Patrick Yoes has dedicated his life to the service of others. He has been an active member in the Fraternal Order of Police since 1984. Over his career Patrick has served on commissions and charitable and community service boards. He is a strong law enforcement advocate. He has held leadership positions on his local, state and national Fraternal Order of Police boards.
Patrick’s unwavering path of service includes a commitment to education—his own as well as others. With degrees in Criminal Justice and Organizational Leadership, and a graduate of the FBI National Academy, his passion is empowering others with the tools to succeed.
With nearly 36 years as an active law enforcement officer, Patrick retired in 2020 from the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office, the sole law enforcement agency for St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, a suburb 18 miles west of New Orleans, LA. Patrick had oversight of the department’s Special Services Division responsible for a number of community outreach programs. He also served as the agency’s Public Information Officer. During his career with the agency, Patrick worked as a patrol deputy, patrol sergeant, school resource officer, and detective in the criminal investigation division, becoming commander of the Special Services Division.
Since joining the St. Charles (LA) local lodge #15 in 1984, he has held nearly every elected position, including eight terms as Lodge President. Patrick is also active on the state level, having served on the Louisiana State Lodge Executive Board for more than 22 years, ten as President. He is presently serving as Immediate Past President.
In 2000, Patrick 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.
In 2003, Patrick was elected National Sergeant-at-Arms; Patrick was then elected National Secretary in 2004. He passionately served as your National Secretary for 14 years prior to being elected President at the 64th Biennial Conference in 2019.
As President, it is Patrick’s mission to lead the Order in these changing times and finding solutions to the real issues facing our profession and our members.