The HPOU Board of Directors has voted unanimously to support a Louisiana sheriff’s officer for national president of the Fraternal Order of Police.
The man the Union wants to head the FOP is Patrick J. Yoes, a long-time sheriff’s officer from St. Charles Sheriff’s Department in Hahnville, Louisiana. Yoes has served as national FOP secretary since 2004.
The national FOP convention will be held the week of Aug. 15 in New Orleans – providing Yoes with a “home field advantage.”
HPOU will send 35 delegates among the several thousand who will be voting in the election.
Yoes has an impressive resume. He has been endorsed by more than 100 FOP lodge leaders from throughout the country, and he especially emphasizes his accomplishments as FOP national secretary for the last 15 years.
Among them are that he has:
• Saved FOP tens of thousands of dollars by instituting a competitive bidding process.
• Embraced technology, making FOP’s efforts more effective and efficient.
• Expanded communications nationally through enhancements to the FOP national Journal and electronic newsletters.
• Made himself accessible to the membership to a level never before experienced.
• Personalized service in National Headquarters with a simple philosophy – “You call with a problem, whoever answers the phone inherits that problem until we either fix it or put you in touch with someone who can.”
Yoes’ law enforcement background includes publishing, management, and marketing and forecasting. In his 32 years of experience, he has planned and implemented multiple projects within budget and on time. He is adept at organizing work and resolving day-to-day issues as they come up.