Who We Are
Founded in 1967, the Fraternal Order of Police, Delaware Lodge 5, is an organization consisting of sworn law enforcement officers that comprise the work force of the New Castle County Police Department. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving New Castle County. We are committed to improving the working conditions of our members and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, and employee representation.
Keeping Everyone Informed
NCC Council Approves Hazard Pay
New Castle County Council recently voted to spend up to $5 million of federal funds to be used for hazard pay. The money is being pulled from the $323 million the current County Executive previously received from the federal government.
Proposed NCC Ordinance to Redirect Funds From Police to Community Services
An ordinance introduced before New Castle County Council went on summer break would reallocate close to $900,000 from this year’s police department salaries budget to the county’s Department of Community Services, where it would support “community initiatives and racial justice in New Castle County.”
National FOP Partners With Aetna for Medicare Eligible Retired Officers
"After a lifetime of dedicated service and sacrifice, you deserve access to affordable, high-quality health care. That’s why the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has chosen to partner with Aetna."
FOP Lodge 5 Endorses Maggie Jones for County Executive
On May 13, 2020, FOP Lodge 5 members voted to endorse Maggie Jones for New Castle County Executive. Click on the link to learn more.
Grand FOP Lodge
Fraternal Order of Police, Delaware Lodge 5, is subordinate to the Grand Fraternal Order of Police. The Grand Lodge represents over 330,000 law enforcement officers across the world. Find out more about issues to include the "Social Security Windfall Elimination" act to recruitment and retention problems.
Taking Care of the Individual Officer by Developing a Culture of Wellness
Create an environment where it's "ok to not be ok." Mental Health trauma within the law enforcement community continues to be an ongoing issue. The reality of some police agencies being slow to recognize this is all too common. End the stigma.
No one understands the ups and downs of law enforcement better than another law enforcement officer. Being able to speak to a brother or sister in blue is key to being able to mentally survive a career in law enforcement.
Sleep schedules are off. You're tired. Fast food and prepackaged convenience store food becomes common place. Changing that with a few actionable items will create a career of healthy eating habits.
Law enforcement officers are exposed to some of the most horrible traumas an individual can witness. Having a guiding connection to spirituality can help an officer navigate a career while keeping a true moral compass.
Processing stress will positively enhance your ability as a law enforcement professional. Not only will being "mindful" reduce stress, it will extend the longevity of your career and fulfillment to your life as a whole.
Officer Assistance Fund
Helping Officers in their time of need
Outreach & Fraternity
We are a fraternal organization first. When one of our members is injured or needs assistance, we help Whether it's shoveling a snowy driveway for a brother officer with a broken arm or financially assisting a sister officer in a time of family need, the Officer Assistance Fund is a safety net to FOP Lodge 5 members.
If you would like to help, click on the link below to donate today. Any amount is appreciated and will go a long way in easing the burden on our members in need.
Click below to donate now. All donations are tax deductible.
Lodge 5 is dedicated to being a presence at various labor events, charity experiences, and social happenings. Each one of these presents a unique opportunity for Lodge 5 members to stay involved, give back to our communities, and be out and about.