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.

C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members.  Today the membership at C.O.P.S. is over 47,000 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, standing at 50 Chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots level.

A sampling of the programs held each year by C.O.P.S.:

  • 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
  • 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. 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. programs and services are funded almost entirely by grants and donations.

As the CEO of Red Warden, I invite laptop computer and tablet owners from all corners of the earth to support this amazing organization. If you do not purchase our laptop computer & tablet tracker security product, but you believe in their cause, nothing would make us happier than to know you are inspired to support Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) on your own and donate to this worthy non-profit.  Learn more here: