Act of 2012, a bill to allow removal to federal court by a law enforcement officer who is charged in connection with a personal time effort to stop a violent crime or assist an individual who has suffered; the Whistle blower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012; and, the Special Agent Samuel Hicks Families of Fallen Heroes Act.
FLEOA's legislative successes have continued in more recent years. In October 2021, the
Protecting America's First Responders Act was passed into law. This act significantly reforms The Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Program at DOJ. Specifically, this legislation would improve the processing of PSOB death, disability, and educational assistance claims, and reform the standards for PSOB disability claims. It included an extension of the COVID-19 presumption for PSOB death and disability benefits. FLEOA assisted in the crafting of legislation which was signed into law by President Biden on November 18, 2021, the Jamie Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act. This bill names after hero ICE Agents Jamie Zapata and Victor Avila, who were acted by a Mexican drug cartel in Mexico in 2011 and responds to a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit that effectively eliminated the murder conviction for two cartel members responsible for the death of Agent Zapata by finding that 18 U.S.C 1114 does not apply extraterritorially. The Zapata-Avila Act corrects this miscarriage of justice by clarifying that section 1114 does apply to the murder of US law enforcement officers on foreign soil.
FLEOA also assisted in the drafting of the COPS Counseling Act. The bill establishes formal structures for peer support and counseling services in law enforcement agencies that protect the
privacy of individual LEOs who seek assistance.
For more details on legislative successes please visit our legislative news section.