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
County Executive Said To Be Dishonest
The County Executive recently spoke about the boondoggle that is the Delaware Stock Exchange. Multiple individuals are quoted in the article as saying he was being untruthful.
FOP Supports Sexual Harassment Victims
FOP Lodge 5 filed an unfair labor practice (ULP) after indifference was shown toward the formal complaints made by multiple individuals against the former second in command at NCCPD.
NFOP Appoints Wellness Program Director
The National FOP continues to make officer wellness a priority. Sherri Rowan Martin was recently appointed Director of the newly established Wellness Program.
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.
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.