C.O.P.S. Programs

National Peer Support

C.O.P.S. is in contact with the newly-bereaved surviving family as soon as possible. The National C.O.P.S Office is in contact with surviving families at least six times a year. They also send a rememberance card during the anniversary month of the officer's death.

National Counseling Support

Counseling is broken down into specific sessions during National Police Week. Examples of these sessions are: surviving co-workers, significant others, parents, siblings, and others.

C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens Program

During National Police Week, this is a special program devoted to children, 18 and younger, of officers lost in the line of duty. This gives the children a unique experience as they are surrounded by children who have experienced the same loss. There are also Summer Camps for surviving spouses and children ages six to 14 to attend and work with professionals together to help the healing process. The Wilderness Camps are for ages 15-20 and are focused around building self-esteem with those who have experienced the same loss.

C.O.P.S. Hands-On Program

These programs are meant to provide support to the specific groups who have experienced the loss of an office in the line of duty. These groups include Parents, Spouses, Siblings, Adult Children, and In-Laws.


The scholarship program provides assistance to surviving children and spouses of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. These scholarships are awarded three times a year. The amount each year is determined by the National Board of C.O.P.S.

For more information please visit www.nationalcops.org.