Safe Call Now is a resource for public safety employees and their families to speak confidentially with officers, former law enforcement officers, public safety professionals and/or mental healthcare providers who are familiar with your line of work. 

MAKE A SAFE CALL NOW:  206-459-3020

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If you are a police officer and have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, you don’t have to endure it alone. Contact us today for help, healing and hope.

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Copline is the first national law enforcement officers hotline in the country that is manned by retired law enforcement officers. Retired law enforcement officers are trained in active listening and bring the knowledge and understanding of the many psychosocial stressors that officers go through both and off the job. Active officers and or their families can call 24 hours and day 7 days a week and be assured that there is a trained retired officer on the other end of the line whether the caller is calling while on the duty or off. The line is strictly confidential and there is no fear of punitive repercussions from making the call.
Within the police occupation, officers have an 8-fold risk of killing themselves over being killed by a perpetrator. They also have a 3-fold risk of suicide over on-duty accidents. Officers have an increased rate of separation or divorce within the first three years of employment, and increase rates of substance use when compared to the general population. They are exposed to more trauma in a day than civilians are in a life time. It is said that 38-58% of all active officers have PTSD and few are treated. This can lead to depression and suicide. Officers who are exposed to trauma have a 5-fold risk of suicidal thinking.
Copline is the first national peer to peer hotline exclusively for law enforcement officers and their families. The highest suicide rates in law enforcement are in rural areas in deep undercover operations. The officers are isolated from the ones they love and take on a persona that is needed to survive in the element they are working in. It is imperative that the officers feel there is a safe place to call and get someone that can understand what they are going through. Many officers do not see the changes in their own personalities over time; it is the one’s closest to the officer. The line will also be a safe place for spouses, significant others and children to call as well to talk to someone that can help them understand what their loved one might be going through without the fear of repercussions to the officer.
Copline has been written up in the National FOP newspaper as well as in many papers locally throughout the Country. Stephanie Samuels, the creator and Founder of Copline has spoken at the American Police Beat Conference at Harvard Law School Labor and Work life Program and been featured in the American Police Beat Magazine. In the last 2 months, over 200 calls and emails from volunteers have come into Copline. Florida has created a law enforcement officer’s suicide prevention task force which Copline has been recognized by as being part of the solution to the problem.

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Your Resource for Police Department & Law Enforcement Grant Assistance.

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The National Association of School Resource Officers

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of training to school-based law enforcement officers to promote safer schools and safer children. NASRO, the world’s leader in school-based policing, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 with an unrelenting commitment to school safety. 

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The COPS Office supports safe schools by providing grant funds, technical assistance, and resources to help deploy school resource officers (SROs). Learn more about SROs and all of our projects and resources that support school safety.

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The History of the American Correctional Association

For more than 147 years, the American Correctional Association has championed the cause of corrections and correctional effectiveness. Founded in 1870 as the National Prison Association, ACA is the oldest association developed specifically for practitioners in the correctional profession. During the first organizational meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, the assembly elected then-Ohio Governor and future President Rutherford B. Hayes as the first President of the Association. 

The Declaration of Principles developed at the first meeting in 1870 became the guidelines for corrections in the United States and Europe. At the ACA centennial meeting in 1970, a revised set of Principles, reflecting advances in theory and practice, was adopted by the Association. The principles were updated in 1982 and lastly in 2002.

At the 1954 Congress of Correction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the name of the American Prison Association was changed to the American Correctional Association, reflecting the expanding philosophy of corrections and its increasingly important role within the community and society as a whole. 

Today, the ACA has thousands of members from all over the world.


Vision Statement

The American Correctional Association shapes the future of corrections through strong, progressive leadership that brings together various voices and forges coalitions and partnerships to promote the concepts embodied in its Declaration of Principles.


The American Correctional Association provides a professional organization for all individuals and groups, both public and private that share a common goal of improving the justice system. 


I.  Membership – Expand and serve membership. Develop recruitment and retention strategies. Identify benefits and services that will increase and serve the membership of the American 
Correctional Association. 

II.  Diversity – Promote diversity in the leadership, staff, membership and activities of the American Correctional Association. Encourage diversity of staff in the justice system. 

III.  Professional Development – Provide excellence in professional development and educational opportunities. Create and provide meaningful opportunities for those who cannot participate in professional development through traditional venues. 

IV.  Standards and Accreditation – Ensure the integrity of the standards and accreditation process. Develop standards that are based on valid, reliable research and exemplary correctional practice. Promote the accreditation process. 

V.  Research and Education – Build relationships with the educational community. Influence research agendas and the implementation of valid research findings within correctional agencies. Ensure that pertinent research is recognized, shared, and widely distributed. Promote continuing education and the expansion of degree programs relevant to corrections. 

VI.  Public Perception of Corrections – Lead and serve as the voice for corrections. Promote sound public policy and enhance positive public perception of the corrections field. Promote the American Correctional Associations policies, position statements, standards, and resolutions. 

VII.  International Relations – Develop relationships and promote opportunities in which the American Correctional Association can contribute to and benefit from active involvement within the international justice community. 

VIII.  Ethics – Promote ethics within the justice profession. Demonstrate in all endeavors socially responsible, humane correctional policies and practices. Promote awareness of and adherence to the Code of Ethics of the American Correctional Association. 


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The National Criminal Justice Association has extensive experience in providing assistance to federal, state, local and tribal justice agencies to identify barriers and develop strategies to increase the effectiveness of criminal justice agencies and programs. We offer training and technical assistance in strategic planning and strategy implementation, stakeholder engagement, grants management and administration, data access and information sharing. We also host events that bring together policymakers, practitioners, experts and advocates; promote programs from around the country; and engage in many legislative issues.

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AJA was incorporated  in 1981 through the merger of  the National Jail Association and the National Jail Managers’ Association. That same year, AJA held its first Annual Training Conference & Jail Expo in Concord, California with 50 attendees and 6 exhibitors. Today, AJA’s Annual Conference & Jail Expo brings together more than 2,200 jail practitioners from across the country to train, network, and meet on issues facing our Nation’s jails. The Conference features a Jail Expo that offers numerous opportunities for attendees to view and learn from hundreds of vendors who provide products and services needed to run their jails.

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The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is a professional association for law enforcement worldwide, representing more than 30,000 members in more than 150 countries. The IACP provides members with the opportunities to connect, participate, learn, advocate, and succeed.

IACP membership is open to all law enforcement and those affiliated with the law enforcement profession. Learn more about the benefits of membership and join today to get more involved.


Connect Connect. The heart of IACP membership is the ability to connect with law enforcement leaders from around the world and gain access to the valuable resources you need to succeed.
Participate Participate. IACP provides a gateway to opportunities to grow your network and put you on the path to success. There are a number of ways to get involved in the work of the association including IACP events, working groups, and projects and programs.
Learn Learn. IACP regularly provides education and training opportunities for law enforcement professional around the world, working continuously to address emerging issues.
Advocate Advocate. By serving as the professional voice of law enforcement, IACP works to ensure that communities, legislators, and other stakeholders understand issues related to law enforcement and public safety.
Succeed Succeed. Reports, checklist, toolkits, and other resources produced by the IACP are available to help you respond to ever-changing environments in the field and within your agency.


(703) 836-6767

(800) THE-IACP

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We believe that the police community is a vital component in society providing the invaluable service of ensuring peaceful and prosperous communities.

We have developed a deep understanding of the demands placed on law enforcement officers and their families. We offer support without discrimination, judgment, bias or intolerance.

We value the importance of intentional family connections and training as a significant contribution to the overall health and wellness of officers, their departments, and the communities they serve. Law enforcement families deserve adequate support enabling them to function competently.

Our work is dedicated towards the goal of assisting law enforcement officers to achieve the emotional, physical, and spiritual health necessary to maintain the integrity, honesty, dedication, and compassion needed to appropriately serve the communities they work in.

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Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

Who are the NCJRS Federal Sponsors?

The federal sponsors include:

U.S. Department of Justice

  Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
    •  Office of the Assistant Attorney General (OAAG) 
•  Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) 
•  Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) 
•  National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 
•  Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) 
•  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
•  Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)


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Stay informed about new publications, grants and funding opportunities, and other news and announcements. Register online and you will receive:

  • JUSTINFO: a bi-weekly electronic newsletter that includes links to full text publications, notices of upcoming trainings and conferences, funding announcements, and other resources.
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Law Enforcement Medical Programs

Today, more than ever before, members of the Federal law enforcement community have increasing demands and stressors placed on them. These stressors tend to intensify the already arduous and hazardous nature of their jobs, and increase the need to make workplace safety an agency priority.

Federal agencies are tasked with ensuring that law enforcement personnel are medically and psychologically fit to perform the full range of their duties without undue risk of injury to themselves, co-workers, and/or the public. Federal Occupational Health (FOH) can help Federal agencies satisfy these agency and regulatory requirements.

FOH’s experienced occupational medicine physicians and staff specialize in providing services consistent with the unique needs of law enforcement personnel. FOH’s staff provides pre-placement and periodic medical examination services that are specifically tailored to law enforcement officers. Occupational medicine physicians, or Reviewing Medical Officers, make recommendations to agencies about the abilities of law enforcement officers or applicants to safely and efficiently perform potentially hazardous duties without undue risks of injuries to themselves or others.

Contact FOH today to learn how we can help your agency with the special needs of law enforcement personnel.

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The ISP List is a database of Internet service and other online content providers that will help you get the information you need for your case. For each Internet Service Provider listed, you’ll find the legal contact information and instructions needed to serve subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants.

The ISP List is a law enforcement community effort, meaning that while it may reside on our website, it belongs to us all. If you come across newer information than what we have listed here, please let us know and we’ll update it. If you discover an ISP that we don’t have in the database, let us knowand we’ll add it. 

We know that getting the information you need from Internet service and other online content providers can be challenging. If you need assistance in this area, let us know through our Assistance & Training Center. We can answer your questions about submitting a legal request and we can help you decipher the results.

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High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program, created by Congress with the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, provides assistance to Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies operating in areas determined to be critical drug-trafficking regions of the United States.

The purpose of the program is to reduce drug trafficking and production in the United States by:

  • Facilitating cooperation among Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to share information and implement coordinated enforcement activities;
  • Enhancing law enforcement intelligence sharing among Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies;
  • Providing reliable law enforcement intelligence to law enforcement agencies needed to design effective enforcement strategies and operations; and
  • Supporting coordinated law enforcement strategies which maximize use of available resources to reduce the supply of illegal drugs in designated areas and in the United States as a whole.

There are currently 28 HIDTAs, which include approximately 18.3 percent of all counties in the United States and a little over 65.5 percent of the U.S. population.  HIDTA-designated counties are located in 49 states as well as Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the District of Columbia, and the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Oregon.  View a map of the HIDTAs here.

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Narcotics Control Reports


The Department of State’s International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) — due to Congress March 1st annually — is prepared in accordance with §489 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (the “FAA,” 22 U.S.C. §2291). The INCSR is the United States Government’s country-by-country two volume report that describes the efforts to attack all aspects of the international drug trade, chemical control, money laundering and financial crimes.

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POLICE ONE.COM provides information and resources help cops protect their communities and stay safer on the streets.

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It provides information on everything from firearms, tactical weapons, technology, the latest news, discussion forums and more.

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AFP&CC is a nonprofit organization with more than 100,000 members nationwide.  Through the Police Family Survivors Fund, AFP&CC offers programs and services including educational scholarships, birthday and holiday gifts, financial assistance, grief counseling and other opportunities for the families of fallen officers. The organization also supports communication, education and development within the law enforcement community.

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The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges. The voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. Committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today’s police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the FOP.

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IALEIA is the largest professional organization in the world representing law enforcement analysts. It is based in the United States, and is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. IALEIA is managed by an international Board of Directors consisting of nine elected IALEIA members. Several board members are also supported by volunteer committees. IALEIA also has an Executive Advisory Board appointed by the President. IALEIA supports regional chapters throughout the world. IALEIA has a certification program for analysts, a code of ethics, and bylaws that provide structure for the organization. We represent law enforcement analysts in a variety of venues, and provide an environment of community by establishing regional chapters.

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ILEETA was formed in 2002 to serve the needs of criminal justice trainers and educators throughout the world. ILEETA provides information, training resources, member discounts and networking. The true strength of the organization lies in its diverse membership. ILEETA facilitates the sharing of ideas to help promote our motto: “Wisdom and Courage through Knowledge and Skill”. ILEETA membership is exclusive to persons actively engaged in training society’s protectors.

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The Law Enforcement Alliance of America

The Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) is the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims, and concerned citizens united for justice. With a major focus on public education, LEAA is dedicated to providing hard facts and real-world insights into the world of law enforcement and the battle against violent crime. LEAA fights at every level of government for legislation that reduces violent crime while preserving the rights of honest citizens, particularly the right of self-defense.

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Founded in 1967, NACOP promotes and supports the law enforcement profession through a variety of programs and services. NACOP encourages leadership of command law enforcement and private security within the United States and her territories. NACOP encourages a free exchange of information between men and women presently engaged in law enforcement, reserves, security, etc., through publications, meetings, regional training, research endeavors, films and study courses. It also creates the opportunity to recognize and encourage citizens and law enforcement officers for their community deeds of bravery and valor through the medium of an awards program.

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As people come into membership of the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC), they often ask what the ICPC is and isn’t. Often people make assumptions when the answers to these two key questions go un-answered or un-communicated. That can be dangerous and damaging to both the chaplain and organization. To better clarify the issue, this is what the ICPC is and what it isn’t.

ICPC is:

An international, professional membership organization made up of chaplains and liaison officers from different faith groups and law enforcement agencies.

A training and equipping organization to assist individual chaplains and/or their departments.

An organization that allows an individual’s ministry to be expanded and expressed in a new way.

An organization that assists in the starting of chaplaincy programs or strengthens existing programs.

An organization offering professional training levels to chaplains of different and varying levels of experience.

An organization that encourages and fosters networking between chaplains

An organization that seeks partnerships with other professional organizations and chaplaincy groups.

An organization that expresses itself with religious tolerance and respect for people of all faith traditions or no faith tradition.

An organization that provides a safe-haven for wounded chaplains

An organization that has a world-vision for chaplaincy

ICPC isn’t

An extension of your denomination or faith group

A Christian-only organization

A “certifying” agency

An ecclesiastical endorsing or licensing entity

A place to build a resume

A clique, club, or private organization

Our Mission Statement

The ICPC’s mission statement says:  “Developing Professional Chaplains through Dynamic Education and Support.” 

This is what we strive to do. 

This concept is further defined through our core values, which are:

We respect and honor the badge and the men and women who have earned the right to wear it

We pledge availability to the needs of law enforcement officers and victims of crime

We subject our lives and our office to the scrutiny of accountability to ensure integrity

We offer professionalism of service, including confidential listening, and spiritual counsel


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The National Sheriffs’ Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field.  Through the years, NSA has provided programs for Sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field of criminal justice to perform their jobs in the best possible manner and to better serve the people of their cities, counties or jurisdictions.

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