Welcome to the Illinois Chapter of Concerns Of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)., an organization dedicated to helping survivors of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.  We represent both the survivors of Illinois officers and the families of officers from across the country who call Illinois home.  Tragically, over 1,000 officers have died in the line of duty in Illinois.

National C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members.  Today, C.O.P.S. membership is over 15,000 families. Our members include spouses, children, parents, siblings, in laws, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers who have died in the line of duty according to federal government criteria.  C.O.P.S. is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors, and our programs and services are administered by the national office in Camdenton, Missouri.  In addition to National Police Week activities, our annual retreats or “Hands on Programs” offer various activities and counseling services for all our survivor groups.

The Illinois chapter received our charter in April of 2005 from the national C.O.P.S. organization.  We meet quarterly through out the state and at various social events through out the year.  Our chapter is able to help our families through the kindness of generous donors, annual fundraisers and a multitude of law enforcement agencies through out Illinois.

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Upcoming Events


2014 Illinois Police Officer Memorial

The 2014 honored families will meet for a small reception on Wednesday evening, April 30, 2014) at the Northfield Inn in Springfield, IL. The following morning (Thursday, May 1, 2014) the families will be bused/escorted to a nearby church for a parade of police squad cars, songs by various bagpipe bands and an ecumenical service. Following the service, the survivors will be bused/escorted to the state capital for a parade of police honor guards and a ceremony at the Illinois Police Memorial that includes other survivors and dignitaries. The day concludes with a luncheon at the Northfield Inn for survivors and Illinois Police Memorial Committee.

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2013 Cycle Across Illinois
2012 Cycle Across Illinois
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2008 Kane County Memorial
2011 Cook County Memorial
2009 Springfield Memorial
2008 Springfield Memorial
2011 Springfield Memorial
2010 Waterpark Weekend