Who We Are?
The Fraternal Order of Police is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement
officers, with more than two thousand one hundred lodges and over 328,000 members. 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
Founded in 1915, we are still, "Building on a Proud Tradition."
What We Do
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers; and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety.
The five-cornered star tends to remind us of the allegiance we owe to our Flag and is a symbol of the authority with which we are entrusted. It is an honor the people we serve bestow upon us. They place their confidence and trust in us;serve them proudly.
Midway between the points and center of the star is a blue field representative of the thin blue line protecting those we serve. The points are of gold, which indicates the position under which we are now serving. The background is white, the unstained color representing the purity with which we should serve. We shall not let anything corrupt be injected into our order. Therefore, our colors are blue, gold and white.
The open eye is the eye of vigilance ever looking for danger and protecting all those under its care while they sleep or while awake. The clasped hands denote friendship. The hand of friendship is always extended to those in need of our comfort.
The circle surrounding the star midway indicates our never-ending efforts to promote the welfare and advancement of this order. Within the half circle over the centerpiece is our motto, "Jus, Fidus, Libertatum" which translated means "Law Is a Safeguard of Freedom."