The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) was founded in 1915 by two Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania patrol officers. Those two officers were Martin Toole and Delbert Nagle, who along with 21 other Pittsburgh Police officers, met for the first time on May 14, 1915 to establish the first local lodge.


The Fraternal Order of Police is now the nation’s largest law enforcement organization with over 325,000 members and over 2,100 lodges throughout the United States. The FOP represents professional, full-time and part-time officers from all agencies of law enforcement.