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.