To The Membership...



I encourage you to visit fop5.org for a list of upcoming events and news for active and retired officers. We are doing our best to keep it updated daily, sometimes more than that.

Message from the President

Updated July 3, 2014

I would like to wish all members of Lodge 5 a safe and happy Independence Day. The July 4th holiday and weekend is special for cookouts, the mountains, the beach, relaxation, and all the things that surround a day off from work. We must remember that on July 4, 1776, the occasion of our Independence from Great Britain there was a cause for people to be happy, but they were also filled with  anxiety in anticipation of the great war that our forefathers knew would come. Britain, in fact, did not give up our colonies without a fight and many of those forefathers lost their lives and fortunes to give us the independence we have today. As with the Memorial Day holiday remember those who sacrificed their lives so that the idea of America would survive.

To our officers who are working around the city we thank you for your service. We are proud of you. God Bless You on this holiday and always.




JOHN J. McNESBY, President
Fraternal Order of Police

Updated May 8, 2014

We are midway through the month of May, “Police Month” as it has come to be called. I would like to thank those of you who went on the Harrisburg Memorial bus trip and attended the Living Flame ceremony. I would like to say to the family of Detective Gerard Traynor that the acknowledgment of his death was long in coming and the ceremony brought honor to him. The annual Survivors’ Luncheon was wonderful and all the Survivors’ had a great time. I would like to thank the volunteers and FOP staff.

Upcoming, on May 15, 2014, we have the Washington D.C. bus trip and other activities. Please check the FOP website at www.fop5.org for all the events. In September, we will have an FOP Day at Dorney Park.

On a very serious note the 2014 ACTIII Contract Arbitration between the FOP and the City will commence on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 9AM in Center City, at the Sheraton, 17th and Race Streets. This process is the most important ACTIII we have had in my many years of being involved in the FOP. I cannot stress enough that your presence in the room with the Arbitrators as the hearings proceed is crucial to letting the Neutral Arbitrator know that the membership of Lodge 5 is involved and cares about the process and the outcome. Be there and see firsthand the preparation, the presentation and the results that Lodge 5 will accomplish for you and your families.

The hearings are scheduled as follows:

May 16, 2014 – Start Time:  9 AM

Sheraton Hotel

North 17th and Race Streets

Meeting Room:  Horizons (Rooftop)

 

June 10, 2014 – Start Time: 10 AM

June 11, 2014 – Start Time: 10 AM

Wyndham Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn)

North 4th and Arch Streets

Room:  TBA

 

June 13, 2014 – Start Time:  10 AM

Sheraton Hotel

North 17th and Race Streets

Meeting Room:  Independence Ballroom (Mezzanine Level)

 

June 30, 2014  - Start Time:  10 AM

Sheraton Hotel

North 17th and Race Streets

Meeting Room:  Horizons (Rooftop)

 

July 7, 2014 – Start Time:  10 AM

July 14, 2014 – Start Time:  10 AM

Sheraton Hotel

North 17th and Race Streets

Meeting Room: Horizons (Rooftop)

Updated April 19, 2014

I would like to wish the FOP membership a Happy Easter. On this, the holiest of days in the Christian calendar, we are reminded of events of many, many years ago that continue to shape our lives today. As we live our daily lives today, please take strength and courage from those significant events long ago. Whether you are spending time with your families, attending Easter services or patrolling the streets of Philadelphia, have a safe and wonderful Easter.



JOHN J. McNESBY, President
Fraternal Order of Police

Updated March 17, 2014

Decrepit vehicles grievance filed!

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Updated March 5, 2014

As you may be aware, Debo Adegbile's nomination was defeated today on the floor of the United States Senate.

We were out front on this issue, and I am truly gratified by the members of Lodge 5 who answered our call to action.

The defeat of Adegbile is in no small part because of you.

Thank you!




JOHN J. McNESBY, President
Fraternal Order of Police