Frequently Asked Questions
We'll gladly answer any question you might have, but there’s a good chance someone else has already asked it. We've compiled some of the more common questions below. If you still can't find the answer you're looking for, please click here to contact us.
Do you partner with any other organizations?
Yes. FCPO-USA maintains strategic partnerships with other reputable organizations in order to combine forces and resources to reach common goals. Our ministry partners are RightNow Media, FamilyLife Retreats and Seminars, Badge of Hope Ministries, Covered Law Enforcement, Pointman Leadership Institute, Christian Law Enforcement Resources, Sheepdog Safety Training, and occasionally other organizations.
What is the symbolism of the FCPO logo?
The FCPO logo is in the form of a circle, which indicates Christ's never ending love for us. In the center is an open Bible, representing God's Word. Above it is a ray of gold, signifying Heaven. The colors surrounding it (and their meaning) are:
- Red, which stands for Christ's blood shed on the cross;
- White, showing what happens to our sin when covered by His blood;
- Blue, indicating the waters of baptism;
- Green, denoting new life in Christ and growth in Him;
- Yellow, for Heaven and the streets of gold.
Do you sell FCPO merchandise?
This is one of the most common questions we are asked. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we cannot sell merchandise (t-shirts, caps, mugs, etc.) from the national home office. We do, however, provide high-resolution copies of our logo, in various formats, to our local chapter leaders across the nation. They are then able to get t-shirts and/or other items made locally for their chapter members. Please contact your local FCPO chapter for merchandise information. If no chapter exists in your area, we will provide, upon request, high-resolution copies of our logo to any active member who wishes to have items produced for their individual use.
How do I find out if there is already an FCPO chapter near me?
There are always new FCPO chapters starting up across the United States. See all FCPO chapter locations here. All active chapters will have a contact person listed; inactive chapter listings will refer you back to the national home office.
FCPO-USA welcomes all donations, whether designated for a specific project or not. However, your gift to the general fund (where most needed) gives us the flexibility to address our most urgent needs at the moment. If your gift recurs on a monthly basis, it also helps form a reliable source of funding that FCPO-USA can count on to help us fulfill the mission of this ministry.
Why do you emphasize recurring giving?
Giving a recurring gift is a convenient and efficient way to support the ministry of FCPO-USA as well as keeping your membership current. Monthly donations form a reliable source of funding that FCPO-USA can count on to help us fulfill the mission of this ministry. Your recurring online donation is secure and flexible. If you need to make changes, such as the amount and/or frequency of your gift, or updating your card information, you may do so anytime by contacting the FCPO-USA National Home Office. Your request will be handled promptly.
What is your financial policy?
FCPO-USA believes we have a responsibility to be faithful stewards and to maintain integrity and openness in our financial practices. Because God supplies us with resources for ministry through individual contributions, we recognize our accountability both to Him and to our donors. Therefore, FCPO-USA is committed to sound fiscal policies and transparency.
Gifts for the support of the ministries of The Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA will be received at the FCPO-USA National Home Office at 105 Lee Parkway, Suite C, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421. Additional gifts will also be received from time to time by the members of local chapters across the U.S. through their various fundraising efforts. Contributions to FCPO-USA are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Designated gifts to the support of FCPO-USA ministries are greatly appreciated and a receipt will be issued for all deductible gifts for tax purposes. Occasionally, however, we receive more contributions for a given project than can be wisely applied to that project. When a particular need is over-funded, our solicitations for that need will be discontinued and otherwise designated funds may, at the discretion and direction of the Board of Directors, be applied to cover similar needs that are still under-funded, or broader needs that fall within the scope of FCPO-USA's ministry.
Can I see FCPO-USA's IRS documents?
Does the FCPO give my name to other organizations?
No. Out of respect for individuals' privacy, FCPO-USA does not sell or rent our mailing list to other organizations wishing to use the names and addresses of our supporters. We maintain tight security on our list of friends and supporters.
What about your links to other sites? Are they safe?
Our site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which FCPO-USA has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the policy statements on all such sites, as their policies may be different than those of FCPO-USA.