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LOCAL LODGE NEWS LODGE #200 New Executive Board Member BY SECRETARY EDWARD O'HARA L career in 1997 as a correction officer recruit with the Juvenile Justice Commission. In 1998, Trustee Powell was promoted to senior correction officer. After serving as a senior correction officer for a brief period of time, Trustee Powell applied to be interviewed for a position at the Stabilization and Reintegration Program (boot camp) in Tabernacle, New Jersey. Trustee Powell was selected for the Trustee Powell started his law enforcement awrence Powell was recently sworn in as the Lodge #200 trustee by New Jersey State FOP President Ed Brannigan. United States Marines. During his four years of service in the Marines, he was deployed in Saudi Arabia for a year for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. Trustee Powell is a great addition to the executive board of FOP Lodge #200. FOP Lodge #200 PERC On May 18, 2011, the FOP Lodge #200 position and reassigned to Tabernacle with a select group of officers. After serving at the Stabilization and Reintegration Program for several years, Trustee Powell applied and interviewed for a position as an investigator in the Division of Investigation. Trustee Powell was selected for the position and served as an investigator under the chief of investigations. Trustee Powell recently returned to the Juvenile Medium Security Facility in Bordentown, where he is currently assigned as a senior correction officer. Prior to the start of his career in law enforcement, Trustee Powell served in the Continued from page 30 Lodge #145 tinted the windows in a patrol unit, sent K-9 supplies to military working dogs in Iraq and Afghanistan, sponsored Captain Fackina in the Susan G. Komen three-day Walk for a Cure and several other causes. In the future, they hope to find a site in the Borough of Wanaque to construct a dog park. The last obedience class graduated 15 dogs on June 6. The classes not only build relations with the community and provide a service, but also help teach people to be responsible for their pets. Graduates receive diplomas, and the top three dogs and handlers in the class earn trophies for their hard work. Adopt-A-Soldier Platoon Wanaque Police FOP Lodge #145 continues to collect and volunteer for the Adopt- A-Soldier Platoon organization. Adopt-A- Soldier Platoon ( is a nonprofit organization that collects supplies executive board met and voted to begin the petition process to request an election from the New Jersey Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC) for bargaining rights for the rank and file of the New Jersey Department of Corrections and New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. Currently, petition signatures are being gathered to request an election. PERC petition signature sheets are available Trustee Lawrence Powell is sworn in by NJ FOP President Ed Brannigan. State University with a bachelor's degree. Trustee Powell is the proud father of three Trustee Powell graduated from Memphis beautiful daughters: Amanda, 24; Mercedes, 19; and Mariah, 15. Trustee Powell is a certified dog trainer and loves spending time with his daughters and training dogs when he is not working. for our soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is no paid staff at the charity, and 95 cents of every dollar went directly to the cause last year. We currently have over 10,000 "adoptees" whom we supply with items such as toilet- ries, games, Xbox units, exercise equipment, tools, cigars, school supplies, candy and a host of other items. The founder, Alan Krutchkoff, personally connects with the adoptees to find out what they really need and want and then goes on a mission to fulfill those needs. Lodge #145 has donated thousands of dollars in supplies and money over the years. Members will go on details on their own time to pack up cartons of supplies, pick up dona- tions or solicit them to help Adopt-A-Soldier be successful. Recently, the lodge picked up 30 cases of stuffed Navy bears from the through any executive board member or by visiting Lodge #200's website at www.fop200. org. Any member who would like a signature sheet mailed to them at their home should email Secretary O'Hara at Any members of FOP Lodge #200 or rank and file of the New Jersey Department of Corrections or New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission who have questions regarding the PERC petitions or questions regarding Lodge #200 can contact the lodge at (609) 410-9563 or (609) 456-0334 (secretary). NJ Red Cross volunteer Dave Everson donates bears. American Red Cross and transported them to a warehouse to be packed up and sent to a hospital in Afghanistan. They also donated funds to purchase KIA bracelets for the fami- lies of the eight airmen of the 438AEW killed in Afghanistan. If anyone wants to donate or assist, please contact Captain Ken Fackina at NJ SUMMER 2011 NJ FOP NEWS 31

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