On behalf of our Members, welcome and thanks for visiting the Minnesota Fraternal Order Police Lodge 1 website. MN FOP Lodge 1 is a 501c(8) Non-profit Organization.  We have recently upgraded our website and hope you enjoy the new format.

The FOP is the largest law enforcement organization in the country, perhaps the world, with over 300,000 members. The FOP started in Minnesota in 1991 with Lodge 1 and a few members and has grown to over 2,600 active members in 24 local lodges. The mission of the FOP in Minnesota is to encourage fraternal, educational, charitable, and social activities among law enforcement officers and cultivate a spirit of fraternalism with mutual helpfulness among Members and the people we serve.

To provide more funds for benevolent purposes, Lodge 1 became active in Charitable Gambling in 1998. In the twelve years we have been involved in this, Lodge 1 has given out over half a million dollars to local charities and fellow officers who have fallen on hard times. We are no longer involved in charitable gaming.

Lodge 1 sponsors many social events for members and their families. Past events have included a booya, summer BBQs, family day with the St. Paul Saints, and an annual golf tournament.

If you have recently became an peace officer, know of any peace officers who are not members or who have thought about becoming a member, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any of the Lodge 1 Officers. So if you have just found us or are thinking about becoming a member, why don't you come and see what we are about. Our monthly meetings are posted on our website well in advance so you can make plans to attend. I hope to see many new members and hope that the current members stay active.

Fraternally yours,

Michael Norstrem

President, Lodge 1

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Reminder, 2022 dues are now due and can be paid online or by mail to the lodge address. 

National President Yoes sends a letter of support for H.R. 1210, "the LEOSA Reform Act," to Representatives Donald J. Bacon (R-NE) and E.R. "Henry" Cuellar (D-TX)


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National President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to Senator Tillis in support of S. 774, the “Protect and Serve Act”


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The National Legislative Office provided FOP members with information released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To view this information, please click here. Read More

National Lodge supports these issues. 

  1. Social Security Issues
    1. Support H.R. 141/S. 521 "Social Security Fairness Act"

    The FOP strongly supports legislation to restore full Social Security benefits for law enforcement officers by repealing both the "Windfall Elimination Provision" (WEP) and the "Government Pension Offset" (GPO).

  2. Oppose any legislation that would require the participation of public employees in Social Security

    The FOP vehemently opposes any legislation which would mandate participation in Social Security for current or newly hired public employees who participate in their own retirement systems and do not pay into Social Security.

  1. Support H.R. 1154 "Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act"

    The FOP strongly supports legislation to guarantee the right of public employees to bargain collectively with their employers over hours, wages and conditions of employment. Such legislation should mandate that State laws provide minimum collective bargaining rights to their public safety employees while prohibiting strikes and lockouts. States with collective bargaining laws already on the books would be exempt from the Federal statute. Such legislation is unlikely to be introduced in this Congress.

  2. Support H.R. 1195/S. 473 "Law Enforcement Officers' Equity Act"

    The FOP strongly supports legislation expanding the definition of "law enforcement officer" for salary and retirement benefits to include all Federal law enforcement officers.

  3. Support H.R. 1156, the "LEOSA Reform Act"

  4.             The FOP strongly supports legislation to fix current loopholes to better protect off-duty and retired law enforcement officers

For more information, please feel free to contact the National Legislative Office at (202) 547-8189 or via e-mail.

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