DC Police Union

DC Police Union D.C. Police Union We are the union for the approximately 3600 officers, detectives, and sergeants who make up the Metropolitan Police Department in the District of Columbia.
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Our team has many years of active law enforcement experience. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today’s police officers better than other officers, and no one knows police officers better than the District of Columbia Police Union. While our officers are committed to protecting all of us, we are committed to helping and protecting them. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities.

Operating as usual

Reminder:  Sergeant Gerard Lee's funeral ceremony will be held this week.  If you are planning on attending but do not k...
09/22/2020

Reminder: Sergeant Gerard Lee's funeral ceremony will be held this week. If you are planning on attending but do not know the specific time and location please contact your Chief Steward.

19 years ago, 60 police officers (37 PAPD and 23 NYPD) lost their lives trying to save people from a terrorist attack. W...
09/11/2020

19 years ago, 60 police officers (37 PAPD and 23 NYPD) lost their lives trying to save people from a terrorist attack. We haven’t forgotten, have you? #NeverForget

Today’s holiday was created by the labor movement to honor the hardworking American. Thank you to all the @DCPoliceUnion...
09/07/2020

Today’s holiday was created by the labor movement to honor the hardworking American. Thank you to all the @DCPoliceUnion members who keep DC safe. Especially those that are on the street today keeping our #LaborDay safe and happy. If you’re enjoying a day off today-thank a Union.

Many thanks to @DDOTDCDirector  @DDOTDC for the prompt reply to the request from the @DCPoliceUnion and @DCPoliceDept @C...
09/07/2020
DDOT DC on Twitter

Many thanks to @DDOTDCDirector @DDOTDC for the prompt reply to the request from the @DCPoliceUnion and @DCPoliceDept @ChiefNewsham to make these corrections. Your support of our fallen officer and his family is much appreciated.

https://twitter.com/ddotdc/status/1302725312980176896?s=21

“@DildineWTOP @PMcHugh_DC @311DCgov @DDOTDCDirector The signs honoring Officer Kevin J. Welsh have been corrected and replaced.”

We’re just glad one of our members stumbled on to this situation and brought it to a peaceful conclusion. This is the re...
09/02/2020
ONLY ON 7: Officer hailed as hero after dispute involving gun in SE D.C. (WATCH)

We’re just glad one of our members stumbled on to this situation and brought it to a peaceful conclusion. This is the responsible and professional policing our members do every day in safeguarding our city and its residents

https://t.co/X4CbEiSGO4?amp=1

ABC7 reporter Sam Ford was near the Kendall Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon when he and the photojournalist he was with heard a crash, then screaming. As they turned and looked at the intersection and Southern and Branch Avenue, SE, they saw a greenish Chevrolet Tahoe hitting a black Lincoln Town C...

On Sunday, August 30, off duty MPD Officer Luis Alcantara and 3 family members were involved in a car accident in Maryla...
09/01/2020
Alcantara Family Relief Fund, organized by Anabel Rodriguez

On Sunday, August 30, off duty MPD Officer Luis Alcantara and 3 family members were involved in a car accident in Maryland. They were struck head-on by a vehicle that failed to maintain his lane. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/snj4x-alcantara-family?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_more

On Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 8:30 pm, off duty MPD Officer Luis Alcantara and 3 family… Anabel Rodriguez needs your support for Alcantara Family Relief Fund

08/31/2020

FLSA Lawsuit to Recover Overtime Damages for Those Receiving Hazard Pay

When the city authorized a "hazard pay" stipend in April, the DC Police Union notified MPD that the stipend needed to be included in each member's hourly rate in order to properly calculate thier overtime rate. This calculation is required under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Initally, MPD agreed to include the calculation, but later recanted and is refusing to provide the correct compensation. Now, each member who has worked overtime during the period of emergency has not received the correct amount in their hourly overtime rate.

The DC Police Union is now pursuing a lawsuit to recover damages resulting from the District of Columbia’s unlawful failure to include hazard pay in the calculation of the overtime rate. This lawsuit aims to compensate each member in the amount they should have received. The Union is seeking to get you the money that you earned.

We have retained the law firm McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP, which specializes in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases for public sector employees, to handle the lawsuit. For example, this law firm successfully represented the NYPD Police Sergeants, supported by their union the SBA, in an FLSA case recovering over $40 million dollars.

In addition to backpay, we are seeking an equal amount as liquidated damages. The case is being funded by your Union so there is no cost to participate. Nonetheless, and importantly, under the rules of the overtime law that was violated – the Fair Labor Standards Act – you must complete a consent to sue/retainer form to participate.

To be eligible to participate in the lawsuit, you must: 1) have been employed by the Metropolitan Police Department at any point since January 1, 2020; 2) be a member of the D.C. Police Union; and 3) you must have both received hazard pay and have worked overtime since the District began paying hazard pay.

If you would like to participate in the lawsuit please contact your Chief Steward for more information.

08/31/2020

Today at 8:05 AM Chairman Pemberton will be interviewed on WMAL 105.9 FM “Mornings on the Mall" concerning the violence against DC police officers over the past few days.

08/30/2020

One of our members was transported to the hospital last night with vision loss after a rioter directed a laser into his eye. This is the sixth officer hospitalized since Thursday night.

08/14/2020

Management Suspends Article 24 (Scheduling)

Last night there was a group of protesters that showed up at the Third District Station. The situation became violent and 34 arrests were made for rioting.

At 8:42 am, a teletype was published activating a number of CDU platoons and the suspending Article 24 (Scheduling). This suspension of Article 24 is citywide and effects every member. This means the department does not have to abide by scheduling provisions in the contract, e.g., 14 day notice, consecutive days off, or only working one tour per work week.

The Union just became aware of this teletype shortly before it was published. We are currently reviewing the matter and entering into discussions with Management on the details of this deployment.

We will update you when there is more information on how we're progressing. For now, all members should be aware that Article 24 has been formally suspended.

08/14/2020

Update on Legal Challenge to BWC Releases in Superior Court

Yesterday, there was a initial hearing for the Union's challenge to a provision in the new police reform law that mandates the release of BWC footage and the officer's name within 5 days of the incident.

In this hearing, we requested a temporary protection order that would restrict this law from going into effect. The argument stated that releasing such information puts an officer's safety at risk, citing many other decisions where the DC Court of Appeals agreed.

Judge Puig-Lugo expressed concerns that the new law exposes officers to privacy violations as well as threats to an officer’s physical and mental well-being. It was also notable that the Judge had concerns about how officers did not have the ability to challenge the release of BWC footage.

While the Judge did not ultimately grant the restraining order, it appeared that he sought more concrete information about how these threats can occur. The Union will have another attempt to prevent this policy from going into effect at an hearing requesting injunctive relief in a few weeks.

The Union is prepared to provide the Judge with that information and we believe that he will agree with our arguments and grant our request for an injunction at the next hearing.

DC Police Union addresses difficulties recruiting new officers.http://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/shortage-of-polic...
08/11/2020
'Definitely been a problem': Police union addresses difficulties recruiting new officers

DC Police Union addresses difficulties recruiting new officers.

http://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/shortage-of-police-officers-across-america

Before protests and COVID-19 cities across America were struggling to recruit new officers. Now it’s a growing crisis. “What makes our job more complex now is the atmosphere that we have,” says Betsy Smith with the National Police Association. Movements to defund the police also sc...

08/11/2020

The DC Police Union is sad to announce that Officer Michael Ashley passed away this afternoon from the injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident that occurred last fall.

Officer Ashley served in the United States Marine Corps before joining the Metropolitan Policd Department as a a reserve officer. Officer Ashley then became a full time Officer with MPD and worked in the 3rd District as a patrol officer. Officer Ashley was then transferred to the Gun Recovery Unit where he was involved in multiple investigations that led to the recovery of illegal firearms from the streets of DC.

Officer Ashley is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Information on memorial arrangements will be shared when they become available

08/10/2020
Scott Taylor ABC 7 on Twitter

Listen to @DCPoliceUnion Chairman Gregg Pemberton comments about a lack of police officer applications across America. It's the focus of my #7OnYourSide investigation today at 6pm on @ABC7News

https://twitter.com/scotttaylortv/status/1292881976698064896?s=21

“Listen to @DCPoliceUnion Chairman @G_Pem comments about a lack of police officer applications across America. It's the focus of my #7OnYourSide investigation today at 6pm on @ABC7News https://t.co/pVs4teQUBV”

DC POLICE UNION FILES EMERGENCY INJUNCTION CHALLENGING PUBLIC RELEASE OF BWC AND OFFICER NAMESThe DC Police Union has al...
08/10/2020

DC POLICE UNION FILES EMERGENCY INJUNCTION CHALLENGING PUBLIC RELEASE OF BWC AND OFFICER NAMES
The DC Police Union has always been steadfastly committed to having important discussions on police reform. We support many of the measures in the new police reform law and, in fact, believe some of them could even be expanded. Unfortunately, our efforts to be involved in the process of creating new legislation has been thwarted by the “emergency” nature of the law and the Councilmembers’ obvious aversion to including the voices of the 3,600 rank-and-file police officers in their deliberations on these subjects.

While the Union remains in agreement with many of the provisions in the law, there are recently enacted sections that unjustly place our members at risk of reputational and physical harm. Specifically, Subtitle B, Section 103, which makes mandatory the release of Body-Worn Camera (BWC) and officers’ names within five days of an officer involved serious use-of-force.

As determined by U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin in his letter to the Council, the release of the body-camera footage and names of officers will unjustly malign and permanently tarnish the reputation and good name of any officer that is later cleared of misconduct concerning the use of force. In addition, the mandatory release of the names of officers and BWC footage will place officers and the public at immediate risk of significant bodily harm.

Before the passage of this new law, the Mayor, in consultation with the USAO and the MPD has always had the discretion to assess whether the circumstances warranted such disclosures. By taking all discretion away from the Mayor, the Council has recklessly placed the lives and reputations of officers on the line in every case.

This lawsuit seeks an emergency injunction to prevent Mayor Bowser from publicly releasing BWC recordings and names of officers involved in officer-involved death by August 15, 2020. The D.C. Police Union has also filed an Emergency Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and is also seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction enjoining Mayor Bowser from publicly releasing BWC recordings and the names of officers involved in serious use of force (Superior Court Case Number 2020 CA 003492 😎.

Chairman Pemberton stated, “It is disappointing that city leaders have passed a law that intentionally endangers every police officer on this department. Making police work more dangerous is the antithesis of creating a better police department. The DC Police Union’s only recourse at this juncture was to challenge the law in Superior Court. We believe the Court will agree with our arguments and grant the injunction.”

08/09/2020

July Murders in DC:
2020: 30
2019: 22
2018: 18
2017: 12
2016: 11
2015: 16
2014: 11
2013: 15
2012: 9
2011: 7
2010: 10

08/09/2020

Last night there was a mass shooting in the 6th District. 20 people were shot, with 1 killed. One of the persons shot was an off-duty MPD officer. The officer is currently being treated at a nearby hospital with a serious injury.

08/07/2020
Scott Taylor ABC 7 on Twitter

Gregg Pemberton, @DCPoliceUnion Chairman, sounds off about the challenges cities need to overcome to recruit new police officers. Monday at 6pm @ABC7News & #7OnYourSide digs into why many are deciding not to choose law enforcement as a career. It’s a new crisis in America.

https://twitter.com/scotttaylortv/status/1291730749918511110?s=21

“Gregg Pemberton, @DCPoliceUnion Chairman, sounds off about the challenges cities need to overcome to recruit new police officers. Monday at 6pm @ABC7News & #7OnYourSide digs into why many are deciding not to choose law enforcement as a career. It’s a new crisis in America. https://t.co/MOua...

DC Police Union Statement on Federal Lawsuit Challenging the Elimination of Collective Bargaining Rights as Unconstituti...
08/05/2020

DC Police Union Statement on Federal Lawsuit Challenging the Elimination of Collective Bargaining Rights as Unconstitutional.

The DC Police Union commissioned a survey of DC residents shows that DC residents overwhelmingly approve of DC Police Of...
08/04/2020

The DC Police Union commissioned a survey of DC residents shows that DC residents overwhelmingly approve of DC Police Officers, want more resources for policing in their neighborhood, and have concerns with how the DC council is making police reforms.

•86% of DC residents want the same or more police officers in their neighborhood

•70% of DC residents have favorable impressions of officers in their neighborhood

•Only 8% of DC residents want fewer police officers in their neighborhood

•63% of DC residents say that the DC Council needs to take more time to hold public hearings before passing police reform measures

DC Police Union Press Release on New Polling Data that Shows Widespread Support for DC Police Officers and Concerns with...
08/04/2020

DC Police Union Press Release on New Polling Data that Shows Widespread Support for DC Police Officers and Concerns with DC Council’s Approach to Police Reform.

08/01/2020

YoY Crime Stats in DC 7/1 - 8/1

Homicide ⬆️36%
Shootings ⬆️16%
Sex Assault ⬆️110%
Stolen Auto ⬆️56%

Vice Chairman Medgar Webster explains the Do’s and Don’ts when stopped by the Police to members of AFGE Local 727.
07/28/2020

Vice Chairman Medgar Webster explains the Do’s and Don’ts when stopped by the Police to members of AFGE Local 727.

07/20/2020

Members: The DC Police Union is conducting a survey on Remote Court Procedures. If you did not receive the survey in your email please contact your Chief Steward for the link to survey and to sign up for the Union's emailing list.

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1524 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington D.C., DC
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General information

The District of Columbia Police Union, Fraternal Order of Police, Metropolitan Police Department Labor Committee (FOP) is composed of the approximately 3600 police officers, detectives and sergeants of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. As police officers and members of a bargaining unit, we are unique in the working world. At the very core of our organization, our bylaws, is a commitment to not only our members, but to the public as well. As an organization, we are dedicated to improving law enforcement, protecting the public, and professionalizing the Metropolitan Police Department. At the same time, we have, through legislation and collective bargaining, created a system in place to protect the interests and working conditions of our members. The system includes the right to bargain, grievance procedures, and legal representation to ensure a fair and equitable working environment for all. The foundation of our success is education, legislation, and community involvement, which will protect our members and guard against the erosion of our rights. Please reflect on how far police officers afforded the privilege of collective bargaining have come. In 1915 when two Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania police officers, Delbert Nagle and Martin Toole, started the first Fraternal Order of Police, officers worked 12-hour days, 365 days a year. We have come a long way and our working conditions are considerably better today. We cannot rest though; we must remain vigilant and strong. Each of us, as police officers and as a member of the FOP must stand up and be on the lookout for abuse, corruption, and violations of our rights or the rights of anyone else. We are the front line, who day in and day out, through blood, sweat, and tears, protect the citizens of the District of Columbia. Be honest with one another, look after your partner, keep your integrity intact, and always keep in mind only through a mutual and united front can we ensure continued success.

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