Patrick Townsend Scholarship App.
Patrick Townsend Special Needs App.
Patrick Townsend Hardship Fund
FOP Stork Club

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Membership Qualification
Membership is open to any sworn, full-time or retired law enforcement officer (peace, police officer) in the United States.

Associate Membership

Any non-law enforcement individuals can join as associate members and are entitled to all of the same benefits of law enforcement members (with the exception of voting rights).

Professional & Social Networking
Lodge #317 has more than one thousand members from different agencies and departments. The lodge has several meetings and events throughout the year. Lodge #317 also has a reputation as one of the most active and largest lodges in New York.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Members in good standing who have joined prior to the age of 63 and whose names are on file with the New York State Lodge are eligible to receive a $10,000 benefit until the age of 70. The benefit is reduced to $5,000 after the age of 70. Coverage applies on or off the job. (* Please note - If you are late with a renewal after the age of 63, the insurance company will NOT renew your life insurance benefit.)

Survivor's Aid Death Benefit (Non-accidental death or dismemberment)
An active member's beneficiary is eligible to receive a $750 benefit until the member's age of 63. At age 63, the benefit is reduced to $250.

Discounted Insurance Benefits
A service designed to maximize your savings on home, auto, and other insurance needs.

NY State FOP Lodge & Lodge #317 Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded annually from both the NYS Lodge & Lodge #317 to member's children.  An application for the Lodge #317 Scholarship fund is available on this website (see above).  (Please contact the NYS Fraternal Order Of Police Official Website
for information about their available scholarships.)

Priority Admission to Major Medical Centers
Priority status is offered at world renowned Deborah Heart & Lung, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Nassau University Medical Center.

Lodge #317 Stork Club
Qualified members of Lodge #317 who have a newborn child or grandchild, or adopt a child under the age of 18, may apply for a gift card($50). (Please note - you must be current on your membership dues.  Lapses in membership may preclude eligibility.)

New York State FOP License Plate Program
Members are eligible to order exclusive New York State FOP license plates designed to show your fellow officers and other members that you are a proud member of the FOP. (Application is available on the NYS Fraternal Order Of Police Official Website.)

Product & Service Discounts
FOP members enjoy discounts on a wide variety of goods and services offered locally, statewide and nationally.  Some examples include: home alarm systems, gun safety locks, cellular phones, car care, food discount cards, vision services, financial services and much more! (Please contact us for further information about these and other member benefits.)

Other Member Benefits
Membership Cards and Vehicle Decals
Newsletters and Mailings
300,000 plus Membership Nationwide
Community Events
Member Directory Networking
Lodge Website, Yahoo! Group and Email Notifications
Discounted Defensive Driving Courses
Legal Defense Plan

Department Pallbearers

The Department supplies pallbearers at funerals within The City and the "resident counties" .Survivors of recently deceased members are reminded that a "death notification" should be made to the Operations Unit (646-610-5580). If interested in having Department Pallbearers at the funeral so state in your notification. You may also advise your Funeral Director of your desire to have Department Pallbearers and he can make notification to Operations Section OR directly to the Ceremonial Unit at 212-477-9744.


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