Local Area and Regional FOP Lodges

There are 12 local FOP Lodges in the Greater Dayton area.  Eight (8) are located in Montgomery County and four (4) are located in Greene County.  The first area lodge to be chartered was in Xenia.  Named the Greene County FOP Lodge, it was the 37th local FOP lodge in the State of Ohio.  The Dayton FOP Lodge was the next in the area to form.   

Early on, officers serving on the Oakwood Public Safety Department and the police departments of Miamisburg, Osborn (later Fairborn), Kettering, Moraine and others were members of Dayton Lodge No. 44.  Several of these members served on the Dayton Lodge's Executive Board.  Examples would be Miamisburg Officer Wilford Sells in 1947 (trustee) and Oakwood Officer Glenn Roller, who was the Dayton Lodge Secretary in 1954, and Oakwood Officer Don Stutson, who was the Inner Guard in 1964.   

Going back to 1952, Dayton Lodge President Kenneth Caplinger resigned from the Dayton Police Department to join the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.  He remained the Dayton Lodge President and, in December 1953, was re-elected to the position, thus becoming the only Dayton Lodge President that served with another law enforcement agency at the time he was elected to the Executive Board.  As other area police departments formed and grew in size, other area FOP lodges formed.  When the Villages of Fairfield and Osborn merged to become a city, the Fairborn New City FOP Lodge No. 48 was chartered.  

Over the course of time and by the 1970s, the membership of the Dayton FOP Lodge became strictly Dayton police officers as Montgomery County, Oakwood, Miamisburg, et al. began chartering their own individual FOP lodges.

Many of the local lodges have memberships strictly limited to officers assigned to its specific law enforcement agency.

  • Examples in Montgomery County would be: Kettering, Moraine, Oakwood and the VA Center FOP Lodges.  Dayton FOP Lodge No. 44 had followed this practice beginning in the 1970s but in recent years opened its membership to officers from other police departments.
  • Examples in Greene County would be: Fairborn and Beavercreek FOP Lodges.

Some of the local lodges have memberships that are open to officers assigned at many different law enforcement agencies.

Examples in Montgomery County would include:

  • The Montgomery County FOP Lodge which has, as members, officers from Vandalia PD, Trotwood PD, Jefferson Twp. PD and Sinclair Community College PD to name a few as well as other law enforcement agencies.
  • The Miamisburg FOP Lodge which has, as members, officers from West Carrollton PD, Miami Twp. PD, Germantown PD and German Twp. PD.
  • The Huber Heights FOP Lodge which has, as members, officers from Riverside PD.

Examples in Greene County would include:

  • The Greene Co. FOP Lodge, which has, as members, officers from Xenia PD, Bellbrook PD, Wright State University PD, Jamestown PD, Cedarville PD, Sugarcreek Twp. PD, Central State University PD and Wilberforce University PD to name a few as well as other law enforcement agencies.
  • The WPAFB FOP Lodge  which has, as members, military law enforcement personnel assigned to military police (MP), AFOSI and DSCC-Columbus; officers from West Alexandria PD, North Hampton PD, Union PD, Arcanum PD, Preble Co. SO, Clay Twp. PD and Perry Twp. PD to name a few as well as other law enforcement agencies.

[Revised 6-27-2016]