We, the officers of the various law enforcement agencies within the communities under our jurisdiction are of the opinion that it is to the best interests of the members of our profession, do hereby unite under the name of Owensboro Lodge No. 16, Fraternal Order of Police; at Owensboro, Kentucky, this 27th day of February, 1956; and do hereby associate ourselves together with other subordinate lodges throughout the nation for the following purposes: 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 proficiency of our members in the performance of their duties; to encourage social, charitable and educational activities among policemen; to advocate and strive for uniform application of the Civil Service Merit System for appointment and promotion; to create a 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 police profession and thus more firmly to establish the confidence of the public in the service dedicated to the protection of life and property.. Lodge #16 is dedicated to bettering the community we serve and protecting the rights of our members in the law enforcement community.
Owensboro Lodge 16 is currently 250 + members strong and is dedicated to promoting the community we serve and to protect the rights of our members in the law enforcement community. Lodge 16 has a variety of annual events they host to assist the Owensboro/Daviess County Community: FOP 16 Police Memorial Service Back to School Shop with a Cop Christmas Shop with a Cop O.P.D.'s D.A.R.E. Program O.P.D.'s Camp Kops Annual support to Kentucky Special Olympics Annual support to the Child Advocacy Center (Henderson, KY) Annual support to the Owensboro / Daviess County Crime Stoppers Annual support to Owensboro Public School's Family Resource Centers Annual support to Daviess Co. Public School's Family Resource Centers Annual support to the Catholic School's Family Resource Centers Various local charities in Owensboro / Daviess County Various local children's sports teams