FOP Lodge 1

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Marcello Muzzatti

Welcome!

I would like to welcome you to the Jerrard F. Young DC Lodge #1 Fraternal Order of Police. Our Lodge is dedicated to the first member slain in the Line of Duty after we were established.

DC Lodge #1 represents members from over one hundred and seventeen (117) law enforcement agencies from a multitude of municipal and federal agencies. DC Lodge #1 is proud to be one of the most diverse Lodges in the Fraternal Order of Police. (FOP).

The FOP provides for a range of benefits professional representation through various legal for the members and their family. Associate Membership provides many of the same benefits for those that have been sponsored by an active member. Associate Members come from affiliated professions and the business community.

The FOP Auxiliary encourages members of your family to become involved in your profession and provides support to the law enforcement family when tragedy strikes. They are also instrumental in support of the Memorial Service held on May 15th every year. The Auxiliary hosts children’s parties during the year and helps during major events.

On Capitol Hill the FOP promotes an aggressive Legislative Program tied to our Grassroots Initiative that empowers you to be part of change. The National FOP is recognized as the “Voice of Law Enforcement.” Our National Legislative Office provides direct contact to your elected officials on law enforcement issues and programs. The FOP representatives provide insight and testimony to Congress on matters that affect you and your profession. Provide your email address and local and national updates will be sent. On a local level both Lodge and Labor Units work with the City Council on municipal issues, including labor matters.

Our Lodge leads in both local and national programs involving our membership. Community Programs such as KIDCARE, a nationally recognized child Identification Program, Christmas Toy Drive for needy children, Washington Times Reading Program, and support for other community events. Nationally we remain on the forefront in providing response and aid for Disaster Response and Relief.

We build on our commitment of “Local, Democratic Control” in our Labor Committee that serves as a model for the National FOP system providing Labor Services in all sectors of law enforcement with programs designed for our needs and mission responsibilities. We encourage the interaction of the Labor Units and provide venues for meetings and training on local and national levels. Our new National Labor Services Program is designed to provide support to units of all sizes bringing the support of the National FOP to your units. Our National Legal Defense Program provides affordable job related protection for you coast to coast. You are automatically enrolled in our off-duty legal services program providing free or discounted legal services to you and your family.

The FOP is a family. We are the largest law enforcement organization with over 330,000 members. Your membership in the FOP makes you part of the Nationwide Fraternal Order of Police system. Please join the great organization that is “The voice of law enforcement nationally.”

Marcello