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Traumas of Law Enforcement
In 2010, the Fort Worth Police Officers’ Award Foundation approved funding for Traumas of Law Enforcement training for Fort Worth Police Officers by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). This three-day course dedicates one day to preparing and handling line-of-duty death, one day to the cumulative stress on an officer, one half day to police suicide, and one half day to the “traumatized officer”. C.O.P.S. has presented this training to nearly 8,000 individuals from law enforcement community.
The C.O.P.S. mission is to provide 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. 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.
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. C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives knowing that a survivor’s level of distress is directly affected by the agency’s response to the tragedy. C.O.P.S., therefore, offers training and assistance to law enforcement agencies nationwide on how to respond to the tragic loss of a member of the law enforcement profession.
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