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Welcome to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9 website.

The FOP is the nations largest and oldest organization dedicated to making the profession of law enforcement better for police officers, deputy sheriff’s, state and federal officers all over the country.  The FOP had its humble beginnings in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, founded by two Pittsburg Police officers tired working 7 days week, 365 days a year and with nothing they could do about it.  Those two officers along with 21 others formed the very first FOP Lodge, Fort Pitt Lodge #1 on May 15, 1915.  Today, the tradition that was first envisioned over 93 years ago lives on with more than 2,100 local lodges and more than 327,000 members in the United States.  The FOP is made up of proud professionals working on behalf of law enforcement officers from all ranks and levels of government. 

On March 5th, 2013 at the monthly membership meeting the yearly dues were voted on by the membership to be increased. Beginning with the 2014 FOP Lodge #9 dues, Active and Affiliate membership dues will be $135, Retirees will be $100 and Associates will be $75. Again, these figures are effective beginning with the 2014 dues.

FOP Lodge #9 has also obtained permission to have your dues collected through payroll deduction of your City check. This option is only available for City of Charlotte employees. If this is an option that you are interested in, the Lodge needs to collect some information so the process can be started. The information can be sent immediately, so your 2014 dues can begin to be deducted. The earliest deductions will begin to be taken out on May 3rd if we receive the necessary information early enough. Your weekly deduction will be $2.60 for the 2014 dues.

If you are interested in the payroll deduction option we need for you to:
1. Send us your name and employee number.
2. Fill out and return the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form.


Locally, FOP Lodge #9 is made up of more than 1,600 law enforcement officers serving in virtually every police department in the county, along with the sheriff’s office and many state and federal agencies.  Our organization is driven by the membership and all members our encouraged to attend our monthly meetings to set the direction for our Lodge.  Over the past ten years the Local, State, and National FOP have become involved in political endorsements to better represent our membership. We work to elect public officials that have law enforcement officers in mind when making decisions and laws that affect our safety & livelihood.

Thank you again for visiting our website. Please check back often for improvements and updates.  Remember this is your website and we hope to provide the information you expect to see, so let us know what you think and how we may improve. 

Feel free to contact us at the lodge: 704.376.3838 or info@ncfoplodge9.org

     Todd Walther

Todd Walther, President
Charlotte Mecklenburg
FOP Lodge #9