F.O.P. 133 1st Annual Picnic a Rousing Success!

F.O.P. 133 1st Annual Picnic a Rousing Success!

In a letter from F.O.P. #133 President Al Palacio to our members and extended families: Brothers and Sisters: I hope and trust that you had a great weekend with your families. We had a very good time this past Saturday at the picnic. We had bounce houses, a wave slide, face painting, drinks, food galore, volleyball, softball, a DJ, and raffles.   We had 220 + people show up to the festivities, including members of the command staff and newly elected Board Member, Maritere Rojas whom thanked us publicly for our support during her campaign. I hope that in the future we can see more of you there to enjoy your company as well. It was really a great time together!   Al Palacio President F.O.P. #133 ===================== Shorty’s Barbeque catered this awesome event with enough delicious ribs, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and much more side dishes to feed an army! Even after stuffing ourselves there were plenty of leftovers for those wanting to satisfy their Shorty’s cravings. The highlight of the picnic came in the last hour when the 7 winners for our yearly raffle were announced by an emcee who sounded much like a top-notch game show announcer…Al Palacio! Here’s a list of the prizes: (2) 40″ LED TV’s $150 Cash $100 Cash Another $100 Cash (2) High Quality Home Improvement Tool Kits We look forward to next year’s event. It promises to be spectacular. We’ll see you...
Superintendent Carvalho Recognized by White House

Superintendent Carvalho Recognized by White House

This month (November/2016), the White House recognized Miami-Dade County Public Schools district as one of the 30 leaders across the nation in personalized learning and innovation. In the presence of representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and the White House domestic Policy Council, Carvalho explained in detail how the district’s iPrep Academy and iPrep Math are helping to shape the future of highly successful academics through technology and personalized training. Congratulations go out to Carvalho, the district and our teachers for steadfastly staying true to their vision of success for all students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools and for helping to pave the way for students across the nation. Way to go, students,...
Florida State F.O.P. Withdraws Support for David Rivera

Florida State F.O.P. Withdraws Support for David Rivera

The Fraternal Order of Police District 6 issued a statement late Tuesday saying it “emphatically and unequivocally withdraws our endorsement of David Rivera for State Rep., District 118.” Rivera appeared to be pinning his hopes on winning the election by accusing his opponent of crimes and wrongdoing. Rivera’s campaign and his supporting political action committee have been running “robo” calls aimed at discrediting his democratic opponent Robert Asencio through unsubstantiated accusations. They also recently sent out accusatory emails endorsed by Rivera to almost all Miami-Dade County Public Schools district personnel, causing several high-ranking school administrators to raise their eyebrows and demand an inquiry into the false allegations against Asencio. The Miami-Dade Schools Police Public Information Officer later issued an official statement saying all accusations against Asencio were false. “Rivera was asked whether or not he supported or disavowed the allegations against Asencio during a Kendall Homeowner’s Association meeting and debate two weeks ago. He repeatedly refused to give a valid answer and would not say if he did or didn’t take part in the allegations,” said an F.O.P Lodge 133 Executive Board Member who attended the meeting. “A week later, he sent the defamatory email to Miami-Dade School’s teachers and administrators with his endorsement at the bottom of the email, calling Asencio a child abuser, among other things. The board member continued, “He (Rivera) seems desperate to win the election at any cost even if it means allowing his campaign to conjure up whatever stories they can come up with.”  The problem is; the State F.O.P. endorsed him, then he turned around and began a libelous smear campaign against...
FOP 133 Reaches a Tentative Agreement With the Miami Dade County Public School System

FOP 133 Reaches a Tentative Agreement With the Miami Dade County Public School System

Today, after a hard day of negotiations between members of the school district and the FOP, our negotiating team secured a tentative agreement to be voted on, October 4, 2016 by the membership. If passed, the vote will be ratified the day after, on Wednesday the 5th at the next School Board meeting. We look forward to continue to secure fair and equitable contracts for our members faster than we have in the past. This contract, if ratified, becomes historic in that it was secured faster and more efficiently than ever before. I would like to thank all of those whom participated in this process. Our promise is to continue bringing our membership forward to where they deserve. “Onward and Upward!” Al Palacio President, F.O.P....
FOP 133 and FOP District 6 Endorse Lubby Navarro for Re-Election as District 7 Board Member

FOP 133 and FOP District 6 Endorse Lubby Navarro for Re-Election as District 7 Board Member

Fop 133 and FOP District 6 is proud to endorse Ms. Lubby Navarro for her re-election to Miami Dade County School Board Member for District 7. Ms. Navarro has been a Miami resident for over 30 years and is a Miami Springs Senior High School graduate. She continued her post-secondary education at F.I.U. and graduated with a degree in Political Science. Ms. Navarro’s impressive public service resume includes over 20 years of service in the Florida State Senate and the Florida House of Representatives as legislative assistant, as an administrative assistant to the School Board Chair and serving in various key administrative positions for the Mayor’s Office of Miami-Dade County. She also serves as an active member of: The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary United States Homeland Security Seventh Coast Guard District, Division 6, Flotilla 65 in South Dade (Public Affairs Officer) Ms. Navarro has always been a stark supporter of law enforcement and as such, the men and women of FOP proudly support...
FOP Member’s Daughter Expresses Gratitude for $1,000 FOP State Scholarship

FOP Member’s Daughter Expresses Gratitude for $1,000 FOP State Scholarship

Tiffany Marin, daughter of our brother, Detective Alvin Marin, applied and was selected to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship for college on behalf of the Florida State Fraternal Order of Police. Tiffany expressed her gratitude in a letter addressed to the members of FOP 133.  We are proud to see our members recognized, especially when the recognition comes from the state level. We will continue to grow our membership’s involvement on all levels and we can’t think of a better way to keep the momentum going.  We wish Tiffany all the best on her future career in pediatric...