MORGANVILLE, NJ, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009: Executive Director Joseph Occhipinti announced that NPDF officials will be traveling to Guayaquil, Ecuador on September 12, 2009 in order to make a plea to State Department officials to issue an emergency medical visa for 14 month old Melanie Macias who was approved for a life saving heart operation through the efforts of the National Police Defense Foundation (NPDF) and the Gift of Life, Inc. Read more
NPDF OFFICIALS ATTEND POLICE DEDICATION IN GENOA ITALY
On March 2, 2009, NPDF President Jack Holder and Executive Director Joseph Occhipinti presented a "VALOR AWARD" to the family of slain Italian State Police Officer Daniele Macciantelli killed in the line of duty in September 2008. The officer was responding to a domestic violence call when he was fatally stabbed by the suspect. The dedication ceremonies included the renaming of a soccer field in the memory of Officer Macciantelli and a special concert by the Italian State Police Band. Director Occhipinti told the audience that Officer Macciantelli was a real life hero who made the ultimate sacrifice and will never be forgotten by the law enforcement community, both in the United States and Italy.
I recently appeared on CBS news regarding the proposed NJ legislation authorizing the medical use of marijuana. It is compelling legislation and we agree that no person should suffer from a life debilitating illness. However, this legislation will create an enforcement nightmare for the police. We will see a serious increase of prescription fraud that will result into a billion dollar industry similar to what we have seen with the illegal use of pain killers. There should be federal legislation introduced addressing this issue with clear cut safeguards and guidelines to prevent its misuse. watch video
PRESS RELEASE- JANUARY 20, 2009
The National Police Defense Foundation announced today the appointment of John J. Fahy, esq, as the Treasurer of the National Police Defense Foundation.
Mr. Fahy is a former assistant United States attorney from the Newark office who specialized in official corruption cases. Mr. Fahy also served as the Bergen County prosecutor and is presently the borough attorney for the town of Carlstadt, New Jersey.
Mr. Fahy is the legal partner of Fahy, Choi, LLC located in Rutherford, New Jersey.
For the past decade, Mr. Fahy had made frequent appearances on Court TV, CNBC and MSNBC as a commentator on criminal court cases.
On September 21, 2008, a NPDF officials traveled to Treviso, Italy wherein it had its first historical police conference with high ranking police officials from the Italian State Police that included representatives of other police organizations and the International Police Association of Italy and European Council of Police Trade Unions. Read more
ATTENTION FEDERAL EMPLOYEES & MILITARY PERSONNEL
COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN NOTIFICATION
The National Police Defense Foundation is an approved charity with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in its Combined Federal Campaign wherein federal employees and military personnel can make tax deductible donations via payroll deductions. The NPDF is listed under International/National organizations and please note Charity Registration # 52710 on the CFC donation designation form. NPDF DELEGATE’S DEATH LINKED TO GROUND ZERO
Please offer a moment of silence for NPDF Delegate Gregory Quibell, a retired NYS Correction Officer, who died on August 27, 2008 from leukemia and pulmonary fibrosis linked to his working 242 hours at Ground Zero. The NPDF will be working with the family to help secure job related death benefits for his illness. Read More
MORGANVILLE, NJ, AUGUST 26, 2008: Executive Director Joseph Occhipinti announced the posting of the $10,000 Safe Cop Reward in connection with the unsolved murder of Colleton County Deputy Sheriff Dennis Compton who was killed on August 6, 2008 by unknown assailants in Colleton County, South Carolina. Read More
Congratulations to our National Police Defense Foundation Secretary Mike Barry who was promoted to Sergeant of the Port Authority Police of NY & NJ.
NPDF Succeeds before the Supreme Court
by PO Mike Barry
On June 26th, 2008 the United States Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in the case of Washington DC, et al. vs. Heller. The NPDF filed an Amicus or "Friend of the Court" brief in this case arguing that the right to own a handgun in one's own home was fundamental to American liberty and was clearly codified, unambiguously, in the Second Amendment. Read more
September 11th Police Memorial Vandalized
The National Police Defense Foundation’s announces that our September 11th Police Memorial has been recently vandalized as it was being readied for display at PNC Arts Center.
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