National Police Survivors' Conference


Each May, during the activities that comprise National Police Week, C.O.P.S. hosts the annual National Police Survivors’ Conference.  Law enforcement survivors, co-workers and agencies from across the nation gather to meet others who understand how they feel, attend seminar sessions specifically designed for their needs, and hear presentations delivering inspirational messages on hope and survival.


The C.O.P.S. National Police Survivors’ Conference will allow survivors to realize they are not alone in their grief and give them the tools and hope to start rebuilding their shattered lives.


Sample of Sessions include:


  • Organizing a C.O.P.S. Chapter and Keeping it Healthy
  • Surviving the Crisis as a Couple
  • Reaching Out to the Newly Bereaved
  • Am I Still a Brother/Sister?
  • Making it Through the First Two Years (Spouses, Fiancés, Significant Others, and Life Partners only)
  • Defining the Role of the Liaison Officer
  • Law Enforcement Death is Always so Traumatic, Why?
  • Preparing for Trial and the Aftermath
  • Journaling Your Way Through Grief
  • Tactics for Preventing Chronic Depression
  • Moving Forward with Clarity: The “Dear God” Letter
  • Being a Law Enforcement Officer and a Family Survivor
  • Resiliency
  • Co-Workers and Families-Easing Each Other’s Pain
  • Loss and Grief-Why Do I Feel This Way
  • Creating a Caring Agency

National Police Week


C.O.P.S. served 3,389 Survivors at National Police Week 2016.

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C.O.P.S. National Office


Mail:  P.O. Box 3199  --  Camdenton, MO 65020

Physical:  846 Old South 5  --  Camdenton, MO 65020

Phone:  573-346-4911  --  Fax:  573-346-1414


C.O.P.S. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  C.O.P.S. programs and services are funded by grants and donations.

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