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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


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10/23/2023 4:00:00 AM Member News

Police Support Nonprofit’s Mission Help Help People After Incarceration

Jacksonville, Florida – Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Jacksonville Lodge 5-30 announced its commitment to be the Title Sponsor of the third annual Mulligans for Hope Golf Tournament on October 30, 2023, at the beautiful Atlantic Beach Country Club.  Funds raised during the tournament will support Operation New Hope’s nonprofit programming that provides workforce training, mental health services, transitional housing, and job placement for people looking to rebuild their lives after involvement with the criminal justice system.


FOP and Operation New Hope have a shared mission of promoting public safety. FOP Jacksonville Lodge 5-30 represents more than 3,000 active and retired law enforcement officers and is the 7th largest lodge in the country. And with over 24 years’ experience providing job readiness training and reentry services in Northeast Florida, Operation New Hope has been recognized as one of the most experienced and credible organizations in the country that provides reentry services. They have now helped over 10,000 people reconnect to the workforce, their families, and our communities. Their work has been praised by the last four White House Administrations, federal, state, and local representatives, law enforcement officers, and business leaders.


“We are in the business of giving people mulligans,” said Operation New Hope’s President and CEO Reggie Fullwood. “Like in golf, the practice of granting a mulligan is a kind gesture to make good on an otherwise bad shot– an opportunity to correct after making a mistake. And we are so thankful to the FOP for their service to our community and for supporting our mission to offer people second chances. It speaks volumes when the police are investing in helping to break the cycle of incarceration.”


“We are proud to support Operation New Hope and all the work they do to help reconnect people with the workforce, their families and their communities,” said Randy Reaves, Jacksonville FOP President. “We believe in the support they provide and know that their organization has a positive impact on our community.”


Learn more about the Mulligans for Hope Golf Tournament –



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The purpose of the Fraternal Order of Police is to bring the highest quality of life to its members and the community we live in. They push for fair and equitable working conditions and salaries to attract the best people to perform the stressful and often thankless job of being a professional police or corrections officer. They will continue to support our community by supporting charitable organizations and projects, which enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Duval County.


Operation New Hope’ now offers pre-release reentry services at over 30 facilities across Florida. They deliver our post-release reentry services at their Ready4Work program locations in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orlando, and Cocoa, Florida. To meet the critical needs of the 27,000+ people who are released from Florida’s jails and prisons every year, Operation New Hope will continue to expand their Statewide Reentry Network and is excited to open a new program location in Tampa in early 2024. To learn more, please visit www.operationnewhope.org.


Media Contact:

Amanda Mahan, Chief Communications Officer for Operation New Hope

Cell –904.576.2967