About C.O.P.S. Arizona
Each year, between one and six Arizona law enforcement 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. Arizona provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join, for the price paid is already too high.
C.O.P.S. Arizona’s membership is over 300 families; our members include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria.
We provide a Police Week Orientation for new surviving family members and co-workers, peer-support, and trial and parole support. We also host annual social events, such as our Summer Picnic and end of year Holiday Party, to bring surviving family members and co-workers together for an enjoyable and fun time.
We know a survivor's level of distress is directly affected by the agency's response to the tragedy. C.O.P.S. Arizona offers training and assistance to law enforcement agencies on how to respond to the tragic loss of a member of the law enforcement profession. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our programs and services are funded by private donations and supporter’s purchase of our state license plate, Families of Fallen Police Officers.
C.O.P.S. Arizona is a state chapter of National C.O.P.S. (C.O.P.S.), which was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members. Today C.O.P.S. nationwide membership is over 30,000 families. Members 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. 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.