This year, the IACP Foundation is celebrating our 25th Anniversary and proudly unveiled a new vision and mission to launch the next 25 years.
VISION: Traumatically injured officers will never feel abandoned
MISSION: Connect, support, and strengthen law enforcement officers and their families in order for them to thrive after a traumatic line of duty injury.
Annually, over 13,000 law enforcement officers are injured in the line of duty in the United States. While many of the injuries are minor, some are more serious – like Officer Kenneth Baribault of the Nassau County, New York, Police Department. In May 2008, while completing a report in his patrol car on one drunk driver, a second drunk driver hit him from behind on the Long Island Expressway. The accident left him fighting for his life with only a 10% chance of survival. But survive he did – with a traumatic brain injury and years of rehabilitation in his future.
Officers and their families across the country face incredible challenges after a serious injury – including the end of a much beloved career, physical and psychological changes due to the injury, or a new role for family members. Nationally, too few resources exist to help these officers and their families. The IACP Foundation is committed to changing that reality by supporting these heroes.
Join us today by making a contribution, following us on Twitter @TheIACPFdn, and spreading the word about supporting traumatically injured law enforcement officers. Together, we can ensure these heroes #NeverFeelAbandoned.
For questions about the IACP Foundation, please contact Diana Wisler Beckmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-THE-IACP, x213.
The IACP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established to solicit, receive, administer and expend funds for law enforcement related purposes. Donations may be tax deductible – please check with your personal tax advisor. Federal Tax ID #54-1576762.