The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 324,000 members in more than 2,100 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.
The Fraternal Order of Police is a full service Labor Organization, providing a wide variety of services. It lobbies Congress and regulatory bodies on behalf of law enforcement officers, provides labor representation, promotes legal defense for officers, and offers resources such as legal research and publicizes the activities and issues of the local lodges. It also sponsors charities such as Easter Seals, Special Olympics, memorials for fallen officers, and support programs for spouses and family members of police officers. The National Fraternal Order of Police has offices in Nashville, Tennessee, Columbus, Ohio and Washington, DC. As a member governed organization, the members determine how their needs are to be met and what services are provided by their Local and State FOP Lodges, with support from the National FOP.
The FOP also provides members with opportunities to meet fellow officers away from the job, to encourage friendships and networking. Through its many services and activities the FOP is a family that helps members in good times and in bad.