February 23, 2017
What are the goals of FOP?
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 proficiency of our members in the performance of their duties; to encourage social, charitable, and educational activities among law enforcement officers; to advocate and strive for better retirement, benefits, and uniform application of the civil service system for appointment and ensuring fidelity to duty under all conditions and circumstances; to cultivate a spirit of fraternalism and mutual helpfulness between our members and the people we serve; to increase the efficiency of the law enforcement profession and thus more firmly establish the confidence of the public in the service dedicated to the protection of life and property.
What does it mean to be a FOP Associate Member?
FOP Associate members are civilian affiliates of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). Our members are friends and families of law enforcement Officers, responsible and respected business persons, professional men and women, and citizens from all walks of life - people willing to devote a portion of their time and efforts toward assisting the various law enforcement agencies of our communities, states and nation.
What are the By-Laws of FOP that determine eligibility for full membership?
Constitution and By-Laws of the Fraternal Order of Police
- Article 4 - Membership
- Section 1. Any regularly appointed or elected and full-time employed law enforcement officer of the United States, any state or political subdivision thereof, or any agency may be eligible for membership in the Fraternal Order of Police, subject to the provisions of this Constitution. No person shall be denied membership on account of race, religion, color, creed, sex, age, or national origin.
- Section 2. Subject only to the provisions of this Constitution, each state and subordinate lodge shall be the judge of its membership. Each state and subordinate lodge shall establish requirements for membership in good standing of its respective membership, which requirements shall not be inconsistent herewith.
Who is eligible for a Full Membership?
Any full-time, sworn law enforcement officer with arrest power who is employed by a government entity may become a full member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
March 23, 2017
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