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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Our mission is benevolent and educational. We support and defend the law enforcement profession and those law enforcement officers who have devoted their lives to upholding the constitution and serving the united states and its citizens while enforcing its laws. We also seek to educate the public about the many risks and threats to law enforcement personnel in order to build a more informed, respectful, and appreciative society.

Programs: We seek to educate and inform the public about the many risks and threats to law enforcement personnel in order to build a more informed, respectful, and appreciative society by publicizing the many challenges and dangers faced by our nation's law enforcement officers in the media and through direct mail campaigns, our website, social media, and by other means. We also raise awareness of the risks to the livelihood, health, and safety of our nation's law enforcement officers and provide support and appropriate recognition for their many sacrifices.

we support and defend the law enforcement profession and those law enforcement officers who have devoted their lives to upholding the constitution and serving the united states and its citizens while enforcing its laws. We support the defense of wrongfully accused/charged law enforcement officers by providing funds for defense counsel, court and subsistence costs, and expert witnesses.

we support activities of law enforcement professional associations, fraternal organizations, and related groups. We also provide recognition to exceptional private citizens who defend and protect law enforcement officers engaged in official actions.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 1

As a former donor to Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund I was shocked to learn how little of my money goes towards helping defend police officers that are on trial. By some accounts only 8 cents on the dollar goes toward defending police officers. The other 92 cents goes to salaries and overhead. Using Clark Howard's definition for the difference between a good charity and a bad charity ... Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund is not worthy of your charitable donations.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

My aunt was contacted by this "nonprofit". They came across like an old friend. They had almost 3 million in revenues for last reporting period. Administrative expenses were nearly $500k. Fundraising expenses were nearly 2 million. Looks like they dispersed about $425K. If you needed it and were helped...good for you. My main problem with organizations (read: scammers) like this one is they do not document meetings, nor do they offer audited financials. I would love to see the details of their fundraising expenses. Why do they have Ed Meese on board? Does he attend or has he ever attended a meeting? Can they prove it? I think I will give Ed a call..after all, we are old friends.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am one of the Officers that was supported by the LELDF. I am enormously grateful that they are their to assist with all my needs. When an Officer is falsely or wrongly indicted, who can you turn to? The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, thats who. I can't tell you how the money is disemenated or distributed. I can only say that for my defense, I timely recieved everything that was asked for. Without your contributions innocent officers will suffer. I want to thank you for your past contributions and at the very least ask you to consider the source of this information you recieved on the LELDF.

1

Donor

Rating: 1

I've been donating for a few years now and can't tell you how disappointed I am to find out how little of my donation actually made it to the police officers. I'm done with these guys.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I WAS SHOCKED AND DISMAYED TO FIND OUT HOW LITTLE ACTUALLY GOES TO HELPING LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE COMPARED TO THE TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS, NOT TO MENTION THE ACCUMULATED ASSETS.ONLY THE FUND RAISERS AND CEO MAINLY PROFIT FROM THIS CHARITY