Sticky Holsters is proud to support the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), a non-profit organization that supports the families and co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty. C.O.P.S. was founded in 1984 with just 110 members, but that number has grown to over 48,000 survivors.
Those survivors include the spouses, siblings, parents, significant others, and co-workers of slain officers. Among its many resources, C.O.P.S. provides a slew of programs for its survivors, including the Siblings Retreat, the C.O.P.S. Kids Camp, and the National Conference on Law Enforcement Wellness and Trauma.
The Conference, which takes place each year during National Police Week, is a wellness-minded event focused on proactively addressing the stress that officers accumulate throughout their careers. Active and retired officers are encouraged to attend as well as their spouses or significant others, counselors, and peer supporters. C.O.P.S. also works tirelessly to train law enforcement agencies regarding their responses to tragedy. Quite often, the amount of distress for a survivor is directly impacted by the agency’s response.
C.O.P.S. provides educational support and assistance to ensure these times of loss and sadness are handled with the utmost care. The C.O.P.S. National Office is located in Camdenton, Missouri, but the organization has over 50 chapters throughout the country so they can work directly with the survivors. Survivors must register as members, but there is no cost for the services C.O.P.S. provides.
Thus, the organization is funded through grants and charitable donations. To support C.O.P.S. and learn more about their work, visit concernsofpolicesurvivors.org.