DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLICE UNION understands the importance of protecting the personal information of users of this site.  As such, we have established this Privacy Policy so that users will be aware of the information we collect and its use.  As a visitor to this site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.  We may make changes to our Privacy Policy. Changes will be posted on the Privacy Policy pages.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLICE UNION takes precautions to protect User personal Information submitted on this Website.  We have created safeguards to prevent unauthorized attempts to access or cause damage to information and systems on this site.

Information Collection and Use

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLICE UNION collects information in several ways on our Website. Personal information is collected when visitors sign up for membership, register for events, create an online profile, submit a comment or participate in an online community.

Submitting personal information is voluntary. When you voluntarily submit information, it constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the purpose(s) stated at the time of collection.

The type of information collected includes names, addresses, e‐mail address, telephone and fax numbers, and information on your preferences regarding membership.

Blog comments are voluntarily submitted. If you choose to submit a blog comment, only personal information that you voluntarily provide as part of the comment will be revealed.  All comments are moderated, and only those that comply with  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLICE UNION policy will be posted.

Information collected from other areas of the site may be used for billing purposes and to fulfill customer requests for information. Contact information may be used to contact users regarding their request.

At times, e‐mail and postal addresses are used to contact members in order to generate volunteer support for the organization or to send surveys to collect data for research. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLICE UNION does not sell its membership lists to third parties.

Sharing of Information

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLICE UNION uses outside sources for Website hosting. The ISPs have access to information stored in our Web databases and log files. The data is stored for display. The servers that store this information are in a secure environment provided by our hosting companies. Employees of the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLICE UNION who require information to perform a specific job such as fulfillment of requests for information have limited access to personally identifiable information to the extent necessary to fulfill the request.  We do not share users’ personal information with third parties.


Cookies are files stored on a user’s computer. They may correspond to a user but are not linked to any personally identifiable information.  For certain membership activities and other website uses, a log in may be required.  In this event, this login can be stored on the user’s computer in the cookies, and will reside on the user’s computer for an extended period of time. The cookies are used to maintain log‐in information.

Log Files

This Website may track visitors’ site use.  This tracking is for the sole purpose of collecting statistics as to what parts of the site are being most used by visitors to the site, in order to improve the function and the quality of the site for users. THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLICE UNION does not share log files with third parties.

Special Offers

Occasionally, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLICE UNION will send its members information on union membership, resources, events, and special promotions.  Out of respect for members’ privacy, users may decline receipt of these notices.  Users may opt out by selecting the opt-out choices placed on promotional email communications; by contacting the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLICE UNION directly at 202-548-8300 or by email at tfinnegan@fop-mpd.com and requesting removal from all email, fax and mailing lists.   It will require approximately 2 weeks before complete removal from the lists.  In the interim, please accept our apologies if you receive any communications during this 2 week period.


THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLICE UNION Website displays links to other sites, which may be useful to Users.    We alert our Users that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. When you click on links to other sites, please be aware that you are leaving DCPoliceUnion.com.

This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected on this site.

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