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December 18, 2018

FOP Programs & Services
Updated On: Sep 07, 2018

The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc. participates in a variety of programs throughout the year.  Membership includes many services.


Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference

The Ohio Attorney General hosts an annual law enforcement conference.  You can learn more by visiting the website.
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Benefit Fund

Membership in the FOP of Ohio provides a $2,000.00 accidental death policy or a $3,000.00 Line of Duty death policy, in the event an officer pays the ultimate sacrifice. The State Lodge provides this benefit to the member's named benefactor.
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Critical Incident Response Service

The Mission of CIRS is the assist emergency service workers who are effected by a "Traumatic Event" with a coordinated state wide Critical Incident Stress Management Program.  You can read more about this program by visiting the pages on this website.
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Education and Training

The FOP provides training and seminars at the annual conference and occasionally throughout the year. Please look at the calendar of events or contact the State Lodge for a schedule of upcoming events.
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The FOP of Ohio, Inc. is the state level of a national organization formed to assist law enforcement officers of all types in their chosen field of employment. The FOP of Ohio, Inc. holds quarterly board meetings, including an annual conference, for members around the state of Ohio to get together and discuss issues that are relevant to their lives. There are almost 200 local lodges in Ohio. If you are not a member of a local lodge and are an Ohio officer contact Chet Delong, our recruiter, for information on the local lodge in your department or area. Once you are a member of a local lodge, and that local lodge is in good standing with the State Lodge, you will be a member in good standing of the National FOP. The National FOP represents members in over 48 states and several countries.
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FOP Legal Defense Plan

The National FOP has partnered to provide a low cost legal defense plan to all its members.  You can read more about this plan at
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FOP Member License Plates
FOP Associate Member License Plates

In cooperation with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), the FOP offers a special FOP member only license plate and a FOPA member only license plate. These plates can be ordered at any local BMV Office, but first you must receive an approved application from the Ohio State Lodge. In order to approve your application, please fill out this form. You will receive your approved application(s) in the mail, which you can complete based on the style of plates desired, and take to any local BMV.
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FOP Merchandise

The National FOP provides a catalog full of a variety of merchandise for FOP members. Merchandise can be ordered by Clicking Here, or on FOP Merchandise Link to the right.
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Law Enforcement Memorial Services

The National FOP supports the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located in our Nation's Capital. Every year the FOP of Ohio gathers with others to support Ohio's survivors and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  In Ohio the annual memorial is held at the Ohio Peace Officer's Training Accademy in London.  The FOP of Ohio forms a Memorial Motorcade each year starting at its offices.
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Every member of the Fraternal Order of Police in Ohio is eligible to run for local, state and national office. Please refer to the Constitution and Bylaws for more specific information.
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Legislative Representation

The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc. has a strong presence at the Ohio State House.  With a legislative committee made up of active and retired members, the FOP continues to fight for member rights.  You can read more on the legislative page of this site.
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Member Communications

Membership in the FOP of Ohio, Inc. allows you to receive membership publications. The E-FOCUS Newsletter is an indispensable resource that informs members of issues happening around the State of Ohio and the Nation. Click on the E-Focus page on the Media Menu of this website for more information.
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Ohio Crime Prevention Association

The FOP of Ohio works with the Ohio Crime Prevention Association through education and community policing to improve the quality of life in Ohio.
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Ohio Victims of Crime

Through the Ohio Attorney General's Office, Ohio Victims have resources and services.
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Pension Assistance

There are three pension systems in Ohio for law enforcement. The Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund (OP-F), The Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS), and The Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirement System. There are several seats on the OP-F board that are currently held by FOP members. To learn more, visit the FOP Retirees page of this website.
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Professional Labor Representation

The FOP of Ohio created the FOP, Ohio Labor Council to be the labor arm of the organization.  The FOP/OLC represents law enforcement officers and related personnel in contract negotiation and enforces those contracts.  The FOP/OLC provides administrative and criminal defense.  Read more about the FOP/OLC on this site
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Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Fratenal Order of Police of Ohio are strong supporters of Special Olympics.  Each year before the Special Olympics Summer Games, hundreds of law enforcement runners carry the torch from all over Ohio.  Visit the Ohio Special Olympics Site to find out more.
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Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge

The FOP of Ohio through its continued support of Special Olympics, is involved in many Polar Bear Plunges around the state.  Visit the Ohio Special Olympics Site to find out more.
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Special Olympics Tent Town

Each year during the Special Olympics Summer Games, the FOP of Ohio manages a booth in Tent Town for the athleates and their families.  To learn more about Tent Town contact the State Office.
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Steve Young Memorial Scholarship Program

The National Fraternal Order of Police Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, has created a new scholarship program for the spouses of fallen law enforcement officers who seek to enter the workforce or enhance their current career situations.
Click Here to visit the National FOP Website or Click Here to email the Ohio Plan Administrator.
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