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AFSCME members around the country work hard to keep our families and communities safe – patrolling our streets, securing our airports and enforcing our laws. As uniformed officers and civilian law enforcement workers in states, counties and cities, at educational institutions and other areas, we proudly serve and protect every day.
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National Police Week AFSCME is honored to support the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Foundation in recognition of those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
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Council 18 Blue Breakfast » Council 18 Public Safety Blue Breakfast On January 31, Council 18 held its Fourth Annual Public Safety Blue Breakfast, in Santa Fe, at the Inn of the Governors. Over 45 public safety members – law enforcement, COs, security, 911, probation and parole – from state, city and county facilities attended, plus staff, which is the event's largest turnout to date. Following the three hour program, the members lobbied at the legislature for the rest of the day. Speakers included Steve Marshall, FBI chief division council/special agent, who spoke on intra-jurisdiction cooperation, modern tactics and threats to public safety and Felipe Tena, Valencia County detention center officer, who spoke on what prompted the officers to recently organize with AFSCME and their gains since. Photos of the event at afscme18.org »
2011 Public Safety Congress »

During the 2011 AFSCME Public Safety Congress, over 400 AFSCME-represented corrections and law enforcement employees gathered in Houston to arm themselves with the tools and information needed to defend themselves on the job and build their union.

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2013 Public Safety Conference »

Date:Fri., Oct. 18 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2013

Location:Hilton Columbus
 Columbus, OH

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AFSCME’s Commitment AFSCME is committed to servicing Law Enforcement officers around the country. Currently, AFSCME represents over 100,000 public safety personnel including police, correction, fire and EMS workers. James E. Howell, Assistant Director of Law Enforcement, is a retired police officer from the City of New Haven, CT and is working to expand AFSCME's sworn police officer ranks.

If you have any questions or comments please email JHowell@afscme.org.