Patrick Yoes

National Secretary

Patrick Yoes has been an active member in the Fraternal Order of Police for over 33 years. Since joining the St. Charles (LA) local lodge #15 in 1984, he has held nearly every elected position, including seven terms as lodge president. Patrick is also active on the state level, having served on the Louisiana State Lodge Executive Board for more than 22 years, ten as president. He is presently serving as Immediate Past President.

In 2000, Patrick was recognized as the National Fraternal Order of Police Jack Dudek Member of the Year in recognition of his service and dedication to his community, his department, and the FOP on the local, state and national levels. Patrick was serving as National Sergeant-at-Arms when in 2004 he was elected National Secretary, a position he still holds today.

An active law enforcement officer, Patrick is employed by the St. Charles Sheriff's Office, the sole law enforcement agency for St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, a suburb 18 miles west of New Orleans, LA. Patrick has oversight of the department's Special Services Division responsible for a number of community outreach programs. He also serves as the agency's Public Information Officer. During his career with the agency, Patrick has worked as a patrol deputy, patrol sergeant, school resource officer, and detective in the criminal investigation division, becoming commander of the Special Services Division.

Patrick is the author of a book documenting the Fraternal Order of Police's role in supporting first responders during and following the momentous Hurricane Katrina disaster. Chest Deep and Rising: The Hurricane Katrina Nightmare is a revealing and inspiring chronicle of one of the most horrifying events in U.S. history. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation, which has provided nearly $1 million to the nearly 2,000 members left homeless by the Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Patrick earned his Bachelors of Science in Organizational Leadership from Mountain State University. He also received an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Nicholls State University and is a graduate of the 196th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. He resides in Norco, Louisiana.

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