The National Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. (NACOP) is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Florida in May 1967.
One of our most visible projects is the operation and maintenance of The American Police Hall of Fame & Museum in Titusville, FL. This 50,000 sq ft facility houses over 11,000 artifacts from law enforcement history, a beautiful and solemn memorial with over 9,000 names of fallen officers engraved on its marble walls, and a wide variety of displays and exhibits to educate, entertain and inspire visitors.
We also serve the families of disabled and paralyzed officers through our holiday and birthday gift program for children ages 0-17, our college scholarship program, our summer camp funding initiative, and so much more. We publish Chief of Police Magazine bi-monthly for law enforcement leadership nationwide. We have also invested almost $1 million in providing trained K9 units for 100 law enforcement agencies in 31 states.
We operate the hall of fame and museum in concert with our sister organization, The American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens. AFP& CC operates the Police Family Surivor Fund which takes care of the families of fallen officers, providing emergency funds to the family in the wake of a tragedy, birthday & holiday gifts to the children each year until age 18, college scholarships, summer camp funds, and much more.
We exist to not only support and honor our men and women in blue, but to make the general public aware of the daily service and sacrifice of our officers and their leadership. America’s law enforcement officers are critical to our stability as a nation and to the security of every community therein. And our mission to stand for and with them is a sacred trust.