It's always a great time to join! Simply click
http://fop997.org/app/ for the member
application. Active, Retired, Non-Law
Enforcement/Civilian - ALL are welcome!
NYS SAFE ACT
Click here for the NYS SAFE Act Training PDF
issued by the NYS FOP
If you are traveling with a
Firearm under LEOSA (HR218) each state is
different. Be sure to do some research before
hitting the road & learn about each state that
TO LEARN MORE!
ATTENTION NYS FIREARMS PERMIT HOLDERS
CLICK HERE FOR THE NYS Firearms
License Request for Public Records Exemption
FORM & INSTRUCTIONS
NYS FOP THE BADGE ONLINE PUBLICATION
The NYS FOP BADGE Online Publication is now
offering their annual advertising opportunity.
Click here for
FOR EVERYONE DISCOUNT PRESCRIPTION CARD
This card is FREE to get, FREE to use, you can
share it with EVERYONE so open it, save it,
share it & use it! NO MEMBERSHIP Required!
EVERYONE can use it! CLICK HERE FOR THE CARD:
Click here to learn more:
FOP Prescription Discount Card
Heart Screening at a special price for FOP
click here for more information!
FOP FREEDOM DENTAL PLAN
NYS FOP new "Freedom" Dental Plan for FOP
Members! Click this link to learn more
fop-dental-plan.pdf. There are other
benefits for being a member!!!
NYS FOP ID CARDS
The NYS FOP 2013 ID Cards are available for
Members, Active & Associate & NOW FAMILY members
too! GET YOUR CARDS TODAY!!! Take a look
at the instructions & order form here:
YAHOO GROUP EMAILS
To stay up-to-date with timely news & info, join
our yahoo group
We don't bomb you with Spam - health & welfare
news, events & other FOP related emails only!
:) Try it - you can always opt-out.
Our photos albums are being restored and are
You may have to create a Facebook account to
view the photos. An alternate photo hosting
service is being sought so the photos will be
available at an alternate site soon.
HISTORY OF THE HOUSING POLICE
Now available -
history of the HAPD from Rutgers University
Press on Amazon: Use this link to shop at Amazon
and all commissions go to our Lodge.
Former beat cop Anthony
Mango inspires kid from Bronx housing project to
join NYPD decades later. Read more:
BOOKMARK OUR LODGE
FACEBOOK PAGE & CALENDAR
Members are welcome to post events.
NYS FOP Info
Order a NYS FOP License Plate
Shop at our NYSFOP Police & Fire Store
NYSFOP Headquarters at 911 Police Plaza.
23 West John Street - 911 Police Plaza
Hicksville, NY 11801
516-938-2105 - Call for Store Hours
NYPD Actively Retired Now Open!!!
NYPD, Housing & Transit retirees may
now sign up online
photo album is off line at this time.
Please check back soon. Take a look -
there are already over 600 great photos! Please
to us if you have photos that can be added.
We'll scan the photos and send them back to you
so they don't have to be digital photos. Every
photo is important and appreciated. Let's build
a photo record (past & present) for all to share
New Years Wish
When a good man leaves “the job” and retires to
a better life, many are jealous, some are
pleased and yet others, who may have already
retired, wonder. We wonder if he [she]
knows what they are leaving behind, because we
already know. We know for example that
after a lifetime of camaraderie that few
experience, it will remain as a longing for
those past times. We know in the law
enforcement life there is a fellowship which
lasts long after the uniforms are hung up in the
back of the closet. We know even if he
throws them away, they will be on him with every
step and breath that remains in his frame.
We also know how the very bearing of the man
speaks of what he was and, in his heart, still
These are the burdens of the job. You will
still look at people suspiciously, still see
what others do not see or choose to ignore and
always will look at the rest of the law
enforcement world with a respect for what they
do; only grown in a lifetime of knowing.
Never think for one moment you are escaping from
the life. You are only escaping “the job” and we
are merely allowing you to leave “active”
So what I wish for you is that whenever you ease
into retirement, in your heart you never forget
for one moment that “Blessed are the Peacemakers
for they shall be called children of God,” and
you are still a member of the greatest
fraternity the world has ever known.
***** Important Links On This
Click here for FAQs of
Membership (benefit information, etc.)
Click here for a
Membership Application (join our
Please register at the FOP 997 Yahoo Group to join the
Health & Welfare Rapid Notification email list
(new Roll Call)
various features on the Lycos Site's Guest Book
are available on via out Yahoo Group site and
the Forums on this site - just click the links
above. We will work to move all the pictures and
other information from those sites to our new
site here ASAP. Thanks for using this site and
check back often. The original site remains
archived offline. The Lycos Guest Book can be
***** PO Vito Chiaramonte's Killer
is Still At-Large Help Find a Cop Killer
click here *****
Photos of PO
Vito Chiaramonte's funeral can be viewed online
when the photo albums are restored. May he rest
Executive Board Message
Welcome to the website of the Fraternal Order of
Police Lodge 997. We started the New York City
Housing Police Fraternal Order of Police Lodge
because after the merge with the NYPD we
realized that we were starting to lose contact
with many of our old friends from "the job".
Before the merge, whether we were still on "the
job" or retired, we could meet at SOA, PBA or
society functions; however, those days were now
over. We wanted to do something to provide a
venue for us to continue to meet, and at the
same time, be able to offer our friends
something that they could not get elsewhere. The
camaraderie and feeling of family that we all
shared as Housing Cops. Well, here we are.
We are one of the fastest growing lodges in NY
State with over 500 members, both active and
retired, residing in 20 states. We are committed
to preserving the history and the legacy of the
NYC Housing Police Department.
This site was created to allow you an
alternative way to meet with and contact your
former colleagues, make new friends, participate
in our next luncheon, barbecue, boat ride or one
of our many other social events. We will post
meeting updates, contact information and photos
on a regular basis.
The links on the side navigation bar and buttons
at the top will take you to the various areas of
this site and a links page
to other sites.
Remember, we are still "Second to None". For a
Our prayers go out to all the families of those
missing and deceased, civilian and uniformed
personnel alike who suffered in the WTC
disaster. In an effort to assist the families of
the uniformed personnel, the NYS FOP has started
a WTC Police Disaster Relief fund. The
information for donations can be found on the
NYS FOP web site at NYSFOP.org. Our Lodge was
the first Lodge to make a donation to the fund.
In addition, the Grand Lodge of the FOP (the
National) has provided a link on their web site
to the NY site. Donations from FOP Lodges across
the country have been pouring in - we are truly
As one of our Members says
when he ends his e-mails - STAY PROUD AND BE
2013-2014 Lodge Executive Board
President - Robert Nero
1st Vice President – Zachary Slavin
2nd Vice President - Bruce Raheb
Secretary & NYS Trustee - Pasquale Cirincione
Treasurer - Laura Shechter
Recording Secretary - Pat Flatley
Director - James Ross
Director - Henry Lavan
Director - Gordon Nash
Director – Nicholas Capezza
Immediate Past President - Andrew Melillo
Web Master - Zachary Slavin
Membership Chairperson - Moe Leon
Special Advisor - Gilbert Prince
Counsel - Barton Slavin, Esq.
Chaplain - Rabbi Leonard Blank
Chaplain - Msgr. Nicholas Sivillo