Category: President’s Blog

President’s Blog

Twitter Post 1/13/2020

@mayorbcyoung @CouncilPresBMS Now that the "Great Baltimore Bag Ban" is in place, do you think you can start fighting crime? This past weekend Baltimore saw 5 homicides, 10 failed murders & 5 armed carjackings. How much longer before someone attempts a real time crime fight?

President Mancuso Attends White House Summit 12/6/10

Announcement: December 6, 2019 The White House invited National Fraternal Order of Police President, Pat Yoes, and several big city FOP leaders, including Lodge #3 President Mike Mancuso, to attend a summit meeting with President Trump today.  The topics included violent crime, inadequate sentencing, social activist prosecutors, and much more.  We are very proud to have been asked to...

Lodge Thanksgiving Closing

All, Please be advised that the Lodge Office/Lounge will be closed on Thursday 11/28/19 and Friday 11/29/19 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen, as usual, on Monday 12/2/19. Thank you!

Lodge Kitchen Temporary Closing 9/3/19 & 9/4/19

Please be advised that our Kitchen will be closed tonight (9/3) and tomorrow night (9/4), but will reopen on Thursday (9/5). The Lounge will remain open for drinks but no food service will be available. Thank you for your understanding!

Update on Injured Officer 8/29/19

Posted on Twitter this morning: Our officer, who was shot last night, has been released from Shock Trauma and will recover. He is a hero along with all of the officers involved in last night’s incident. Their bravery was unwavering. More needs to be said about this incident and the current condition of our city but, for now, just be proud of our BPD heroes. #CityinCrisis

Conclusion of National FOP Conference 8/15/19

64th Biennial National FOP Conference in New Orleans has ended. Thank you to the Delegates from our Lodge who attended the Conference and conducted FOP business. Congratulations to the elected 2019-2021 National FOP Executive Board: President, Patrick Yoes; Vice President, Joe Gamaldi; 2nd VP, Les Neri; Secretary, Jimmy Holderfield; Treasurer, Tom Penoza; Sergeant-at-Arms, Keith Turney.

Lisa Riha elected National Trustee 8/12/19

8/12/19 Lodge #3 is proud to announce that our Lodge Secretary, Lisa Riha, has been elected, without opposition, to serve as the Trustee from Maryland on the National FOP Board of Directors. Congratulations, Trustee Riha!

Update – Sgt. Shiflett 7/18/19

All, The Shiflett family has asked that we express their sincere gratitude for the expressions of support they have received both from inside the BPD and the community. Bill has begun his road to recovery and the family and medical staff have asked that visitors be limited for the time being so that he can rest and focus on his recuperation.  Updates to follow. Thank you. Mike Mancuso

Update – Sgt. Shiflett 7/17/19

Posted on Twitter: President Mike Mancuso was able to spend some time with Sgt Shiflett today and is happy to report that, as members of the Baltimore Police Dept. already know, Bill is as tough as ever. Although in severe pain, he forced himself out of his hospital bed to stand. Keep at it Brother...we've got your back!

Update- Sgt. Billy Shiflett 7/15/19

President Mancuso reports that Sgt. Billy Shiflett is out of surgery and is in stable condition. We thank everyone for their prayers and support at this difficult time.

Injured Officer 7/15/19

President Mike Mancuso, Secretary Lisa Riha, and Sgt. William MacDonald are currently at Shock Trauma seeing to the needs of our injured member and family. We will update when able. Prayers are requested.

Statement Regarding Micro-Zones Strategy 6/25/19

June 25, 2019 STATEMENT REGARDING BPD MICRO-ZONES STRATEGY While FOP #3 applauds the Baltimore Police Department for trying to find a method to control the ongoing violence in the City, we feel that the micro-zones, recently announced, are nothing more than the regurgitation of past efforts. Approximately 5 months ago, I met with former Mayor Pugh to discuss newly hired Police Commissioner...

FOP #3 Twitter Post 6/19/19

Today Baltimore Police has 625 (400 short of what is needed) full duty Police Officers assigned to Patrol. When Comm. Harrison started there were 658 full duty Officers. Where did they go? On average, 30% of Officers working in Patrol, on any given day, are on OT. We are a fatigued Dept. and those numbers are a safety issue for our Officers and our citizens.

SBW Law wins in Circuit Court 6/14/19

Today, there was a hearing in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City regarding 12 Complaints to Show Cause that were filed by SBWLAW on behalf of 17 officers who had administrative disciplinary charges filed in excess of the 1 years statute of limitations under the LEOBR.  After a very well presented argument by Adam Davey from SBWLAW, the Honorable Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill ruled in favor...

A Letter to FOP #3 Members

June 7, 2019 To the Members of FOP #3: Four months ago, Baltimore City was introduced to our current Police Commissioner, Michael Harrison. Upon his arrival, he made a media tour of Baltimore, proclaiming his successes in New Orleans and decreeing to all that he was here to reform the Baltimore Police Department, implement the Consent Decree, and forge a strong partnership with the community. To...

June 7, 2019

Sgt. Ethan Newberg was released from CBIF this morning after agreeing to a $200,000 unsecured bond He is not required to post $200,000; only to sign an agreement acknowledging that he would be responsible to pay $200,000 if he fails to appear in court or violates the conditions of his release.

FOP Twitter Response to Change in BWC Release Policy 6/5/19 Transparency? Really? Command members from Captains to the Police Commissioner do not even have Body Worn Cameras let alone wear them. Why not? They are also on the street interacting with the public! Command members do not attend In Service Training as do Officers, Sgts, and Lts. Commanders...

Response to Harbor activity 5/25/19

To our officers at the Harbor tonight: Protect each other and don't fall into the trap that they are only kids. Some are criminals! Keep the current policies and Consent Decree in mind. If ordered to arrest put the name of the on-scene Commander in all reporting. Mike Mancuso