Join a law enforcement group

Join a law enforcement group along with more than 33,000 full-time, sworn law enforcement professionals who live or work in the state of Illinois. The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police welcomes all full-time, sworn law enforcement officers who live or work in Illinois. Officers of any rank are eligible for membership.

To apply as a FULL-TIME, SWORN law enforcement officer, please complete the membership application form.

Do you have questions about your application?

Associate Membership

Become an Associate Member to support law enforcement in Illinois, stay abreast of timely information affecting law enforcement, and receive an annual membership card and auto decal. 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.

Associate Membership

$30 / month
  • Membership Card​
  • Auto Decal​
  • Unlimited calls

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

Background Checks

* 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.