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.
STATE FOP ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING CHARGES FILED AGAINST SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP OFFICER
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Aug. 9, 2018) – Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge President Les Neri today issued the following statement regarding the charges filed against a South Whitehall Township police officer: "Law enforcement is a very dangerous profession. Police officers never know when rapidly evolving situations will lead them to the use of deadly force. When these encounters occur, everyone must resist a dangerous rush to judgement that only serves to cause more injury, division and heartbreak. We owe it to all involved, the time and resources for a proper and thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances that led to the use of that force. We must allow the criminal justice system to do its work. Every citizen, even law enforcement officers, must be given due process and presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."
Harrisburg, Pa. (Aug. 2, 2018)
The Fraternal Order of Police Pennsylvania State Lodge re-elected Les Neri to serve his fifth term as president of the organization. The entire Neri team won the election in early August and will serve two-year terms in office. The election concluded the PA FOP 45th Biennial Conference at the Hilton Harrisburg. Read More...
Janus v. AFSCME
On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Janus v. AFSCME. Not surprisingly given the makeup of the Court, in a 5 to 4 decision the Court overturned its own precedent that had stood for over 40 years. Read More...