“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 the nation's largest law enforcement organization, with over 325,000 members and over 2,100 lodges throughout the United States. Founded in 1915, the F.O.P. represents professional, full time officers from all agencies of law enforcement. Active membership in the Fraternal Order of Police is open to all full time law enforcement officers and retired officers, regardless of rank. Municipal, county, state and federal government officers are eligible for membership.
The F.O.P. is law enforcement officers striving to improve their profession by improving working conditions, wages and benefits and by monitoring legislation affecting law enforcement on the local, state and national levels.
A Local Lodge is a fraternal organization made up of law enforcement officers from a given community or area. The Local Lodge is an independent body in the conduct of its own affairs. The Local Lodge officers are elected and Constitution and By-Laws are drafted and approved in conformity with State and National By-Laws. The activities of the Local Lodge in its own community are innumerable. Each Local Lodge is a member of the State Lodge and is represented at state board meetings and conferences by trustees and delegates elected by the local membership.
The Connecticut State Lodge has its own Executive Board and Board of Trustees with its own Constitution and By-Laws. The Connecticut State Lodge provides specific programs and assistance needed for the Local Lodges of Connecticut. The State Lodge also assists with many different charitable organizations and groups within Connecticut.
We now offer full Labor Services to Connecticut police officers in collective bargaining, representation at the labor board and we support responsible collective bargaining.