Welcome to the Tri-County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3
Established in 1976, the Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge #3 proudly operates from its meeting hall in Hanahan, South Carolina. Boasting a membership exceeding 700, our lodge is a formidable force comprising Local, State, and National Law Enforcement Officers from Charleston County.
Dedicated to serving the Law Enforcement Officers in Charleston County, our mission extends beyond the badge to forge strong connections within the community and nurture the next generation. The lodge showcases its commitment by annually recognizing the exceptional efforts of officers through our awards program and hosting the Law Enforcement Memorial, which honors the memory of fallen Law Enforcement Officers. Additionally, we offer crucial financial assistance to the families of officers who have tragically lost their lives or faced critical injuries in the line of duty. Tri-County Lodge #3 actively engages in legislative advocacy to enhance the working conditions of Law Enforcement Officers. Through these efforts, we aspire to create safer communities and a more secure future for both officers and the residents they serve.
About the FOP
The National Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 373,000 members in more than 2,200 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 other officers, and no one knows police officers better than the FOP.
Distressed Officer Fund
Established by the Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge 3, the Distressed Officer Fund serves as a support system for Law Enforcement officers and their families during challenging times, offering assistance to those who have been killed or critically injured in the line of duty or are currently facing a 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.