Kansas City Police Officers Association
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The Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police was originally established as the Kansas City Police Officer's Association in 1999 to represent the sergeants, police officers, and detectives of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department (KCPD). The members of the KCPD share the unique distinction with the St Louis Police Department, of being the only police officers in the United States designated "Officers of the State", and administered by a Board of Police Commissioners who are appointed in staggered terms, by Missouri's sitting Governor. This practice was begun in 1974 and continued until 1932 when the KCPD was returned to city control. The police department was returned to state control in 1939 due to overwhelming foreign political corruption of the Tom Pendergast era and the department remains under state control to this day.
In 1993, the Kansas City Police Officers' Association, KCPOA was reorganized as the Kansas City Missouri Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #99 in an ongoing effort to better represent the officers of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and continue to support the development of a more professional working environment for the officers of the Kansas City Police Department and in turn provide the best possible service to the community.
In 2009, the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners (BOPC) recognized the Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 99, as the official bargaining representative for every member below the rank of Captain. In 2013, the BOPC recognized Lodge 99 as the bargaining representative for every civilian under the rank of Manager. The KCFOP now represents over 1800 members, making it the largest Public Safety Bargaining unit in the state.
The KCFOP is one chapter of the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police that represents more than 5300 sworn officers in the great State of Missouri, and in turn is a member lodge of the National Fraternal Order of Police.
The independent organization, The Friends of the KCFOP Political Action Committee works in support of the interests of KCFOP and of bettering service to the citizens of Kansas City, and of the Great State of Missouri.
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