Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 
Action Center
Action Center
Action Center
May 26, 2016
Welcome
You are not currently logged in.
Paused
GARRITY RIGHTS

GARRITY RIGHTS—FEDERAL LAW The burden is placed on you to assert your Garrity rights. These rights can and should be asserted whenever you believe you are being investigated for possible criminal conduct. The Garrity rule stems from a case decided in 1966 by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Read More...

WEINGARTEN RIGHTS

WEINGARTEN RIGHTS If you are ever called into an interview meeting with your supervisor or manager so that they can investigate a situation which might result in discipline, you have specific representational rights. These rights are called Weingarten Rights and they are summarized below.
Read More...


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.

This soon changed, thanks to the courage and wisdom of two Pittsburgh patrol officers. Martin Toole and Delbert Nagle knew they must first organize police officers, like other labor interests, if they were to be successful in making life better for themselves and their fellow police officers. They and 21 others "who were willing to take a chance" met on May 14, 1915, and held the first meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police. They formed Fort Pitt Lodge #1. They decided on this name due to the anti-union sentiment of the time. However, there was no mistaking their intentions. As they told their city mayor, Joe Armstrong, the FOP would be the means "to bring our aggrievances before the Mayor or Council and have many things adjusted that we are unable to present in any other way...we could get many things through our legislature that our Council will not, or cannot give us."

And so it began, a tradition of police officers representing police officers. The Fraternal Order of Police was given life by two dedicated police officers determined to better their profession and those who choose to protect and serve our communities, our states, and our country. It was not long afterward that Mayor Armstrong was congratulating the Fraternal Order of Police for their "strong influence in the legislatures in various states,...their considerate and charitable efforts" on behalf of the officers in need and for the FOP's "efforts at increasing the public confidence toward the police to the benefit of the peace, as well as the public."

From that small beginning the Fraternal Order of Police began growing steadily. In 1917, the idea of a National Organization of Police Officers came about. Today, the tradition that was first envisioned over 90 years ago lives on with more than 2,100 local lodges and more than 325,000 members in the United States. The Fraternal Order of Police has become the largest professional police organization in the country. The FOP continues to grow because we have been true to the tradition and continued to build on it. The Fraternal Order of Police are proud professionals working on behalf of law enforcement officers from all ranks and levels of government.
 
Contact Elected Officials!
Member Login
Username:

Password:


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?
Site Search
Site Map
RSS Feeds
<< May 2016 >>
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
UnionActive Police Newswire
 
Join the Newswire!
Updated: May. 26 (10:49)

June 2016 Gendarme
Saint Louis Police Officers Association
FOP of Ohio Press Release on PTSD and Medical Marijuana
Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
ELECTION DAY TUESDAY - Primary Runoffs
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Upcoming Event
Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
El Paso police officers begin 600-mile journey to Arlington
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
May 25 - Ohio Flags Half-Staff for Officer Sean Johnson
Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
 
     
 
 
FOP local 1
Copyright © 2016, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

432443 hits since May 24, 2010
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image