The Arizona Fraternal Order of Police is committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation.
On January 25, 1934, Tucson Police Officer Frank Eyman was one of several officers who captured John Dillinger in downtown Tucson. Eyman, who later became Sheriff of Pima County and Warden of the Arizona State Prison in Florence (1955 to 1972), transported Dillinger to Chicago.
While there, he had the opportunity to visit a Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, and returned to Tucson with paperwork to establish the first Arizona FOP Lodge. Tucson Lodge 1, whose members are Tucson PD officers, was established in 1936. Later that same year, the Arizona State Lodge and Phoenix Lodge 2, were also chartered.
Today, the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police represents the interests of more than 6,200 Arizona law enforcement professionals. Organized into 42 Local Lodges, we are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. Our members are committed to improving the working conditions of Arizona law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, community involvement and employee representation.