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

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 in 1984 with 110 individual members.  Today, C.O.P.S. membership is over 51,000 survivors.  Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and co-workers of officers who have died 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 Adventure 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. 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.


P.O. Box 3199 
846 Old South 5

Camdenton, MO 65020
Phone:  573-346-4911
Fax:  573-346-1414




Ways to Donate

  • Click here to donate securely online through  Give Direct.  Choose a one time contribution or set up a recurring donation based on your giving preferences.

  • To donate by mail, simply click the icon to download the form, print it, and mail the completed donor form. 

  • To donate to Concerns of Police Survivors by phone, call (573) 346-4911.

  • Federal, military and postal employees can contribute to C.O.P.S. through the Combined Federal Campaign.  C.O.P.S. is #11183 in the CFC.  Click the icon to sign up.

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