The Board of Directors are Members of the Lodge who are elected as Officers of the Lodge. All Officers are nominated in May consistent with even number years. All Officers serve a term of two years and currently, there are no time limits.
Lodge President – Scott M. Hamilton
The Lodge President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lodge and presides at all meetings and all meetings of the Board. The Lodge President is responsible for the general management of the business of the Lodge and sees that all orders of the Lodge are carried into effect. The Lodge President also acts as a spokesman for the Lodge and maintains active contact with the Chiefs of Police, Mayors and City Councils, Sheriff, County Executive, County Administrator and County Council.
Scott is a retired Wicomico County Sheriff’s Deputy. He served the citizens of Wicomico County for 21 years after he began his career in July 2000. He continues to advocate for the active police officers of Wicomico County as the President of the FOP Lodge, and has been the President of the Lodge since 2020. Prior to becoming President of the Lodge, Scott was the Sergeant at Arms and has served on the Board of Directors since July 2018.
Lodge Vice-President – Brandon Caton
The Lodge Vice-President shall be vested with all the powers of the President during the absence of the President.
Brandon is a Sergeant with the Salisbury Police Department and began his career over 10 years ago. He currently serves as a Criminal Investigations Supervisor. Brandon has been the Vice-President since July 2018.
Secretary – Matt Thompsen
The Secretary has custody of all books, records, documents, Lodge Seal, and all official paraphernalia and equipment. The Secretary must also maintain the minutes of the Lodge and keep a record of Members, which is used to compute the Per Capita Tax.
Matt is a Sergeant with the Salisbury Police Department and began his career over 15 years ago. He currently serves as a Patrol Division Supervisor. Matt previously served as the Lodge Treasurer and has been a Board Member since 2016.
Treasurer – Jason Caputo
The Treasurer is the custodian of all funds of the Lodge. The Treasurer must keep an accurate account of all receipts and disbursements of funds and credit each account with funds as they occur.
Jason is a Corporal with the Salisbury Police Department and began his career over 18 years ago. He currently serves as a Patrol Division Supervisor. Jason previously served as the Lodge Secretary and has been a Board member since July 2018.
Sgt. at Arms – Mike Houck
The Sergeant at Arms is responsible for Lodge Security, maintaining order during meetings and oversees all ballots during the voting process.
Mike is a retired Wicomico County Sheriff’s Deputy. He served the citizens of Maryland for over 30 years after he began his career and also worked for the Princess Anne Police Department. Mike was the President of the Lodge in the late 1990’s and was one of the founding members in 1991 when he first became a police officer.
State Trustee – Hal Phillips
The State Trustee represents the Lodge at all meetings of the Maryland State Lodge. He shall also represent the Lodge at the State Biennial Conference and perform other reasonable duties as directed by President.
Hal is a Sergeant with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office and began his career over 22 years ago. He currently serves as a Patrol Division Supervisor. Hal previously served as the Lodge President and has been a Board member since July 2001.
Past President – Dr. Jessica Murphy, EdD.
The Immediate Past President remains on the Board of Directors and plays a vital role while providing mentor-ship to the current Lodge President.
Jessica is a First Sergeant with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office and began her career over 23 years ago. She currently serves as an Administrative Assistant Commander. Jessica previously served at the Lodge President and Vice-President. She also currently serves the Maryland State FOP Lodge as the State Conductor and has been a State Board Member since 2020.