What is the Fraternal Order of Police Associates (FOPA)?
The FOPA is a civilian affiliate of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). Our members are friends and families of law enforcement officers. We are responsible and respected business persons, professional men and women, and citizens from all walks of life. People who are willing to devote a portion of their time and efforts toward assisting the law enforcement officers of the Newport News Police Department.
The FOPA's interests revolve around law enforcement and the men and women that have dedicated their lives to the protection of others.
The FOPA actively supports legislation, charitable causes and all law enforcement efforts on a local, state and national level.
Goals of the FOPA
The FOPA is an organization formed for the purpose of increasing our understanding of the rights, duties and problems of law enforcement officers; of fostering respect for them; and of bettering conditions under which they serve society. We accomplish this through public relations, as well as legislative and educational efforts. It is our aim and objective to support law enforcement throughout our country in every possible way. We believe that LAW is the safeguard to freedom and it is our duty to defend it.
Functions and Activities of the Associate Lodge of the Newport News FOP.
Our Associate Lodge works to assist the parent Lodge. We provide our law enforcement officers with dedicated public support. Currently our Associate Lodge sponsors the Milton B. Hallett, Jr Memorial Scholarship Fund for the sons and daughters of our law enforcement officers here in Newport News. We donate funds to officers in need or distress, provide funds for various law enforcement needs and youth programs and present awards to recognize outstanding and dedicated law enforcement officers and Associate members. Our Associates are also responsible for organizing social activities and functions that are enjoyed by members, family and friends.
The Newport News Lodge #25 FOPA is always looking for new members to help support our law enforcement and community. Are you a family member of the thin blue line? Check us out. You won't regret it.