On September 21, 2015, Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police met with U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. to discuss the FOP's top issues and policing in America.
"Our Executive Director, Jim Pasco, and I had the privilege of meeting with the Vice President earlier today," Canterbury said. "We had a lengthy and, I think, a very productive dialogue about a wide range of law enforcement issues including the proliferation of violence against police officers."
Vice President Biden, a long time champion of law enforcement while in the Senate and a key ally in the current Administration, listened carefully to the FOP's views on violence against police and sentencing reform. Two key law enforcement programs, the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne-JAG) program and the programs administered by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, were also discussed and President Canterbury emphasized their importance to State and local law enforcement.
"We are very appreciative that Vice President Biden took so much time out of his day to meet with us and to hear the views of the members of the Fraternal Order of Police," Canterbury said. "He knows that the FOP's views matter and has always been a strong friend to law enforcement."
Source: National FOP