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Causes: Recreation & Sports, Sports

Mission: We are a coalition of law enforcement veterans and citizens dedicate to promoting the safety and well-being of police officers. Our educational programs train and assist law enforcement officers, raise public awareness and inspire young people. “We start with the wisdom of America’s law enforcement veterans,” said Chaplain Dave Fair, Director of Chaplain Services. “Their knowledge and wisdom is the foundation of everything we do.”

Target demographics: All ages...Young adults to seniors

Geographic areas served: USA

Programs: CRISIS PROGRAMS The Police Protective Fund puts the experience and wisdom of public safety professionals and veteran caregivers within the reach of every department - offering assistance to their response to a line of duty incident. The death of a public safety officer places extraordinary demands on a department - many of which are well outside the core-proficiencies of most law enforcement professionals. We sponsor three programs that assists agencies in preparing for or responding to these exceptional circumstances: SURVIVOR NETWORK JOHN COOLEY SEMINARS THE POLICE CHAPLAIN PROJECT The combined reach of these programs extends support to law enforcement administrators, caregivers and to the greater law enforcement community, including officers and their families. Junior Police Academy Junior Police Academy motivates young people to be outstanding citizens through law enforcement education. Proceed with Caution PROCEED WITH CAUTION is an ongoing effort to heighten public awareness so motorists will take an important step in making the roadways a safer workplace for law enforcement officers.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 1

The PPF had called my home several times in January and Febuary of this year requesting to speak with my wife. The first several times I informed them that she was not available. Finally after about three calls I asked why they were calling and they informed me of their annual awareness program. I informed that we were were not interested and to remove our phone number. The individual told me that he could not do that with out talking to my wife. I advised that I was the account holder on the telephone account and had legal athority to request my number be removed. He abroutly thanked me and hung up. About a week later they called again. This is a deliberate violation of federal regulation 16 C.F.R 310.4(b)(iii)(A) prohibits calling anybody who has previously asked not to be called.

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Donor

Rating: 1

Just got a call from this organization - As I was loading the organization into the charity navigator site, while the caller was talking, he asked if he could count on my support. I said that he could send me information and I would research the organization to see if it was something we would be interested in donating to. Click. That was it. Guess that says it all.

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11 Tammy N.

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Rating: 1

What does the Police Protective Fund do?

The Police Protective Fund encompasses a number of different programs that aid law-enforcement workers in various way. One of their most important programs is their "Line-of-Duty Death Benefit." Enrollment in this program is absolutely free to any and all law-enforcement officers, and provides a $10,000 benefit to the beneficiaries of officers killed in the line of duty.

In 2006, Police Protective Fund raised $5,938,902 in donations yet awarded only $37,000 in death benefits. In 2007, Police Protective Fund raised $6,881,915 in donations yet awarded $50,000 in death benefits. Most of the money raised goes towards their fundraising expenses.

Many law agencies use telemarketing firms to solicit funds for such programs as a legal defense funds for police officers, or "Backstoppers" which is an organization that aids widows and children of officers slain or permanently injured in the line of duty.

When a person is contacted over the phone or at their door by an agency they should refuse to give money or information until they have made certain of legitimacy of the solicitor. Never give out credit card or bank account information or allow anyone to enter your home that you do not have previous knowledge of. When in doubt call your local police department for assistance.

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