Welcome to the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 52. Our lodge was founded in 2011 and our members come from different departments though out the Silicon Valley. We are proud to have law enforcement officers from the Milpitas Police Department, San Jose Police Department, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, and many others from the Silicon Valley.
As a member of Lodge 52, you will have the best Legal Defense Plan. Our attorneys, Lou Silver and Chris Miller are personable and work hard for you. If you need advice or have a question about the legal defense plan, Vice President, Tim Jackson will be happy to take your call. We take care of our members.
As a member of FOP you are now eligible for many on line colleges including the FOP free college benefit. You can also enjoy Heroes Vacation Club, and much more.
At the California State level, there are 39 subordinate FOP lodges. We work together to promote legislation that will keep our officers and cities safe. Visit www.cafop.org
On a National level, the FOP is the most influential voice among law enforcement with more than 2,200 local lodges serving nearly 330,000 members. Visit www.fop.net
The FOP office in Washington D.C. is located on Capital Hill where a full time professional staff actively lobbies congress and the administration on issues that are important to our law enforcement officers.
Lodge 52 honors law enforcement officers nationwide who lost their lives protecting the community they served. Together with the community, we dedicate a specially decorated Christmas tree honoring those who paid the ultimate price. Custom made etched-glass ornaments with the officer’s name, agency, and end of watch date are inscribed on each one. The ornaments are hung on the tree. The tree is then publicly displayed during the holiday season. Community, government, and business leaders, along with people from all walks of life, join together with families and friends of the fallen officers to honor and acknowledge those that lost their lives. We thank our FOP friends who helped decorate the tree. Special thanks to the Cub Scouts –Pack 328, Sean M. Walsh K-9 Memorial Foundation, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Pipe Band, and singer, Angela Tirado for making our 2019 tribute heartfelt.
As a sign of ongoing support, our lodge mails letters to each of the fallen officer families with our message, “we will always remember” their loved one.
Lodge 52 will continue to expand its service to the community and is now in the process of acquiring a program to support scholarships for the trades
Silicon Valley FOP
Fraternal Order of Police since 1984. Over his career Patrick has served on commissions and charitable and community service boards. He is a strong law enforcement advocate. He has held leadership positions on his local, state and national Fraternal Order of Police boards.
Patrick's unwavering path of service includes a commitment to education—his own as well as others. With degrees in Criminal Justice and Organizational Leadership, and a graduate of the FBI National Academy, his passion is empowering others with the tools to succeed.
With nearly 36 years as an active law enforcement officer, Patrick retired in 2020 from the St. Charles Sheriff's Office, the sole law enforcement agency for St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, a suburb 18 miles west of New Orleans, LA. Patrick had oversight of the department's Special Services Division responsible for a number of community outreach programs. He also served as the agency's Public Information Officer. During his career with the agency, Patrick worked as a patrol deputy, patrol sergeant, school resource officer, and detective in the criminal investigation division, becoming commander of the Special Services Division.
Since joining the St. Charles (LA) local lodge #15 in 1984, he has held nearly every elected position, including eight terms as Lodge President. Patrick is also active on the state level, having served on the Louisiana State Lodge Executive Board for more than 22 years, ten as President. He is presently serving as Immediate Past President.
In 2000, Patrick was recognized as the National Fraternal Order of Police Jack Dudek Member of the Year in recognition of his service and dedication to his community, his department, and the FOP on the local, state and national levels.
In 2003, Patrick was elected National Sergeant-at-Arms; Patrick was then elected National Secretary in 2004. He passionately served as your National Secretary for 14 years prior to being elected President at the 64th Biennial Conference in 2019.
As President, it is Patrick's mission to lead the Order in these changing times and finding solutions to the real issues facing our profession and our members.
Send e-mail to National President Patrick Yoes.