About Us

Who We Are

The Columbia Police Officers Association is a Fraternal Association of law enforcement officers from the Columbia, Missouri area and a lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.  The CPOA is incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation under Missouri statutes.


The Columbia Police Officers Association exists to serve as a unified voice for its Members, to foster public support for its Members, to improve the safety, benefits, and other working conditions of its Members, to promote professional relationships among its Members, and to otherwise advance the social, professional, and education undertakings of its Members.


“I am the Police, and I am here to arrest you. You have broken the law.
I did not write the law, I may even disagree with the law, but I will enforce it. Nothing will stop me from placing you in a steel cage with bars.
Behind my badge is a heart like yours. I bleed, I think, I love, and yes, I can be killed. And although I am but one man, I have thousands of brothers and sisters who would die for me and I for them. We stand watch together.

I am fate with a badge and a gun. The Thin-Blue-Line, protecting the prey from the predators, the good from the bad. We are the Police.”

-End of Watch