Bad things happen to good, conscientious, hardworking federal employees. Far too many of you still think you are immune to allegations of wrongdoing, regardless of how many times we reinforce the need to have professional liability insurance. Unfortunately, ignorance is expensive.
As probation and pretrial officers, you are vulnerable to investigations and/or civil law suits as a result of actions and decisions made in the course and scope of your employment. If an allegation is made against you, the challenge is having knowledgeable and effective counsel advocating on your behalf. Your agency attorney is not your attorney. It is the job of the agency attorney to defend the agency – not you. You need to have counsel that has specific experience representing federal law enforcement officers.
Coverage is available for $290 annually. Probation officers are eligible for agency reimbursement up to half the cost for a premium of $145 annually. All employees are eligible for agency reimbursement regardless of reimbursement eligibility. All policies are not the same – FPPOA recommends FEDS due to coverage, cost and customer service. Don’t forget your $10 FPPOA discount. Tell the FEDS representative or enter the discount code FPPOA when prompted. The discount code is case sensitive.
Enrollment takes less than 5 minutes. Call 866.955.FEDS Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm ET or enroll on-line anytime at www.fedsprotection.com.