Endorsements

The Fraternal Order of Police lodge 35 endorses the following candidates for their strong support of public safety:

  • County Executive - Marc Elrich

  • County Council District 3 - Sidney Katz

  • County Council District 4 - Nancy Navarro

  • County Council At-Large - Will Jawando

  • County Council At-Large - Bill Conway

  • County Council At-Large - Gabs Albornoz

  • Sheriff - Darren Popkin

  • Attorney General - Brian Frosh

  • Congress 6th District - Roger Manno

  • District 14 - Sen. Craig J. Zucker

  • District 14 - Del. Anne R. Kaiser

  • District 14- Del. Eric G. Luedtke

  • District 14 - Del. Pamela E. Queen

  • District 15 - Sen. Brian J. Feldman

  • District 15 - Del. Kathleen M. Dumais

  • District 15 - Del. David V. Fraser-Hidalgo

  • District 16 - Sen. Susan C. Lee

  • District 17 - Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan

  • District 17 - Del. Kumar P. Barve

  • District 17- Del. James W. Gilchrist

  • District 18 - Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher

  • District 19 - Sen. Benjamin F. Kramer 

  • District 19 - Del. Bonnie L. Cullison

  • District 20 - Sen. Will Smith

  • District 20 - Del. Jheanelle K. Wilkins

  • District 39 - Sen. Nancy J. King

  • District 39 - Del. Kirill Reznik

  • District 39 - Del. Shane Robinson 

 

 

Where are the training funds going?

From October 2015 to October 2017, the police department has spent $561,620 on police training.  Of those funds, FOP unit members (1238 eligible) have used $256,053; police management (61 eligible) have used $153,284; and non-sworn personnel (810 eligible) have used $152,282. If you break these numbers down, that is $206 per FOP member, $2,512 per police manager, and $189 per non-sworn personnel. 

The chart below is an example of where police management funds are going.  Recently, a training committee (consisting of 4 assistant chiefs) approved police management (shown below) to attend high priced trainings. Meanwhile, FOP members were denied the same training due to a “lack of funds”.  If you look closely at the diagram below, you will see how each training links back to Tom Manger.  He is currently the president of Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) and vice president of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). Within the past three years, police management has spent $93,910 to attend conferences and trainings at MCCA and PERF.  Luther Reynolds alone attended 6 of these conferences and trainings, costing the County $9,482.  This does not include his scholarship as a class leader to attend PERF ($9,300 value). Training opportunities need to be fair to all, not just a select few.

 

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