Sol Ennis Klyczek
Join Terry Trueblood in this next podcast as he interviews Sol Ennis Klyczek. Ennis is domestic violence professional. Helping out women, children, and men who are trapped or doing then trapping. See Ennis’s opinions on the recently passed House bill. What does this bill mean for people of domestic violence? Will there be a solution for those with mental health issues before they are forced behind bars?
Illinois House Bill 3653
“We are on the verge of losing good men and women because the state of Illinois has decided that they do not want to provide Qualified Immunity to law enforcement. The financial responsibility that will be placed on our men and women of law enforcement who put the uniform on every day, who go on and serve in very harsh environments, and now, it’s going to be on their dime to defend themselves.” – Donald “Ike” Hackett, President of the Spoon River Valley FOP Lodge.
Facts Matter Moments Podcast is a new series by the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police. We discuss police news, events, legal matters, with a focus within the state of Illinois and beyond.
The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police
The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police – Our History The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), founded over 100 years ago in 1915, is the largest enforcement organization of sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. With a proud tradition of officers representing officers. The FOP is the most respected and most recognized police organization in the country. The Illinois FOP is the second largest State Lodge. Proudly representing over 33,000 active duty and retired police officers – more than 10 percent of all FOP members nationwide.
The Illinois State Lodge was chartered in 1963 and run by a highly dedicated Board of Trustees and staff. They are committed to elevating the law enforcement profession. Protecting members’ rights, promoting fraternalism, and raising the value of membership.
The Fraternal Order of Police serves as the national and state legislative voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving others. In addition, ILFOP members benefit from a variety of FOP programs and services. These include legal defense, accidental death, and disability insurance, peer support, education scholarships, chaplaincy, education and training, and much more.
The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police honors the following mission: “To encourage fraternal, charitable, and social activities among law enforcement officers. To increase the efficiency of the law enforcement profession, and thus more firmly establish the confidence of the public in the service dedicated to the protection of life and property.” Since 1915 The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers. The FOP has more than 354,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges.
We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today’s police officers better than another officer. No one knows police officers better than the Fraternal Order of Police.