FOP Federal Lodge 138 - Celebrates our 20th year as a member of the Fraternal Order of Police
The “Broward County - Federal Law Enforcement - Lodge # 138”, was created during the month of April 1993, by twenty-two dedicated U.S. Customs Officers, assigned to the Port Everglades - US Customs Service duty station in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our members were attempting to locate an organization that would “protect their rights and concerns”, and represent law enforcement officers throughout the federal government.
We discovered such an organization, the “Fraternal Order of Police” and the brotherhood of law enforcement officers throughout the United States. The FOP consists of members from all levels of the government; federal, state, municipal and county. The “Fraternal Order of Police” is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States protecting the rights and concerns of over 400,000 officers.
With the creation of our federal FOP lodge, the “Fraternal Order of Police” on a national level, has gain a greater understanding of the many difficulties facing federal law enforcement officers throughout the United States in today’s environment and culture.
Over the past twenty years, our lodge has continued to grow in membership and strength accepting members from throughout the United States. Currently our lodge consists of one hundred and twenty members from twelve federal law enforcement agencies. We have members from US Customs & Border Protection, the Immigration Service, FBI, DEA, ATF, TSA, IRS, U.S Marshal’s Service, U.S. Postal Service, Department of Defense, U.S. Coast Guard and the Secret Service.
In 2011, our lodge voted to accept as members, retired officers from other law enforcement agencies to include state and local municipalities.
Our lodge has been active on both the political frontier and working within the business community.
On the political front, our lodge officers have been actively pursuing the rights, concerns and benefits of all federal law enforcement officers throughout the United States. Over the past twenty years, our lodge has taken an active role in assisting the “National FOP Grand Lodge” in identifying issues that affect federal law enforcement officers throughout the federal government.
In the area of community service, our lodge has supported various charitable organizations and civic groups throughout Broward County, Florida. We have taken an active role in supporting the Broward County - Easter Seals program, the Broward Outreach Program, and the Broward County - Women in Distress Center. During the holiday season, our lodge is active in supporting and delivering toys to needy families throughout the tri-county area.
Our lodge, has taken an active role in participating in many of the functions and social activities initiated by both the “National FOP Grand Lodge and the State of Florida FOP”.
Delegates from our lodge are selected by our membership, to participate and attend the “National Peace Officers Memorial” services, held in Washington, DC, during the month of May and hosted by the “National - Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.” The memorial services are held on May 15th, of each year, to commemorate the law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty the previous year.
Our lodge meetings are held once a month, usually on the forth Tuesday and is currently held at: “Duffy’s Sports Grill” located at 811 S. University Drive, Plantation, Florida (954) 473-0477
If you would like additional information regarding our federal law enforcement lodge, contact President - Rick Tallent at email@example.com.
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