Tyler Patrolman's Police Association

President’s Message

As President of the Tyler Patrolman’s Association and on behalf of our membership, I would like to welcome you to our website and take this opportunity to introduce you to our organization. The Tyler Patrolman’s Association was founded in 1981 and has represented Tyler Police Officers for the last forty years.

In 2018 we became a chartered Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. Our organization is the sole representation for the hard-working men and women of the Tyler Police Department. The number of our FOP Lodge, 182, is not just a number that was randomly assigned to us- 182 is the badge number of Officer Eugene Vickers, the last Tyler Police Officer to give his life in the line of duty.

Our members are not just Police Officers. We are your neighbors and part of the community that we work to protect. Our members spend countless hours of their off-duty time helping to improve the lives of those around them but while on duty, they stand ready to protect and serve. We have sworn an oath to protect and serve and are committed to doing so with the utmost respect for the people that we are sworn to protect.

We are currently focusing our efforts on building bridges and lines of communication within our community. We know that we need your support to perform our jobs to the best of our ability. With this in mind, we invite you to contact us with any comments or concerns that you may have. We want the Tyler community to be the best it can be and that means working WITH the citizens that we protect and serve to achieve a safer, better community.

As the President of this great Association, I want to assure you that we are here for you and will work to earn and keep the incredible amount of support that you have shown us throughout the years. We do not take your support for granted and look forward to working with you to make the City of Tyler the best it can be.

Look forward to hearing from you.

T. Pride

Tyler Pride


Tyler Patrolman’s Association Fraternal Order of Police-Lodge 182
To Protect and Serve with Honor