Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Fraternal Order of Police?
The Fraternal Order of Police is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. 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. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today's police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the FOP.
Who are the members of the Fraternal Order of Police?
The Fraternal Order of Police is comprised of over 325,000 regularly appointed or elected and full-time employed law enforcement officers of the United States, any state or political subdivision thereof, or any agency.
What services does the Fraternal Order of Police provide?
The Fraternal Order of Police is a full service member representation organization. The membership of each local lodge determines the services that are provided by his/her local lodge. The members of each State Lodge determine what services are provided by the State Lodge. The National Fraternal Order of Police provides a wide variety of services.
Am I eligible to join the Fraternal Order of Police?
If you are a regularly appointed or elected and full-time employed law enforcement officer of the United States, any state or political subdivision thereof, or any agency, then you can become a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
If I qualify for Full Time membership, where do I get an application?
If you qualify for membership, click here and print out the application and send it to one of the lodges listed on the application. You will be notified by that lodge when voted in.
What is an Associate member?
An Associate member is anyone affiliated with Law Enforcement. They have the same rights as a Full-Time member, except they do not have voting rights or can hold an office position. Note: Some lodges give voting rights to their associates at the local level, but they cannot hold office.
What are some examples of Associate members?
Associate members are reserve officers or deputies, correctional officers, dispatchers, police secretaries, animal wardens, or anyone affiliated with Law Enforcement.
Where do I get an application for an Associate membership?
If you qualify for Associate membership, click here and print out the application and send it to one of the lodges listed on the application. You will be notified by that lodge when voted in.
Does the Fraternal Order of Police solicit donations via the telephone?
The National Fraternal Order of Police does not conduct telephone solicitations. However, ND State Lodge does solicit donations and some local FOP lodges do. If you have a question about a telephone call you received requesting that you make a donation to the FOP, Please contact the ND State Lodge at (701) 320-0240 or send an email by clicking here.
What benefits does the ND Fraternal Order of Police Offer its members?
Currently the NDFOP offers the Legal Defense Plan at a group rate of $221 per year, which can be payroll deducted or billed quarterly or annually to its members. If excepted or are a current member of the NDFOP you can click here to get an application. NDFOP also offers a $5,000 accidental death benefit to its members that is included in your dues. If the accidental death happens on duty, the policy doubles. As a member you can have your checks personally designed by the FOP. Your FOP membership gets you 10% discount from Gall's Police Equipment.
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$5,000 Accidental Death - Benefit is paid when a member dies from an injury. 24 Hour coverage for all members.
$5,000 Line of Duty - Benefit is paid in addition to the Accidental Death benefit when a member is killed while performing the duties of law enforcement
$5,000 Felonious Assault - Benefit is paid in addition to the Accidental Death and Line of duty Benefits when a member’s loss of life is the result of an assault while performing the duties of law enforcement.
$5,000 Heart and Circulatory Malfunction - Benefit pays in addition to other applicable benefits when a member under the age of 65 dies due to a heart or circulatory malfunction within 48 hours after participation in an emergency activity. The member must not have been diagnosed or received any treatment for any heart or circulatory system disease or illness within two years prior to the covered activity.
Additional Benefits are paid when a member is involved in an accident that directly results in one of the following losses:
Loss of Speech - $2,500
Loss of Hearing (Both Ears) - $2,500
Reattachment of Hand or Foot - $2,500
Loss of hands or feet - $5,000
Loss of hand or foot - $2,500
Loss Thumb and Index Finger of same Hand - $1,250
Loss of sight, both eyes - $5,000
Loss of sight, one eye - $2,500
Quadriplegia - $5,000
Paraplegia - $3,750
Hemiplegia - $2,500
Uniplegia - $1,250
Seat Belt Benefit pays in addition to other applicable benefits if a member dies as a result of an automobile accident while properly utilizing a seat belt, as evidenced by a police report $5000
Occupant Protection Device Benefit pays in addition to other applicable benefits if a member dies or injuries as a result of an automobile accident while protected by a properly deployed air bag. This benefit is only paid if the Seat Belt is payable. $5000
Common Carrier Benefit is paid in addition to the Accidental Death Benefit when a member dies from injuries while riding on qualifying land, air, or water transportation. $5000.