FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
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
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
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 Lodges hold joint social functions enjoyed by
members, family, and friends.