About Scottsdale Fraternal Order of Police
The Scottsdale Fraternal Order of Police was formed on August 13th, 1970. We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation in conjunction with our State and National organization.
Promote and foster the enforcement of law and order.
Improve the individual proficiency of our members in the performance of their duties.
Encourage social, charitable and educational activities among Law Enforcement Officers.
Advocate and strive for uniform applications of the Law Enforcement Merit System Council and the Civil Service Merit System for appointment and promotion.
Increase the efficiency of law enforcement professionals.
Create a tradition of esprit de corps ensuring fidelity to duty under all conditions and circumstances.
Cultivate a spirit of fraternalism and mutual helpfulness among our members and the people we serve.
Firmly establish the confidence of the public in our service, which is dedicated to the protection of life and property.
On January 25, 1934, Tucson Police Officer Frank Eyman was one of several officers who captured John Dillinger in downtown Tucson.
Eyman, who later became Sheriff of Pima County and Warden of the Arizona State Prison in Florence (1955 to 1972), transported Dillinger to Chicago.
While there, he had the opportunity to visit a Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, and returned to Tucson with paperwork to establish the first Arizona FOP Lodge. Tucson Lodge 1, whose members are Tucson PD officers, was established in 1936. Later that same year, the Arizona State Lodge and Phoenix Lodge 2, were also chartered.