FOP http://wmub.org en Cincy FOP President says hire more officers http://wmub.org/post/cincy-fop-president-says-hire-more-officers <p>Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police President Kathy Harrell had a blunt message for city council about police department staffing.<br /><br />“We’re at the point right now that officers out on the street lives are in jeopardy,” Harrell said.&nbsp; “I’m going to get a lot of slack for saying that, but I don’t care.&nbsp; They’re out there with 187 less officers.”<br /><br />Harrell testified Tuesday before Council's Law and Public Safety Committee. &nbsp;<br /> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:35:49 +0000 Jay Hanselman 23248 at http://wmub.org Homeland Security chief Napolitano addresses FOP convention http://wmub.org/post/homeland-security-chief-napolitano-addresses-fop-convention <p>Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano focused on the importance of partnering with local law enforcement during remarks Monday morning to the National Fraternal Order of Police convention in Cincinnati.</p><p>She told some 4,000 first responders from around the country and Ireland that her department has been beefing up its cooperative efforts, especially by creating Fusion Centers where national and local agencies can share information.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:55:55 +0000 Tana Weingartner 16073 at http://wmub.org Homeland Security chief Napolitano addresses FOP convention Sen. Brown speaks at FOP convention http://wmub.org/post/sen-brown-speaks-fop-convention <p>Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke at the National FOP convention in Cincinnati Monday. He largely focused on the importance of collective bargaining. Click below to hear his remarks.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:44:35 +0000 Tana Weingartner 16065 at http://wmub.org Sen. Brown speaks at FOP convention Pension, right to work: big topics at FOP convention http://wmub.org/post/pension-right-work-big-topics-fop-convention <p><strong>Economic Impact</strong></p><p>An estimated 3,000 police officers from as far away as Ireland, are in Cincinnati for a convention that begins Monday and continues through Friday. The Convention and Visitors Bureau puts the economic impact at $4.5 million and contracted hotel room nights of more than 15,000 in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 16008 at http://wmub.org Pension, right to work: big topics at FOP convention Lawsuit filed over Cincinnati's dependent coverage audit http://wmub.org/post/lawsuit-filed-over-cincinnatis-dependent-coverage-audit <p>The unions representing Cincinnati police officers and firefighters are filing a lawsuit concerning the city's health care dependent audit. &nbsp;<br><br>The city wants employees to verify their spouses and children are legitimately eligible for city health benefits.&nbsp; That includes providing things like marriage licenses, tax returns and birth certificates. &nbsp;<br><br>The deadline for that information is Wednesday. Those who fail to comply will loose dependent coverage. &nbsp;<br> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:26:54 +0000 Jay Hanselman 11951 at http://wmub.org Lawsuit filed over Cincinnati's dependent coverage audit