On April 16, 2020 LEOS-PBA Executive Director Steve Maritas sent a letter to Soraya Correa Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Procurement Executive U.S.Department of Homeland Security seeking federal funds on behalf of our members as well as Protective Security Officers (PSO's) nationwide under Section 3610 of the CARES Act. See enclosed letter.
Today we are happy to report that every Protective Security Officers (PSO's) will now be covered under Section 3610 of the CARES Act. In addition LEOS-PBA Executive Director has also been invited to join Soraya Correa's leadership team, made up of Homeland Security leaders, Federal Protective Service FPS and industry association leaders to discuss COVID-19 matters on a weekly basis. Steve Maritas LEOS-PBA Executive Director noted "he is honored and humbled by Correa's invitation to participate in such high level discussions". Noting "Together we will be in a better position to defeat COVID-19 and at the same time, save many lives".