Lodge #13 is made up of both active and retired Law Enforcement Officers in the North Metro Atlanta area. We serve the Cobb, Cherokee, Douglas and Paulding County area. We are the largest lodge in Georgia with 800+ members. Tradition dictates our first responsibly is to our members well being and the law enforcement community as a whole. We also have a long standing tradition of being active in our community and giving back via several of our community programs. Please click on our "Event Gallery" & "Community Outreach" to see how we are involved.
The Fraternal Order of Police is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 330,000 members in more than 2,200 lodges. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities.
Any full-time, sworn law enforcement officer with arrest power who is employed by a government entity may become a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Donate to one or all five of our children’s programs under our Cops & Kids Charity Banner. We sponsor a Back to School Program (supplies & backpacks), Holiday Food Bag Programs during Thanksgiving and Christmas, Paying off outstanding balances on our local school lunch program and our Cops and Kids Shopping Events during Christmas. Each of these programs are geared to benefit elementary aged children who attend mostly Title One Schools. Our shopping events pair Public Safety Officer in our area with the schools children as they shop.
The decision to name our lodge was left up to the charter members. The name they came up with was Kermit C. Sanders Lodge. The newly chartered lodge was given the identifier of #13. As a note, Kermit C. Sanders was Sheriff of Cobb County for more than 20 years and followed his father, Tom Sanders who was Sheriff for many years.