Communication is essential to the success of any organization. We live in an era where we are surrounded by methods of communication — computers, smart phones, watches, etc. The Crescent City Lodge tries to make the best use of these tools. This article is intended to try to summarize those communication efforts so you can get the most out of your FOP membership.
First, the National FOP has a website available to all of its 325,000 members. There is plenty of information on the NFOP website and all members can register for access to the member only areas of the website.
The Louisiana FOP website is www.lafop.net
Next, the Crescent City Lodge of the FOP has a website. On our website, you can find a calendar of events, information relative to membership, links to the New Orleans Civil Service Rules, and links to our Facebook page and Twitter account. There is also current information about the FOP Legal Defense Plan. In addition, there are articles on specific topics and general information, such as minutes from the monthly FOP meeting.
The Crescent City Lodge also has a smartphone app which is available for Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app can be found at the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. The app provides handy access to useful information, including contact information for our attorneys and Board members and a calendar of events. A link to the app can be found at the bottom of this article.
The FOP CCL2 smartphone app is sometimes used to send push notifications to our members. Make sure to tell iOS or Android to allow notifications for the FOP CCL2 app.
The FOP calendar can also be accessed as follows:
XML – https://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/fopccl2%40gmail.com/public/basic
iCal – https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/fopccl2%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
HTML – https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=fopccl2%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Chicago
There is an FOPNO Facebook Group which can be found at: www.facebook.com/groups/fopno
The Crescent City Lodge of the FOP has a Twitter account – @FOPNO
The Louisiana FOP has a Twitter account – @LouisianaFOP
The National FOP has a Twitter account – @GLFOP
My Twitter account is – @dlivaccari
Of course, there is this website, Signal 108, which is not officially an FOP property, but I try to include information applicable to law enforcement officers, including FOP members. If any FOP members wish to draft an article for publication on this website, feel free to contact me.
Finally, we are all available by email or by telephone.