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Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act (H.R. 1362)

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I am writing in support of House of Representatives (H.R.) bill 1362, Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act. This bill was sponsored by Congressman Peter ?Pete? King [R-NY2] and referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on March 21, 2013. This bill would amend the definition of a law enforcement officer under subchapter III of chapter 83 and chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code and give those who meet the law enforcement officer definition the ability to retire after twenty (20) years of service at the age of fifty (50), or twenty-five (25) years of service at any age.

Police officers who work for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Police, Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service, Government Printing Office Police, Mint Police, National Institutes of Health Police, Veterans Affairs Police and civilian police officers who work for the US Army, US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps do not meet the definition of law enforcement officer (LEO) and are excluded from law enforcement officer coverage for purposes of the Federal Employment Retirement System-Base Annuity IAW 5 CFR, Part 842, Subpart H.
A list of positions that do not qualify as Law Enforcement Officer Positions can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/special-notices/#non

US Border Patrol, US Capital Police, US Park Police, Bureau of Indian Affairs Police, TSA Federal Air Marshals, U.S. Marshals and Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, National Park Service, US Forest Service Law Enforcement Rangers meet the definition of law enforcement officer (LEO). Congress has even granted LEO status to air traffic controllers and many employees of the Bureau of the Prisons whose primary duties are non-law enforcement related.
A list of positions that qualify as Law Enforcement Officer Positions can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/special-notices/#covered

Congress should pass this legislation and recognize that federal police officers who currently don't meet the definition of LEO are as highly trained and face the same dangers as their colleagues who currently do meet the definition of LEO.

H.R. 1362, the "Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act," should be passed into law as soon as possible.

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18 hours ago
Sean U. from Yuma, AZ writes:
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We all put our lives on the line as Law Enforcement and should be recognized accordingly.
19 hours ago
Kilipaki H. from Yuma, AZ writes:
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All of our Officers need this support.
19 hours ago
Someone from Yuma, AZ signed.
21 hours ago
Gordon W. from Yuma, AZ writes:
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This is important - please pass this.
1 day ago
Steven H. from Yuma, AZ writes:
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With any luck this will pass soon. If the government it truly in favor of equality and equal treatment for all, then this issue will be corrected
September 16, 2016
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September 12, 2016
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September 10, 2016
Someone from Richmond Hill, GA writes:
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If you cant stand behind your officers with support... feel free to stand in front of them facing danger.
September 7, 2016
Someone from Windham, NH signed.