HISTORY Timeline

In October, 1971, a group of Christian officers began to pray as to how they could effectively share Christ with lost officers around them. As a result of those prayers, the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers (FCPO) was born.

1971 - Two Los Angeles Police officers attend a Bible Seminar in Long Beach, California, unbeknownst to each other, and recognize each other along with a number of other LAPD officers. They begin meeting regularly to read and study the Bible.

1972 - The group begins to call themselves "The Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers".

1974 - The Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers is officially incorporated.

1975 - Major FCPO conferences are held and new chapters are developed across the U.S.

1978 - FCPO regional conferences begin.

1979 - FCPO has 1,009 members and 989 associate members.

1983 - FCPO reaches its goal of 100 chapters.

God bless you for all your good work keeping the FCPO on the right track."

Ralph Evans, member of first FCPO Board of Directors           

1988 - The FCPO-USA National Office moves from Los Angeles, CA to Chattanooga, TN.

1992 - FCPO-USA hires its first full-time staff member, C. Grant Wolf, as Executive Director.

2000 - First international mission trip.

2001 - First FCPO fundraising golf tournament is held, becoming an annual event.

2004 - FCPO-USA website launched.

2005 - FCPO-USA and FCPO-Canada unite to provide $150,000 to Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.

2010 - The book, "Onward and Upward: A History of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers" , is written.

2014 - FCPO has now chartered 236 chapters across the U.S.

2015 - A new responsive website is launched to better serve FCPO-USA members and supporters.

Us old timers are so pleased that you are carrying on what we had the privilege of starting in the '70s. I am pleased with the way the FCPO is being ran. I praise the Lord for His continuing work among peace officers, and using some of us to begin the work." 

Jack Kistler, member of first FCPO Board of Directors

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Onward & Upward

For a complete, in-depth look at the history of FCPO, we recommend Onward & Upward: A History of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers by Stephen Martini.
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