Attached is the Fall Auxiliary State Newsletter. Please take a moment to read and share the newsletter with your Auxiliary.
THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE AUXILIARY
What’s It All About?
The Fraternal Order Of Police Auxiliary is an auxiliary organization to the Fraternal Order of Police, the largest nationwide organization of law enforcement officers. The Auxiliary is the ONLY National support organization of its kind.
The Indiana State Auxiliary is subordinated to the National Auxiliary, and supports the Indiana State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police in all its endeavors.
In Indiana there are local Auxiliaries in all parts of the state comprised of members who have the need for companionship and involvement in the happenings for the safety and well being of our officers. At the local level members work to support their law enforcement families, charitable organizations such as Easter Seals, solicit for police-oriented legislation, and provide scholarships for members and their families. These are just a few of the functions of the Auxiliary!
What Does the Auxiliary Do?
The Auxiliary is a contributing extension of the F.O.P., helping to meet the police family’s needs. Some of the activities of the Auxiliary include conducting of memorial services locally, at the state level, and nationally during Police Week in May, financial support of the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Washington DC, and support and assistance with such programs as Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the Safety and Educations Programs. The Auxiliary works to support its primary charity, Easter Seals, at the State Local and National levels. The Auxiliary also provides scholarships for members and their families, solicits support for police-oriented legislation. Most importantly, the Auxiliary is there for our Police Officers families in need. In today’s law enforcement society when those of us who are a part of this life style face many difficulties everyday, it’s good to know that we have an outlet for service to our friends and their families. This is the heart of the Auxiliary. When one of our officers or their family suffers from issues the whole FOP and Auxiliary is involved and wants to help whenever we can.
Who Can Be a Member?
All family members of an active or retired law enforcement officer in good standing with the local FOP lodge. This includes in-laws, parents, siblings, brother, sister, cousin, aunts, uncles and Stepchildren of any law enforcement officer in good standing with the local lodge. If they are related to an officer of another department where there is NO Auxiliary they may join another Auxiliary, with permission from the parent lodge to the Auxiliary you wish to join, and a letter from the FOP lodge your officer holds membership stating the officer is in good standing with their FOP lodge. “YOU” could be “THE WIND BENEATH THE WINGS” of your officers FOP or be the start of a new Auxiliary for your officers FOP Lodge reminding them always, “We Never Let Them Walk Alone.”
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