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December 18, 2017
The FOP Star
Updated On: Apr 14, 2013

The five-cornered Star is found in our National Emblem and it reminds us
of the allegiance we owe to our Flag and our Country

Midway between the points and center of the Star is a Blue field, the recognized color of the police uniform and law enforcement service. The points are Gold, which indicate the position under which we are now serving. The background is White, an unstained color representing purity - that nothing of a corrupt nature will breach our Order. Blue, Gold, and White are the proud colors of the Fraternal Order of Police.

On the three, uppermost points of the star, on a background of Blue, are the letters "F.O.P.", the acronym for our organization, the "FRATERNAL ORDER of POLICE". In the Blue field on the lower, left-hand Point of the Star is the open eye - the symbol for vigilance, the ever-watchful eye for danger - which characterizes law enforcement's protection of the public whether asleep or awake. In the blue field on the lower right-hand Point of the Star is the handclasp - the symbol for friendship.

The circle surrounding the Star midway characterizes our never-tiring, never-ceasing efforts to promote the welfare and advancement of the Order, and within its bounds we are a unified great and powerful unit. In a half-circle over the centerpiece is our Motto, written in Latin, "Jus Fides Libertatum". "Jus" stands for Justice; "Fides" means Friendship; and, "Libertatum" is Equality. In the center of the Star is the seal of Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania. This is where the very first efforts were put forth to establish the Fraternal Order of Police.

 
 
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