January 29, 2023
Welcome to the Tri-County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3
The Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge 3 was established in 1976 and has a meeting hall in Hanahan, South Carolina. The lodge is over 900 members strong with a membership consisting of Law Enforcement Officers in the Local, State, and National levels from the counties of Charleston and Colleton.
Our purpose is to serve the Law Enforcement Officers in the Tri-County and building strong ties in the community and our youth. Our Lodge recognizes the outstanding efforts of our Law Enforcement Officers with our Annual Awards ceremony, provides financial assistance to the families of officers killed or critically injured in the line of duty in the State of South Carolina, pays tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and works to pass legislation that will improve the working conditions of the Law Enforcement Officers and provide safer communities.
About the FOP
The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today’s police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the FOP.
Distressed Officer Fund
The Distressed Officer Fund was created by the Fraternal Order of Police, Tri-County Lodge 3 to assist Law Enforcement officers and the families of Law Enforcement Officers who have been killed or critically injured in the line of duty or are facing a time of crisis.
The primary focus of the FOP is to promote fraternalism and improve working conditions for law enforcement officers. We accomplish this goal by offering our members a vast array of benefits to include: accidental death and dismemberment insurance, legal defense, and a distressed officer’s fund.
The Order vigorously promotes legislation that is beneficial to our profession and public safety.
The lodge stays actively involved in the community by sponsoring youth sports, assisting with Special Olympics and FOP Cops & Kids.
Each year during Police Week, Lodge #3 also honors the fallen officers who gave their lives in the line of duty with the Tri-County Law Enforcement Memorial.
The Tri-County Fraternal Order of Police continues to strive for excellence in fraternalism and dedication to those who serve in the law enforcement profession. Please feel free to contact me or any other member of the executive board with any questions.