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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.

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. 2254, the "Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act," should be passed into law as soon as possible.

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December 16, 2016
Robert (Rev) R. from Deer Park, NY writes:
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These are indeed bona fide law enforcement officers...I had served as a police officer/supervisory, first with the Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia, than AMTRAK PD and finally as a county prosecutor's senior criminal investigator in NYC..
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Someone from Chicago, IL signed.
November 22, 2016
alfonso o. from Lexington Park, MD signed.
November 20, 2016
Someone from Flemington, WV writes:
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I support this bill and ask the house to vote on it and pass it.
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Someone from Randolph A F B, TX signed.
November 1, 2016
Edna S. from Jersey City, NJ signed.
October 21, 2016
Someone from Maspeth, NY signed.
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Vlear S. from North East, PA writes:
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As a VA Police Officer I strongly support this bill.
September 20, 2016
Someone from Chandler, AZ signed.
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Someone from Murrieta, CA signed.