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LEOSA Reform Act

FLEOA attends press conference introducing LEOSA Reform Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 12, 2019


WASHINGTON, DC – The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), the nation’s largest non-partisan, not-for-profit professional association representing more than 27,000 federal law enforcement officers and agents across 65 federal agencies, will participate in a press conference about the introduction of the 2019 Law Enforcement Safety Act (LEOSA) reform act sponsored by Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) following the introduction of the LEOSA Reform Act.

"Under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) retired and current officers may carry across state lines, off duty in order and when retired to respond to public threats immediately. LEOSA empowered officers, at any time necessary, to respond to threats and complete their duty to protect and serve their communities. Unfortunately, since this law’s passage in 2004 several states have tried to circumvent this authority.

"It is for that reason that FLEOA is proud to stand by Rep. Don Bacon and the coalition of law enforcement organizations that represents close to 80 percent of American law enforcement on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at the House Triangle to support the LEOSA Reform Act.  This act will address many of the inequities and infringements some states have placed on an officers authorities.
 
"FLEOA Executive Director Pat O’Carroll will be speaking alongside Rep. Bacon at 4:30PM EST to impress upon Congress the importance of passing this legislation to ensure our nation's law enforcement is always prepared to respond. There is simply no better respondent to a public crisis than a trained law enforcement who is prepared and ready to act. The LEOSA Reform Act ensures that American law enforcement remain ready to protect and serve."

FLEOA will be accompanied by a broad coalition of law enforcement organizations including the FOP, NAPO, NOBLE, SFAFBI, AFAUSSS, NSA and others. This collation is determined to see that law enforcement officers both active and retired have their authority to stop criminals and the power with which to do so not impeded by any state.  Additional event information:
WHAT/WHY: Congressman Don Bacon will lead a group of original cosponsors and supporting organizations in remarks, following the introduction of his LEOSA Reform Act.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. EST

WHERE: House Triangle — Located in the grassy triangle on the House side of the Capitol's East Front
U.S. Capitol First St SE, Washington, DC 20004

Media Contact day of event: Aron Wehr (202) 740-0550.