My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for American Federation Of Police And Concerned Citizens Inc, Titusville, FL, USA
I recently joined the staff of this organization (and am the wife of a retired law enforcement officer) and I wanted to explain the sequence of events that takes place when an officer is killed in the line of duty. As soon as our organization is made aware of the loss, we cut a $1,000 emergency check that is sent to the fallen officer's agency (to be given to the family at the appropriate time). Included with the check is paperwork that will allow the family to: access funds for grief counseling (for all close family members for up to two years after the incident); access annual funding for a summer camp of choice for each child; access college scholarship funds for each child for all four years of college; fill out data on each child so that they will receive Christmas and birthday gifts every year until they turn 18; provide contact information so that we can remember spouses and parents on Fathers Day, Mothers Day, Christmas, etc. Additionally, the family is invited to our annual memorial ceremonies during Police Week, and the fallen officer is recognized with a beautiful Medal of Honor, and much more.
We have families who have been receiving support from us for decades and families who, sadly, are just getting to know us for the first time. We are a sister organization of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and we are affiliated with the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum. We have data on who we are serving in which states and we happily share such information with potential donors or anyone who wants to know more about our organization. We are working to grow our programs, expand our museum and provide even more support to our LE families and officers.
As a LEO wife myself, I wouldn't be involved with this organization if I wasn't impressed and moved by the support it provides. I am deeply grateful that our men and women in blue have agencies like AFP&CC offering support and encouragement to their families.