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The Licking County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 127 was officially founded on
01-16-1977.  The Lodge was established as a fraternal organization for all full-time law enforcement officers in Licking County.

The Lodge was also established to further the cause of law enforcement officers to obtain collective bargaining.  Collective bargaining legislation passed in Ohio in 1983, and was in effect in 1984.  At that time FOP # 127 assisted in negotiating the new contracts for local law enforcement that were eligible for collective bargaining.  Currently there are five agencies in Licking County that fall under the guidelines of collective bargaining.  They are the following:  City of Newark Police Department, City of Heath Police Department, City of Pataskala Police Department, the Licking County Sheriff's Office and the Village of Granville Police Department.   Newark, Heath, Pataskala are represented by the Licking County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 127.  LCSO is not represented by the FOP, but some of the deputies choose to still be members of our Local FOP Lodge # 127.  After the last census, Granville became eligible for collective bargaining.  The details of that are still being worked out.

FOP Lodge # 127 has always been involved with the communities of Licking County and we plan to continue our involvement.  Some of the ways FOP Lodge # 127 has been involved include:  sponsoring a baseball team at Mound City Little League, supporting the Police Athletic League, Race Relations Research, Newark Area War on Drugs, Camp O'Bannon, Licking County Foundation / Dupler Brothers Scholarship Fund, Licking County Joint Vocational School Criminal Justice Program, Community Health, Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  Newark Downtown Alliance, Licking County Courthouse Christmas Lighting Fund, Families Helping Families, Children's Hospital, VFW Memorial Fund, Wheels for C.R., "Get Behind the Bade", Police Unity Tour, FOP/FOPA Softball Teams (male and co-ed), Fallen Officers Memorial Softball Tournament, and memorializing fallen officers from around the State of Ohio.

The Licking County Fraternal Order of Police is located at 255 South 6th Street in Newark, Ohio. The Lodge owns the entire building.    In the Beasley Lunge we offer a bar, computerized jukebox, pool table, three large TV's, a Golden Tee golf video game, 22 foot shuffleboard table, an outdoor covered patio, a huge U-shaped bar, and a pleasant place to socialize with other FOP members and friends of FOP members (FOPA).  Some of the annual events we have at the Beasley Lounge include a St. Patrick's Day Party, Halloween Party, Christmas Party, and we are always open early on Saturdays for the Ohio State football games.


Darrin Logan


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