The FOP is the nations largest and oldest organization dedicated to making the profession of law enforcement better for police officers, deputy sheriffs, state and federal officers all over the country. The FOP had its humble beginnings in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, founded by two Pittsburg Police officers tired working 7 days week, 365 days a year and with nothing they could do about it. Those two officers along with 21 others formed the very first FOP Lodge, Fort Pitt Lodge #1 on May 15, 1915. Today, the tradition that was first envisioned over 93 years ago lives on with more than 2,100 local lodges and more than 327,000 members in the United States. The FOP is made up of proud professionals working on behalf of law enforcement officers from all ranks and levels of government.

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Why the FOP

Our most important asset is our members. Comprised of a diverse group of police officers, deputy sheriffs, detention officers, state troopers, and federal agents; wearing a variety of uniforms; blue, green, and tan ones; but all with a common goal; serving our community.

The FOP is an organization of cops representing cops. We are a united voice within Charlotte-Mecklenburg working together for wages, benefits, and working conditions. We work on legislation to make our communities safer. But the Fraternal Order of Police is more. We offer training, leadership, and support for our members.

The FOP provides benefits and services to our members including representation, scholarships, and disaster relief and so much more to empower our members.

Daily, our members may be called upon to make a life changing decision in a split second that will be questioned and reviewed over and over again. With the FOP legal defense program, our members are secure with the knowledge that we stand behind them, each officer; one hundred percent.

The FOP is a fraternity of police officers working together for our officers, their families and the community to make Charlotte-Mecklenburg a better place to live, work and raise a family.

Join our brothers and sisters and become a part of the Fraternal Order of Police.

On July 22, all 46 candidates running for office in Charlotte were invited to
participate in an the FOP political endorsement interview process.
"Click the ballot box at the right to see the results of that meeting."

We honor those who have fallen in the line of duty and pledge to never forget our heroes. Please click on FOP badge below to honor our fallen heros.



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