Brother Yoes has been a proud member in the Fraternal Order of Police for over 33 years. He has held multiple leadership positions, including seven terms as local lodge president.
Patrick is also active on the Louisiana State Lodge Executive Board for more than 24 years. He is presently serving as Immediate Past President.
Pat was recognized as the National Fraternal Order of Police Jack Dudek Member of the Year in recognition of his service and dedication to his community, his department, and the FOP on the local, state and national levels.
Brother Yoes as been serving the membership as National Secretary since 2004.
Patrick recently transitioned from full time to part time with the St. Charles Sheriff's Office, a suburb of New Orleans since 1984. Patrick had oversight of the department's Special Services Division responsible for several community programs and is the agency's Public Information Officer. Patrick has held assignments in patrol, school resource, and criminal investigations division, before becoming Commander of the Special Services Division.
Patrick is the author of Chest Deep and Rising: The Hurricane Katrina Nightmare documenting the Fraternal Order of Police's role in supporting first responders during the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Portions of the proceeds book are donated to the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation, which has provided nearly $1 million to the nearly 2,000 FOP members left homeless by the Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Patrick has a Bachelors of Science in Organizational Leadership from Mountain State University. He also received an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Nicholls State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Send e-mail to National Secretary Patrick Yoes.
There is tremendous power in creating partnerships with the public. Corporate partners and individual citizen friendships equally help build the bond of trust that has a tremendous impact that pay off exponentially during times of crisis. As we move into the next era of policing, I believe that this is an essential ingredient in the continued success of our profession.
A necessary part of the work that the National Board does is working with elected officials at every level. I appreciate the trust that the membership has placed in me to work with lawmakers. I have fought hard to protect the integrity of our profession and preserve the rights we enjoy while making improvements along the way.