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About Us

Rodney James
Phone: 980.759.5060

Iredell County Lodge 10

The history of Iredell County Lodge 10 of the Fraternal Order of Police began with a rookie Statesville Police Officer by the name of Ken Shawver. Shawver had just been released from a one year Probationary employment status. He and his fellow Officers began to contemplate forming an organization to represent the grievances of Officers and efforts to improve salary and working conditions as well as promote a sense of Fraternity among all Iredell County Law Enforcement.

A call was placed to the National Headquarters of the Fraternal Order of Police requesting assistance in forming a local chapter. On December 18, 1970 Shawver received a call from Tennessee State Trustee Gene Bollinger offering assistance to form an FOP Lodge in Statesville. On January 5, 1971 Bollinger traveled to Statesville and met with Shawver and Officer Blaine Kerley. The following night, January 6, 1971 Shawver, Kerley, and 29 others met together in the Rose Chapel Community Center on the Turnersburg Highway North of Statesville.

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Join Your FOP

Membership open enrollment is at the open meeting the first Tuesday every month at 5 pm.

Affiliate Members

Sworn personnel without arrest powers, detention officers, law enforcement support personnel (such as crime scene techs, tele-communicators, evidence custodians, crime lab techs, police service aides, DMV examiners, etc.), active reserve officers with arrest powers and part-time law enforcement officers including state-approved campus and special company police.

More Info/To Join:
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Active Members

Current or retired municipal, county, state, federal and military law enforcement, probation, parole and detention officers having the powers to arrest.

State approved campus, special company police officers and DOD/DHS intelligence officers.

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Contact Charles Kurfees

Associate Members

All law-abiding citizens, lacking felony and serious misdemeanor convictions, found worthy. No law enforcement connection required.

More Info/To Join:
Contact Sean Greene

History of the FOP

In 1915, the life of a policeman was bleak. In many communities they were forced to work 12 hour days, 365 days a year. Police officers didn’t like it, but there was little they could do to change their working conditions. There were no organizations to make their voices heard; no other means to make their grievances known.

This soon changed, thanks to the courage and wisdom of two Pittsburgh patrol officers. Martin Toole and Delbert Nagle knew they must first organize police officers, like other labor interests, if they were to be successful in making life better for themselves and their fellow police officers. They and 21 others “who were willing to take a chance” met on May 14, 1915, and held the first meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police.