The objective of the AFGE Law Enforcement Steering Committee is to assist all law enforcement personnel within AFGE by providing unity of action in all matters affecting the mutual interest of law enforcement personnel nationally.
The AFGE Law Enforcement Steering Committee will strive to provide an environment that promotes professional development, acknowledges law enforcement contributions, and supports collaborative efforts in furthering the betterment of working conditions for all of law enforcement.
Note: AFGE LEO Committee is not a bargaining council but assists with and refers members to their AFGE council and local as appropriate.
For more information or questions, email [email protected].
AFGE strongly supports the following legislation directly related to federal law enforcement officers:
H.R. 962/S. 1888 Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act would grant all federal law enforcement officers (LEOs) access to federal benefits including 6C special retirement benefits due to the level of training required and greater danger present in their profession. Introduced in the House by Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and introduced in the Senate by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio).
H.R.1210 - LEOSA Reform Act would improve the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act and provisions relating to the carrying of concealed weapons by law enforcement officers. This bill permits certain qualified current and retired law enforcement officers to carry firearms in certain federal facilities. Introduced by Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.)
H.R. 521/S. 129 – First Responder Fair Retiree Act would ensure that federal firefighters, law enforcement officials, Border Patrol officers, and other federal first responders qualify for full retirement benefits if they are injured on the job. This bill would allow first responders to maintain their early retirement benefits if they have to switch to a different federal job due to an on-the-job injury. Introduced in the House by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and in the Senate by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.).