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Official Website Of The Pennsylvania State Lodge Fraternal Order Of Police

Pennsylvania is the birthplace of the Fraternal Order of Police, which was formed in Pittsburgh in 1915.  The Pennsylvania State Lodge was established on July 24, 1934, and currently represents nearly 40,000 law enforcement members from Pennsylvania.  The State Lodge works tirelessly on behalf of its membership providing member assistance, educational programs, public service, and by advocating on their behalf for legislation to enhance their safety and security as well as that of the public.  The State Lodge has 107 subordinate lodges across the Commonwealth, and represents law enforcement officers from many different types of police agencies.  We welcome you to our website and hope you enjoy the information provided here.




NFOP Applauds Dismissal of Charges Against Baltimore Officers and Calls for State Attorney Mosby's Day in Court

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National Presidents Message On DNC
Statement on The DNC Convention As law enforcement officers we are rightly expected to recognize and honor the sanctity of life- all life.
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FOP Responds To DNC Guest Speakers


STATE FOP ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S UPCOMING CONVENTION
 

Fraternal Order of Police, State Lodge President Les Neri today issued the following statement regarding the Democratic Party’s Upcoming Convention:
“We are aware of the controversy caused by the Democratic Party’s insensitive choice of speakers at their upcoming convention. The 40,000 members of the Pennsylvania FOP State Lodge stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Philadelphia FOP Lodge 5 and share their shock and disgust.
This unnecessary and pandering move by the Democratic National Party is exactly what the country does not need. People are already questioning the role of law enforcement without being tossed into the political cross hairs in the hopes of simply winning an election.
Now more than ever, we need to rally around our brave men and women in uniform instead of look for ways to tear them apart.”


Download: STMT FROM LODGE 5.pdf
Statement of Fraternal Order of Police National President Chuck Canterbury on Murder of Officers in Baton Rouge
07/17/2016 On behalf of the 325,000 members of the Fraternal Order of Police, I want to convey the shock, anger, and sadness we felt as we learned of the horrible loss our nation suffered today in Baton Rouge. Our love and prayers go out to the loved ones of those who were lost and those who were injured; we will never leave their sides.
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'Words cannot express the sorrow,' Pa. Fraternal Order of Police President says

Words cannot express the sorrow and shock we feel for our brothers and sisters in Dallas. The officers who lost their lives will be remembered for their courage, bravery and dedicated service to the Dallas community. We join the entire country in mourning the senseless loss of their lives.

What happened in Dallas could happen in any small or large, rural or urban community across the country. The question is not why did it happen but how do we stop it from happening again. Law enforcement does not feel much support most days and perhaps that is the nature of the job, but let's not make today one of those days. Now, more than ever, we need to rally around our brave men and women in uniform, instead of looking for ways to tear them apart.

We must keep in mind that most law enforcement officers are dedicated public servants who do an exceptional job. By way of example, a recent MSNBC article noted, “While police shootings and allegations of misconduct draw warranted scrutiny, government and independent statistics suggest those incidents do not comprise the daily work of most officers….In any given year, roughly 99.1 percent of officers are not accused of any misconduct, let alone convicted of it.”

When incidents occur involving questionable interactions between law enforcement and the public we must allow time for the systems and processes we have in place to properly investigate, report and take appropriate actions, rather than engaging in a dangerous rush to judgement that only serves to cause more injury, division and heartbreak. Every citizen, even law enforcement officers, must be given due process and presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Conversations need to start on how to improve relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. These conversations must happen at the local, state and national level.

These conversations must address training, education and jobs within our depressed communities, thereby improving the quality of life for the citizens living within these communities and all communities across this country. These improvements would not only reduce crime but would create an environment where law enforcement and the community could find ways to improve the mutual trust and respect that is missing today.

These conversations must also address education, training, equipment, screening, manpower and community policing programs for law enforcement agencies. These tools will assist and improve the quality of policing we can provide and our communities deserve.

The time to stand shoulder to should is now -- not tomorrow, next week or next year.

By: Les Neri, president of the Pennsylvania State Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police

FOP Statement on Dallas Shootings

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Brother Robert Podvorec
About Robert Podvorec and his fight to survive against cancer. Description To help Bob with his fight with cancer. To give him courage, and strength through our Lord Jesus Christ. Read more on Facebook: https://www.facebook.
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