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The following are accomplishments of the PAFOC during 2014:

-          Filed lawsuit against Pa Department of General Services to cease denial of constables into the federal 1033 program – pending

-          Argued case in front of Commonwealth Court regarding Pa’s attempts to stop constables from appointing deputies and to overturn “Hunter” – pending

-          Assisted in lawsuit that would force MDJ’s and the counties to pay constables within 30 days as required by law and to force immediate payout of any overdue unpaid fees that are on the books. – pending

-          Working with members of the Pa House and Senate, Governor’s office and State Police on PAFOC influenced legislation which is due to go out for co-sponsorship and be bi-laterally introduced in the near future.

-          Working on lawsuit to eradicate and prevent unconstitutional court issued “Constable Handbooks”. Currently raising funds to file.

-          Brought this story to light:  Constables say Dauphin County owes them more than $700,000

-          Also working on creating and implementing a modular MOPEC quality training program for all constables.

http://abc27.com/2014/12/12/constables-say-dauphin-county-owes-them-more-than-700000/=

The PAFOC is currently supporting legislation that hopefully will be introduced as a bill and into law soon.  The following link will give the reader an idea as to what the PAFOC is trying to accomplish for the good of the State Constabulary.  After reviewing the link, please feel free to reach out and contact to the appropriate board members to voice your support and opinions.  Such support and opinions can also be voiced in person at the PAFOC Quarterly meetings.  Please show your support by sharing this action with other constables, members and non-members, and by encouraging your local representatives and senators to get behind this legislation.

COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL

It seems everywhere we look everyone has an opinion of constables and they use their platform to voice it taking advantage of the fact that constables do not yet have a fully unified voice to rebuttal or defend their position publicly. This is changing. The PAFOC is taking a front line approach to clear up misunderstandings and set the record straight. Below is the most recent appearance of our very own Ian Castaneira on channel 69 News to talk about Constables and the issues we face.

The Video Segment :
http://www.wfmz.com/news/Constables-looking-for-more-rights/-/121458/17791080/-/voo716/-/index.html

The News Article:
http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-lehighvalley/PA-Constables-want-same-access-as-other-law-enforcement-officers/-/132502/17790668/-/1brg34z/-/index.html

Additionally, here is a link that does a great job at explaining the role and purposes of the PA Constable, and the participation of the PAFOC:

http://vimeo.com/m/68839198

This also explains our history, as well as the highlights of the PAFOC legislative proposal:

http://vimeo.com/66964657

A good article for your information on LEOSA law is provided for you:

LEOSA Article

Pafoc Secretary meets with Hon. State Senator Mario Scavello Jan 6th on the floor of the State a Senate before the swearing in ceremonies.

Commonwealth Court Oral Argument Session

https://pcntv.com/jan-8-7-pm-pa-commonwealth-court-session/ Our case is the second half of Part 2 (of 4 Parts) beginning at 30:37.