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About the Fraternal Order of Police

The Fraternal Order of Police is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 330,000 members in more than 2,200 lodges. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today's police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the FOP.

Mission Statement

We, the law enforcement officers of the United States and of the several states and political subdivisions thereof, as representatives and delegates of state and subordinate lodges, do hereby associate the several lodges we represent and the members thereof for the following purposes:

To support and defend the Constitution of the United States; to inculcate loyalty and allegiance to the United States of America; to promote and foster the enforcement of law and order; to improve the individual and collective proficiency of our members in the performance of their duties; to encourage fraternal, educational, charitable and social activities among law enforcement officers; to advocate and strive for uniform application of the civil service merit system for appointment and promotion; to support the improvement of the standard of living and working conditions of the law enforcement profession through every legal and ethical means available; to create and maintain tradition of esprit de corps insuring fidelity to duty under all conditions and circumstances; to cultivate a spirit of fraternalism and mutual helpfulness among our members and the people we serve; to increase the efficiency of the law enforcement profession and thus more firmly to establish the confidence of the public in the service dedicated to the protection of life and property. 

A VOICE ACROSS AMERICA - Our Proud organization was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 1915. Its main goal was to improve working conditions of police officers. It has grown to over 2,100 local lodges with over 325,000 members across America.

A VOICE FOR EDUCATION - The FOP maintains an aggressive schedule of seminars aimed at keeping members up to-date on the latest advances in bargaining, employee relations and representation in addition to professional development.

A VOICE IN WASHINGTON - The FOP opened its Washington office in 1976. This office serves as the base for the FOP's lobbying efforts. The FOP is a respected voice in Washington and is frequently called upon by both Congress and the White House.

A VOICE OF FRATERNALISM - The FOP provides its members with opportunities to meet fellow officers and encourages networking.

A VOICE OF FAIRNESS - FOP LEGAL DEFENSE PLAN - The FOP has available the best legal protection plan available to help protect officers in a time of need.

A VOICE FOR YOU - The FOP is a democratic organization and continues to help the members through state and national meetings in addition to the local lodge meetings. The FOP pays attention to YOUR VOICE and the VOICE OF FELLOW MEMBERS.

THE FOP STAYS IN TOUCH - Through the FOP Journal, Grand Lodge web site, http://www.fop.net , keeps members informed and provides the greatest resources.


P.O. Box 282
Laurel, MS. 39441




  • President - Keith McCary - fopms@bellsouth.net
  • Vice President - Charlie Tilman-  charlie2t@yahoo.com
  • Secretary Jake Driskell
  • Treasurer - Michael Reaves 
  • Chaplain - Kirk Royals - kirk.royals@yahoo.com      (PLEASE SEND PRAYER REQUESTS TO KIRK)
  • Conductor - Herbert Hardy -
  • Guard - Lynn Cannon - lynncannon@comcast.net
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