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FOP LODGE 46 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION, Please complete and mail in or bring to meeting.
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FOP LODGE 46 Application PDF Version.
FOP LODGE 46 Application PDF Version. Please fill out and return with dues.
FOP Application - PDF.pdf
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Who is eligible to join?

  • Any active law enforcement officer residing or assigned in Polk County Florida. 
  • Any officer who has retired or is eligible to retire and left their agency in good standing. 

What is the process?

  • Fill out an application available on the website, or request an application from a lodge member.
  • Submit the application to the lodge secretary. You will be voted on at the next scheduled meeting. 

Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month, at the lodge. Dinner is served at 6:30 PM and the meeting starts at 7:15 PM.

  • You can pay dues by check or payroll deduction, if you are a member of PCSO. 
  • Mail completed application, together with a check for the dues (currently $91.00 a year,) to FOP Lodge #46 P.O. Box 5295, Lakeland, FL 33807-5295, Attn: Lodge Secretary, or bring it with you to our next meeting. 
  • To download an application in Word format, click on the left link below. For an application in PDF format, click on the right link below. 
  • To view the By-laws, click on the appropriate link. 

Downloadable Documents - Click to download links above

Up to $2000.00 cash death benefit. Paid to the member’s designee quickly. Member Benefits:

  • Legislative representation. The F.O.P. has been very successful in Tallahassee in enhancing law enforcement officer benefits and rights. 
  • Lodge sponsorship of area youth sport teams. 
  • Use of 2000 sq. ft. lodge hall for nominal fee to cover utilities and cleaning. 
  • Monthly meetings with meals, as well as other lodge sponsored events throughout the year. 
  • Lodge sponsored annual law enforcement memorial service and luncheon.  
  • Lodge, District (Tampa Bay Area Lodges) and State Scholarship Programs. 
  • Member discounts for a variety of goods and services. 
  • Monthly newsletter. 

Lodge Officers

John Sheffield

Randy Mullins

Steve Criss
Ken Gosline
Rick Sopka
Terry Smith

Ron Williams

Lanny Sheffield

Mike Braswell  

Tom Dombrowski
Ken Johnson
Troy Chastain

Buddy Masters


1st Vice President

2nd Vice President



State Trustee


    Dept. of Corrections

    Retired, FWC

    Retired, Dept. of Corrections
    Retired, PCSO & Amityville Police Dept.
    Retired, Department of Corrections
    Retired, Lakeland PD
    Retired, Dept. of Corrections   

    Retired, Polk County Sheriff's Office
    Active, Polk County Sheriff's Office
    Retired, Polk County Sheriff's Office
    Retired, Department of Corrections

    Active, Polk County Sheriff's Office

    Retired, Lakeland PD


Past Presidents:

Mike Butler
Ed Kite
Craig Smith
Bill Carew
David Waller
Chris Skinner

John Sheffield

Mike Braswell

      Retired, Lakeland Police Department (Charter President)
      Retired, Polk County Sheriff's Office
      Retired, Polk County Sheriffs Office
      Retired, Lakeland Police Department
      Retired, Florida Department of Law Enforcement

      Retired, Lakeland Police Department

      Department of Corrections - Parole & Probation

      Polk County Sheriff's Office