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President’s Blog

FOP: Don’t Blame Police For Costly Overtime Fiasco.

July 11, 2018 To: Editorial Staff, Baltimore Sun In your recent Editorial ("Monthly City Council meetings on police overtime are about 15 years overdue", July 9, 2018) you very correctly named all of the fiscal years that ended with an inordinate amount of overtime spending by the Baltimore Police Department. We fully agree with your belief that 15 years of these huge overages requires that the...

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Baltimore City FOP Addresses Surging Crime Rate

Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 has repeatedly warned that the Baltimore Police Department is critically understaffed. Baltimore City has recorded 161 homicides so far in 2017 - a record number of homicides ever during the first six months of the year. In reaction to this surge in violence, and in particular the recent six homicides over a 24-hour period, Police Commissioner...

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Response to Allegations Against Officers

For Immediate Release May 23, 2017 The allegations against the six police officers have been thoroughly litigated time and time again. All of the evidence has been presented to multiple fact finders who have decided that these officers did nothing wrong. The administrative charges are nothing more than that - they are charges. We have no reason to believe that the results of a fair trial board...

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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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President Ryan’s response to Baltimore Sun article regarding Patrol Staffing

January 4, 2017 Dear Mr. Rector, This is our response to your recent article in the Baltimore Sun dated 1/2/17, "Baltimore Police say they're prioritizing beat cops, officers who live in the city- but numbers have dropped'. In this article, Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith incorrectly stated that the BPD "has limitations on how it can fill shifts based on its collective bargaining agreement...

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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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