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When Gov. Christie announced his illegal plan to slash pension funding, the unions representing public employees vowed to sue to protect our members’ rights. Together, we are moving forward to file that suit quickly. But you can do even more.  Under the law governing pension payments, the pension plans themselves have the right to sue [...]

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Dear Visitor,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our web site. If you’re a repeat reader, thank you for coming back. And, if you’re a new visitor, we hope you find our posts informative and educational about the lives and issues facing law enforcement officers who take risks on a daily basis. On this site, we will be bringing to our members the most up to date information on legislation, labor relations, education, equipment, and law enforcement services.

The Fraternal Order of Police is the World's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers with over 328,000 members. In New Jersey, the Fraternal Order of Police represents over 17,000 law enforcement officers. No one knows the difficulties and dangers that face law enforcement officers better than another officer and no one knows law enforcement better than the FOP. We have learned from the past and will respond to the challenges of today with imagination, courage and determination. We are faced with exciting opportunities and I can tell you that we are focused and confident in getting the job done. Risk is an inherent part of police work and the New Jersey State Lodge is committed to protecting those who protect others.

I have served more than 30 years as a police officer retiring as a Newark detective and am honored to be the elected President of the State FOP since 2002. Just this summer, I was elected unopposed to a second term as Vice President to the National FOP Executive Board.

Our goal on both the National and State levels is create a tradition of esprit de corps insuring fidelity to duty under all conditions, to cultivate a spirit of fraternalism and mutual helpfulness among our members and the people we serve.

Edward R. Brannigan,


9th Annual George Bowman Golf Tournament

The 9th Annual George Bowman Golf Tournament is being held on MONDAY AUGUST 4, 2014 held at the Burlington Country Club in West Hampton, NJ Contact State Office for Hole Sponsorship information. Please Call: 609-599-1222. The George Bowman Fund assists the families of New Jersey FOP members who die in the line of duty.  The [...]

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NJ State 33rd Biennial Conference

  The NJ State 33rd Biennial Conference will take place this year at the Lancaster Hotel Host Resort at 2300 Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster PA. As per the conference bid there is a $25 Delegate/Alternate registration fee to the host lodges and a $50 Delegate/Alternate registration fee to the NJ State Lodge. These fees [...]

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7th Annual Survivor Golf Classic

Join Garden State COPS at its 7th Annual Survivor Gold Class to support the families of officers killed in the line of duty in New Jersey.  This event will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Seaview Resort and Spa located on 401 South New York Road, Galloway, New Jersey (10 minutes from Atlantic [...]

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2014 Blue Mass: A Celebration of Law Enforcement

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., Diocese of Trenton, will celebrate a Mass honoring law enforcement personnel in Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean and Burlington Counties April 1, 2014 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, 151 N. Warren Street, Trenton, followed by a luncheon in the church hall. The 15th annual event is held to [...]

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