TEXAS POLICE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION PURPOSE OF ORGANIZATION
The Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation provides funds to individuals through the Officer Death Benefit Program. If a Texas law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty the Foundation, as soon as possible, delivers a check to the surviving spouse, children or parents, which ever is applicable.
No application process is used, only the notification to the Foundation of a qualifying death and the appropriate person to whom the check is made out to. The law enforcement officer does not have to have been a member of any specific law enforcement agency nor does the officer have to have been a member of any law enforcement association. The purpose of the donation is to provide immediate funds to a family in time of crisis.
Since 2001, money has been donated to families of Texas law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. Funds are currently budgeted for this fiscal year to continue the program and will be budgeted in future years as well.
The Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation makes donations to 501 (c) (6) organizations such as Special Olympics. When a request is received for funding, it is forwarded to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for review. The Board may approve the amount requested, reduce the amount to be donated or deny the request. In reviewing the requests the Board considers the need and proposed use of funds, past history of the organization and any other information the organization wishes to present.
No particular type of organization is automatically included or excluded as long as they are a 501(c) (6) non profit organization.
In the past, organizations such as Special Olympics and the National Law Enforcement Memorial have received funding totaling $14, 500.00. Future budgets will include additional monies in order that other qualified organizations may be funded.
The Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation helps support low cost training for law enforcement officers. Of the 2,000 plus law enforcement agencies in Texas some 80% are ten officers or less. These small department have very limited or non-existent training budgets. The Foundation sponsors training at little or no cost on various law enforcement subjects through out the state so that local officers have the opportunity to attend.
The Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation is starting a Recognition Program for smaller law enforcement agencies. This program will help the agency develop basic policies and procedures. The purpose is to promote increased professionalism and enable small department to have legal and easily understood polices and procedures in place without the high cost of hiring consultants or other outside experts.
To Help The Families of The Fallen Officers. Plain and Simple.
What We've Achieved
- Helping the Families of the fallen
- Connecting families with resources
- Providing unconditional love, prayers and support to the department of the lost officer.