Job Opportunity

Greetings all:

I have a job opportunity for a retired FOP member out there; here is the deal:

SECU { State Employee's Credit Union } at their headquarters on Corporate Drive in Lithicum Maryland, which is right next to BWI airport.  I need a security officer for the following shifts:

*  Monday & Tuesday from 0700 to 1800 hours

*  and every other Saturday from 0730 to 1300 hours

The pay is $23.00 per hour, it is suit and tie, it is unarmed; however, if you are Maryland licensed, or HR 218 licensed then you can carry, but they do not want to see a firearm -- that simple.   They want someone who is retired public service { Police, Fire, Military } ; however, if you know of someone interested let me know and I will take a look at their resume and see if I can make it work.

This is a boring job.  You are in an office environment, free to walk around.  You will never get cold, hot, hungry, etc.  It is super easy.  I have two other guys working the other days and have been there for years now and "like" it .  It is easy money for around $632.50 a week; however, I keep loosing people to boredom or actually sleeping at the security desk, sounds funny, but SECU will call me and tell me that you are not allowed back if you decide to take a nap and they catch you!  It is this one open spot that I am looking for the right fit to make it work, and stay forever !

Please feel free to call me on my cell phone at anytime and I can explain more in detail if you would like!

Jeff Croissette (retired ID#1444)

General Manager

Maryland Security Professionals

(office) 410-224-3028 ext. #13

(cell) 240-832-7902

(fax) 410-224-3029

E-mail:  jeffc@marylandsecurity.net

6 Oak Court

Annapolis, Maryland.21401

www.marylandsecurity.net

CID/SOD/NED Reunion

This event is open to all retired, active officers, civilians, and prosecutors.

Tickets for the reunion are now on sale. You can purchase tickets by sending payment ($20.00) per ticket along with a self addressed stamped envelope to Brother George Swope. Make payment out to

George Swope 3311 Karen Dr. Chesapeake Beach, Md. 20732

Tickets will also be available at the retirees meeting, starting on April 5th. Tickets can also be purchased via Paula Speiden at Headquarters, Lt. Murray at SOD, Det. Bernard Nelson at CID, and Det. Jason Swope or Mike Riess at NED. The cut off date to purchase tickets is August 26h, 2017. Tickets MUST be PURCHASED in advance. NO TICKETS will be sold at the door.

The reunion will be held rain or shine.

Social time will start at 1500 and food will be delivered at 1630.

The menu will consist of Turkey, sliced brisket, pulled pork bbq, baked potato casserole, green beans, cole slaw, and water. Beer, sodas, and limited bar will be available for purchase.  Desert is not included with the meal, so we are asking that you consider bringing some type of desert to share.

Brother Bruce Evartt will be available to take photos and can print them on site for anyone wanting to purchase a photo of old friends that we spent to much time with. Also feel free to bring old photos to show how good everyone looked back in the day. We know you EST guys have all those warrior photos of trainings etc. Would be great to see old photos. Sister Ginny Krantz has volunteered to coordinate any photos that you wish to bring. Please try and have photos in a frame or protective cover of some type

There might be a corn hole tournament, depending in interest. Brother Jason Swope said he would coordinate that.

The FOP # 89 Fallen Heroes Car Show is the same day. The car show will run from 0900-1400. Please consider coming early to support the car show and maybe purchase yourself a car show tee shirt. This event is open to retired and active officers, civilians, and prosecutors. 

Any questions or input please contact Brother George Swope at:

fourswopes@comcast.net or 301-651-9594.

HB100 Retirement Pension Tax Subtraction Modification

Due to several requests we are putting this information out again and giving you the ability to read the law.  On April 18, 2017 the Governor signed HB100.

This bill gives retired officer's 55 or older that live in Maryland a pension income tax subtraction modification in the amount of $15,000.  We have provided helpful links below for those that are interested in seeing it in writing.  If the pension is for an officer or spouse that is totally disabled or is over 65 this does not apply as you are eligible for the higher deduction (up to $29,400 for tax year 2016)

2017   HB100

Instructions for totally disabled or 65 or over

Worksheet for totally disabled or 65 or over

 

FOP89 FALLEN HEROE’S MEMORIAL BRICK’S

FOP Lodge 89 is creating a Heroes' Walk at our Fallen Heroes' Memorial.  You can now purchase a brick for the walk which can be engraved with a personalized message.  See the link below for a copy of the brochure which has full details and ordering information. FOP89-Brick-Brochure To go directly to the website to order your brick (preferred way to order) click the link below www.thatsmybrick.com/fop89  

Tax Subtraction for Active Officers for 2016

Beginning January 1, 2016, “law enforcement officers” can claim an income tax subtraction modification for the first $5,000 of income earned if:

The section below is taken directly from the Maryland State Comptroller Website. Frequently Asked Questions About Income Tax

Link to section on website

30.  Who may claim the law enforcement subtraction modification?

Beginning January 1, 2016, “law enforcement officers” can claim an income tax subtraction modification for the first $5,000 of income earned if:

(1) The law enforcement officer resides and works in the same political subdivision; and (2) The crime rate in the political subdivision exceeds the State’s crime rate.

A “law enforcement officer” is an individual who is authorized in his or her official capacity to make arrests and is a member of a law enforcement agency, including officers serving under a probationary status or at the pleasure of the appointing authority of a county or municipal corporation.  Federal law enforcement officers do not qualify for the subtraction modification.

A list of the political subdivisions that have crime rates exceeding the State’s crime rate is provided to the Comptroller’s Office by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission.  You can review whether your political subdivision exceeds the State’s crime rate here.

A law enforcement officer may claim the subtraction, if applicable, by reporting it on Form 502 and Form 502SU.

In the 2016 session of the Maryland General Assembly HB1016  the Public Safety and Policing Workgroup bill was passed.  The bill contained a section (page 35) that allows for a subtraction of the first $5,000 of earned income by a law enforcement officer who resides in the political subdivision in which the law enforcement officer is employed and the crime rate in the political subdivision exceeds the state’s crime rate.

As always please consult your tax adviser for professional advice. This is provided as information only.

LEOSA date notifications

The Range asked us to pass on that their will be an added LEOSA training on February 13 at 1500 hours.  Also, the March 14th date is full.  Time will be 1600 due to the change to Daylight Savings Time. Lt. Baden is waiting for OIT to get his desk phone set up so he can put a message on it, but at this time, he can't do anything with it, so you need to contact him via cell for now to sign up or if you have questions. Lt. Jimmy Baden #2052 Cell: 240-695-4428