Recently a notice came out from the NFL that bans off duty officers from carrying concealed firearms in the Metrodome during MN Vikings games. Thanks to the Minneapolis Police Federation, several letters were exchanged and opinions on this matter were expressed.
National C.O.P.S. has once again received a federal grant to train Law Enforcement Departments and their Officers on preparing and handling line-of-duty deaths, the cumulative stress on an officer, police suicide, and the "traumatized officer". Trauma Training sessions are listed below.
For more information, go to: http://www.nationalcops.org/training.
The Project Blue Light began in 1989 when the surviving mother-in-law of a Philadelphia (PA) police officer killed in the line of duty told C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) that she would have two blue lights in her window for the holidays, one in memory of her son-in-law and one in memory of her daughter, the officer’s widow, who had been killed in a car crash that year.
Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, applauded the changes to the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) program that were announced by U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. during National Police Week.
"This is terrific news and a real tribute to the responsiveness of the Justice Department and the Administration," Canterbury said.