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FPPOA Newsletter Editor Update News

Eunice Habig, FPPOA National Treasurer has resigned. Eunice has been the National Treasurer since 2009. She has been a wonderful asset to FPPOA and she will be missed. In Eunice’s place, Leigh Swicord (Middle District of Georgia) has been appointed by the FPPOA Board as her replacement. Leigh will continue her role as the Newsletter Editor and will work in conjunction with Elizabeth "Beth" Thomas, who was also appointed by the FPPOA Board, as the Co-Newsletter Editor.

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FEDS half-hour employment related consultation offered at no-cost for FPPOA Members News

Effective February 1, 2013, FPPOA in conjunction with FEDS is pleased to offer all current FPPOA members one yearly half-hour consultation with an attorney on any employment related matter at no cost. This will be upon verification of your FPPOA membership status, prior to scheduling the consultation. FEDS provides professional liability insurance to the entire federal employee community.

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Line Officer of the Year and Doyle Award News

On November 30, 2012, Maurice Foy, U.S. Probation Officer for the Eastern District of North Carolina, was presented the 2012 Mark A. Sneberger Line Officer of the Year Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region. He also received the highest national recognition, the Richard F. Doyle Award. Chief U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III, and Chief U.S.

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Bureau of Prisons Faces a Growing Overcrowding Problem, by Amanda Palleschi News

Overcrowding in federal prisons is projected to increase throughout the next decade, posing challenges for the agency that oversees the facilities, a new report finds. The Government Accountability Office studied the growth in the Justice Department’s Bureau of Prisons population from fiscal 2006 through fiscal 2011, as well as the bureau’s long-range capacity plan through 2020.

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Criminologist Talks Dangers Of Probation Officer's Job After MWC Shooting News

OKLAHOMA CITY - Details about the cold-blooded slaughter of an Oklahoma probation officer is shedding light on what experts say can be a dangerous profession. 

Midwest City Police say 32-year-old Jeff McCoy was beaten, shot and killed Friday during a probation and parole visit.

Police say McCoy's killer is 21-year-old Midwest City High School graduate Lester Kinchion. Police say Kinchion wasn't even the person probation officer McCoy was visiting Friday, when police say Kinchion began his rampage. A local criminal expert has some ideas about what went down in Midwest City.

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On September 22nd, 1986 Tom Gahl became the first United States Probation Officer to be killed in the line of duty. This video commemorates the 25th anniversary of his death.