Jim Fogleman Lodge 50, Inc.
Jim Fogleman Lodge 50, Inc.

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Why should I join?
From its early beginnings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1915 to today, the Fraternal Order of Police has grown to become the largest and most commanding voice in law enforcement. With more than 2,200 local lodges and more than 356,000 members across the United States, we are committed to the belief that no one knows the danger and difficulties faced by law enforcement officers better than another law enforcement officer.  Since 1966, Jim Fogleman Lodge 50 Inc of Palm Beach County, FL has been representing and serving the dedicated men and women of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, providing legal aid as well as offering fraternal and social opportunities to our members.

Quit throwing your money away!  

Many of our lodge members were active in other police organizations but chose Jim Fogleman Lodge 50 Inc for our low membership dues and professional response to critical incidents and disciplinary cases.  With the exception of our Legal Aid Representative, Jim Fogleman Lodge 50 Inc is staffed by a non-compensated board of directors elected every two years by the active members. There are no high-paid “executives”. No other police association offers so much for so little. Don't rely on false or misleading information aimed at discouraging your decision to join.  Scare tactics and bullying went out the window decades ago.  We want you to make an informed decision and choose the best organization to represent you. 

The Fraternal Order of Police was founded and continues to operate as a representative organization. You have a voice and vote in all matters in your lodge. As an active member, you direct the efforts of your lodge. You decide what programs and benefits are right for you. You elect your officers to represent you. Whether in labor, legislation, education or fraternalism, your voice, and the voices of your fellow members, is the voice of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Please allow us to be your voice by joining.

Active Member

Any full-time or retired law enforcement or corrections officer may join as an active member of the FOP. If you are a regularly appointed or elected and full-time employed law enforcement officer of the United States, any state or political subdivision thereof, or any agency, then you can become an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police.  Complete and submit the online application.  You will also need to submit a copy of your active or retired Law Enforcement or Corrections ID/Credentials along with your application.  In addition to deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, we welcome officers employed by local agencies as well as retired, out-of-state officers who have relocated to the area seeking to become or continue to be an active FOP member.  Please note, you cannot be a member of more than one FOP lodge, either in the State of Florida or out of state per FOP National Lodge by-laws.

As an Active Member in good standing of Jim Fogleman Lodge 50 Inc you are:

  • eligible for 24/7 legal aid provided by the Florida State FOP Labor Council
  • eligible to attend and have a voice at all monthly meetings
  • eligible to run for an elected position (in accordance to Lodge bylaws)
  • eligible to enjoy all of the member privileges provided by the National Fraternal Order of Police, the Florida State FOP and Jim Fogleman FOP Lodge 50 Inc, including scholarships and free college degree programs for you and your family, monthly luncheons for retired members, annual HR 218 qualifications, and free labor training seminars held quarterly throughout Florida

For a list of National FOP active member benefits, click here


Active Member with Legal Aid - $420.00 per year 

Active Member without Legal Aid - $60.00 per year 

Associate Member

Lodge #50 Associate Memberships are available only for Reserve Deputies, Part-time Officers and other support personnel (Dispatchers, Crime Scene, Community Service Officers, Civilian Crash Investigators, Parking Enforcement Specialists and other non-sworn Civilian Employees) who wish to reap the benefit of having the strength of the Fraternal Order of Police behind them when it comes to labor issues with their employers. Email info@foplodge50.org for more information. 


Associate Member - $420.00 per year (includes Legal Aid)

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Fraternal Order of Police Jim Fogleman Lodge # 50, Inc.
P.O. Box 13044
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

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