FOP Lodge 1

ABOUT LODGE #1

Visitor Information

Our Bylaws

Check out our latest approved organizational bylaws.

Lodge #1 Gift Shop

The F.O.P. Lodge D.C. #1 Gift Shop offers quality apparel, keepsakes and collectibles designed for active and retired members of Lodge, affiliate agencies, and their families. As a corporate partner of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Inc. the Gift Shop proudly offers quality Memorial collectibles. They also carry practical items for daily law enforcement use.

Our lodge is located at 711 4th Street, NW in downtown Washington, DC (area map). The closest metro stop is Judiciary Square (Red line), which is conveniently located only one block from our building. Other landmarks close to us are the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (located one block away at the Judiciary Square Metro Stop), the Verizon Center, which is two blocks away, and Chinatown, which is also only two blocks away.

Administrative Office Hours

Our administrative offices are open Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our general telephone number is 202-408-7767.

Internet Access

As a service to our members and guests we offer complimentary high speed wireless Internet access. Please visit our office to obtain the current SSID and encryption key. If you don't know what those are, no matter, we also provide guest workstations in our administrative office. All wireless connections to the Internet are protected by VPN friendly firewalls.

Conference Room

Our conference room is capable of seating approximately 20 persons. It is equipped with a television and VCR, a speakerphone and full Internet access (both wireless and hardwired). Any member wishing to reserve the room for a meeting must schedule it in advance.

Lodge History

Jerrard F. Young

In the Spring of 1915, most police officers in the United States were underpaid and overworked. Officers were prohibited from participating in labor organizations or strikes.

During those days, two police officers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania met and decided there was a need for an organization to improve working conditions and represent the thin blue line between crime and society. From that simple beginning, the Fraternal Order of Police was born and has grown to an organization with 275,000 members. The FOP is the largest law enforcement organization in the United States. Along with civilian associate members from all walks of life; the FOP of today continues to represent the interest of working police officers.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge DC #1 was chartered in 1966. The Lodge was later named after the first member killed in the line of duty, Officer Jerrard F. Young.

In November of 1977, the FOP Auxiliary to DC Lodge 1 was formed, to promote fellowship between police families. Their objective is to increase understanding between individual officers and their families. The Lodge offers a place to voice ideas and concerns. The Lodge promotes fraternalism and the opportunity to interact with fellow police officers.

The Lodge is composed of members from 114 different law enforcement agencies and civilian associate members from all walks of life. The Lodge is involved in many community projects, charities and social functions as well as their efforts to improve law enforcement.




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