The Oklahoma State Fraternal Order of Police is comprised of eighty lodges from Cities, Counties and State Agencies all over the State of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Fraternal Order of Police’s over six thousand members make up this 100% member driven organization. This means we are all full-time peace officers from many different fields of public safety; from local police officers, deputy sheriffs, 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 collectively forms 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 various 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 struggle to provide for their families. Public safety budgets are sometimes the first to be comprimised when city, county, and state funds become scarce. It is our goal and mission to make sure the officers who work for those communities, counties and state have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.
Another main function of the Oklahoma Fraternal Order of Police is to gather peace officers from around the state and country 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 attempt to unify state peace officers in specialized assignments, there is only one FOP. We are comprised of the majority of law enforcement professionals in the State of Oklahoma and over 360,000 members nationwide. The FOP conferences and seminars encompass the exchange of critical information, safety concerns and other important issues that peace officers encounter 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 for 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.
A Brief History of the Fraternal Order of Police
In 1915, the life of a policeman was bleak. In many communities they were forced to work 12 hour days, 365 days a year. Police officers didn't like it, but there was little they could do to change their working conditions. There were no organizations to make their voices heard; no other means to make their grievances known.
Jason Smith (Jenks # 146)
Aug 2018 - Aug 2020
Ron Bartmier (Tulsa #93)
Aug 2004 – Aug 2018
Guy Palladino (Stillwater #102)
Aug 1998 – Aug 2004
Paul Swenson (Norman #122)
Aug 1994 – Aug 1998
Dan Herrington (Sapulpa #94)
Aug 1990 – Aug 1994
|Past National Trustees
Joe Perkins (Tulsa # 93)
August 1999 – August 2018
Larry Peterson (Oklahoma City #123)
August 1997 – August 1999
Steve Cain (Norman #122)
August 1990 – August 1997
August 1989 – August 1990
Charlie Owen (Oklahoma City # 123)
August 1977 – August 1989
|About the FOP Star
About the FOP Star
The emblem adopted by the National Fraternal Order of Police is designed to remind the membership of the duties that are expected of them as a citizen, a police officer and a member of the lodge. The five-cornered star tends to remind us of the allegiance we owe to our Flag and is a symbol of the authority with which we are entrusted.
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