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Statement re: Agreement w/ AA County PD

January 18, 2017 Based on the agreement for the transfer of personnel between the BPD and the Anne Arundel County Police Department, it is obvious that Commissioner Kevin Davis feels that a media specialist, with ni responsibility for fighting crime, is more important than two seasoned crime fighting Detectives. We are outraged. This is clearly another example of failed leadership and...

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Response to release of DOJ Consent Decree 1/12/17

January 12, 2017 Despite continued assurances by representatives of the Department of Justice that our organization would be included in the Consent Decree negotiations, no request to participate was ever forthcoming and we were not involved in the process. As we were not afforded an advance copy of the agreement, neither our rank and file members who will be the most affected, nor our...

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Contract Negotiations Update 2/8/16

December 8, 2016 Dear Members: The Labor Commissioner for Baltimore City sent us a letter on December 2, 2015 advising that the City of Baltimore wished to reopen negotiations for a successor agreement to the current Memorandum of Understanding for both Units I and II which was due to expire on June 30, 2016. The letter also informed us that according to Article VI, Board of Estimates, Section...

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President Ryan responds to BWC footage release

November 30, 2016 In the early stages of the original discussion regarding the implementation of a Body Worn Camera program for the Baltimore Police Department, I represented our union as a member of the Mayors advisory task force. I stated, at that time, that the use of these cameras would prove to be an asset to our profession and the footage released today clearly supports our position....

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2016 Holiday Open House

Baltimore City Lodge #3 Presents our 2016 Holiday Open House and 50th Anniversary Celebration on Friday December 16, 11 AM - 6 PM! We will be serving Oysters On-the_Half_Shell, Pit Beef, Pit Ham, Pit Turkey, Hot and Cold Buffet, and Assorted Desserts! OPEN BAR IN THE HALL!!! The first 1000 FOP Lodge #3 Members will get a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Glass! Please Join Us!! More Information

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Baltimore Blast Game

Lodge #3 is, once again, very proud to partner with the Baltimore Blast to sponsor 1st Responders Night. This season's event will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 as the Blast take on the Harrisburg Heat at 7:05PM. Information can be found on the attached flyer, including how to obtain free tickets. There will also be a half-time game between the BPD and the BCFD which is always great fun....

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President Ryan responds to SA Mosby’s judicial reforms

As President of Baltimore City FOP Lodge #3, I would like to respond to one of the reforms proposed, yesterday, by State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby concerning the elimination of bench trials in the State of Maryland. Mrs. Mosby takes the position that a criminal defendant, police or citizen, should not have the right to request a bench trial to determine their guilt or innocence, when criminal...

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Lodge #3 Consent Decree Recommendations

October 11, 2016 The Honorable Vanita Gupta Assistant Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Main Washington, D.C. 20530 Dear Assistant General Gupta, On behalf of our over 4500 Police Officers, Sergeants, and Lieutenants, active and retired, we are eager to join the discussion to reform the...

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PERF Session in Chicago

On Tuesday, 3 October 2016, FOP President Gene Ryan and Past President Robert Cherry joined the Police Commissioner and members of his command at a day-long work session hosted by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). The purpose of the session was to allow the BPD and Chicago Police Department an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing our police officers as we both work towards a...

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Baltimore Running Festival Registration Deadline

All BPD members planning to run as part of the Baltimore Police Department's Running Team need to register by Friday, 7 October 2016 at 1600 hours. Bring your check(s) and entry form to the FOP by 1600 hours. Details will only be given to those running the Relay, Half or Full Marathon.

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