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

Messages Sent So Far
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:

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:

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.

Post Public Comments

Public Comments (2,739)
Feb 7th, 2017
Jon K. from Warren, MI writes:
Quotation mark icon
Why do members of congress, lawyers, cooks and fire fighters get LEO pay but VA police officers who actually meet the criteria do not receive this benefit. PASS THE BILL.
Jan 26th, 2017
from Houston, TX writes:
Quotation mark icon
VA Police has a important role in Law Enforcement, Please pass Bill.
Jan 25th, 2017
Someone from Houston, TX writes:
Quotation mark icon
This is important - please pass this.
Jan 22nd, 2017
Frank M. from Newcastle, WA writes:
Quotation mark icon
Now that President Trump is in office we can rebuild and reform what has been long passed over do for our government.
Dec 21st, 2016
Someone from West River, MD writes:
Quotation mark icon
This law should cover anyone trained by FLETC as a police officer of any kind.
Nov 27th, 2016
Nick L. from Palm Desert, CA writes:
Quotation mark icon
Support all officers! These agencies not covered suffer from severe retention issues costing the government more in recruiting efforts. More importantly, they risk themselves just as much as the covered agencies!
Nov 23rd, 2016
Someone from Ontario, CA signed.
Oct 16th, 2016
Ricky B. from Fort Benning, GA signed.
Oct 3rd, 2016
Someone from Rapid City, SD signed.
Sep 28th, 2016
Sean U. from Yuma, AZ writes:
Quotation mark icon
We all put our lives on the line as Law Enforcement and should be recognized accordingly.