Become a Member

Joining FOP Lodge #1

Those in law enforcement share a bond that few outsiders could comprehend. As a fraternal organization comprised of individuals actively engaged in law enforcement , we understand. Quoting the mission statement from our Grand Lodge, "We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation."

The strength of the Fraternal Order of Police is derived from its membership. Our Lodge, which boasts approximately 11,000 active and associate members, has the distinction of being the third largest FOP Lodge in the United States. Regardless of your rank or title, if you are a law enforcement professional or a supporter of the law enforcement community in Washington, DC, we would like to extend a fraternal invitation for you to join our organization as an active or associate member.

Membership Form



In order to qualify as an active member you must be a full time, sworn law enforcement officer or agent whose headquarters is located within the District of Columbia. The term "full time" means you are engaged in such employment as your principal source of livelihood.


Associate members are supporters of the law enforcement community who are sponsored by an active member. Associate members are not eligible to vote or hold office in the Lodge.


Honorary members are defined as those individuals who have been recognized by the Board of Directors as giving of their time and resources to the Lodge. The President has the discretion of recommending honorary members to the Board of Directors for approval. Honorary members are not eligible to vote or hold office in the Lodge.

In addition, the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary is an ancillary organization of law enforcement officers. The Auxiliary is the only national support organization of its kind. Read more about the FOP Lodge #1 Police Auxiliary.


Persons interested in joining the District of Columbia FOP may call the Lodge at 202-408-7767 and request a membership application to be sent via mail or simply download a PDF application.

If you have any questions, please contact our Membership committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..