Who We Are
The Boca Raton Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #35 is a fraternal organization consisting of professional full-time Law Enforcement Officers who have joined together for the common good. FOP Lodge 35 is a State Certified Collective Bargaining Unit for the Officers, Sergeants and Lieutenants of the Boca Raton Police Services Department. We are committed to improving the working conditions of Law Enforcement through education, legislation, community involvement and employee representation.
Our local members are the strength of our organization and the FOP is the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. We value the ideas, participation, and individual contributions that our members make to our lodge, our Police Agency, our City, and our State. FOP Lodge 35 participates in community fundraising activities and continuously strives to support activities that benefit our community. We encourage our members to connect with our community and to establish trust and legitimacy to bridge the gap between law enforcement officers and the people whom we serve.
All FOP lodges in each state are united by their State FOP Lodge. The parent lodge of the entire organization is known as the Grand Lodge or the National Fraternal Order of Police. Each local, state, and the national lodge has elected board members that represent the body. The FOP engages in legislative activities that lobbies Congress on the issues most important to law enforcement officers; i.e. the “Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act”, HR1073 and the “Social Security Fairness Act”, HR 980. In Florida, the FOP has grown to over 125 local lodges with a statewide membership of over 20,000. The Florida State Lodge is then broken down into 7 Districts. Boca Raton FOP Lodge 35 is affiliated with FOP District 4.
FOP Mission Statement
to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the State of Florida;
to inculcate loyalty and allegiance to the United States of America;
to promote and foster the impartial enforcement of law and order;
to improve the individual proficiency of our members in the performance of their duties;
to encourage social, charitable, educational activities among all law enforcement officers;
to advocate and strive for uniform application of the Civil Service and merit system for all law enforcement officers;
to create a tradition of esprit de corps insuring fidelity to duty under all conditions and circumstances;
to cultivate a spirit of fraternalism and mutual helpfulness among our membership and the people we serve;
to increase the efficiency of the police profession and thus more firmly establish the confidence of the public in the service that is dedicated to the protection of life and property.