NJ FOP Announcements


  • 2017 FOP Mini Convention January 5, 2017 - The 2017 FOP Mini Convention is quickly approaching, March 20 – 23 Click Here for all the important details
  • NJFOP endorsed Phil Murphy for Governor December 8, 2016 - (TRENTON) The New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police (NJFOP) Board of Directors approved the endorsement of Phil Murphy for Governor at its regular meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. NJFOP President Robert W. Fox announced this endorsement on behalf of his 13,500 members and 150 local lodges. “We are proud
  • SLEO III Law November 30, 2016 - Legislation has been signed by the Governor that will allow public and non-public schools and county colleges to hire retired law enforcement officers on a part-time basis to provide security on school grounds was signed into law today by the governor. The bill (S86/A3629) had a bi-partisan sponsorship, including Senate

A Note From Your State President, Robert W. Fox

Reflections on 2016 and Goals for the New Year

I hope that all our brothers and sisters in blue and their families had a wonderful holiday season. I wish you all a happy and healthy 2017.
As we reflect back on 2016, let’s thank the 140 heroes who gave their lives to protect the citizens of this great nation — including three more who died from illnesses related to recovery work on 9/11 — and remember their families. This past year, we watched as officers lost their lives in planned assassinations just because they wore a uniform. The loss of just one officer is tragic enough, but to lose an officer every 62 hours is unbelievable and absolutely unacceptable. Enough is enough! This must be the year that we see this trend change.
I would like to thank the Legislative Committee for their hard work during 2016. This committee, led by Pete Guzzo and Chairman Richard Whelan, has been successful in getting numerous NJ FOP-supported bills signed into law. In 2017, we hope to have Assembly Bill 2690, which passed in the Assembly 77-0, introduced and passed in the Senate. This bill would expand the list of retired law enforcement officers eligible to receive a handgun carry permit. The State FOP will also fight to change the law to carry weapons into retirement to the age of 80 from the current age of 75.
In 2017, we will continue to investigate the separation of our pension plan from the state-run plan. In recent meetings, Executive Vice President Gries and I have worked hard to get the NJ FOP’s concerns included in the pension bill separation rough draft. The NJ FOP will continue diligently working on this issue to see if we can come up with a more secure pension system for you, the members.
The best thing about 2017 is that it’s the last year of Governor Christie, a governor who has attacked our profession from all angles. I look forward to working with a new governor who will have an open-door policy and allow the FOP to finally have a seat at the table on law enforcement issues, as we did in the past.
In closing, please watch out for your fellow officers. Our main goal is to return home to our families after a stressful day at work, like every other profession, but with attacks on officers on the rise across the nation in 2016, we must be extra vigilant to keep each other safe. Stay alert and stay alive.

NJ FOP News

  • FOP President Fox speaks out through attorney Anthony Fusco August 16, 2016 - On August 3, 2016, presumed gubernatorial candidate and State Senate President Steve Sweeney sent letters asking New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino and U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman to investigate the New Jersey Education Association. Representatives from the teachers union contacted Democratic Party leaders on Monday, August 1st and said that
  • Clinton Doesn’t Want Police To Endorse Her August 8, 2016 - The leader of the National Fraternal Order of Police, Chuck Canterbury, told The Hill that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent a message through her staff that she wouldn’t be seeking the group’s endorsement. The union represents a strong political force at 335,000 members. “It sends a powerful message. To be
  • FOP Executive Board stands behind President Fox!!! August 5, 2016 - We, the Executive Board members of NJFOP, stand behind our State President Robert Fox in his efforts to get the Constitutional amendment for pension payments for police and other public employees voted on by the State Senate. We know that once this bill passes the Senate, the question can go
  • Boycott Beyonce’ Concerts February 23, 2016 - Brothers and Sisters, I am appalled and outraged at Beyonce’s outright disregard for the millions of viewers during Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance. While Beyonce’ is considered by many as a very talented artist, it was poor judgment on her part to use Super Bowl 50 as the venue
  • Congressman MacArthur announced legislation to preserve 9/11 Memorial February 10, 2016 - Congressman Tom MacArthur today announced that his legislation to protect and preserve the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center in New York has passed the U.S. House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support. The National 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Act will designate the 9/11 outdoor Memorial

Legislative Corner

  • FOP Legislative Report January 9, 2017 - NEW JERSEY STATE FOP 2016 – 2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES January 2017 *FOP INITIATIVES IN BOLD Click Here to Read the Complete FOP LegislativeReport January 2017
  • FOP DECEMBER 23, 2016 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE December 23, 2016 - By Peter Guzzo PHD The New Jersey State Legislature ended the year 2016 with several accomplishments for the New Jersey State FOP but also with several pieces of FOP priority legislation still pending. In 2017 the FOP will be working to move its priorities before the Legislature adjourns at the
  • Law now mandates State to payment quarterly payments December 16, 2016 - NJFOP is pleased to announce that legislation became law today requiring the state to make required quarterly contributions to the pension fund rather than delaying these payments to the end of the fiscal year. Legislation sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto sets up a payment
  • SLEO III Law November 30, 2016 - Legislation has been signed by the Governor that will allow public and non-public schools and county colleges to hire retired law enforcement officers on a part-time basis to provide security on school grounds was signed into law today by the governor. The bill (S86/A3629) had a bi-partisan sponsorship, including Senate
  • Bargaining Agreement Win In Our Favor November 30, 2016 - Public employers do not have a unilateral right to change the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with their workers merely by citing an economic crisis, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. Continue Reading….

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President Fox, John Williamson, Frank Rooney Sr., Michael Danker, and Ron Morano in attendance at a benefit for the family of Frank Rooney Jr. on Saturday night.