Indiana State FOP News
FOP Announces Free College For Members And Their Families - 12/09/2016

See the Members Only Section for Details

Commemorative Bricks and Paver Sales - Indiana State Lodge - Make Checks Payable to the Indiana State Lodge - 06/10/2016

The green space that we are planning will be an opportunity for members across Indiana to purchase a brick or granite paver to recognize all of our members who have played a part in making the FOP what it is.  The green space will have the outline of Indiana in it and will be surrounded by trees, bushes and flowering plants. You will be proud to be part of this space.  Just one of the ideas I have heard, is purchasing an area to recognize all the family members who were in the FOP.  My brother David and I have talked about getting a granite piece to honor our father for his many years of service.  The starting cost for a 4x8 red brick will be one hundred dollars and one hundred and twenty five dollars for a granite piece the same size.  

This June, at the State Conference, the commemorative pavers will go on sale for all members.  Members interested in purchasing a paver recognizing their local lodge will be able to call the state office after June 1st.   Every effort will be made to place the bricks in an area of your choosing, but it will be on a first come first serve basis.  With over 15,000 active and retired members and 108 lodges, space could be limited as to where your brick will be placed. 

We, on the board, are hoping this fundraiser will not only make the green space something we can all be proud of, but also serve as a tribute to R Pat Stark, Addie Maddox, Chris Anton and all the others who made Indiana a great FOP State.   


National Police Credit Union - 06/06/2016

IN FOP Email Blast - 6-1-16.pdf
Memo from National Secretary Yoes regarding 2016 Membership Cards - 03/09/2016

memo regarding 2016 Active Member cards (3).pdf
Grand Lodge Web-Site - 01/29/2016

The Grand Lodge Web-Site is down and will be until we notify you otherwise.  We will inform you when they are up and running again.  If you need to pay per capita tax or to make any changes, gains, losses to your membership you will need to do so by hard copy.  Please contact the State Lodge @ 800-793-6746 for those forms, if you do not currently have them in your possession.  Call us with any questions.

Indiana State Lodge

Attorney General Article regarding Law Enforcement who are implementing naloxone programs - 12/01/2015

Op Ed_Law enforcement serves protects and SAVES.pdf
FOP Demands Expansion of Hate Crimes Law to Protect Police - 09/03/2015

Statement on Violence.pdf

Necessary Increase in LDF Dues


Officer Wellness Research - 11/25/2014


My name is Bruce Biggs. I retired from the Lafayette Police Department in 2012, at the rank of Captain, after 23 years of service. I continue to be an active member of our fraternity via Lafayette Arman Lodge #49. I’m completing a doctoral degree at Purdue University in organizational leadership with a focus in law enforcement leadership and administration. I’m working on my dissertation research which examines organizational causes of officer job stress and job satisfaction. I need your help in contacting my brother and sister officers to seek their participation in my study. I have attached a brief word document that better explains my project. I would be very gratefully for any assistance you can provide, which is critical to my effort. I would  Thank you much for your time and leadership.

Sincerely and Fraternally,



Contact the State Lodge for his # if you want to call him.  800-793-6746. 

Tax Status Information on the Legal Defense Fund - 03/05/2014

“Membership fees paid to the Legal Defense Fund are not tax deductible.”

Destination: Retirement - 02/27/2014

Detination Retirement:  for Police Officers, Firefighters, Judges, Excise, Gaming & Conservation Officers & Prosecuting Attorneys

Outdoor Festivals and Fairs - Temporary Stages - How to comply with the Indiana's Building and Fire Safety Laws - 04/27/2012

Good morning - As you may know, the State Fire Marshal’s Office inspects all temporary outdoor stages and outdoor stage equipment. In an effort to find all of the locations where these stages and stage equipment may be used anywhere in the state, Marshal Greeson is asking our public and private partners to help spread the word that anyone who’s using outdoor stages or outdoor stage equipment needs to notify the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Marshal Greeson would very much appreciate your help in distributing the 2 attached information sheets to as many members of the law enforcement community as possible so that he and his staff can continue these vital public safety inspections.

Thank you for your help.

State Fair -  Publication Text (Temporary Stages - Final)

Outdoor Stage Equipment

Senate Enrolled Act No. 1 - Memo From President Tim Downs - 03/30/2012


President Tim Downs letter to Governor Daniels regarding Senate Bill 0001 - 03/13/2012


This is the final vote count on SB1 for your records, as you can see despite all our efforts they unfortunately passed it. I want to thank all those that work so hard with us in our attempt to defeat it, a special thanks to Leo for all the long hours and huge effort he put in. Please remember these individuals when you go to the poles. 

Tim Downs

Senate Bill #1 Passed - 03/09/2012

Senate Bill #1 passed late last night over our continuous objection. Despite our best efforts the Conference Committee, after forced changing of Conferees over the issue, agreed and the report was approved by the majority on the House and Senate. This occurred literally in the 11th hour of what proved to be the last day (night) of this session.
The FOP has not given up the fight on this issue and encourages all members to use extreme caution when called upon to make an entry and to document all such incidents, especially those leading to altercation as a result of the new law.
We will be issuing a complete legislative report very soon.

Leo T. Blackwell
Ruckelshaus, Kautzman, Blackwell,
Bemis & Hasbrook
107 N. Pennsylvania St, Suite 900
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
ph: (317)634-4356
fax: (317)634-8635