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CROWDRISE : Dec 06, 2011
Tax ID: 39-1935011
BASED: Portage, WI, United States


Supporting LE Survivors

The Wisconsin Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (WI C.O.P.S.) exists to minister to the needs of families and affected co-workers who have suffered the loss of a law enforcement officer in the line of duty. The Chapter will provide resources and support to assist in rebuilding the lives of those who have experienced the ultimate sacrifice of family or peer. Families and co-workers of any law enforcement officer that died in the line of duty and resides in Wisconsin may use the services of WI C.O.P.S.

Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. Furthermore, C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.

Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high.

C.O.P.S. was organized nationally in 1984 with 110 individual members. Today C.O.P.S. membership is over 30,000 families. Members include spouses, children, parents, siblings, fiances, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria. WI C.O.P.S. was founded in 1994 and is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors. All programs and services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri. Chapters function in several states at the grass-roots level working with the local survivors and all law enforcement agencies; Federal, State, County, Municipal, and Corrections.

C.O.P.S. programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors Grief Conference held in Washington, D.C. each May during National Police Week, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, C.O.P.S. Kids counseling reimbursement program, C.O.P.S. Kids Summer Camp, Outward Bound experiences for teens and young adults, Hands-On Programs for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, fiances, significant others, in-laws/extended family members, and co-workers, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.

Tax ID: 39-1935011 •


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