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Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS)

546 Old South 5
Camdenton MO 65020
The national office of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) is located in Camdenton, MO. Dianne Bernhard, Executive Director, is in charge of the day to day operations of this national not for profit with 52 chapters throughout the United States. Since 1984, C.O.P.S. mission has been that of "rebuilding shattered lives" of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. C.O.P.S. helps the survivors by providing emotional support and healing programs the grieving families need to cope with the sudden, often violent death of their fallen officer. C.O.P.S. also hosts an annual training series called "Traumas of Law Enforcement" held in selected cities throughout the United States. The purpose of "Traumas" is to help law enforcement agencies deal with the issues surrounding in line-of-duty deaths. For further information on C.O.P.S. programs call (573)346-4911.

C.O.P.S. serves more than 37,000 survivors throughout the United States. Unfortunately, membership in C.O.P.S. continues to grow as statics show that on average 140-160 law enforcement officers die in the line of duty each year. C.O.P.S. does not charge survivors for any program or service; they have already paid too high a price.