Official web site of the New England Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors

Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., also known as C.O.P.S., is a nationwide non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal government criteria. The New England Chapter supports survivors in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The New England Chapter of C.O.P.S. began its mission in July, 1995. Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed nationally in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. The national and local chapters of C.O.P.S. provide resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S. - the price paid is already too high.

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New England C.O.P.S. would like to thank Jake Hanselman for his amazing work on his Coffee/Lemonade stand!

Through his hard work he was able to raise $414.00 for our Chapter. Jake you are an incredible young man and we are forever grateful.

"We spoke a couple weeks ago about my son's charity event this summer. He chose your organization this year and held a 2 day coffee (morning) and lemonade stand (afternoon) at our house. I am pleased to give you the total of $414! Attached are a few photos of Jake and one of his friends. It was great to see that his friends were asking to come over and help out! He had a lot of help. Thank you for all of the work you do and we hope that this will help a little!"

Best, Jennifer Hanselman (Jakes mom)


Aside from our occasional fundraisers (like our fun annual golf tournament), we rely on donations from supportive organizations, businesses and individuals. If you would like to donate to New England C.O.P.S., you can donate using the mailing address listed below - any amount would be appreciated. Your check can be made out to The New England Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors.

New England Concerns of Police Survivors
P.O. Box 13, Somerville, MA 02143

Our Purpose

  • To provide support of law enforcement survivors by forming bereavement/growth groups where survivors can offer and receive emotional support.
  • To aid survivors with some understanding of the judicial process.
  • To provide information about appropriate services which may exist within federal, state, and local governments.
  • To provide a source of information about benefits available to assist the surviving members of the law enforcement family.
  • To provide other relief and assistance to law enforcement survivors, as is consistent with the constitution and bylaws of the chapter and the National organization.
  • To assist police departments in establishing line of duty death policies, procedures and protocols.
  • To educate the public, police departments and organizations about the unique problems and needs facing law enforcement survivors