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Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Grant

In God We Trust Foundation, Inc has thankfully and respectfully granted and award $60,00 to C.O.P.S. for childrens' education in these subject areas.

C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members. Today C.O.P.S. membership is over 37,000 survivors. Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria. C.O.P.S. is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors. All programs and services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri. C.O.P.S. has over 50 Chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots level.

C.O.P.S. programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors' Conference held each May during National Police Week, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, "C.O.P.S. Kids" counseling reimbursement program, the "C.O.P.S. Kids" Summer Camp, "C.O.P.S. Teens" Outward Bound experience for young adults, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, extended family, and co-workers, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.

C.O.P.S. conducts various programs with granted assistance. One for example is Kids/Teen Program at National Police Week. In this program, children and siblings who have lost a parent or sibling to a line-of-duty death can participate in special educational activities and individual instruction on subjects useful to the individual. Another is C.O.P.S. Kids Camp for surviving 6-14 year old children of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty by providing special educational activities and individual instruction on subjects useful to the children and for the purpose of improving or developing their capabilities, enabling surviving children and siblings to grow into positive, successful young adults.

C.O.P.S. knows that a survivor's level of distress is directly affected by the agency's response to the tragedy. C.O.P.S., therefore, offers training and assistance to law enforcement agencies nationwide on how to respond to the tragic loss of a member of the law enforcement profession. C.O.P.S. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. C.O.P.S. programs and services are funded by grants and donations.

Material sourced with permission from https://www.nationalcops.org