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.
Constitution and By – Laws of the Fraternal Order of Police
Article 4 – Membership
Section 1. 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.
Section 2. 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.
If you are interested in joining the Fraternal Order of Police, or if you are interested in forming your own local lodge, contact the State Lodge in the state in which you live.
Each local lodge has its own requirements regarding membership for retired law enforcement officers. If you are a retired law enforcement officer and wish to join the Fraternal Order of Police, you will need to contact the local FOP lodge you wish to join. If you do not know which local lodge is closest to you, contact the State Lodge in your state please email your name, adress and contact information to: