There are approximately 300 sergeants that are fraternal members of FOP. At the last FOP General Meeting the membership voted to allow Sergeants to remain on the FOP Board. This vote did not change qualifications of candidates for the board. The vote defeated a proposal that stated that once a board member is promoted to the rank of sergeant and above he would be required to vacate his post. This still does not allow a sergeant to run for a board position. Will we see attempts by FOP to bring on the sergeants in the future as full members? Maybe not as Lodge 7 but as a separate lodge?
Food for thought.