Support Organizations for Police
Cop Line: Website: www.copline.org Phone: 1-800-Cop-Line
A confidential national law enforcement officer hotline that is operated by peer-support counselors on a 24/7 basis.
The Badge of Life:
A non-profit 501(c)3 organization with the mission of lessening the impacts of both stress and trauma upon police officers and retirees. Trauma, in particular, can lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide. Badge of Life is also committed to providing accurate statistics and profile information on police suicides in the United States.
International Conference of Police Chaplains
Website: http://www.icpc4cops.org/ Phone: (850) 654-9736
An international, professional membership organization made up of chaplains and liaison officers from different faith groups and law enforcement agencies.
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Website: http://www.icisf.org Phone: (410) 750-9600
The mission of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. is to provide leadership, education, training, consultation, and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to the emergency response professions, other organizations, and communities worldwide.
First Responder Support Network
Provide first responders and their families tools to reduce personal and family stress, encourage appropriate career decisions and reduce the effects of traumatic incident stress on an individual’s life. The key components of FRSN are the 6-day residential treatment for first responders, also known as the West Coast Post-trauma Retreat (WCPR), and the 6-day program for significant others & spouses (SOS).
FRSN is a collaboration of first responder peers (included but not limited to police, fire, corrections, dispatch, and emergency medical services), SOS peers, culturally competent mental health clinicians, and chaplains; all of these individuals volunteer their time.
Safe Call Now
Website: https://www.safecallnow.org Phone: (206) 459-3020.
A confidential crisis hotline, which is operated 24/7 by individuals vetted to support first responders.
A resource for first responders and their families to speak confidentially with former law enforcement officers, fire fighters, first responder professionals and / or mental health care providers who are familiar with your line of work. All communication is confidential with comprehensive assistance and planning for mental health support. No first responder is alone. There is help. We are here.
Support Organizations for Police Families
The National Alliance for Law Enforcement Support (formerly Wives Behind the Badge)
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and emotional support to law enforcement officers and their families, and serving as a positive voice for law enforcement in the community.
National Police Wife Association: Website: http://nationalpolicewivesassociation.org
A non-profit organization that supports law enforcement spouses and families and provides resources to those new to the law enforcement community. NPWA is dedicated to helping individuals face the daily struggles of being in a law enforcement relationship. Website:
The Police Wife Life: Website: http://www.thepolicewifelifeblog.com
Dedicated to support law enforcement officers and focused on bringing awareness, as well as creating respect of officers from the public. Additionally, TPWL is a national online community that offers support to those in law enforcement, spouses, family, or loved ones.
Significant Others and Spouses (S.O.S.)
Website: http://www.frsn.org/retreats/significant-others-and-spouses Phone: (415) 721-9789
The SOS residential program is for emergency responder partners and spouses who have been affected by their loved one’s critical incidents (resulting in secondary or vicarious trauma), but may also be experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety and need a program to address their needs.
Badge of Life Canada
“Badge of Life Canada is a peer-led, charitable volunteer organization committed to supporting police and corrections personnel who are dealing with psychological injuries diagnosed from service. Providing a national online resource hub, fostering the development of peer-led support resources, develop a national training and resource network, and advancing the public’s understanding of operational stress injuries, including post-traumatic stress and suicide prevention.”