The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is the world’s largest organization of law enforcement officers, representing over 330,000 police officers. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting our communities. We are committed to improving the safety, security, and overall working conditions of law enforcement officers and their loved ones primarily through three means: Legal, Support and Legislative.
The Utah State Lodge represents over 2,400 police officers. We currently have 32 lodges from Cache County down to Washington County, members in Tooele across to Moab, and all points in between. We are an organization of cops representing cops. Period.
“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”
Members of the media can contact our PIO directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s no denying that a lot is being written, and a lot is being said by the press these days of how police officers interface with the public. In a society where potentially every citizen carries a deadly weapon and a split-second decision can be the difference between life and death for an officer or other citizens he/she has sworn to protect, the job is extremely dangerous and demanding. In 1970, Paul Harvey, penned a powerful newspaper column called “What are Policeman made of. ” Mr. Harvey’s father was a cop who was killed in the line of duty. His observations are as true today as they were then.
FOP says it is the "Voice of Enforcement Officers" but talk is cheap. If a peace officer doubts this claim, they need look no further than the national media. Recently, "Meet the Press" wanted an organization to speak for line officers on the recent rash of police/citizen incidences and they turned to Chuck Canterbury, President of FOP to speak for line-officers. See what Chuck had to say below.
March 13, 2014
State Lodge Office
Joining FOP is really simple! Just click the link below, type in a little basic information, and your membership will be processed ASAP. Once your eligibility has been determined, you will be notified of membership acceptance.
Utah State Lodge
Fraternal Order of Police
2195 W. 5400 S. #B201
Taylorsville, UT 84129