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Welcome to the Fraternal Order of Police Housing Police Silver & Gold Lodge 997


Our lodge is open to all active and retired law enforcement and non-law enforcement "Associate" members.  There are many benefits to being an FOP 997 member (even if you weren't a cop).  Your extended families & friends are welcome to join.  Click here for the application http://fop997.org/app If you need more information please email us at info@fop997.org with your telephone number & we'll be happy to help!


A police officer is someone, who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the citizens of his/her city for an amount up to & including their life.

Brothers and Sisters, please note there is a mistake in the Winter Newsletter article regarding our upcoming Florida Reunion Dinner & Cruise.  We have the right DATE for each event, however, the DAY mentioned is incorrect.  The reunion dinner is FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH, AND THE CRUISE IS THE FOLLOWING DAY, SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH.
 For those individuals planning on attending either (or both) the Dinner on Fri. March 16th, or the Cruise on Sat. March 17th, please make the necessary adjustments to your schedule.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Fraternally, The Executive Board

For any individuals considering attending our pre-cruise Mini-Reunion dinner at the Miccosukee Resort and Casino in Miami, Florida, on FRIDAY March 16th, 2018, and you plan to stay overnight at the hotel here is the reservation information: http://Miccosukee.com telephone #'s 305-925-2555 or 305-222-4600, group code is 180316NYPD, room rate is $139.00 (plus tax), and includes a complimentary breakfast buffet. The cut off date for reservations made with the group code is MARCH 5TH. We hope to have a good turnout, especially from our Members in Florida, and we're sure those in attendance will have a good time. Fraternally, The Executive Board


Click here to view the Winter 2018 Record Rumors Newsletter (PDF opens in new window)

We have an updated itinerary for our up coming cruise. Because of the damage caused by the past hurricanes the cruise itinerary has changed. We're still leaving Miami on SATURDAY March 17th, 2018, on the Norwegian Escape but our ports of call are now Falmouth, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Mexico, and Nassau in the Bahamas. The rest of information copied below & listed on page #4 of our Fall 2017 Newsletter remains in effect. Thanks, Fraternally, The Executive Board.


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Thursday, October 12, 2017 PHOTOS AVAILABLE NOW!!!

Click here for the Housing Reunion Photo Album (opens in new window)


https://fop997.smugmug.com/FOP-997-Spring-Luncheon-2017 (opens in new window)

https://fop997.smugmug.com/NYS-FOP-Memorial-2017 (opens in new window)



Link to the NYS Scholarship Form

Link to the NYS FOP Identification Card Instructions & Forms

Link to NYS DMV Auto & Motorcycle License Plates, BJs Application & others



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It's always a great time to join! Simply click here for FOP 997 Member Info & links to the member application. Active, Retired, Non-Law Enforcement/Civilian - ALL are welcome! 


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Mr. Slavin provides his counsel free to our Lodge & we are grateful for his guidance & service.  If you're seeking legal advice please call our legal counsel Barton Slavin, Esq. at 212-233-1010 for a free, no obligation analysis of your situation including Real Estate (sell/buy), Personal Injury, Wills, Healthcare Proxy, Divorce, Traffic/Criminal Defense & all other matters. You can view his website here http://nycattorneys.com

Please click to our Photos Page to view the video! http://fop997.org/photos.htm

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Now available - Fritz Umbach's history of the HAPD from Rutgers University Press on Amazon: Use this link to shop at Amazon and all commissions go to our Lodge.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/081354906X?ie=UTF8&tag=f90a-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=081354906X


Great Story: Former beat cop Anthony Mango inspires kid from Bronx housing project to join NYPD decades later. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/09/19/2010-09-19_lt_thanks_cop_who_was_finest_example.html#ixzz13eBCWzsB



Associate member Matt Caldwell (West Point graduate and Iraq vet) has written a book about his father Bill Caldwell, the former president of our SOA. It's titled Wild Bill, The Legend of America's Craziest Father. If you know Bill, it's hilarious and even if you don't it's a very funny read. You can purchase it on Amazon.com for only $9.99. Try it, you'll like it! http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Bill-Legend-Americas-Craziest/dp/0615788157

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 is.

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”  duty.

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.

Happy New Year..!
Bob Agnetti


***** Important Links On This Website *****

Click here for FAQs of Membership (benefit information, etc.)
Click here for a Membership Application (join our organization)
Please register at the FOP 997 Yahoo Group to join the Health & Welfare Rapid Notification email list (new Roll Call)


The 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 accessed here.


***** 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 in peace.


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 Membership Application, click here.

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 a brotherhood.

As one of our Members says when he ends his e-mails - STAY PROUD AND BE SAFE!!!!


The 2015-2016 Lodge Executive Board
President - Robert Nero
1st Vice President – Zachary Slavin
2nd Vice President - Bruce Raheb
Secretary & NYS Trustee - Pasquale Cirincione
Treasurer -
Anna Tortorici
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 - Dewey Fong
Special Advisor - Gilbert Prince
Counsel - Barton Slavin, Esq. 212-233-1010 http://nycattorneys.com
Chaplain - Rabbi Leonard Blank
Chaplain - Msgr. Nicholas Sivillo - may he Rest in Peace


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