Rick is a Sergeant at Lee's Summit PD and has been the State Lodge President since June of 2016. 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 of your Missouri FOP questions or concerns.
Matt is serving the remaining term at Secretary for Brother Kohnen who lost his battle with cancer. He was first elected to 2nd VP at the State Conference in August 2020 and appointed to Secretary in October 2021.
Matt is a Police Officer for the St Louis County Police Department and has been a member of the FOP for over 15 years. He has served as the Sergeant at Arms and Treasurer for Lodge 15. He has served as the Treasurer for the St Louis County Police Association, Lodge 111 and currently works as the Business Manager for Lodge 111.
Matt runs the day-to-day operations of Lodge 111 which includes labor contract negotiations for four separate bargaining units, representing bargaining unit members on administrative investigations, support members during critical incidents, enforcing the CBAs by filing grievances and handling informal resolutions, and working with State and Local politicians on legislation.
Matt is passionate about fighting for the rights of police officers.
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.
Kevin is our Immediate Past President and National Trustee. Prior to his current role, Kevin was the Missouri State Lodge President for 10 years before stepping down. 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.