have been intentionally kept at a reasonable $15.00 per year to
cover minimum costs and to encourage your participation.
Please submit a check to:
P.O. Box 722, Tallman, NY 10982
you for your participation and cooperation.
These links under
are made possible by your generous support. Please submit
Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 722, Tallman, NY 10982
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' SAFETY ACT
HR-218 - the Law
Enforcement Officers' Safety Act signed by President Bush on
July 22, 2004 (now Public Law 108-277) authorized retired
L.E.O.'s to carry their firearms out of state. However,
since neither New York State nor NYPD provided the required
certification, our retirees could not qualify under the statute.
This was corrected when President Obama signed into law S-1132,
the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act Improvements Act (now
Public Law 110-272) which redefines the certification as
training standards "established by a law enforcement agency
within the state or those used by a certified firearms
instructor". For further info on this and other related
matters of importance please refer to the F.O.P webpage at:
HR-218 at FOP
NOTE: THE REQUIRED TRAINING AND
CERTIFICATION IS NOW OFFERED BY CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT
TACTICS, LLC (ARHP member Nelson Pagan, President). You
can contact him at telephone # 718-490-4598 or via email:
Ps: remember that the law only
provides an affirmative defense for possession of your
218 / L.E.O.S.A. UPDATE
HR 218; Law Enforcement Officers
Safety Act. This information is an excerpt article from the
publication called ‘THE CHEVRON’ – produced by the Retired
Sergeants’ Association, comprised of retired personnel from
“In spite of the foot dragging on the part of 1 P.P. (sic:
NYCPD HQ), many of you are now managing to qualify under the
provisions set forth in the Law Enforcement Officers
Safety Act. This means that more and more of us are
traveling throughout the country while legally carrying
firearms. Naturally, this increases the possibility of our
members having to use their firearm to defend themselves or
someone else. We hope and pray that you never need to use
your firearm. However should you find yourself in that
situation, we thought it a good idea to remind you of some
facts and make several recommendations.
First and foremost remember that LEOSA is not
a federal carry permit. It is an affirmative defense under
Second, and perhaps even more important, in
any incident; you are not a police officer, and therefore
not entitled to that benefit of the doubt.
As you travel to other jurisdictions, be
aware that every state has laws which allow you to defend
yourself against death or bodily harm. Each state is
different; some require that you retreat before using deadly
physical force. Wherever possible familiarize yourself
with the requirements of the state you are in.
Unfortunately this is not always practical. It is
therefore suggested that in all cases; whenever you
can retreat before having to resort to the use of deadly
physical force, do so.
We strongly recommend that you develop a
relationship with an attorney or purchase self defense
insurance. Policies are offered by both the NRA and FOP to
their members. Premiums are reasonable. Private insurers
also offer insurance.
Should an incident occur, and we sincerely
hope it never does, there are some things you need to be
Immediately call 911 to report the
Request an ambulance for the perp.
Hopefully your training has kicked in and you have preserved
you and your loved one’s physical safety.
Now your focus shifts to your liberty and
financial security. So your next call should be to a
lawyer or a 24 hour hot line number provided by your
Remember that when you speak to 911, the
calls are recorded. Prosecutors can and will use the
contents of the call. Therefore be brief.
Identify yourself, and your location. Describe yourself
and what you are wearing.
Briefly tell the operator that you shot a
person(s) who was trying to harm you, rob you, carjack you,
Avoid the impulse to give great detail.
Very often in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic
incident you may forget an important detail or add something
which may be used against you in a criminal or civil case.
You can’t take it back. The less said the better.
When the police arrive, PUT THE GUN DOWN.
Comply with their orders and instructions
without question. Do not argue with them. They know
neither what is going on nor who is who. If they handcuff
you submit without argument.
Do not become chatty.
Don’t try to avoid a night in jail by talking
Best to say that the person was trying to
harm you and you defended yourself. Inform them that you
will give a full statement after you have conferred with
Remember, how you are treated will depend
largely upon how zealous the individuals you deal with are,
and upon their degree of common sense or lack thereof.
Your firearm will most likely be
confiscated. It should be returned when the matter is
resolved in your favor.
In summary, have a lawyer and carry
Be prudent in the use of firearms.
Cooperate with investigating officers but be
brief and be represented by a
New York State Pension Taxation Information is
available from the Retired Public Employees
Association (RPEA) at the following link:
PUERTO RICO BIRTH
dated prior to July 1, 2010 have been voided
to improve security. Application for a replacement can
be obtained from Puerto Rico Govt. Dept. of Health at:
Certificado de Nacimiento, GovPR Depto Salud
November 4th: the Governor of Puerto Rico announced the naming of NYPD three
star Chief of Transportation James Tuller to Superintendent of the Puerto Rico
Police Department. Effective date is dependent on his retirement from
NYPD CHIEF JAMES TULLER
the several thousands of persons
killed at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa.,
and at the World Trade Center Towers in N.Y.C.
In New York, these
included 23 NYPD, 343 FD, 37 PAPD, 15 EMT, and 3 Court Officers. Additionally,
many others have been added to the list of casualties as subsequent deaths
caused from illnesses related to the attacks or to the response and recovery
The New York City Council has succeeded in
overriding the Mayor's veto of two City Council bills that would
have profound impact on the NYPD. One will establish an
Inspector General for the Department and the other will permit suing
a Police Officer if racial profiling is alleged. Appeal and
continuing litigation is underway.
On the New York State front, amendments to the NYS SAFE Act to provide exemptions for
as to type of weapons, clip capacity, ammo, etc., have passed the State Assembly
and Legislature and have been signed into law by the Governor!
However, concerns have been expressed about the complex language
of the bill so it is recommended that anyone affected or interested should do
thorough research or seek advice from legal experts or Line Organizations.
Info re: Privacy (opt-out) forms for
pistol license permits under New York State law.
Message from Patrick Lynch PBA President
Re: New York SAFE Act – Privacy Forms
Under the New York SAFE Act, generally the name and address of any person to
whom an application for firearms license has been granted will be public
record. However, a person may request that his or her application information
not become public record on certain grounds, including that he or she is an
active or retired police officer, or a spouse, domestic partner, or household
member of an active or retired police officer.
In order to avail yourself of an exception from having your information be made
public, you need to file a request for an exception within 60 days of the form
becoming available. The form is now available on the New York State Police
www.troopers.ny.gov/optoutfoil. More information about the form and the
exception is available at the New York State Police website at
Permit information held by the county is currently exempt from public
disclosure, and will continue to be exempt until May 15, 2013. At that time,
those who have submitted the form will remain exempt from public disclosure
unless the licensing authority refuses to grant the exemption. You should apply
for the exemption by April 15, 2013 to avoid any disclosure.
For Active Members: The Department has informed us that there is no reason for
active members to file the exemption form because the Department has no
intention of releasing any information regarding active members as the
information of active police officers is not subject to public disclosure.
For Retired Members Living in New York City: Retirees living in New York City
may submit their forms by mail to the following address:
NYPD Licensing Division
1 Police Plaza, Room 110A
New York, NY 10038
Attn: FOIL Request Exemption Form
For Retired Members Living Outside New York City: Retirees living outside the
City should submit their forms by mail or in person to their local licensing
office in their county of residence.
The New York City Police Department has named Chief Philip Banks
III as its new Chief of Department to replace the retiring
Joseph Esposito, who walked out of police headquarters for the
final time Wednesday March 27th at reaching the mandatory retirement age,
Veterans' Info: Copies of DD-214 and other
military records are available on line at:
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
January 6th: ARHP Three Kings Scholarship Dinner Dance
February 13th: NYPD Reunion Luncheon, Pompono Beach Elks Club
Nov. 11, 2013
ARHP members and friends got together for
dinner in Orlando, Florida.
More photos of the dinner can be
In rememberance of Manny Lavandero, family and
friends shared an afternoon at one of Manny's favorite haunts,
Yankee Stadium. A memorial sign was displayed on the large
View more photos at this link:
PHOTOS - Day Outing
is represented at the NYPD Hispanic Society Scholarship Dinner
by: (top L-R) Retired Lieutenant Bobby Pena, NYPD Director of
Parking Enforcement John Valles, Retired Detective Louis
F.Clavell, Jr. and (bottom L-R): Retired Deputy Chief Rudolph
Landin, Maria Dziergowski, and Retired Chief of Transit Bureau
April 27-28, 2013 Gil Pelaez invited some ARHP members and
old friends to the annual Stickball Tournament in Orlando,
Florida. Photos courtesy of Bill Rivera. Thank
March 9th: ARHP at the
Westchester Dinner Theater for "In the Heights" Show
Thank you to Doris Plaza for organizing this wonderful night
February 17th: ARHP at Wicker's Restaurant, Hicksville, L.I., for our annual
to Bobby & Sheffy Pena, Lou & Cookie Lopez and Frank & Elizabeth
Munier for organizing, decorating and supporting wonderful
Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation is presented to ARHP
by Mark Bonilla (3rd from right) Town Clerk, Town of Hempstead,
ARHP Executive Board: (left to right), Nick Estavillo, Ed Caro
Sr., Bobby Pena, Ralph Cabo, (Hempstead Town Clerk Mark
Bonilla), Luis A. Lopez, Louis F. Clavell Jr.
January 19th: ARHP at
Lehman College for the Doo-Wop Show
An old fashioned stroll down memory lane. Thank you to
Maureen Ocasio for helping us organize this memorable event.
January 6th, 2013:
Three Kings Day Scholarship Dinner Dance
ARHP President Ralph Cabo (2nd fr.left) presents top award
to Amanda Beltran (3rd fr left), daughter of Deputy Chief
Ruben Beltran (left) and mom Marisol (right).
Scholarship recipient Joseph Rivera (3rd fr right) with
proud Dad & Mom and grandparents - Retired Lieutenant Andy
Rivera (at left)
Third Scholarship Award went to Brett Hernandez (attending
school in Florida), grandson of Retired Detective Luis
Hernandez (the Florida Lou H.)
ARHP PHOTO GALLERY LINKS
Atlantic City Bus Trip
2011 Three Kings
2010 Three Kings Dinner
2009 Three Kings Dinner
2012 Three Kings Dinner
2013 Three Kings Dinner
LINKS OF INTEREST
NYPD Retirees Page
Traffic Squad Benevolent Assn
New York Times
Diario / La Prensa
New York Cop Online Magazine
Veterans' Benefits Info
(updated Nov.15, 2013)