For 25 years, the IACP Foundation has been working to improve the lives of law enforcement officers and their families by supporting the families of fallen officers through the Fallen Officer Fund, providing scholarships to children of fallen and injured officers, highlighting best practices in the field, disseminating pertinent research to the field, and by providing direct grants to officers and departments to provide training and tools for success.
But as law enforcement changes, so does the IACP Foundation.
In 2013, the FBI reported that over 14,000 law enforcement officers were injured in the line of duty and 76 were killed. For many officers, injuries that would have resulted in death just 10 years ago are now survivable but leave these heroes with long term, career limiting or ending injuries including traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and PTSD.
With limited resources and numerous challenges facing these traumatically injured officers, the IACP Foundation is focusing its efforts and resources on this underserved group and is proud to announce our new vision and mission.
Traumatically injured officers will never feel abandoned
Connect, support and strengthen law enforcement officers and their families in order for them to thrive after a traumatic line-of-duty injury.
The IACP Foundation is working with leading injury authorities including physicians, psychologists and legal experts in addition to Chiefs, injured officers and family members to ensure that we build strong alliances and programs so that heroes #NeverFeelAbandoned.
Interested in learning more or joining our Advisory Board? Please contact Diana Wisler Beckmann via e-mail or at 1-800-THE-IACP.