The Grand Lodge of the FOPA was formed on August 27, 1967. On August 12, 1971, at the 40th National Biennial Conference of the F.O.P., the Constitution and By-Laws of the FOPA were approved by the delegation present. Since then, the membership has grown to over 100,000 strong
The FOPA is a civilian affiliate of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). As the associate lodge, we work to assist our parent lodge. We donate funds to Officers in need or distress, provide funds for various Law Enforcement needs. Our members are friends and families of law enforcement Officers, responsible and respected business persons, professional men and women, and citizens from all walks of life—people willing to devote a portion of their time and efforts toward assisting the various law enforcement agencies of our communities, states and nation. We are part of a national organization with state and local lodges throughout our nation. We focus our involvements supporting our Law Enforcement, and the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting the lives of others. FOPA actively supports legislation, charitable events, and all Law Enforcement personnel at the local, state and national level.