About our Annual Santa Sleigh

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The beginning of December signals the start of many time-honored and family traditions, unique to the Christmas Season. For the Folsom Police Department, December signals the return of the ever-popular Santa Sleigh! Created by the Folsom Police Officers’ Association nearly 30 years ago, the primary focus of Santa Sleigh, (in addition to spreading holiday joy and Christmas cheer) is to collect food donations for the Twin Lakes Food Bank in Folsom. Folsom Police Officer, Daren Prociw, played a piv...
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2018 Santa Sleigh Routes Announced!

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We're continuing our annual tradition of welcoming Santa Claus to our community a little early! From December 9th to the 13th, Santa will be taking a sleigh ride through Folsom. Check out the links below to see when he's coming to your neighborhood! We're excited to see you there, and are grateful for any food donations that we can give back to local community members in need.  2018 Routes  Sunday, December 9th  ARC / Old Folsom Monday, December 10th  Wales. Folsom Heigh...
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Join Us In Making a Difference in our Community!

Join Us In Making a Difference in our Community!
Our annual fundraiser is back! We would like to thank you for your support of the men and women of our Police Association who protect us each and every day. A police officer’s job can be stressful and demanding, but we take great pride in helping our fellow citizens whenever we get the chance. It’s not just our job, it’s our honor to serve. Please join in our mission, and support the men and women of law enforcement, Donate Here! Our officers frequently go into harm’s way to protect our communit...
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A Letter From Our President

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To Whom It May Concern, On August 8th, 2018, The Folsom Police Officers’ Association (FPOA), in conjunction with the Folsom Fire Fighter’s Association (Local 522), conducted interviews with six of the 12 candidates running for 2018 Folsom City Council. Our Associations came together at this time in an effort to make a Public Safety endorsement, and in doing so, make our voices stronger. These six candidates were interviewed because they actively sought an endorsement from our associations, some ...
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Remembering 9/11

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The tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001 changed America forever. On this day, we honor the 343 lives that were lost as they attempted to save the lives of others. We will never forget the bravery and sacrifice of these heroes.
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Police throw birthday party for 8 year old girl - PoliceOne

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A Maine Police Department knew just what to do for this little girl when no one showed up to her birthday party. To read the full PoliceOne story, click here.
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NorCal Fire Victim Donation Drive

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From August 1st to 5th, the Folsom Police Officers Association will be collecting donations for the NorCal Fire Victims. Please bring items to Folsom Police Department at 46 Natoma St., Folsom, CA 95630 between 7 AM and 7 PM. Below is a list of requested items:  Cases of bottled water Non-perishable, ready-to-eat food items (no glass containers; pull-top cans preferred) Can openers, paper plates, plastic silverware, napkins/paper towels Toiletries (shampoo, soap, razors, toothbrushes, femin...
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Why 2018 could be an especially deadly year for cops

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"Maybe they forget [officers] have families," Gloria Vega said. "But they're just like everybody else. The only difference is my dad went out there ... he sacrificed his family, sacrificed us having him, to protect people he doesn't even know.” To read the full story, click here.   
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What happens when we run out of cops?

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What happens when we run out of cops? This is a question worth asking as it pertains to the safety of our communities, families, and friends. Police recruitment and retention may be one of this countries biggest problems. To read more about what will happen when we run out of law enforcement officers, click on the link below.  https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/what-happens-when-we-run-out-of-cops/
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Celebrating Police Week 2018

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This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors, gather in Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. One of the most moving ceremonies is the Annual Candlelight Vigil, where the names of fallen officers will be forever etched into the Memorial Wall. Unlike many memorials in W...
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'Meat' and Greet BBQ Fundraiser

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Join us for a 'Meat' and Greet BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, May 5th from 10 AM - 2 PM at Folsom City Lions Park near the gazebo (403 Stafford Steet).  See K9 Demos and meet the Police Dogs. Get up close to the Police Horses. Talk to SWAT Officers and Bike Patrol.  Tickets are $10 each for adults and $5 for kids. They may be purchased at the event of by visiting www.FolsomPoliceFoundation.org  under the 'Donate Now' tab.  We hope to meet you there! 
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Thank you for your support

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The Folsom Police Officers’ Association would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “ Red , White , Blue , and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One Community, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.” Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work. We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to give back to the community that we love. Thank you to all...
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!

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On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, the Folsom Police Officers’ Association is asking you today for your support. While our nation is facing unprecedented times, we are thankful for our community who has stayed strong and united and we value the support you have shown our officers.    Donate Here Today! The Folsom Police Officers’ Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your support will allow us to continue to fund the much...
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9-11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services - they reac...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.   This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals,...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.   In the years and decades to ...
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Folsom Local Businesses we need your help

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Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Folsom POA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking Here Your ...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

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We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 138 line of duty deaths of Law Enforcement officers across the US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year. ...
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Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. announces we are expanding their Southern California Presence

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Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. is pleased to announce that Howard A. Liberman has joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice, as the Los Angeles Office Managing Attorney. Howard has been practicing law since 1992 and began his legal career in the United States Navy as a member of the Judge advocate General’s Corps.  He served on active duty for five years as a defense attorney, prosecutor and Assistant Staff Judge Advocate to the two-star admiral.  Howard affiliated with the Navy Reser...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

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Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us.  National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our fam...
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Calling all Local Businesses

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Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is imp...
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Baker to Vegas 2016

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For more than 30 years the 'Baker to Vegas' run has been taking place between Baker, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Police organizations from all over the United States form relay teams to compete in the 120 mile run that encompasses 20 stages in thegrueling heat of the day and the desert cold at night. Originally started in 1985 by two Los Angeles police officers, Chuck Foote and Larry Moore, the Baker to Vegas run helps police organizations raise funds to support their local communityprogra...
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#GivingTuesday

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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.  This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season.  We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Folsom POA. Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we give back visit our "Charities We Support" page.   If you would like to show your support, please visit the donate se...
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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

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When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind?  Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers?  It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room."   Today, the n...
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Hate Crimes Law Could Include Cops

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The National Fraternal Order of Police is lobbying to add police officers to other victims under the Congressional hate crimes statute. Violence against police officers that is motivated by anti-police bias should be prosecuted as a hate crime, according to Jim Pasco, the executive director of the F.O.P. "Right now, it's a hate crime if you attack someone solely because of the color of their skin, but it ought to be a hate crime if you attack someone solely because of the color of their uniform ...
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

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Internet and Website Safety Tips: Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others. Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: Do not share things such as email addresses...
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Crime Prevention

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Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone. -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not visib...
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Domestic Violence

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You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way possible, or take your life. These protection tips are to help you get through this difficult seaso...
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