Preamble of Warwick Lodge #7
Whereas, we the members of Warwick Lodge #7 do hereby:
Declare it shall be the purpose of the Lodge to secure improved wages, medical benefits, working conditions, and other advantages for its members through negotiations and collective bargaining, and through other lawful methods; that we shall not strike, or by concerted action, cause a cessation of the performance of police duties.
Recognize the mortal, intellectual, social, and economic benefits as they pertain to police officers and their families from our Lodge and incorporation within the Fraternal Order of Police.
Strive to cultivate the mutual friendships or fraternity brought about by our association and incorporation within the Fraternal Order of Police.
Design to foster and encourage the highest degree of skill, efficiency, discipline, and loyalty among police officers of the City of Warwick.
Pledge to promote the enforcement of law and order and to increase the efficiency of the law enforcement profession and thereby more firmly establish the confidence and support of the public in the service dedicated to the protection of law, life and liberty.
Pledge to support and defend the Constitution and By-Laws of the United States of America, the Constitution and laws of the State of Rhode Island, and the laws of the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
Agree to be governed by the Constitution and By-Laws of the Fraternal Order of Police Grand Lodge and the Constitution and By-Laws of Warwick Lodge #7.