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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/ They may need a great DentalPlan & we offer other benefits!  If you need more information please email us at info@fop997.org with your telephone number & we'll be happy to help!


It is our sad duty to report to the untimely passing of one of our Brothers from the NYC Housing Police Dept.  On Sunday, August 10th, 2014, Detective Sergeant Robert Kelly passed away after a brief illness.  Arrangements are as follows:
Viewing: Wednesday August 13th from 1700-2100 hours, at the Flynn Funeral Home, 1652 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY, #914 963 5178.
Services: Thursday, August 14th, at 1000 hours, at St. Eugene R.C. Church, Tuckahoe Road & Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY. 
Our deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences go out to Bob's family.  Please keep Bob and his family in your prayers.  REST IN PEACE.
Fraternally, the Executive Board.


Click here for the Summer 2014 Record Rumors Newsletter



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It's always a great time to join! Simply click here http://fop997.org/app/ for the member application. Active, Retired, Non-Law Enforcement/Civilian - ALL are welcome! 


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: PrescriptionDiscountCardFOP997org.pdf 
Click here to learn more: FOP Prescription Discount Card


NYS FOP new "Freedom" Dental Plan for FOP Members! Click this link to learn more fop-dental-plan.pdf.  There are other great benefits for being a member!!!


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 you're visiting! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!


CLICK HERE FOR THE NYS Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption FORM & INSTRUCTIONS



It's been a long time since our last photo hosting site went offline & we've finally found a decent, low-cost photo hosting solution that hopefully will be online for a long time.  To view the FOP 997 Photo Albums please click here http://fop997.smugmug.com (opens in a new window).



PC Richard & Son would like to offer you a discount program for buying appliances and electronics, this exclusive program is set up for all New York State Fraternal Order of Police Affiliates. It is called the P.C Richard & Son Buyers Advantage Program! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & TO GET YOUR FREE DISCOUNT CARD & CODE!



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


If you retired with a NYC Housing Police Identification Card... As announced at our luncheon today, WE'RE BACK IN BUSINESS!!! Last year the NYPD suspended the ID card program for former members of the Housing PD and the Transit PD while they up graded their equipment. We recently learned that the program had been re-instituted for the TPD but not the HPD. However, through the efforts of the Executive Board, especially FOP 997 President Bob Nero, we were able to contact Chief Joanne Jaffe, Chief of Housing Bureau and inform her of this development. She promised to look into the matter and get back to President Nero. On April 15th, she contacted Bob and informed him that we're back in the program! 

Therefore, any former member of the HPD who needs an ID card should contact Secretary Gilliard Housing Bureau 212-432-2461, provide her with the required information, and follow the direction to obtain your ID Card. 

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincerest gratitude to Chief Joanne Jaffe, Chief of Housing Bureau, for her prompt attention and intervention in this matter. To all our members who need ID cards, now's your opportunity - GOOD LUCK! Fraternally, The Executive Board.



The NYS FOP BADGE Online Publication is now offering their annual advertising opportunity.  Click here for more information.



Heart Screening at a special price for FOP Members! - click here for more information!


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: http://fop997.org/2013IDcards


YAHOO GROUP EMAILS  To stay up-to-date with timely news & info, join our yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FOP997/join. 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 online here:
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.



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




Members are welcome to post events.



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 here.


Photo Album
The photo album is off line at this time.  Please check back soon.  Take a look - there are already over 600 great photos! Please send and email 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 and enjoy!


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 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. http://nycattorneys.com
Chaplain - Rabbi Leonard Blank
Chaplain - Msgr. Nicholas Sivillo


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