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H.R.2254 - Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act

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I am writing in support of House of Representatives (H.R.) bill 2254, Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act. This bill was sponsored by Congressman Peter Pete King [R-NY2] and referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on May 12, 2015. 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.<br />
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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.<br />
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<br />
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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.<br />
A list of positions that qualify as Law Enforcement Officer Positions can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/special-notices/#covered<br />
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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.<br />
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H.R. 2254, the "Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act," should be passed into law as soon as possible.

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Public Comments (2,668)
Jul 25th, 2017
Shawn P. from Camarillo, CA writes:
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This is a shame that some Law Enforcement Officers get treated differently then others. Please pass this bill to protect those that protect us
May 2nd, 2017
Arthur H. from Rougemont, NC writes:
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I support this bill.
Apr 20th, 2017
Someone from Staten Island, NY writes:
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I absolutely support the men and women who REPRESENT this BILL!! Congress talks about how much they support the blue line of LEO but take forever to pass a bill that is long overdue! I have an EOD date for May 2017 as an FLEO mainly to backup the LEO's in the trenches. After all, we need to support one another since Congress is hesitant to. In a nut shell... H.R. 2254... PASS IT ON!!
Mar 15th, 2017
Sonny M. from Mount Holly, NJ signed.
Mar 13th, 2017
Maria F. from New London, CT writes:
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I support this bill
Feb 9th, 2017
Edna S. from Jersey City, NJ signed.
Feb 8th, 2017
Someone from Germantown, MD writes:
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I support this bill. Some of these agencies stood by my side in law enforcement situations, they should be afforded their fair right to our benefits!
Jan 24th, 2017
Officer JJ G. from Camano Island, WA writes:
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As a 0083 Federal Police Officer, trained at FLETC Glyco,GA. with the United States DOD Police, with over 23 years of Federal, state and local experience, I strongly support the "Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act" and I urge you to support this Bill and "PASS" it.
Jan 24th, 2017
Officer JJ G. from Camano Island, WA writes:
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As a 0083 Federal Police Officer, trained at FLETC Glyco,GA. with the United States DOD Police, with over 23 years of Federal, state and local experience, I strongly support the "Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act" and I urge you to support this Bill and "PASS" it.
Jan 24th, 2017
Someone from Denver, CO writes:
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As a 0083 Federal Police Officer with the United States Mint Police, with over 15 years on the job, I strongly support the "Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act". I urge you to support this Bill and "PASS" it.
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