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    Office Administrator
    Curtis Finke


    (800) 752-5707

    Curtis, a Sergeant with the Jefferson City Police Department and Secretary of Lodge #19, is a critical part of the State FOP's success.  In his role as the Office Administrator/Manager, Curtis oversees the day-to-day activities for the State that include subordinate lodge's new member submissions, updated membership records, per-capita taxes and daily upkeep of Lodge #100.  Curtis' attention to detail and constant communication with the National FOP Office allows for up-to-date records and quick access to assist members in need across the State. 

    Jay Schroeder



    Jay was elected as the MO State Lodge President in June 2022.  Jay is also the President of Lodge 68, St Louis Police Officers Association.  He has been a police officer for 18 years.

    Executive Vice President
    Brad Lemon



    Brad currently serves as the Executive Vice President for the State FOP Executive Board.

    Brad began serving as President of Lodge 99 in May, 2014. Brad joined the Fraternal Order of Police in 1992 when he graduated from the police academy as a Kansas City Missouri Police Officer.  He joined the Lodge 99 Executive Board in 2009 and has served as the 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, and the Executive Vice President.  Brad has chaired the Labor Services Committee since 2009.

    During his tenure on the Executive Board Lodge 99, he received recognition for both the sworn members, below the rank of Captain, and most of the department’s non-sworn members.  In 2010 the first collective bargaining contract in the department’s history was completed which provided protections for every member in the sworn bargaining unit.  The Lodge purchased a 15,000 square building and now houses its offices, a five thousand square foot meeting and event space along with the Law Offices of McCauley and Roach.

    In 2013, Brad and the Lodge 99's Executive Board finalized negotiations regarding a lawsuit settlement against the Board of Police Commissioners and Kansas City over a health care issue.  The subsequent settlement brought pay raises and pension contribution increases that will guarantee full funding of the pension fund.  In that same year, the work by the Executive Board successfully lobbied the state’s legislative bodies and returned its members their political rights, the first time in 74 years.

    Brad has served on the city’s Health Care Committee, Pension Committee and Blue Ribbon Commission on the Local Control of the Police Department. He also serves on the National Fraternal of Police Pension Committee.  Brad has attended numerous State and National FOP conferences, training seminars and labor summits.

    Brad has served in Metro, Center, East, and Shoal Creek Patrol Divisions, along with the Tactical Response Team of the Kansas City, MO Police Department.  He has also served in several investigative elements, including Narcotics, Property Crimes and Violent Crimes.  He was promoted to Sergeant after making the 1997 Sergeant’s list.

    Brad and Shelly’s two families have blended into one.  They have three children and five grandchildren. 

    Jeremy Bowman



    Jeremy was elected as the Missouri State FOP Secretary in June, 2022.

    Jeremy is the President of Lodge 19, having previously been engaged as Lodge 19's trustee for several years.  His daily operation of Lodge 19 includes maintaining a collective bargaining agreement with the City of Jefferson and being active in local city government workings to stay atop the betterment of police officers, their work environment, their wages and maintaining an active role as peer support to those involved in critical incidents. 

    Jeremy is currently assigned as a Detective for the Jefferson City Police Department, having formerly been a K9 Officer, and has been a police officer for 20 years.

    Paul Brooks



    Paul was elected as the Missouri State FOP Treasurer in August, 2020.

    Paul has been the Executive Vice President of Lodge 50 since 2003 and handles a lot of the day to day duties for Lodge 50.

    Paul is currently assigned as a Detective for the Grandview Missouri Police Department and has been a police officer for 23 years.

    Paul is well versed regarding the legal , labor services we provide to our members and is excellent at taking care of the membership's needs.

    1st Vice President
    Don Van



    Don was elected as 1st Vice President in 2024, having previously been the 2nd Vice President since 2022.

    He began his career in law enforcement as an MPO in the US Army
    (1975) and is currently a Deputy with the St. Charles County Sheriff
    Department. Don has been with the department for 37 years.

    He joined FOP Lodge 15 in 1991, where he has held the positions of
    Conductor, Sergeant-at-Arms, 2 nd Vice President, and 1 st Vice President.
    His current office is President of FOP Lodge 15; he has held this office
    since 2016.

    Don considers it an honor to serve on the Missouri State FOP Executive

    2nd Vice President
    Doug Blodgett



    Doug was elected as 2nd Vice President of the Executive Board during the Missouri State Conference in 2024.

    Doug has 20 years of law enforcement experience and is currently employed with the Independence Police Department, in addition to being an Executive Board member of Lodge #1.

    Previously, Doug spent 12 years as an Executive Board member of Lodge #50, and past Chairman of the Jackson County Deputies' Associate.

    Sergeant at Arms
    Chris Welsh



    Chris Welsh recently retired as a police corporal with 25 years’ service with the Springfield Police Department.  Chris worked in the Community Service Sections where he was in charge of operational plans for anything from presidential visits to marathons.  During his time at the PD Chris developed and led the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT).  The CIT program currently has over 50 officers and Chris was recognized with national and statewide awards. Chris also served as a leader on the Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Team.

    Chris served as the Springfield Police Officers Association President.  During his time in office the union negotiated very large pay increases and benefits for the first of five contracts with the city.  He feels his most important function was starting a mental health program for officers and their family members free of charge.  Chris is currently the 1st Vice President for the Missouri Fraternal of Police and the co-chair of the disaster response team for the state of Missouri. 

    Immediate Past President / Labor Chair
    Rick Inglima


    (816) 509-7911

    Rick, a Sergeant at Lee's Summit PD, is the Immediate Past President of the State Lodge and was the State Lodge President from June 2016 until June 2022.  Prior to holding the office of President, Rick held the office of Executive Vice President for 10 years.  His service to the Missouri State Lodge began in 2000 when he was first elected as the 2nd VP.   Rick chairs the State Labor Committee, and is a member of the National FOP Labor Committee.  Rick is also the president of FOP Lodge #50.

    Contact him for any Missouri FOP questions or concerns.

    Chairman of the Trustees
    Ron Orr



    Ron is a 29 year veteran of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and retired as a Master Detective. Originally from Washington State, he served in the United States Marine Corps and afterwards attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice.

    He has been an active member of Kansas City FOP Lodge #99 since its inception and has held several positions on the Executive Board, including President. Ron serves as Lodge 99’s State Trustee and is a member of its Political Action Committee. He has previously served as the Missouri State FOP Sergeant at Arms and currently holds the position of Chairman of Trustees.

    National Trustee / Legislative Director / Immediate Past President
    Kevin Ahlbrand


    (314) 452-3752

    Kevin, our National Trustee, was the Missouri State Lodge President for 10 years before stepping down in 2016 and maintained the Immediate Past President role for many years.  Prior to that, he held the office of 1st Vice President for 6 years.  Kevin agreed to stay on as our Legislative Director and along with our lobbyist will direct the majority of our legislative and political efforts.  Kevin is a Sergeant with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

    Contact Kevin for any information regarding Missouri legislation.

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