Welcome to the website of the West Central Missouri Regional Lodge #50, Chapter 3, Fraternal Order of Police. Our Chapter represents deputies of the Jackson County, Missouri Sheriff. The FOP is law enforcement officers striving to improve their profession by improving working conditions, wages and benefits, and by monitoring legislation affecting law enforcement on the local, state, and national levels of government.
Brothers and Sisters,
It is that time of the year, once again, for the board elections for you Chapter 3 representatives. We will be holding the vote at the general membership meeting on October 16th, 2014. Nomination is open to all, and will be taken from the membership on the floor. Any nomination must be seconded for further consideration. If we have more than 6 persons nominated, and seconded, for board appointment, we will have a written ballot style election, which will include all of the members who received the necessary nomination. Basic requirements for nomination are as follows, membership in good standing with Chapter 3 and Lodge #50, attendance at a minimum of 25% of the previous years general membership meetings, (five meetings minimum), not currently on work plan or under suspension with the Sheriff’s Office.
I have also found that the realistic expectations for what is necessary to properly hold the office, as opposed to nomination, is good information to have prior to elections, so the following outlines that. As a board member you will be required to make all board meetings (first Thursday of the month) as well as General membership meetings (third Thursday of the month). You must be acutely aware of all aspects of the current M.O.U., and be willing and able to answer membership questions regarding the contract. You must be available for call out at any time (in case a member is in a critical incident, accident, etc.) as the membership counts on your guidance in times of need. You must be willing to defend all violations of the M.O.U. and the members for whom have been wronged, regardless of you personal feelings for them. You must be willing to place yourself in less than favorable light with the command staff, as often times we are the same page, but just as often we aren’t. You must be willing to attend Lodge required training on collective bargaining, bargaining rights, stewardship training, etc. that may or may not be paid time. I hope that this provides adequate enough information for you as a member to make an informed decision.
I hope to see all of you at the meeting to cast you ballot.
Welcome the two newest members of our Fraternal Order, Sgt. Jeff Carpenter, and Dep. Brad Norton!!! These two long-time members
Congratulations to our sister FOP member Det. Kat Covey, #31, for being recognized as Jackson County’s Employee of the Year
Executive Board Meetings –
First Thursday at 1800 hours
General Membership Meetings –
Third Thursday at 1800 hours
Meetings are held at the 10-81 Lounge, adjacent to FOP Lodge 50 in Raytown, MO.