The Fraternal Order of Police PCE is the power behind our organization’s punch. It provides opportunities for all police officers to get involved and keeps the FOP at the forefront of important legislative activities in all of our jurisdictions. Currently, Lodge #9 is working aggressively to grow its funds to help elect pro law enforcement candidates and pass important legislation and levies that maintain current staffing levels and provides adequate public safety.
What is a Political Contributing Entity (PCE)?
A political contributing entity is a vehicle through which individual FOP members with similar interests pool their personal contributions for greater impact. PCEs support candidates for office, public safety levies, and legislation of interest to the FOP.
PCEs are independent of any political party or any specific candidate.
The Ohio Election Commission enforces compliance of PCE activities.
What is FOP PCE?
The Fraternal Order of Police’s political contributing entity (PCE) is an integral part of the FOP’s efforts to support and promote the legislative and political interests of all FOP members. The PCE provides access and exists to give a voice to all FOP members in all of our jurisdictions.
The mission of FOP PCE is two fold. The first is to educate legislators of issues important to law enforcement officers, such as providing for a safe, well trained and adequately staffed police force. The second is electing candidates to office that support our issues.
The purposes of the PCE are to promote the FOP’s legislative priorities and to provide the opportunity for members to contribute to the support of worthy candidates for office who believe, and have demonstrated their belief in, the principles to which the FOP is dedicated.
Who can contribute?
The FOP PCE may only solicit contributions from individual FOP members.
How is my contribution used?
Your contribution allows the FOP PCE to educate legislators about issues important to you and influence legislation and policy making through political action.
Our goal is to raise funds for these purposes, and from such funds to make contributions to assist candidates, without regard to party affiliations, who demonstrate their commitment to issues most important to members of the FOP.
Do I really make a difference?
The FOP’s strength comes from you and your commitment to law enforcement. Each individual FOP PCE supporter helps us stand together and promote the strength and future of law enforcement officers.
Contributions or gifts to the Fraternal Order of Police PCE are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. Contributions to the FOP PCE are strictly voluntary and FOP members have the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal.