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 within our communities, States and Nation. The FOPA is a non-partisan organization, without regard to race, creed,
color or religious beliefs.
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.
of the FOPA
The FOPA is an organization formed for the purpose of
increasing our understanding of the rights, duties and problems
facing Law Enforcement Officers; of fostering respect for
them and of improving conditions under which they serve
society. We accomplish this effort 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.
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 the Law Enforcement Officers
and Associate members.
Lodges donate funds to Officers in need or distress, provide funds
for various Law Enforcement needs and youth
programs and presents awards to recognize
outstanding and dedicated Law Enforcement Officers and
Lodges hold joint social functions enjoyed by members, family and
of the FOPA
Members in the Grand Lodge FOPA entitles you to the
fraternalism with our Law Enforcement Family
membership cards, decals and emblems which are recognized
of outstanding Achievements through various award programs
opportunity to attend and vote at State and National Conferences
If you would like to be part of this family and outstanding organization,
please contact :
Richard G. Tallent - President
Broward County - Federal Law Enforcement - Lodge # 138
at (954) 593-4044 or