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Secretary Notes
National Fraternal Order of Police
March 2018
Per Capita Deadline
Police Week Schedule
Member of the Year
Give Back
Cops & Kids
And more...
Patrick Yoes
National Secretary
Fraternal Order
of Police
701 Marriott Dr.
Nashville, TN
© 2018 National Fraternal Order of Police
due by May 1, 2018. Any lodge that has not paid First Half is
currently suspended and will need to forward First Half and
Last Half payment to become current.
An Officer Roster must be submitted yearly to both the State
and Grand Lodge. This is necessary to ensure that local lodges
receive important information, membership cards and maintain
access to the National FOP Member Information System. If your
lodge does not submit an Office Roster, the Information System
automatically removes elected officers when the TERM DATE
(completed by the lodge) expires and your lodge will no longer
have access to those functions. Please contact the Membership
Department (Elesha, Victoria or Roxie) if you have any questions
on your current Officer Roster or how to access that
information, 800-451-2711.
Half Per Capita Due
Last Half Per Capita was sent out on
February 28, 2018 to all lodges that have
not paid a Full Year. Last Half payment is
Note: When events are confirmed for 2018 they will appear on the schedule.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Annual Blue Mass
St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 12:10pm (10th & G Streets, NW, Washington, DC).
Monday, May 7, 2018
Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service
39th Annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service,
which starts at 11:00am at DC MPD Headquarters, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony
Arrival Ceremony will begin at 2:00pm at the National Law
Enforcement Officers Memorial.
National Police Week 5K
The National Police Week 5K, hosted by the Officer Down Memorial Program.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
30th Annual Candlelight Vigil
The Candlelight Vigil will be held The vigil will be held at the
National Mall between 4th and 7th streets at 8:00pm.
FOP DC Lodge #1 Events
The FOP DC Lodge will be hosting Tent City on Lot 8 at RFK Stadium,
2400 East Capital Street S.E. Washington D.C. from 11:00am to 2:00am.
Monday, May 14, 2018
National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel. School aged children of fallen officers
spend the day at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA.
FOP DC Lodge #1 Events
The FOP DC Lodge will be hosting Tent City on Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400
East Capital Street S.E. Washington D.C. from 11:00am to 2:00am.
Police Week Schedule
Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
37th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
Sponsored by the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and the Grand
Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. The Memorial Service will be held on
the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Service
begins at 11:00am and is expected to run approximately 2 hours.
Washington Nationals Law Enforcement Appreciation Night
Join the Washington Nationals baseball team in welcoming police officers
from around the country during National Police Week. Nationals are playing
the New York Yankees starting at 7:00pm. More details on the discounted
special offer coming soon.
FOP DC Lodge #1 Events
The FOP DC Lodge will be hosting Tent City on Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400
East Capital Street S.E. Washington D.C. from 11:00am to 2:00am.
For the latest information
about Police week 2018,
click on the image to the
Police Week Schedule
Washington, DC
The award for the Member of the Year is the most prestigious acknowledgment that our membership
can bestow on one of its own. It is an honor that is given each year, either at the midterm Board
Meeting or at our National Conference.
In 2018 the Member of the Year Award Committee will determine who will receive this distinguished
award at the Fall National Board Meeting in Independence, Ohio.
The Jack Dudek Member of the Year Award was established as a means of rewarding an individual
member for his or her service and dedication to the community, his or her department, and the
Fraternal Order of Police on the local, state and national levels.
Nominations are to be submitted in resume form by a subordinate lodge stating the qualifications of the
member being nominated for this award. The following guidelines are to be followed for the correct
submission of an application and consideration by the committee for selection as Member of the Year.
A. All applications must be submitted in legible typewritten form (five copies, please), giving all
pertinent information as to why the members of your lodge feel the applicant should be
considered for this prestigious award.
B. All applications must be submitted by a subordinate lodge in good standing. No individual
member shall submit his or her name as a nominee for this award.
C. Nominees should be considered on the basis of his or her career in the law enforcement
profession, his or her FOP involvement, and service to the community.
D. Only active FOP members currently working in law enforcement or retired from law
enforcement service shall be considered for this award. Retired law enforcement officers are
to be considered as active members.
E. All applications will be sent to the committee chairperson who will then disseminate copies to
the selection committee members.
F. In order to allow the committee ample time to read and consider each application, a cut-off
date must be set for receiving applications.
G. All applications must be received by the committee chairperson no later than six weeks prior
to the first day of the Board Meeting or National Conference. The deadline for 2018
nominations is September 4
, 2018.
H. After each committee member receives a copy of all properly submitted applications, the
committee members will then advise the chairperson of his or her choice for the Fraternal
Order of Police Member of the Year Award.
I. The committee chairperson, after receiving each committee member's selection in writing,
will advise the whole committee as to the applicant receiving the most votes and declare that
individual the winner of the award.
J. The chairperson of the committee will then advise the National President of the selection by
the committee and will follow the directives of the National President as to preparations of
the Member of the Year plaque.
Jack Dudek Member of the Year Award
Nomination Guidelines
Charity Begins at Home
The Grand Lodge offers an electronic platform that makes it easy for members to support
the National FOP Foundation, the National FOP PAC Fund and their State and Local FOP
Foundations. The program is called GiveBack, and it provides a web-based platform for
FOP Members to raise and donate money to the charitable and political causes that are
most important to them.
Since implemented, the program has raised thousands of dollars each month for both the
National RFOP Foundation and National PAC Fund. In addition, state lodges are also
receiving much needed funds for their state foundations.
The GiveBack platform is a powerful tool for the FOP to promote our charities internally
to members, friends and family and to the general public. TASC has also specially
developed a unique platform for promoting and receiving NFOP PAC Funds from
members. The site empowers officers and their families to give more, and allows a
convenient way to promote our memorial services and other programs to the tens of
millions of potential supporters nationwide.
Members and non-members can set up recurring donations to their favorite charities
and/or set money aside throughout the year for charitable giving. At year-end, GiveBack
provides a consolidated tax receipt, itemizing the tax deductions for each donor. Only
members can contribute to the FOP PAC Fund.
A service fee of $1.00 per monthly transaction will be deducted from the donation.
Cards Available
For more information contact Matthew Phillips:
Phone: (800) 451-2711 or email:
Honorary Membership
is presented to individuals recognized
by the Grand, State Local Lodges for
exceptional service or contribution to
the nation, the state, political
subdivision, the law enforcement
community or FOP
Lifetime Membership
is presented by a Local Lodge to a
member that the Lodge pledges to pay
the annual local and state per capita
for their life. Card is only valid when
accompanied with the current years
membership card.
Retired Membership
is presented to a member upon
retirement. Card is only valid when
accompanied with the current years
membership card
Help families in need in your community during the upcoming
All FOP Lodges are allowed royalty free use of the NFOPs
registered trademark “Cops and Kids” Email
requesting a licensing agreement.
Updated NFOP Constitution & By-Laws
The National Fraternal Order of Police
Constitution & By-Laws have been updated
from Amendment changes made at the 63
Biennial Conference in Nashville, TN. To
request an updated electronic pdf version
please email Lori Harris at
Lodge Fidelity Insurance
Article 19 of the F.O.P. Constitution
and Bylaws requires each state and
local lodge to maintain employee
dishonesty coverage to protect lodge
funds from dishonest acts by lodge
You can obtain this policy from any
carrier at
Production of
National Constitution & By-Laws
Article 31, Section 2 states:
The official dues card of the Grand Lodge shall be printed thereby,
shall be pre-numbered and shall be of a different color each year.
No state lodge, subordinate lodge or member thereof shall print or
cause to be printed, a replica of the official dues card of the Grand
Lodge nor shall any member use any other dues card for Active
The DC FOP will host their annual Tent City events on Lot 8 at RFK
Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street S.E. Washington D.C. 20003. The
event will run for three days, May 13, 14 & 15 and from 11:00 am until
2:00 am.
Vendors booths, drinks, food and entertainment will be available.
Mark you Calendar
Fraternal Order
of Police
64th Biennial Conference
11-15, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Official Merchandise of the Fraternal Order of Police
Visit and click on the merchandise link
Line of Duty Deaths
Immediately upon notification of a line of
duty death, the National FOP Foundation
ships, “next day delivery,” a memorial box
set to the agency of the fallen. The set
includes a funeral sign in book and note
cards with related artwork. If your Lodge
has a Line of duty death, email if you would rather delivery
to the Lodge.
“At your National Headquarters,
our dedicated staff see it as our mission to make
the Secretary job as seamless as possible so
you can focus your energy on what's
important... our members!"
National Fraternal Order of Police Staff
701 Marriott Dr. Nashville, TN 37214
(800) 451-2711
Patrick Yoes
National Secretary