Albuquerque FOP Lodge # 1

Albuquerque FOP Lodge # 1 Albuquerque Lodge #1 is an organization of Local, County, State, Federal Law Enforcement Officers and Corrections Officers in the Albuquerque area. We are affiliated with the State Lodge and National Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.

National Fraternal Order of Police

National FOP VP response to Defunding police departments

This radical idea to “defund the police” is insane and dangerous. It makes for a popular hashtag used by Hollywood elites and virtue-signaling politicians, but that’s about it. Americans have seen what it would be like and they were horrified to see the pure violence and mayhem caused by the rioters and looters.

Please read the below statement from National Fraternal Order of Police Patrick Yoes.

Please read the below statement from National Fraternal Order of Police Patrick Yoes.


Members, please read. The General membership meeting this Thursday, June 11 is canceled due to continued COVID-19 restrictions. Stay safe and may God bless you all.

Letter to Governor from State FOP.

Letter to Governor from State FOP.

Rest in peace, Submitted by James Flores- NM National Trustee.

Rest in peace, Submitted by James Flores- NM National Trustee.

All please be careful. Submitted by James Flores-NM National Trustee.

All please be careful. Submitted by James Flores-NM National Trustee.


Dear Members,

Because of the stay at home policy that are in place due to the COVID 19 pandemic, FOP Lodge #1 President Toby Gallegos and FOP Lodge #1 Auxiliary President Linda Martinez have canceled the April Board and General Membership Meetings. We will send out any information or news concerning our members through email and facebook. If you know of a member that is not receiving the emails or Facebook notices please contact the office so they can added by email or refer them to our page. Thank you and be safe.

2020 Lodge 1 Scholarship applications deadline extended.

2020 Lodge 1 Scholarship applications deadline extended.

National FOP letter to the Govenors

National FOP letter to the Govenors

Helpful links passed on by Rob Pride, Chairman of Trustees, National FOP through James Flores NM National Trustee. Thank...

Helpful links passed on by Rob Pride, Chairman of Trustees, National FOP through James Flores NM National Trustee. Thank you gentlemen.

FOP Partnership with Tropical Smoothie Café. Passed on by Bob Martinez. Thank you Bob.

FOP Partnership with Tropical Smoothie Café. Passed on by Bob Martinez. Thank you Bob.

National Police Week Message

National Police Week Message


TO: All Members of the National Fraternal Order of Police
FROM: Patrick Yoes, National President
DATE: March 24, 2020
RE: What Happens When Our National, State and Local Lodges Cannot Conduct Their Normal
Business, Hold Elections and are Required to Cancel Conferences

Brothers & Sisters –

We have received numerous inquiries from State and Local Lodges as to how to conduct Lodge business and hold elections during these times of emergency. We are finding that our conferences are being canceled. The question is, how can we conduct business and hold elections when government emergency orders have prohibited us from meeting in groups of ten (10) and/or subject to stay-home orders. This has both prohibited us from voting and in-person meetings. We have reviewed the Grand Lodge Constitution and By-Laws and the various State Lodge Constitutions and By-Laws. Most, if not all, are silent as to how business should be conducted during times of emergency where our Lodges are prohibited from meeting, voting in-person, and/or attending conferences. We have also reviewed Robert’s Rules and they do not offer guidance. Accordingly, the following recommended protocols for our Lodges are based on best practices at this time.

These are unprecedented times and call for unprecedented measures. Law enforcement is an essential business, however, the business of the National, State and Local Lodges does not fall under this exception. Thus, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to conduct in-person Lodge meetings or elections during these times. It is therefore prudent and necessary to reschedule meetings and elections until such time that emergency orders are lifted and it is safe for our members to conduct in-person meetings. However, it is advised that meetings and conferences not be canceled too far in advance—if events are canceled before emergency orders are announced, event vendors, hotels and contractors will argue that there was no emergency and therefore that the force majeure provision does not apply. For instance, the convention center in Kansas City initially argued that we canceled the Spring Board Meeting prior to the declaration of a state of emergency.

Otherwise, we direct you to the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control which has recommended the use of video conferencing and other electronic devices whenever possible in lieu of in-person meetings and elections. You may also consider absentee ballots and/or some other form of electronic voting.

Where State and Local conferences are required to be canceled and elections are unable to be held, it may be advisable for your current slate of officers to continue until such time that your Lodge is able to hold elections.

In addition, during times of emergency such as these, the Executive Board and/or officers of your Lodge may be required to take appropriate actions under the circumstances until emergency orders are lifted. Lodges may enact emergency by-laws that are appropriate in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which would permit remote voting rather than in-person, or extending the terms of officers until an election is held. These actions may be taken by your Executive Board or officers in the absence of an Executive Board. However, note that upon termination of the emergency, the emergency by-laws shall cease to be effective.

Again, the various Constitutions and By-Laws that we have reviewed offer very little guidance on the present circumstances, and guidance from state and/or local law will vary by jurisdiction. Thus, we strongly recommend that each Lodge discuss this matter with your local counsel.

Stay safe and healthy during these difficult times.

Coronavirus Stimulus information from National FOP Trustee James Flores.

Coronavirus Stimulus information from National FOP Trustee James Flores.

Members. Below is a note from our Investment Company regarding the current financial crisis.March 9 was the eleventh ann...
Coronavirus: How Artificial Intelligence, Data Science And Technology Is Used To Fight The Pandemic

Members. Below is a note from our Investment Company regarding the current financial crisis.

March 9 was the eleventh anniversary that marked the bottom of the 2007-09 bear market. We find ourselves once again in bear market territory, an occurrence that happens about once every 4-5 years on average. As usual, it was caused by something that wasn’t on anybody’s radar even a few months ago. It wasn’t caused by the trade war, elections, or a spat between countries — but rather a virus and its potential economic fallout.

It is impossible to know exactly what impact this will have on our economy or markets because there simply is no precedent. The only precedent we have is how people have solved novel problems in the past. Problems that, at the time, seemed hopeless and without solution. We don’t know how long it will take for us to solve this, only that we will at some point, as we always have.

At the conclusion of this episode, we don’t expect things to be business as usual. Instead, we will be better than we were before. For the first time during a pandemic, we are able to coordinate on a global scale in real-time — what works, what doesn’t work, best practices, etc. South Korea used artificial intelligence to shorten the time required to invent a test for the coronavirus from a few months down to just a few weeks [2]. Through mass virus testing and great communication to the public, they have been able to slow the spread of the virus without the use of mandatory quarantines [3]. We have already started to implement similar testing in Grand Rapids [4]. Drones are delivering medical supplies. Blockchain is being used to speed up healthcare transactions [1]. Central banks are working together to maintain liquidity in the financial markets. We are throwing everything we have at this thing and we’ve never had more firepower.

As is always the case, we have no control over the uncertainty that the future holds, but we do have control over how we respond to it. Or, ideally, how we don’t respond. Because the last thing in the world that long-term, goal-focused investors like us do when the whole world is selling is – you guessed it – sell.

Be of good cheer. This too shall pass.





Steve Iversen and Dani Mutz
Cross State Financial Group, LLC

As coronavirus (COVID-19) swept from China to the rest of the world, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and other technologies were thrust into action to help humans manage the crisis. Here are 10 ways technology is being used to manage and fight COVID-19.

Albuquerque Police Department

Albuquerque Police Department

Albuquerque Police Department

Albuquerque Police Department


After considering the situation and The input from the board I am authorizing the temporary suspension of all FOP Alburquerque Lodge #1 events and gatherings effective today Wednesday March 18, 2020. The office will remain operational and occupied by Sharon Valtierra but will be physically secured. Contact can only be via telephone or electronically. This order will be reviewed weekly for any improvements allowing resumption of activities. I ask that we all say a prayer for our country, state and city as well as for the continued health of all our members and families. Fraternally Tobias (Toby) Gallegos.


Cancellation Notice Street Survival Training

From Jim McGrane ([email protected]) Wed, Mar 11, 2020 5:10 pm

Training Postponement (1).docx (15 KB)

Deputy James F McGrane Street Survival Training

In light of the Corona Virus outbreak Rita and I have made the executive decision to postpone our annual street survival training scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday. In order to be proactive and to in order to keep our officers, volunteers and family members safe along with the citizens of our great State of New Mexico, we feel it is our duty to postpone this training until it is safe to reschedule.

Officers that have confirmed reservations for stays a hotel need to cancel.

Thank you for your support and your continuous support throughout the year.

Jim & Rita McGrane

From Daniel Klein (   Fri, Feb 21, 2020 11:44 amFebruary 21 2020 PERA updateThanks to the members o...

From Daniel Klein ([email protected]) Fri, Feb 21, 2020 11:44 am
February 21 2020 PERA update
Thanks to the members of RPENM and the FOP we killed SB 62! We were so effective that a Fire Union president complained to me about “those people behind their keyboards”. That was every FOP and RPENM member who took the time to get involved and I personally thank each of you. The days of fat cat union leaders cutting secret deals with our politicians is over. Each of us has the ability to contact our representatives and be heard. We did that and showed them we are a force.

It was troubling to see the Fire union lobbying so hard to kill off benefits for public employee retirees. A couple thousand of these retirees are former firefighters. It’s a hard truth but the day you retire the APOA and the Fire union no longer care, nor represent your interests. This will become evident in July 2020 when your COLA doesn’t compound. The only people who represent retirees are RPENM and FOP. I hope people reading this join both.

As for the FOP supporting SB 72. I know two law enforcement organizations wrote public letters to Governor Grisham in support of SB 72. The first is from the State President of the FOP, Eric Padilla. The second is from Shaun Willoughby in his position with the National Association of Police Officers. I do not know Eric Padilla so I can only ask for State FOP leadership to explain his letter to you. I know that FOP Lodges 1, 2 and 3 were vehemently against SB 72 and the PERA solvency task force

There is a lot still happening with SB 72. This bill was so poorly crafted and blatantly unfair that I expect lawsuits to be filed. I would like to urge everyone to join RPENM and Lodges 1, 2 and 3 FOP. They supported you, take a couple dollars and support them! This fight is far from over.

We all should thank the following people for their hard work. Gerald Chavez (RPENM), Miguel Gomez (RPENM), Joe Luna (retired AFD and RPENM), James Flores (FOP), Terry Fortenbery (FOP), Marquita Ortiz (FOP), Billy Purdue (FOP), Matt Candelaria (FOP) and a truly great friend and cop, Dave Heshley (FOP

In particular I should point out that Gerald Chavez was the ONLY voice representing thousands of PERA retirees. There was a AFD retiree that Diego appointed to the task force, but he represented a very small group. The original recommendations from this task force were going to completely suspend your COLA for the next 3 years! No COLA! Nothing! Nada! It was Gerald Chavez standing alone against a task force stacked with friends of Diego Arencon who was able to get you the 2% non-compounding COLA for the next three years.


Fat Friday at the FOP.  Thank you Auxiliary for the great shrimp boil dinner and dance.

Fat Friday at the FOP. Thank you Auxiliary for the great shrimp boil dinner and dance.

Albuquerque FOP Lodge # 1

Albuquerque FOP Lodge # 1

This Remington model 770 300 magnum bolt action center rifle has a 24 inch barrel with a Bushnell 9x40 mm mounted scope and a 3 round capacity magazine will be raffled off by the FOP. Tickets will cost $10 for one and $25 for three.

The drawing will be held during the State Conference at our FOP in June. Contact the office (505-345-2639) to get more information as to when the tickets will go on sale.

This rifle was donated by the Blue Knights, courtesy of NMSP Josh Armijo.


We might be making a difference. Keep it up. Don’t stop yet

from dklein55 ([email protected]) Mon, Feb 17, 2020 8:14 am

PERA member (retiree and current) please share this with all current and retired PERA members. We need everyone making calls and sending emails.

THANK YOU ALL! As of right now House Speaker Egolf does not have the votes to pass SB 72 (COLA killer). He is holding it while Diego Arencon and his firemen try to lobby House members to vote yes. We must continue contacting each House member everyday (until Friday) and tell them to vote NO.

House Labor Committee will hear SB 62 (giving Firemen enhanced pension spiking benefits, paid for by us!) today. Be sure you send a second email, or phone call, to the members of this committee and tell them to vote NO on SB 62. The Fire Fund is the worse solvent fund in PERA. They can’t pay for their current benefits so why would we give them more? And pension spiking? This is ripe for corruption.



dklein55 ([email protected]) Sat, Feb 15, 2020 8:30 pm

Urgent, the real reason for SB 72 is to pay for SB 62

PERA member,

A House Representative just notified me about SB 62, which appears to be the real reason behind taking our COLA’s.

SB 62 is sponsored by Senator Munoz. Did he draft this on his own? Did Diego Arencon direct this? We need to find out.

SB 62 will allow FIREMEN to include OVERTIME to figure their high three year salary before they retire. This has not been allowed for decades because it is not solvent and because it is ripe for corruption (padding overtime to make more money in retirement). I don’t know of any other public pension that allows overtime to be considered.

How can Senator Munoz, Wayne Propst, Diego Arencon, the PERA Board and Governor Grisham scream SOLVENCY and in the same breath push a bill to provide more unpaid benefits to the members of the worse funded plan in PERA (The Fire Fund)?

Is this corruption?
This is clearly a vacating of their fiduciary responsibility to protect our fund.
They want to pass SB 72 and take your COLA, so they can use it to pay for even more lucrative benefits for Fire. This is insane at best and corrupt at worse.

And SB 62 just passed the Senate on a 33 to 9 vote. Are our senators fools?

The HOUSE will vote on SB 72 tomorrow. Please call and email your representatives and tell them to vote NO on SB 72. A vote of NO on SB 72 is a vote against corruption. A vote of NO on SB 72 is a vote against robbing PERA retirees to pay for more Fire benefits. I am tired of the corruption in this state, it is time to take a stand.



4120 Cutler Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 14:00
Thursday 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday 09:00 - 14:00
Friday 18:00 - 12:00
Friday 09:00 - 14:00
Saturday 18:00 - 12:00
Sunday 11:00 - 20:00


(505) 345-2639


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