Why should I join?
From our early beginnings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1915 to today, the Fraternal Order of Police has grown to become the largest and most commanding voice in law enforcement. With more than 2,200 local lodges and more than 356,000 members across the United States, we are committed to the belief that no one knows the danger and difficulties faced by law enforcement officers better than another law enforcement officer.
The Fraternal Order of Police was founded and continues to operate as a representative organization. You have a voice and vote in all matters in your local lodges. You, the members, through your local lodges, direct the efforts of the FOP. You decide what programs and benefits are right for you. You elect your officers to represent you. We have full-time staff members, but there are no high-paid “executives.” No other police association offers so much for so little. Whether in labor, legislation, education or fraternalism, your voice, and the voices of your fellow members, is the voice of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Please allow us to be your voice by joining.
Who can join?
Any full-time, sworn law enforcement officer with arrest power who is employed by a government entity may become a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Each local lodge has its own requirements regarding membership for retired law enforcement officers. Please contact your local lodge for membership eligibility.
Constitution and By-Laws of the Fraternal Order of Police
Article 4 – Membership
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.
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.
How do I join?
Check out our FOP lodge map and find the local lodge closest to you. Submit the contact form and someone will get in touch with you soon!
What if there is no local lodge close to me?
If you’re not sure which lodge to contact, no problem! You can complete this form and someone will contact you. You may also complete this form if you’re interested in forming a local lodge.
What benefits are available to FOP members?
The FOP offers a wide variety of services and benefits to its members. Check them out here.