|Address||4120 Cutler Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
|Hours||9:00am to 2:00pm
Monday - Friday
Non-Emergency Dispatch #
(505) 242-COPS or (505) 242-2677
2016 Board of Directors
|Vice President||Toby Gallegos|
|Sargent at Arms||Robert Valtierra|
|Past President||Bob Martinez|
|State Trustee||Roberta Radosevich|
|APD Trustee||Mike Benavidez|
|MDC Trustee||Jonathan Thomas|
|UNM Trustee||Rob Duren III|
|APS Trustee||Melissa O’Connell|
|Trustee at Large||Matthew Candelaria|
|Trustee at Large||Vince Harrison|
|Trustee at Large||Marquita Ortiz|
The Albuquerque Lodge No. 01, of the Fraternal Order of Police, was established in 1948 as the first lodge in the state of New Mexico. It is an organization of law enforcement officers, corrections officers, federal agents and probation and parole officers of the United States and is affiliated with the State Lodge and National Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. We strive to create better working conditions for members of the law enforcement profession by solidifying their strength and promoting their mutual welfare in the City of Albuquerque, the State of New Mexico and the Nation.
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“To support and defend the Constitution of the United States; to inculcate loyalty and allegiance to the USA; to promote and foster the enforcement of law and order; to improve the individual and collective proficiency of our members in the performance of their duties; to encourage fraternal, educational, charitable and social activities among law enforcement officers; to advocate and strive for the uniform application of the civil service merit system for appointment and promotion; to support the improvement of the standard of living and working conditions of the law enforcement profession through every legal and ethical means available; to create and maintain a tradition of esprit de corps insuring fidelity to duty under all conditions and circumstances; to cultivate a spirit of fraternalism and mutual helpfulness among our members and the people we serve; to increase the efficiency of the law enforcement profession and thus more firmly to establish the confidence of the public in the service dedicated to the protection of life and property.”
Any regularly appointed or elected and full-time law enforcement officer of the United States, any political subdivision thereof, or any agency may be eligible for membership in the Fraternal Order of Police, subject to the provisions of the FOP Constitution. No person shall be denied membership on account of race, national origin, religion, color, sex, or age.
There are three (3) types of membership: Active, Honorary, and Associate.
- Active Membership includes regularly appointed or elected full-time, or retired law enforcement officers. Only Active Members may vote on Lodge business.
- Honorary Membership applies to individuals recognized by the Lodge, State Lodge, or Grand Lodge for exceptional service or contribution.
- Associate Membership includes individuals recommended by an active member, and who support the Object and Purpose of the Fraternal Order of Police. Associate members have no vote and receive no benefits of the Lodge.
Dues: Active Member dues are $10.00 per month ($120 per year). Those Active Members over the age of 65 shall pay dues of $5.00 per month ($60 per year).
Persons wishing to join Lodge #1 must be recommended by a current member, fill out an application form, and pay dues in advance. Decisions concerning acceptance into membership are made by the Board of Directors and the current membership. Transfers from other Lodges of the Fraternal Order of Police must be accompanied by an application form, dues, and documentation of previous membership.
- Active, professional representation in Congress, the state Legislature and with the national, state and local Administrations about matters that directly affect your career and profession
- Full time professional staff, including former law enforcement officers, representing the interests and views of peace officers and serving membership needs
- THE JOURNAL newsletter, Published quarterly, THE JOURNAL contains timely information on legislative, administrative and judicial issues affecting law enforcement officers, and features FOP and FOP activities, and member and lodge news (National)
- Quarterly Local Lodge Newsletter
- Expert information and advice about personnel policies and procedures
- Complete legal defense program (National)
- Expert assistance with labor/management relations including collective bargaining
- Full time professional labor representation (State)
- Life insurance (Local and State)
- Financial assistance to members sick and/or in need
- Community involvement
- Strong Fraternal affiliation and Lodge activities
- Excellent financial services as well as discounts on financial advisory services
- Annual State FOP Conference
- Biennial National FOP Conference
- Discounts on home mortgages, auto insurance, car rentals (National)
- Credit Card Services (National)
- Training Opportunities, e.g., Street Survival, Financial Literacy
The Auxiliary is comprised of family members of an FOP Member. “Family Member” is defined in the Albuquerque Lodge #1 Auxiliary Constitution and By-Laws as, spouse, significant other, parent, sibling, child/grandchild 18 years of age or older, grandparent, mother-or father-in-law, sister or brother-in-law, son or daughter-in-law aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The membership dues are $30 a year; this includes a $2500 accidental death benefit for all members. Anyone wishing to join the Auxiliary please contact President Linda Martinez at 385-2117, or Secretary Sharon Valtierra at 293-1284. The Auxiliary meetings are held at 6:00 PM on the second Thursday of the month, at Albuquerque Lodge #1, 4120 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM.
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