Iowa Concerns of Police Survivors, C.O.P.S. 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. Iowa C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to provide ongoing 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. Iowa C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join Iowa C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high.
All donations made to Iowa C.O.P.S. stays in Iowa to support Iowa survivors. Monies are used to support such activities as sending families to National Police Week in Washington, DC, the funeral response team, cost of training, and other related activities.