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.  We welcome your support of our law enforcement heroes, their families, loved ones and co-workers!

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Upcoming Events


IL COPS 2015 Cycle Across Illinois

The Illinois Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (“C.O.P.S”) will hold their 11th Annual Cycle Across Illinois, a charity bicycle ride to support the Illinois families of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.  The 325+ miles ride will begin at the Mississippi River in Alton, IL and end at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, just east of Soldier’s Field in Chicago. The riders are law enforcement officers from many different agencies, in addition to several family survivors and supporters.

C.O.P.S. Outward Bound

An adventure-based program structured to inspire character development, self-discovery, compassion for...

COPS Kid’s Camp

COPS Kid's Camp takes place at the Salvation Army Lake Camp...

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National Police Week Video

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Jonathan Walsh softball game
2013 Cycle Across Illinois
2012 Cycle Across Illinois
2nd Annual ILCOPS Dinner
2008 Kane County Memorial
2011 Cook County Memorial
2009 Springfield Memorial
2008 Springfield Memorial
2011 Springfield Memorial