Letter from the President re: Relationship Between WAFOP & NFOP

Brothers and Sisters:

On behalf of the leadership of both the Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) and the National Fraternal Order of Police (NFOP), we wanted to take a moment to reaffirm the strong relationship and connection between our two organizations.

Contrary to what you may have heard WAFOP is not severing ties with the national FOP. Any rumors suggesting that we are breaking away or severing ties is absurd and completely false. 

The NFOP and the WAFOP are, in fact, the same organization that advocates for our members from Washington state to Washington, D.C. and every state in between. We continue to work closely together to ensure a unified voice in representing our members and all of the law enforcement community in Washington state. In fact, membership in WAFOP has grown substantially in recent years, a testament to our effectiveness in working together.

The Washington and National FOP will continue to provide this strong, consistent voice for our members and the law enforcement community. We are the nation’s largest and oldest rank and file police organization, and you should question the motives of any individual or law enforcement organization spreading rumors in an apparent attempt to tarnish our name. We are proud to represent you and the work you do each day to serve the people of Washington state. We are also proud to be counted among the 364,000 members of the Fraternal Order of Police.


Marco Monteblanco 

President, WA FOP


Patrick Yoes

President, National FOP

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