FOP Lodge 15 Membership
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
FOP Lodge 15 offers a fully staffed office Monday through Friday for all your membership needs, with two attorneys in-house to handle your legal needs. You can call us anytime at 314-423-8003.
The Legal Aid program affords members no cost attorney representation for most job related matters. Access to Lodge attorneys 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without prior authorization or approval. Not subject to minimum percentage (i.e. 70% of your department, as required by Laborers for qualification in the Legal Defense Fund).
If you are involved in a shooting or other critical incident, our experienced Lodge attorneys are available to respond to your incident immediately, discuss the incident, and assist you in your interview and statement.
Our attorneys know the players at your department, and are familiar with your co-workers and the attorneys you’ll be up against.
In addition to traditional legal aid, Lodge 15 offers the opportunity for legal action against those making malicious or frivolous complaints or allegations.
Lodge members are encouraged to contact the office regarding any legal matter, not just issues that fall under Lodge 15 funded legal aid. If appropriate, Greg Kloeppel will refer members to reputable attorneys specializing in the area of law the member requires. Examples include: Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Divorce, Child Custody, etc.
Missouri State FOP provides $10,000 - $30,000 in “Accidental” death benefits for both active and retired members; the Missouri State FOP also provides $20,000 - $40,000 in “Line-of-Duty” death/ dismemberment benefits for active members. Additionally, Members of Lodge 15 receive Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefits outlined here (click here).
- State FOP & National FOP newsletters
If your Department has an Association, Please contact your Association for Membership dues.
For Departments without an Association, Lodge 15 dues are $40.00/month or $480/year; Retiree's dues are $5/month or $60/year.
Methods for collecting Lodge 15 dues:
FOP Lodge 15 dues are collected by:
1. FOP Lodge 15 via automatic debit deduction from member’s personal checking/savings accounts, or
2. through the members' POA, generally via payroll deduction;
3. or each member has the option of paying their dues annually by personal check on August 1 of each year (Annual dues are pro-rated when joining at any time of the year other than August).
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A SIGNED AUTHORIZATION AGREEMENT (and copy of voided check for debit) OR PERSONAL CHECK (for annual dues) WITH THEIR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR MEMBERSHIP.
Please click below for the Member Application form
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