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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.

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Keeping Everyone Informed


Carney signs law enforcement legislation

Governor John Carney on Monday, August 7, 2023, signed a pair of bills relating to the Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights (LEOBOR), and police standards and training.

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Mission BBQ finally opens on Concord Pike

The Concord Pike location is the first Mission BBQ in New Castle County and the second in Delaware, joining a location on Route 13 in Dover. 


American Crisis: Recruiting the Next Wave of Police Officers

The FOP has always been committed to improving our profession, the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement and employee representation. In recent years, the law enforcement profession has been facing a real crisis in our ability to recruit and retain officers with the abilities, character and integrity to do a very difficult and increasingly dangerous job.


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.

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Officer Wellness

Taking Care of the Individual Officer by Developing a Culture of Wellness

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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.


Peer Support

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.

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Healthy Habits

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.

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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.

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Police officers need a family structure.  A network of family, friends, and coworkers, is necessary during the journey of a law enforcement career.

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A solid financial base will help put your mind at ease.  How to plan for near and long term priorities are essential.  

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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.

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Officer Assistance Fund

Helping Officers in their time of need

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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.

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Past Events

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.

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Labor Events

See recent labor events in which Lodge 5 has participated.

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Charity Experiences

Check out Lodge 5 members helping to give back to the communities we serve.

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Social Happenings

Find out what Lodge 5 members have been doing while they're out and about in the community.  

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