About the Oklahoma State Fraternal Order of Police
The Oklahoma State Fraternal Order of Police is comprised of eighty lodges from Cities, County’s and State Agencies all over the State of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Fraternal Order of Police’s over six thousand members make up this one hundred percent member driven organization. This means we are all Full Time Peace officers from many different fields of Public Safety; from local Police Officers, Deputy Sheriff’s, Corrections Officers, Probation and Parole Officers, OSBI Agents, State Troopers, and Federal Officers. Our organization supports all law enforcement officers in our state with financial, educational, political, and fraternal assistance and aid.
Each individual local lodge lodge collectivley form the State Lodge, which then makes up the National Lodge with forty five other states and international lodges. The most important function of a peace officer is to work with and within their cities, counties, and states to improve crime fighting and enhance public safety. Most elected officials are well intended, but all are temporary, in an environment where criminal activity is not. A vibrant Fraternal Order of Police helps the professional peace officers in your community have input into the long term crime fighting needs in the face of normal political turn over.
Members of the FOP who are employed within Municipalities and some Counties have the right to bargain for certain rights and benefits. The Oklahoma State Fraternal Order of Police works hard for all Peace Officers in our state to make sure that the political winds do not let the salaries, benefits, and basic working conditions fall too far away from a reasonable level. No police officer took the job to get rich; however they did not take the job to be poor either. Public Safety budgets are sometimes the first to get cut when city, county, and state monies get tight. It is our goal and mission to make sure that the Officers who work for those communities, counties and our state have a voice in the local decisions that affect their lives.
Another main function of the Oklahoma Fraternal Order of Police is to get peace officers from all around the state and country together for the exchange of ideas, safety concerns, criminal patterns and common interests. While peace officers make up many jurisdictions and areas of the state, crime and criminals recognize no boundaries or jurisdictional lines. While there are many associations and groups that make efforts to unify the state in specialized assignments there is only one FOP and we are represented by the majority of law enforcement professionals in the State of Oklahoma and over 325,000 member’s nation wide. In our conferences and trainings we cover all sorts of critical information, safety concerns and other important issues that we face day to day.
It is the Fraternal Order of Police that is the glue that binds us, the law enforcement professionals across this state, nationally, and internationally, together with one root goal, to Protect and Serve the citizens of our communities.
Please help support your local Peace Officers by helping the Oklahoma State Fraternal Order of Police. Your donation will help members in sickness in distress, help fund death benefits to members, and help members to stay connected and educated on the latest crime fighting techniques, equipment and criminal activity. To donate simply hit the “Donate” Button and help us help our members. Thank you very much for your support and interest in the Oklahoma Fraternal Order of Police.
Page Last Updated: Jan 17, 2012 (00:22:00)