The Fraternal Order of Police has a long tradition of serving the professional law enforcement officer. Founded in 1915 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Fraternal Order of Police has evolved into over 2200 local lodges proudly representing over 300,000 officers nationwide.
In 1989 a group of Dallas Police Officers formed, the Dallas Police Patrolman’s Union Local 588 to better serve the police officers in the City of Dallas. Chapter No. 588 was formed in memory of the five Dallas police officers who were killed in the line of duty in 1988. On May 22, 2002, the Dallas Police Patrolman’s Union joined the Fraternal Order of Police and changed its name to the Dallas Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 588, keeping the number in memory of our fallen brothers who made the ultimate sacrifice. The focus of our organization is to work on improving the pay, benefits, and working conditions for those who are employed by the City of Dallas.
Membership with the Dallas Fraternal Order of Police includes affiliate membership with the Texas State Fraternal Order of Police and Grand Lodge National Fraternal Order of Police which holds over 2,100 local lodges with over 300,000 members, across the nation.