Our Past President’s Message
In 2009, Coastal Carolina Lodge 12 celebrated its 25th anniversary. The lodge has grown from a small group to over 375 active members. The lodge represents local, state and federal law enforcement officers from almost every agency in Horry County. The lodge also has members in Marion, Dillon, and Georgetown counties.
The primary focus of the FOP is to promote fraternalism and improve working conditions for law enforcement officers. We accomplish this goal by offering our members a vast array of benefits to include: accident death and dismemberment insurance, legal defense, scholarships and a distressed officer’s fund. We actively engage in the political process via a comprehensive political endorsement program. The Order employs two full time lobbyists in Columbia and an entire legislative staff in Washington, D.C., whose primary objectives are to vigorously promote legislation that is beneficial to our profession and public safety.
The lodge stays actively involved in the community by being involved with other local charities in the area. Through out the years the lodge has made numerous donations to help support these local charities.
The lodge dedicated our Law Enforcement Memorial in 2005 in honor of our brothers who gave their lives protecting and serving the citizens of Horry County.
The memorial is located on the grounds of the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway. We are very proud of this tribute to our fallen brothers in their memory.
Jamie M. DeBari, Past President
Coastal Carolina Lodge 12
Fraternal Order of Police