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El Paso County Deputy Becomes Colorado’s Youngest Coronavirus Death

A 41-year-old El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy died from COVID-19 on Wednesday, becoming Colorado’s youngest victim of the pandemic. Deputy Jeff Hopkins was diagnosed with the disease just one day before his death. In a Thursday press conference, Sheriff Bill Elder said eight other El Paso deputies currently have COVID-19. Hopkins last assignment was as

FPPA – Modify Pension Plans HB20-1044 has been signed…

“In 2018, the FPPA Board of Directors created a task force to study the statewide plans managed by FPPA. The Statewide Plans Task Force convened 11 times over several months to review possible changes meant to improve the health and longevity of the statewide plans, as well as improve benefits for our members. To that

Message from Civil Service Commission on Current Promotional Exams

To all registered Promotional Candidates: We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. The Commission has been reviewing all promotional examination dates scheduled for March through June 2020. We want to advise you that all the originally communicated promotional examination dates will change. At this time, as directed by Earl E. Peterson, Executive

Colorado’s coronavirus stay-at-home order raised a lot of questions.…

Residents are wondering if they can pick up children from ex-spouses, teachers want to know if they can deliver homework to students, and some people are even asking if they still have to follow traffic laws. Coloradans with questions about the state’s new stay-at-home order were slamming phone lines at law enforcement agencies this week,

What Law Enforcement Personnel Need to Know about Coronavirus…

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other areas, including the United States. Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness. Data suggests that symptoms may appear in as

Cops & criminal charges: Tips from an attorney

Cops & criminal charges: Tips from an attorney Law enforcement officers must anticipate and prepare for intense scrutiny surrounding an officer-involved shooting By Dan Herbert, Esq. January 21, 2020 A police officer’s biggest fear is that they will be killed or seriously injured during a tour of duty. A close second is a fear of

Denver’s homicide rate remains elevated as violent crimes continue…

Denver’s homicide rate remains elevated as violent crimes continue to increase Sixty-three people died in homicides last year, the second-highest number in more than a decade By Elise Schmelzer | eschmelzer@denverpost.com | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: February 16, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. | UPDATED: February 16, 2020 at 8:32 a.m. For the fifth year in

FPPA Proposes 2020 Legislation At the direction of The…

Statewide Plans Task Force Recommendations Statewide Defined Benefit Plan – Proposed Legislation   Increase employer contribution rate by 4% Increase by 0.5% of salary per year beginning in 2021, with a total rate of 12% in 2028 Ensures long term full funding of the plan Reduces probability of statutory plan rollbacks Increase likelihood of COLAs

2020 Law Enforcement Bill List

Here’s a link to the 2020 law enforcement bill list for this year’s legislative session. This will provide all members with real time information on the bills, hearings, amendments, fiscal notes, etc. https://coloradocapitolwatch.com/bill-tracker-votes/0/3058/2020/0/s Lombard & Clayton are the PPA’s full-time lobbyist.