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Texas State Lodge Fraternal Order Of Police

Texas State Lodge Fraternal Order Of Police

(800) 386-5148

Texas State Lodge Fraternal Order Of Police

32 years in business
1713 Broadmoor Dr Ste 402
Bryan, TX 77802-5235
Fax Numbers
  • (512) 832-0880
Additional Phone Numbers
  • (512) 832-1367
  • (214) 453-6782
BBB File Opened: 02/05/2007
Business Started: 09/01/1985
Business Started Locally: 09/01/1985
Business Incorporated: 03/21/1988 in TX
Type of Entity
Corporation
Business Management
  • Ms. Cynthia Davis Brown, Administrative Director
  • Mr. Frank Plowick, President
Business Category
  • Fund Raising Counselors & Orgs
Additional Information
  • Attorney General of Texas (November 7, 2007)Consumer Alert: Give Wisely To Organizations Claiming To Benefit Public Safety OfficersBefore donating to an organization that claims to represent law enforcement, persons should ask questions and check the...
  • Attorney General of Texas (November 7, 2007)Consumer Alert: Give Wisely To Organizations Claiming To Benefit Public Safety OfficersBefore donating to an organization that claims to represent law enforcement, persons should ask questions and check the facts. Donations to groups with the words "police," "law enforcement," or "trooper" in their names may not actually benefit real peace officers or their families. Two common types of organizations can serve law enforcement. The first are legitimate charities, such as police benevolent societies. These charitable organizations might honor outstanding officers with an annual gala or raise money to provide scholarships for the children of wounded or fallen officers. However, when an unknown caller solicits donations for a peace officers' charity, persons need to ask questions before they open their wallets.Persons who want to donate funds to law enforcement charities should know how the organization will spend their money - and whether it will actually benefit any peace officers.A second type of law enforcement organization is a non-profit professional association or labor union. Their membership is usually comprised of dues-paying peace officers who rely on the association for professional insurance, legal counsel, and representation before city, county, or state officials. These associations typically are governed by an elected board of directors that includes actual licensed peace officers. Non-executive board members ordinarily receive no compensation, so many organizations rely on a professional staff to administer day-to-day operations at the association.Though many of these organizations legitimately represent actual peace officers and their interests, they are not charities. Because they do not serve a charitable purpose, donations to these organizations are not deductible for federal income tax purpose. For the same reason, it is entirely lawful for a law enforcement association to use donations to pay for administrative expenses, provided they do not mislead prospective donors about how contributions will be spent.To separate organizations that actually serve or represent peace officers from those that may not, it helps to examine the size of an organization's membership, the composition of its governing board, its history, its affiliations, and the organization's willingness to disclose how it spends its resources.While some organizations rely largely on membership dues to fund their operations, others solicit contributions by telephone and mail. Unfortunately, a few organizations that claim to represent law enforcement may not actually spend donors' contributions on items that directly help peace officers.Persons who are solicited for donations by a purported law enforcement association need to ask tough questions before contributing to any non-profit organization. If the solicitation is made by telephone, prospective donors should take their time and ask for more information. Consumers should ask whether solicitors are volunteers or paid telemarketers. If a solicitor claims that a state or local police department has authorized the solicitation or will somehow benefit from a contribution, citizens should contact the local police department to determine whether the caller's claim is accurate.To understand how their contribution will be used, prospective donors should ask the organization to provide a written comparison of how much donated revenue goes to telemarketing or lobbying expenses and how much directly benefits peace officers or their families.

Products & Services
This is the State of Texas Fraternal Order of Police fund-raising office. Other FOP offices solicit donations at local levels. This company offers benevolence services for Texas Law Enforcement Officers and their families.
Alternate Business Names
  • The Texas Fraternal Order of Police Foundation
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Texas State Lodge Fraternal Order Of Police

Texas State Lodge Fraternal Order Of Police

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