The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 354,000 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 FOPUnlike other police organizations the FOP membership is comprised solely of sworn law enforcement and corrections officers.

All FOP lodges are united by the parent organization known as the Grand Lodge. The Board of Directors are elected at a biennial conference held in odd-numbered years. Each state having a State Lodge is entitled to elect a national trustee to serve on the board. Each local lodge is entitled to send delegates to the national conference to elect the officers and set the course, which the National Lodge will follow.

Under FOP, each local lodge decides for itself whether to engage in collective bargaining, legal defense or function solely as a social, professional organization. Many lodges do both. However, this choice is left strictly to the members of each lodge with no interference or decision-making by the State Lodge, National Lodge, or members of other agencies.


The five-cornered star is to remind us of the allegiance we owe to the American flag.
The three colors Blue, Gold, and White signify the official colors of the Fraternal Order of Police. In the Blue field, in the lower left hand corner is the open eye, the eye of vigilance, the ever watchful eye, which notes the danger, and offers protections to the public. In the Blue field in the lower right corner id the handshake, which denotes Friendship.
The circle surrounding the Star, indicates our never ending efforts to promote the welfare and advancement of this order, and within its bounds we are a one great and powerful unit. In the circle over the centerpiece is our Motto, written in Latin, Jus Fides Libertatum. Jus meaning Justice. Fides meaning Friendship. Libertatum means Equality. The center of the Star is the seal of Fort Pitt. This reminds us of where the first lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police was chartered in 1915, Fort Pitt Lodge #1.

LODGE 48 Anderson, Indiana

Under the leadership of President Harry Avery and Vice President Mark Adams Lodge 48 in Anderson, Indiana was granted Charter into the Fraternal Order of Police on November 20th, 1928.  Making Lodge 48 in Anderson Indiana as one of the oldest Charters inducted into the Fraternal Order of Police.