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Lodge 38 Background - Our lodge was chartered on November 13th, 1989 with only 22 members from 1 agency. Through the years we've grown to nearly 900 members from numerous departments and agencies, making us the third largest lodge in the state.
Agencies and Departments in Lodge 38- Lodge 38 is proud to have law enforcement professionals from these departments and agencies: New York City police Department, NYC Department of Corrections, NYC Department of Probation, NYC Sheriff's Office, NYC NYC Department of Homeless Services, NYC Department of Investigation, NYC Sanitation Police, NYC CUNY Public Safety, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Department of Health, NYC Department of Juvenile Justice, NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission, NYC Department of Parks, NYC Department of Finance, NYC Fire Department, NYC Office of Special Narcotics, NYS Courts, NYS Corrections, NYS Inspector General, NYS Attorney General, NYS Division of Parole, NYS Tax Enforcement, Seagate NY Police, Kings County District Attorney, Queens County District Attorney, Bronx County District Attorney, New York County District Attorney, Lake Success NY Police Department, Kings County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Nassau County District Attorney, Port Authority of NY/NJ Police Department, NJ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Postal Inspector, U.S. Marshal Service, U.S. Veteran's Affairs, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Customs Service, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice -Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Benefits of Being in the FOP/Professional & Social Networking
Professional & Social Networking - Lodge 38 has nearly 900 members from many agencies and departments. This diversity, along with our frequent Meetings and numerous events, has earned us a distiction of being one of the most active and well-run lodges in the state.
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance - Members in good standing who have joined prior to age 63 and whose names are on file with the State Lodge are eligible to receive a $10,000 benefit for membership until the age of 70. The benefit is reduced to $5,000 after age 70. Coverage is on or off the job.
Survivor's Aid Benefit - Active Member's beneficiary is eligible to receive up to a $250 benefit until the member reaches age 63.
Discounted Insurance Benefits - A service designed to maximize your savings on home, auto and other insurance needs.
State Lodge Educational Scholarships - Scholarships are awarded yearly from the State Lodge to qualified application dependants of members.
Priority Admission to Major Medical Centers - Priority status of offered at Deborah Heat & Lung, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Nassau University Medical Center.
Lodge 38 "Project Stork" - Members who have a newborn child or adopt a child under the age of 18 may submit an application to receive a $25 gift card.
State Lodge FOP Vehicle License Plate Program- Members are able to order exclusive New York State FOP license plates designed to show your fellow officers and members that you are a proud member of the FOP. These plates are DMV issued and sanctioned by the DMV and FOP.
Travel and Theme Park Discounts - Savings and discounts include the following examples: Merchandise, tickets, accommodations, car rentals, airfare and more. The program is constantly expanding.
Product and Service Discounts - FOP members enjoy discounts on a wide variety of goods and services offered locally, statewide and nationally. The following are just a few examples of what is offered. Home alarm systems, gun safety locks, cell phones, car care, food discount cards, vision services, financial services and much more. *325,000 plus members nationwide *Membership cards & decals *Legal Defense Plan *Defensive Driving Course *Community Events *Lodge Website & E-Mail *Newsletter & Mailings
Membership Qualifications - Membership is open to any regularly appointed, full-time (or retired) law enforcement officer of the United States, New York State, cities, towns, villages and political subdivisions therein, permanently employed or temporarily detailed within the boundaries of the State of New York.
* A law enforcement officer is a police officer (as defined in N.Y.S. Criminal Procedure Law Art.1.20 Sect.34) , a peace officer (as defined in N.Y.S. Criminal Procedure Law Art. 2.10) or a federal officer (as defined in N.Y.S. Criminal Procedure Law Art. 2.15
Regulations Regarding FOP Logo and Paraphernalia - If you secure FOP license plates, such plates must be returned to the Department of Motor Vehicles if you resign or are removed from membership in this organization. The Fraternal Order of Police regulates the use of the copyrighted FOP names and emblem and prohi8bits the use of it in any way without the express written permission of the New York State Fraternal Order of Police.
Responsibilities as a Member - I hereby declare my desire to apply for membership in the Fraternal Order of Police, I agree with the aims and objectives of the FOP as outlined in the local, State and National Constitution & Bylaws and I shall conform to all said rules. I pledge to respect all laws of the United States, the State of New York, and to support law enforcement in every way I can. I also attest that I am qualified to apply for membership and that the information supplied by me on the application is both accurate and truthful in applying for membership and that my misrepresentation or deception on my part will be grounds for the denial of my application or expulsion from the Order.
**Proof of Law Enforcement Officer Status** - A photocopy of your law enforcement ID card (active or retired) or a letter from employer on official letterhead verifying your present law enforcement status must be provided in order for you application to be processed. The photocopy or letter must be included with your application.
The FOP Star Logo,the FOP scroll logo, the name "Fraternal Order of Police" and the name "FOP" are registered trademarks of the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police. The use of reproduction of the FOP name or logo is forbidden without the expressed written consent of the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police