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Concerns of Police Survivors — Rebuilding Shattered Lives
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Concerns of Police Survivors was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members. Today C.O.P.S....
Our Mission:

Provide resources to assist in the rebuilding of 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.
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We are committed to honoring the fallen by rebuilding, educating, and supporting law enforcement survivors and agencies with excellence, integrity, and compassion.

Traumas of Law Enforcement

2015 Online Registration is NOW OPEN.

Click HERE to register your agency!

Each year, C.O.P.S. provides information to America's law enforcement agencies on how to appropriately respond to officers and their families affected by line-of-duty traumas through the "Traumas of Law Enforcement" trainings.  At these trainings, instructors  will also present information regarding disability, critical incidents, and police suicide.

These trainings are presented over three days and include 21-hours of class time.  Now in its 20th year, the"Traumas of Law Enforcement" training has been described as "the best training I have taken in my entire law enforcement career" by many officers who have attended.

See below for a training in your area:

January 12-14, 2015 - Miami, Florida (Metro Dade area) (Registration Deadline - December 22, 2014)

February 23-25, 2015 - Cedar Hill, Texas

March 9-11, 2015 - Arlington, Virginia

March 23-25, 2015 - Anchorage, Alaska

March 30 - April 1, 2015 - Long Beach, California

April 13-15, 2015 - Memphis, Tennessee

April 27-29, 2015 - Billings, Montana

June 1-3, 2015 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Second Annual DPS Memorial 5K a resounding success!

Event raised more than $9,000 while honoring fallen DPS Officers

The 2nd Annual DPS Memorial 5K was held on Sunday, September 28, at Reid Park in Tucson.

There were 276 participants, including phantom runners, in the event that was held to honor each of DPS’s 29 fallen Officers and also raise money for the Arizona Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) organization.

Through corporate sponsorships, entry fees and the sale of commemorative items like challenge coins and t-shirts, the event raised more than $9,000.

Most of those participating in the event were DPS employees and their family mem­bers, but other participants included surviv­ing loved ones of fallen DPS officers and DPS retirees. Members of several area law enforcement agencies and groups also showed up to participate.

Overall, the feedback (the committee received) was very positive about this year’s event and the addition of the DPS Ranger helicopter and DPS vehicle displays were well re­ceived. This year’s race committee con­sisted of Sgt. Trent and Nancy Adamson, Officer Josh and Ashley Wilhelm, and Captain Jenna Mitchell.

The committee expressed sincere ap­preciation to the Department for all of their support and the following individuals support to the race committee was especially wor­thy of individual recognition: Anni Fos­ter, Jimmy Jertson, Gary Keltz, Noranne Lenox, Lisa Campoy, Brian Amos, Neah Layno, Paul Maine, and the DPS Honor Guard.

Plans are already underway for the 3rd Annual DPS Memorial 5K, tentatively scheduled for Sunday, October 4, 2015.

This year’s 5K winners were:

Men’s Champion - Rusty Mace

Men’s 2nd Place - Richard Maine

Women’s Champion - Erica Cramer

Women’s 2nd Place - Angela Vargas

Men’s Best Rucker - Ariel Hernandez- Frayre and his Pug, Johnny Cash

Women’s Best Rucker - Ashley Wilhelm carrying her two babies

 

See all the photos from the event on our facebook page at: www.facebook.com/COPSArizona

Arizona Blue Alert Signed Into Law!

In partnership with the Arizona Highway Patrol Association, we are pleased to announce that the Arizona Blue Alert was officially signed into law.  The National Blue Alert is a nationwide initiative to alert the public about an officer that has been killed or injured in the line of duty.  The public is then alerted, similar to the Amber Alert, to send in tips about a suspect(s) at large.  Representative Justin Pierce introduced the bill with support from C.O.P.S..  The formal bill ceremony took place July 31st, 2014 with Governor Brewer.  AHPA is looking forward to this alert executed out with the support of the Department of Public Safety (D.P.S.), media and our engaged citizens. 

 

Coverage from the Bill Signing:

KPHO: http://www.kpho.com/story/26162785/brewer-set-to-sign-arizonas-blue-alert-law

KTAR: http://ktar.com/22/1755067/Arizona-starts-Blue-Alert-system-to-catch-those-who-assault-police

TUCSON NEWS NOW: http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/26168099/brewer-signs-arizonas-blue-alert-law-to-catch-dangerous-criminals

AZFAMILY 3TV: http://www.azfamily.com/news/Blue-Alert-System-takes-effect-Thursday-helps-officers--269400651.html

KGUN 9: http://www.jrn.com/kgun9/news/Arizona-adopts-Blue-Alert-system-269640041.html

12 NEWS: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2014/07/30/12news-blue-and-silver-alerts-arizona/13368893/

FOX 10: http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/clip/10425045/blue-alert-to-be-signed-into-law

ABC 15: http://www.abc15.com/news/state/emergency-notification-system-for-criminals-acting-against-police-officers-to-be-signed-thursday

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