The Andrew Jackson Lodge
of the Fraternal Order of Police is an organization made up of full-time and retired full time law enforcement. Lodge 5 is open to local, state and federal law enforcement personnel stationed in the Nashville area. Andrew Jackson Lodge 5 is much more than just a fraternal organization in Nashville.
This lodge is very active in the areas of law enforcement representation. We aggressively engage in political action in pursuit of law enforcement legislation in the federal, state and local governments. Lodge 5 also offers work place protection through legal aid coverage to members for issues of job related incidents. The Lodge provides service to members in time of need.
The Andrew Jackson Lodge not only protects the interest of our members, but is also committed to community service especially to the underprivileged children in our community. We also support the Special Olympics and Concerns of Police Survivors as well as other community based causes.
The Fraternal Order of Police is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement personnel, with more than 318,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges. We are the voices 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, 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. Founded in 1915, we are still "Building on a Proud Tradition."
The FOP is Police Specific! Police representing Police!
Statement from National President Canterbury on the Navy Yard Shootings
we witnessed a tragedy unfold in our nation's capital at the Navy Yard--one
of the oldest installations of the U.S. Navy. At this time, twelve people and
the killer are dead. More are injured, but expected to recover fully. Among
the wounded is a 24 year veteran of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police
Department, a K-9 Officer that responded to the scene as part of the Active
Shooter Response team. The officer is out of surgery and expected to recover.
August 15, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
One day after hearing from Mayor Karl Dean, Nashville Fraternal Order of Police members and surprise guest Trace Adkins, nearly 2,000 FOP members from across America today voted at their 61st Biennial meeting in Cincinnati to hold the organization’s 2017 National Conference & Exposition in Nashville at the Opryland Hotel.
On Wednesday, Mayor Dean, Chief Steve Anderson, Convention & Visitors Bureau President Butch Spyridon, Opryland executive Pete Weinen and Adkins traveled to Cincinnati to join Metro Police Sergeant and local FOP President Robert Weaver in strongly advocating for Nashville. At the conclusion of the presentation by Mayor Dean and the formal delegation, Adkins surprised the crowd by walking in from the rear of the meeting room. He took the stage, strongly endorsed Nashville as the right place for the 2017 national conference, and even sang a song.
Nashville received 84% of today’s vote in the host competition against Orlando, Florida. Including FOP delegates and their families, an estimated 4,000 persons are expected to attend the 2017 conference.