Our Ambassador Dr. Zigmund Ziegler Cohen is a member of FLEOA and representative of Admir there. https://www.fleoa.org
Welcome to the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA®). FLEOA® is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit professional association, exclusively representing federal law enforcement officers. FLEOA® represents more than 25,000 federal law enforcement officers from over 65 different agencies.
FLEOA® is a charter member of the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Advisory Board, holds two seats on the Congressional Badge of Bravery Federal Board, serves on the Executive Board of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and the National Law Enforcement Steering Committee. FLEOA®, founded in 1977, is a volunteer organization. Born out of necessity by a group of concerned agents from Customs, IRS-CI, TIGTA, FBI and INS, FLEOA's® primary tenet was, and still is, legal assistance and representation are only a phone call away. FLEOA® provides a legislative voice for the federal law enforcement community, and is frequently called upon to provide testimony at congressional hearings. FLEOA® monitors legislative issues that may impact federal law enforcement officers, and encourages its membership to contact their elected officials to express their concerns. On January 2, 2011, the voice of the FLEOA® membership prevailed when President Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 into law. FLEOA® was also the lead federal advocate for its Retired Members in helping to get the LEOSA Improvements Act of 2010 passed on October 12, 2010.
On July 31, 2008, FLEOA® scored a monumental achievement when its initiated proposal, The Badge of Bravery, was signed into law (P.L. 110-298). FLEOA® was also instrumental in the passing of the Federal Retirement Reform bill (P.L. 111-31), a/k/a, FERS Sick Leave Credit bill. FLEOA's® sustained efforts also led to the Secretary of Commerce hosting a signing ceremony for the issuance of retiree credentials for its agents and officers. FLEOA's® membership has also been instrumental in increasing the death benefits for federal law enforcement officers; increasing premium pay for 1811s to 25% of a criminal investigators actual grade; passage of Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) in 1994; extending LEAP for Special Agents of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security in 1998; passage of the Degan Bill, which provides scholarships for spouses and children of those killed in the line of duty; passage of the Federal LEO Good Samaritan Act; and passage of the Congressional Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement.
FLEOA® accomplished a legislative victory with the ATF Special Agent Will Clark inspired Officer Safety Act. FLEOA® drafted the position paper for the Officer Safety Act of 2012, a bill to allow removal to federal court by a law enforcement officer who is charged in connection with a personal time effort to stop a violent crime or assist an individual who has suffered. The Act was attached as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, which was passed and signed by the President on January 2, 2012.
Congress also passed the Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012, an initiative strongly supported by FLEOA® and the FBIAA. The bill authorized the Attorney General and DOJ and DHS law enforcement agencies to assist in investigating mass killings and other violent acts in public places. The bill was passed on January 1, 2013 after FLEOA® advocated for the removal of an anonymous hold. The President signed it into law on January 14th, 2013.
The Whistle blower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 was signed into law on November 27, 2012. In recognition and honor of our fallen ICE hero, the Jaime Zapata Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act was passed on December 7, 2012.
For the 113th Congress, FLEOA® will continue to advocate for the following legislative initiatives, including the protection of our pay and pensions: ensure those who face mandatory retirement receive an annual pay increase commensurate with the military; ensure the federal law enforcement voice is heard in all forums addressing ECPA reform; pursue legislative support for having LEAP removed from the pay-cap and recapture lost "maxed-out" pay; advocate for our Retired Members on all LEOSA/H.R.218 issues; and advocate for the protection of federal officers serving overseas..
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Contact Jennifer Mattingley
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, STE 900
Washington, DC 20036