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Become an Associate Member


Becoming an Associate Membership of the Illinois State Lodge gives you the opportunity to support law enforcement officers and their families, and keep informed about issues important to our state's police officers.

Associate membership is open to anyone! (Sponsorship or background check required - see information below.)

For only $30 per year, Associate members receive:

In addition, Associate members may purchase one adhesive medallion per year for $10.



To be granted Associate membership, all applicants must have an eligible sponsor* or agree to undergo a background check by the Illinois State Lodge. Background checks are $16, payable by the applicant and remitted at the time of application. Please submit the background check form with your application to expedite processing. All information is held in the strictest confidence.

* An eligible sponsor is an FOP member (full-time, sworn law enforcement professional) who recommends the applicant for Associate membership.

The FOP President and/or Secretary will verify sponsorship and approve or deny applications accordingly. There is no appeal process for membership denial.

PLEASE NOTE: Associate members are not eligible to purchase FOP license plates. State law limits eligibility to full-time, sworn law enforcement officers.