Memberships

Updates, Eligibility, Joining, Dues & Legal Coverage

Membership Information Updates

If you are a current FLEOA member and need to update any of your information, please email Member Services at FLEOA@FLEOA.org, so they can update your profile.

If you live or work in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and are not a Chapter 9 member, please email Member Services and ask to be reassigned to Chapter 9.

By default FLEOA automatically assigns members to a Chapter based upon the zip code on the persons profile. Each Chapter gets funding for for the year, based upon the number of members assigned to that Chapter. It is important to keep your profile up to date so our Chapter receives the correct funding to provide benefits to you throughout the year.

FLEOA Chapter announcements are also sent to all the members assigned to a specific Chapter. If you’re not assigned to Chapter 9, you won’t receive our announcements!

If you are a FLEOA member from another Chapter who will be in the Chapter 9 area on a short term basis, you do not need to change your assigned Chapter in order to participate in Chapter 9 events. However, you won’t receive a notification from FLEOA when we send the announcements out to our members, unless you are assigned to us.

FLEOA Membership

Any person is eligible to apply for FLEOA membership, provided they meet the criteria for membership as defined below.

• Active Duty, Category 1: Regular Members – Defined as any sworn federal law enforcement officer whose primary duties are to conduct criminal investigations and/or fall under the special law enforcement retirement provisions of CSRS 6(c) or FERS 2 (d)(e). This includes the authorization to carry a firearm and execute arrest/search warrants. Any applicant who would have been otherwise eligible under the former FLEOA category, “Regular member”, shall qualify under this category.

• Active Duty, Category 2: Federal Uniformed Law Enforcement Officer/Task Force Officer – Defined as any sworn federal law enforcement officer who doesn’t qualify under the Regular member category, and whose primary responsibilities are the patrol of designated areas, and protection of people, property and/or natural resources. This includes the authorization to carry a firearm with arrest authority. In addition to federal agency uniformed officers and Coast Guard law enforcement personnel, this category also includes Federal Court Security Officers, Federal Task Force Officers, and/or any officers who have federal law enforcement authority by virtue of special deputation by a federal agency and acting within the scope of their deputation.

NOTE: For some of these job titles, FLEOA representation may be limited due to collective bargaining restrictions imposed by the agency’s bargaining unit.

• Retired membership is available to a person, who has retired as a federal law enforcement officer of the United States government.

• Resigned membership is available to a person, who was a law enforcement officer of United States government with at least three (3) years of honorable service.

• Associate membership is available to a person, who does not fall under the three previous categories; however, has an interest in promoting the aims and objectives of FLEOA.

How To Join

To join FLEOA or renew your membership, please go to the national website: www.FLEOA.org, and click on the link titled “Join” at the top of the page.

If you have any questions, please email FLEOA Member Services at FLEOA@FLEOA.org.

You can also call Member Services at 1-866-55-FLEOA (1-866-55-35362).

Membership Dues

Annual membership dues are as follows:

• Active Duty, Category 1 membership dues will be $130 ($5.00 biweekly)

• Active Duty, Category 2 member’s dues will be $78 ($3.00 biweekly)

• Retired membership dues will be $45

• Resigned membership dues will be $65

• Associate membership dues will be $65

NOTE: New employees, who are eligible for Active Duty (Category 1 or 2) membership in FLEOA, and who are attending a basic training facility, may apply for the first time membership in FLEOA as academy students at half of the regular membership for the first year effective January 1, 2011. Upon renewal, the dues for these members will increase to the full membership rate.

Legal Services

FLEOA legal services are available as follows for each category of membership.

• Active duty, Category 1 members will have full access to FLEOA legal services as defined in the FLEOA Legal Defense Plan. This includes exclusive access to FLEOA General Counsel (Lawrence Berger) and Associate Counsel (James Osgood and Jeff Jacobson).

• Active Duty, Category 2 members will have limited access to FLEOA legal services. Specifically, these members will have access to FLEOA legal counsel during core duty hours only, and will be able to communicate with an associate attorney that works out of the law offices of Mahon and Berger, Esq. The scope of the legal counsel provided shall be limited to adverse actions taken by an agency against the member. However, FLEOA General Counsel, in consultation with the FLEOA Legal Committee Chair, may provide counsel to these members if they are involved in a use of force incident, or enforcement or field operation with Regular members.

• Retired members are entitled to FLEOA legal services as defined in Article X. Retired members are entitled to legal advice and/or representation for matters relating to their employment while they were in federal law enforcement and during the period of their regular membership. In addition, retired members are entitled to legal advice in matters relating to annuity and disability retirement matters. Retired members are eligible to receive legal consultation and assistance regarding post retirement employment in the private sector, with the U.S. Government or with any State or Local Government agency. Included but not limited to, the scope of these services are issues relating to employment as a rehired annuitant, hiring and termination issues, employment contracts, issuance or denial of security clearances, age discrimination, issuance or non-issuance of retirement credentials and workers compensation cases.

FLEOA legal services will provide retired members with legal advice and/or consultation but not representation in civil or criminal lawsuits. In the event of incidents arising out of the provisions of the LEOSA Act of 2004(HR-218), FLEOA legal services will provide legal advice and/or consultation including as appropriate, timely location appearances, up to the issuance of an official law enforcement complaint or indictment.

FLEOA legal services will provide legal assistance and/or consultation including contacting government agencies and other organizations in order to assist retired members relative to medical coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and private or government insurance coverage or benefits.

On request, FLEOA legal services will provide legal consultation to spouses of deceased retired members relative to government death and insurance benefit

• Resigned members are entitled to limited access to FLEOA legal services, as defined in Article X. Retired and resigned members are entitled to legal advice and/or representation for matters relating to their employment while they were in federal law enforcement and during the period of their regular membership. In addition, retired and resigned members are entitled to legal advice in matters relating to annuity and disability retirement matters.

• Associate members are not entitled to access FLEOA legal services.