An August 11, 2016, press release from the Grand Lodge which cites media statistics to prove the Fraternal Order of Police is the Nation’s Number One Voice of Law Enforcement.
Text of Press Release
A recent comprehensive review of U.S. media coverage of law enforcement in the past 12 months showed that the Fraternal Order of Police has maintained its premiere status as the most cited law enforcement organization in the country.
The FOP was cited in more than 45,000 news stories since last August and its National President Chuck Canterbury was quoted in 1,262 articles in that same time frame. The FOP’s Executive Director Jim Pasco appeared in 3,832 stories.
“The Fraternal Order of Police has long been the voice for law enforcement professionals,” Canterbury said. “These results con.tinuc to show that when the media looks for insight into the law enforcement profession, they turn to the FOP. This is especially true when you see how we compare to other law enforcement labor organizations.”
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) was cited in I 5,443 news stories, the Major Cities Chiefs Association in 3,849 articles and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers (TBPO) in only 30. A secondary review was conducted using Lexis-Nexis and captured news media mentions over the last 24 months by other law enforcement organizations. In this review, the National Sheriffs Association was mentioned in 1,969 news stories, the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) in 1,294, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) in 994, the Major County Sheriffs Association in 600 and the International Union of Police Association (IUPA) in 294.
“The credit for this success clearly goes to the tremendous work of our members on the local, State and national level i.hroughout the country,” Canterbury said. “These men and women, who serve our communities and keep our neighborhoods safe, are speaking out on behalf of their fellow officers and making our voice heard.”
The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States. with more than 330.000 members.