What is the FOP?
The Fraternal Order of Police, founded in 1915 in Pittsburgh, Pa.,
experience tremendous growth and rapidly expanded from those first two
police officers. Over the years it has grown into the nation's
largest police organization with over 328,000 members in over 2,100
lodges in 50 states and internationally to Ireland.
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.
Membership is open to all full-time and retired law enforcement officers
regardless of race, sex, creed, religion or rank. The Grand Lodge is
governed by trustees, representatives from each State Lodge, and an
Executive Board, which is elected bi-annually at a National Conference.