Brothers and Sisters,
Scholarship applications are being accepted for the 2017 FOP Scholarship cycle. Applications and submission requirements can be found on the Texas FOP website here.
Submissions must be complete and postmarked no later than May 31st. Incomplete or late submissions will NOT be considered.Please share this with your members... There are five $1000 scholarships slated to be awarded!
Your attention to this request is appreciated.
Dave & Busters Galleria is excited to announce our First Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!
We would like to give a big "Thank You" and invite all Law Enforcement Officers and their immediate families to a day of fun on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. They do so much in our community and we would like the opportunity to come together as Houstonians and give back!
Join us for a day full of FREE food, fun and game play! Also get the chance to win some amazing raffles! All proceeds from the raffle will go to the Assist the Officer Program!
The leadership of Houston Metro Police, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 98 would like to remind our members to KEEP THEIR FIELD NOTES as mandated by the State.
The Houston Metro Police Union FOP will take part at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo later this month. Please see the information below for the tent we are partly sponsoring. Come out and enjoy!
Cold Steel Cookers
Galveston Co. Fair & Rodeo
Jack Brooks Park
April 27th, 28th, and 29th.
Space 72 & 73
For those showing up, ask for Fred McGillberry or Ted Armstrong if they are not insight. Tell them at the door you are with FOP.
In February, we reported that two brothers, sons of passed Metro Officer Phillip Suarez, helped a 92 year old women to safety after falling in her driveway and unable to call for help in Kingwood. Today, the Metro board honored them and recognized them at the board meeting. Congrats to the Suarez Family.
Brothers and Sisters,
One of the biggest items that we're trying to improve on is communication within our organization. It is highly encouraged for our members to register here at our NEW Website and download our NEW Mobile App, so that you can receive live updates through text and/or email. It only takes a few minutes and has proved to be highly informative. For those already registered, thanks and let other members know the benefits of a registering.
Stay Safe. Watch your six!
Brother and Sisters,
We have some exciting news. Today we reached another milestone and kicked off our Mobile App for Android and iOS Phones and Tablets. We hope that this additional resource to your Tablet or Smartphone can make things more accessible, then having to log completely into the website. This is something new and exciting for the Lodge. The Mobile App is under FOP 98 and we have direct links to Google Play and iTunes App Store in the module in the left column. You must be a registered member of the website to access the Members Only Section of the Mobile App.
What's New at FOP 98
As some members have already seen, the biweekly dues have gone up from $17.00 to $21.00 bi-weekly. This increase was proposed months ago at a monthly meeting and was passed by the membership. The dues increase was due to the rising costs of services and to continue to provide quality services to our members. We are still at a competitive price with other unions in the area, as our executive board still continues not to be paid for any services. Most, if not all unions in the area, have employees on payroll, but we continue to run our organization with volunteers only. Also as a reminder, this is the first time we have ever had to raise our dues, and secondly we only deduct twice a month, even though members are paid three times a month, twice a year. Please contact any board member if you have further questions. Thank you and continue to watch your six!