Fraternal Order of Police Dedicates New National Headquarters in Nashville
Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) leaders and members from across the country will gather in Nashville on February 8, 2007 for the official dedication of the new National FOP Headquarters.

The Fraternal Order of Police National Headquarters, located at 701 Marriott Drive, will be dedicated as the Atnip-Orms Center in a ceremony on Thursday, February 8, at 1 p.m. The building is being dedicated in memory of two FOP members and national officers: Jerry Atnip and Ralph Orms. Both men served long and productive tenures on the National FOP Executive Board as National Secretary.

The establishment of a permanent National Headquarters office ends the tradition of having the National office relocate to the city where the National Secretary lives. From the time the FOP was established in 1915, the National Headquarters moved every time a new National Secretary was elected.

However, with FOP membership currently standing at more than 325,000 and requiring up-to-date technology that can efficiently manage membership records, the need for permanent headquarters became apparent.

The National Fraternal Order of Police is the oldest labor fraternal organization for law enforcement in the country and is the leading labor advocacy group for local, state, and federal law enforcement officers. In addition to the National Headquarters in Nashville, the FOP has a legislative office in Washington, D.C. and a labor relations office in Columbus, Ohio.

To schedule interviews with National Officers or for a tour of the FOP headquarters, contact Joyce Jackson at 615-399-0900 or jjackson@fop.net.

Full press release
Jerry W. Atnip Bio
Charles R. "Ralph" Orms Bio