Overview

In keeping with the National Fraternal Order, we have adopted the mission statement which reflects how this and other Lodges will endeavor to promote our members’ well being at work and at home.

To support and defend the Constitution of the United States; to inculcate loyalty and allegiance to the United States of America; to promote and foster the enforcement of law and order; to improve the individual and collective proficiency of our members in the performance of their duties; to encourage fraternal, educational, charitable and social activities among law enforcement officers; to advocate and strive for uniform application of the civil service merit system for appointment and promotion; to support the improvement of the standard of living and working conditions of the law enforcement profession through every legal and ethical means available; to create and maintain tradition of esprit de corps insuring fidelity to duty under all conditions and circumstances; to cultivate a spirit of fraternalism and mutual helpfulness among our members and the people we serve; to increase the efficiency of the law enforcement profession and thus more firmly to establish the confidence of the public in the service dedicated to the protection of life and property.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Brad Carruthers

President

Email: [email protected] Phone: 571-259-4219

Rich Barron

Vice President

Colin Smit

2nd Vice President

Rob Deer

Secretary

Ron Grecco

Treasurer

Tim Schilling

Sergeant at Arms

Melisse Hoyer

Board Member

E.J. Green

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Sweeney DeSantis

Board Member

Jim Kirk

Chaplain

Megan Hawkins

Media Relations

Community & Friends
Life with Cancer
Life with Cancer, a part of Northern Virginia’s Inova Health System, offers support and education for anyone affected by cancer to help people cope with their individual cancer and its treatments in the best way possible.  Our unique approach to cancer education and support using both Oncology Certified Nurse Educators and Licensed Clinical Social Workers provides a one-of-a-kind partnership for addressing all the needs of someone experiencing cancer in their life. Our Nurse Educators offer individual and family consultations to deliver information about specific cancers, and step-by-step guidance through individualized treatment plans providing information on how to best manage side-effects and how to get the most from your healthcare team.  Licensed Clinical Social workers facilitate support groups, individual and family counseling, and consultation for assistance in times of crisis, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Life with Cancer also offers complementary therapies, community presentations, and other resources to understand and cope with cancer. Since 1988, Life with Cancer has become the region’s leading cancer education and support organization, and currently offers between 40-50 classes per month at our Family Center, as well as at various other locations.  Life with Cancer, under the Inova Health System Foundation, a 501 c(3) organization, offers all program services entirely free to anyone with cancer and their loved ones, regardless of their treatment location. The Family Center is located at 8411 Pennell Street, Fairfax, VA 22031.
Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.
Shop with the Sheriff
This is a program made available by donations and the generosity of Target to provide children in need to go shopping with a Fairfax County Sheriff’s Deputy for clothing and school supplies to start the school year.
Paws of Honor
The goal of Paws of Honor (POH) is to provide veterinary care and products at no charge* for retired military and law enforcement K-9’s in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area that have served our country, locally or globally. Retired K-9’s deserve accessible, high quality veterinary care in return for their commitment and sacrifice for our country and the monetary burden associated with veterinary care should not fall on the shoulders of the officer/handler/owner once the K-9 has been decommissioned. *Based on charitable contributions
Hercules Foundation
The Hercules Foundation was established to honor Ryan’s legacy. We are commited to preserving and promoting the characteristics that made Ryan so memorable – his compassion for others, dedication to excellence, and love of competition. Our foundation evolved out of a memorial golf tournament held in May 2016 to honor Ryan’s memory. After seeing the large out-pouring of support from Ryan’s fellow officers, his friends, and his family, the tournament organizers felt there was an opportunity to establish an organization geared towards giving back to the community that Ryan patroled day-in and day-out. In September 2016, The Hercules Foundation was officially born. ​ As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations and funds that are raised by The Hercules Foundation will be used to:
  • Establish an educational scholarship fund in Ryan’s name
  • Assist families in our local community who have been struck by tragedy and are in need of help with household projects, especially those with ties to the law enforcement community
  • Provide financial support as well as actively participating with charities that share Ryan’s values 
  • Provide financial support to local families in need of assistance during the holiday season
​ As The Hercules Foundation continues to evolve we will constantly be searching for areas in which the foundation can make a difference and continue the legacy of our beloved Hercules.  

PAC

The Fairfax Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.), Lodge 77, is proud to announce the founding of our new Political Action Committee (PAC). The Fairfax Police PAC board is comprised of F.O.P. Lodge 77 board members and members. The mission statement of the Fairfax Police PAC is to support political candidates who advocate for better pay and benefits for Fairfax County law enforcement officers.

Why did F.O.P., Lodge 77 start a political action committee?

During recent efforts to achieve compensation parity with our public safety counterparts, it was observed that public safety advocacy groups with an active PAC were more effective in achieving pay and benefits goals long term. Additionally, Virginia is a “Right to Work” state. Therefore, collective bargaining and binding arbitration are not tools available to labor organizations. A PAC is merely just another tool that will hopefully increase the voice of our membership.

What is a Political Action Committee or PAC?
A political action committee is organized for the sole purpose of raising and spending money to support political candidates sympathetic to our concerns. The Fairfax Police PAC’s decisions will be made with regards to fair and balanced compensation for Fairfax County law enforcement officers.
Will member’s dues be used to fund the PAC?
NO. The PAC will raise funds independent of membership dues. If general funds (non-member dues) were to be transferred from the FOP, Lodge 77 to the PAC, it would require a vote by the FOP membership per the PAC by-laws.
How can I donate money to the PAC?
We are working on a secure donation portal on the FOP, Lodge 77 website. Until those options are in place, bank checks, along with the FORMS BELOW may be sent to the following address: Fairfax Police PAC – 10513 Judicial Drive, Suite 102 – Fairfax, VA 22030 PAC Donation Info Form – Change in Dues Deductions Form
Do I have to give personal information to donate?
NO. Political contributions are not deductible even if you are running for office and spending money on your own political race. You’ll find the official word from the IRS in IRS Publication 529 [Miscellaneous Deductions]: “You cannot deduct contributions made to a political candidate, a campaign committee, or a newsletter fund. Advertisements in convention bulletins and admissions to dinners or programs that benefit a political party or political candidate are not deductible.”
Do I have to be an F.O.P. member to donate to the PAC?
NO. If you have additional questions please contact the PAC board at [email protected]