The Mount Laurel Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 191 includes current and retired officers of the Mount Laurel Township (NJ) Police Department. The lodge was chartered in March of 2004 to support the members and provide a means to interact with our community in a charitable fashion. We have over 80 Active Members and were proud to be recognized as the third largest financial contributor of the Burlington County Emergency Services Holiday Food and Toy Drive in 2007.
The National FOP was founded in 1915 and has since become the Nation's largest law enforcement organization with more than 324,000 members. The New Jersey State Lodge was formed in 1948, and currently ranks as the 7th largest State Lodge with more than 14,000 individual members. New Jersey's first local Camden FOP Lodge #1, was formed in 1947.
The Fraternal Order of Police Grand Lodge is comprised of active and retired law enforcement officers of all ranks from all branches of Federal, State, County, and Local government. Members work side by side to improve the profession and serve the public.
At all levels, Local, State, and National, the FOP provides members with professional legal defense, a powerful collective bargaining voice, and advocacy for law enforcement legislation, and seminars for professional development.
FOP members strongly believe in Community involvement, and support such organizations as Easter Seals, Special Olympics, and in New Jersey, the Deborah Heart & Lung Center.
The FOP also provides members with opportunities to meet fellow officers away from the job, to encourage friendships and networking. Through its many services and activities the FOP is a family that helps members' in good times and in bad.
324,000 & Growing!
The Fraternal Order of Police is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers. We have 324,000 and growing 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.
Founded in 1915, we are still "Building on a Proud Tradition."