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FOP Legal Defense Plan

To sign up go to :  SCFOP Legal Defense Application


For the law enforcement professional, duty-related legal defense protection is a necessity as the frequency and cost of allegations against peace officers continues to rise. The FOP Legal Defense Plan, Inc. offers you a very affordable and comprehensive coverage plan.

The Fraternal Order of Police Legal Defense Plan, Inc. was created by the National FOP to administer the FOP Legal Defense Plan, Inc. This program is designed specifically to cover the law enforcement exposures faced by members of the FOP Legal Defense Plan, Inc. by paying legal defense costs on behalf of participating members for the following actions and proceedings:

» Coverage A – Administrative (includes Administrative Off-Duty)

» Coverage B – Civil

» Coverage C – Criminal

The Fraternal Order of Police Legal Defense Plan, Inc. was created by the National FOP. The FOP Legal Defense Plan is a self-funded plan that is available to eligible FOP groups and individual members to cover law enforcement exposures. The Legal Defense Plan pays for the legal defense of certain administrative, civil and criminal proceedings against Plan Participants.

Visit the FOP Legal Defense website at www.foplegal.com

Featured Benefits

» FOP Owned and Operated since 1995

» Governed by the FOP Board of Trustees

» Right to choose your own defense attorney(s)

» Coverage for:

  • Administrative disciplinary proceedings (including on-duty and off-duty conduct)
  • Civil lawsuits (duty-related conduct)
  • Criminal investigations, grand jury proceedings and prosecutions (duty-related conduct)

» Career, Personal and Asset Protection

» Expert claims and enrollment administration dedicated to the Plan

» HR-218 Coverage

» Defended thousands of cases and spent tens of millions of dollars in legal fees on behalf of participating members

Individual Rates (Annual)

Full Coverage – Administrative, Criminal, and Civil coverage – $259.20

Dual Coverage – Civil and Criminal coverage together – $68. 

HR 218 Coverage for retired law enforcement officers only $50.00

HR-218 is the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004. It exempts active and retired law enforcement officers with firearm certification credentials from local laws (with some exceptions) prohibiting concealed firearms.

FOP Legal Defense Plan offers HR-218 coverage for FOP active and retired law enforcement officers. Legal defense coverage will be provided for civil or criminal claims associated with HR-218. The annual coverage limit is $25,000 at the cost of $50 per participant.

If you are an active officer covered by the FOP Legal Defense Plan, coverage for the HR-218 is automatically included. Retired officers are not eligible for participation in the FOP Legal Defense Plan, and therefore would need to purchase HR-218 coverage separately from the Plan.

Download the coverage booklet

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 Coverage Application (requires Acrobat Reader)



To get coverage follow the below link and complete the application via the SCFOP website. 

The state lodge handles the coverage!

Legal Defense Application


Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge #3

PO Box 62469 North Charleston, SC 29419 USA

843-744-7255 | eboard@scfop3.org


Tri-County Lodge #3 is a 501(c)8 non-profit organization

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