June 17, 2022
The K9 Partner | Deputy James Craigmyle | Blue View Podcast
An important member of the law enforcement family, often undervalued, is a K9 partner. These partners assist law enforcement in numerous ways including narcotic operations, inspecting vehicles, collecting evidence, assisting in missing person cases, and rescue operations. On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with James Craigmyle, a former dual purpose K9 Handler. James was internationally certified in narcotics and patrol for the largest Sheriff’s Office in the State of Missouri. Featured on LivePD, Craigmyle served as a SWAT K9 Handler and during his career he worked with federal, state, and local officials. Craigmyle has trained hundreds of dogs of all sizes - from personal dogs to law enforcement canines. ...
June 10, 2022
America's Crime Crisis | Joe Gamaldi
All across the country, our communities are seeing the real-life consequences of unchecked crime. After 9 people were shot at a mall in South Carolina, police arrested a 22-year-old suspect, but he was quickly released after he paid 10% of a $25,000 bond. In Los Angeles, a gang member was thrilled to learn that District Attorney George Gascon was downgrading his murder charges. The convicted killer, who was originally facing life without parole, praised Gascon and vowed to get his name tatted on his face. There’s been a lot of people recently talking about the revolving-door criminal justice system and the deadly policies of rogue prosecutors. What they are saying now, the Fraternal Order of Police was saying nearly 800 days ago. In December of 2019, FOP leaders from across the country met at the White House to sound the alarm of a looming crime crisis in America. One caused by rogue prosecutors, activist judges, and radical policies like bail reform. On this episode of the Blue View, we’re joined by National Fraternal Order of Police Vice President Joe Gamaldi to discuss the crime crisis, rogue prosecutors, and the current state of policing in America. ...
June 03, 2022
Why Quality Video Evidence Is So Critical | Special Agent Mark Kollar
The rule of law is the principle that no one is exempt from the law, even those who are in a position of power. When an officer-involved shooting or use-of-force incident occurs, the way in which the investigations are conducted is critically important to both law enforcement and the communities we serve. It can be the difference between the community having faith in the investigation – that it will be free of bias – and the community losing all trust in the system. On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Mark Kollar. Mark currently serves as a special agent supervisor for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation – the investigative arm of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. In this capacity, Mark oversees the quality control aspects of the use-of-force investigations conducted by bureau investigators statewide, including policy development, training, task force operations and outreach initiatives. ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️ WATCH THIS EPISODE ➡️ https://youtu.be/MnTiDL3Ommo ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️ Mark Kollar currently serves as a Special Agent Supervisor for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation – the investigative arm of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. In this capacity, he oversees the quality control aspects of the use-of-force investigations conducted by bureau investigators statewide, including policy development, training, task force operations and outreach initiatives. Kollar previously led the Major Crimes Division, Special Investigations Unit, for one-quarter of the state. The special agents he supervised conduct high-profile criminal investigations, including those centered on officer-involved shootings, homicides, serial crimes, public official corruption, sexual assaults and large-scale financial crimes. During a law enforcement career that has spanned nearly three decades, Kollar has served in multiple capacities, including patrol, narcotics, crime scene and the detective bureau ...
May 26, 2022
What's in the President's New Executive Order on Policing? | Jim Pasco
For several months the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) have been engaged in extensive discussions with the Biden Administration in good faith to develop his Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety. We applaud the Administration for listening to our constructive feedback and incorporating our suggestions into the Executive Order. Our organizations, which represent our nation’s chiefs and the majority of rank-and-file officers, believe that it marks a significant step in our continuing efforts to strengthen the trust between the public, the police and the criminal justice system. During our discussions, the IACP and FOP remained focused on communicating the challenges facing the law enforcement profession. We made it clear that our profession is comprised of dedicated individuals who are committed to the preservation of human life, maintaining the highest ethical standards, and treating all individuals with dignity and respect, while holding themselves and others accountable. Many state and local police agencies across the county have taken the lead in efforts to make our communities safer, modernize policing practices, and make our broader criminal justice system more effective and more equitable. To that end, we stressed the need for support for proven training, agency accreditation, data collection initiatives that incorporates due process, and more uniform policies based on evidenced-based leading practices. On this episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes sits down with Jim Pasco, Executive Director of the National Fraternal Order of Police, to talk about the FOP’s discussions with the Administration and how the FOP helped shape the final Executive Order. ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️ SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLUE VIEW PODCAST Blue ...
May 19, 2022
Crisis in Our Nation's Capital | DC Police Union Chairman Gregg Pemberton
There is a crisis in our nation’s capital; no, not a political crisis. The District of Columbia is experiencing a crisis on multiple fronts: violent crime, elected officials who are enacting legislation that handcuffs the police, and a department that is down hundreds of officers. And to no surprise, there have been real-life, deadly consequences. And to no surprise, there have been real-life, deadly consequences. ⚠️ Homicides are up 18% ⚠️ Carjackings are up 25% ⚠️ Robberies are up 40% ⚠️ Violent Crime is up 20% The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is at its years low in staffing, which is hampering the time in which an officer can reach a person calling for help. The time it takes to respond to “Priority 1 calls,” which are the most serious incidents, has increased by almost 90 seconds. Now, if you’re watching TV, it may not seem like a long time, but I can assure you—to victims in dire need of help, 90 seconds could mean life or death. Across the country, leaders with the Fraternal Order of Police are fighting back against the legislative attacks being waged by some agenda-driven politicians. On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Gregg Pemberton, Chairman of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Labor Committee. Gregg represents the more than 3,600 rank-and-file DC MPD officers who go to work every day to serve and protect those in living in our nation’s capital. ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️ SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLUE VIEW PODCAST Blue View Podcast ➡️ https://blue-view.castos.com/ Apple Podcasts ➡️ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop/id1609211746 Spotify ➡️ https://open.spotify.com/show/3OZzhTEcwf3e2y0sPqdsew Amazon ➡️ https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/aad56de4-4a9a-46d2-a71f-ba46ea487797/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop ...
May 12, 2022
Police Week 2022: It's All About the White Chairs
This is the story of the families of our fallen law enforcement heroes. We must never let them walk alone. Each one of those “white chairs” represents a hero that has fallen, and equally as important, heroes who must carry on. Their lives have been forever changed and through the efforts of so many, they know they are not alone, for we never forget our fallen and the contribution they and their families have made and will continue to make. As long as there is a need for “white chairs” to be set up on the lawn of our Nation’s Capital on May 15th to remember and honor our fallen, our work is not done. Never should we lose sight of the reason we do what we must all do—which is to remember and honor. Take pride in your efforts, for the Fraternal Order of Police National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service doesn’t just happen; it evolves out of our respect and admiration for those who gave far more than we have. We must never let them walk alone! ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️ SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLUE VIEW PODCAST Blue View Podcast ➡️ https://blue-view.castos.com/ Apple Podcasts ➡️ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop/id1609211746 Spotify ➡️ https://open.spotify.com/show/3OZzhTEcwf3e2y0sPqdsew Amazon ➡️ https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/aad56de4-4a9a-46d2-a71f-ba46ea487797/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop ...