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FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE ASSOCIATES

Welcome to the Fraternal Order of Police Associates
One family...working together!
What is the Fraternal Order of Police Associates (FOPA)?

The FOPA is a civilian affiliate of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). Our members are friends and families of law enforcement Officers, responsible and respected business persons, professional men and women, and citizens from all walks of life--people willing to devote a portion of their time and efforts toward assisting the various law enforcement agencies of our communities, states and nation.

The FOPA is a non-partisan organization, without regard to race, creed, color or religious beliefs. We are a part of a National Organization with State and Local Lodges throughout the nation.

The FOPA's interests revolve around law enforcement and the men and women that have dedicated their lives to the protection of ours.

The FOPA actively supports legislation, charitable causes, and all law enforcement efforts on a local, state and national level.
 

Goals of the FOPA

The FOPA is an organization formed for the purpose of increasing our understanding of the rights, duties and problems of law enforcement officers; of fostering respect for them; and of bettering conditions under which they serve society. We accomplish this through public relations, as well as legislative and educational efforts. It is our aim and objective to support law enforcement throughout our country in every way possible. We believe that Law is the safeguard to freedom, and it is our duty to defend it.
 

National History of the FOPA

The Grand Lodge of the FOPA was formed on August 27, 1967. On August 12, 1971, at the 40th National Biennial Conference of the FOP, the Constitution and By-Laws of the FOPA were approved by the delegation present. Since then, the membership has grown to over 100,000 strong.  Nationally, we are a proud corporate sponsor of Easter Seals, actively involved in legislation, and supportive of all Law Enforcement programs.
 

Functions and Activities of the Associate Lodges of the FOPA

Associate Lodges work to assist their parent Lodge. They provide law enforcement agencies with dedicated public support. Many Associate Lodges present scholarships to dependents of law enforcement officers and Associate members.
Associate Lodges donate funds to officers in need or distress, provide funds for various law enforcement needs and youth programs, and present awards to recognize outstanding and dedicated law enforcement officers and Associate members.
Associate Lodges hold joint social functions enjoyed by members, family, and friends.
 

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