About COPS

The Maryland Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors is a sub-chapter of the national organization Concerns of Police Survivors, also known as COPS. The purpose of the Maryland Chapter of COPS is to provide peer support to law enforcement survivors by forming bereavement/growth groups where survivors can offer and receive emotional support, to aid survivors in understanding the judicial process, and to provide information about appropriate services which may exist within the local community.

The Maryland Chapter of C.O.P.S. has many programs and services for survivors which include National Police Survivors’ Seminars held each May during National Police Week, scholarships, peer support, counseling programs, trial and parole support, death benefit information and other assistance programs. Survivors include spouses, kids, adult children, parents, siblings, fiancés, significant others, extended family (aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, grandparents, and in-laws), co-workers, and suicide survivors (as determined by the Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2022).  C.O.P.S. serves survivors of officers whose death has been determined as line-of-duty by PSOB, FBI, FOP, or NLEOMF or those in the process of applying for benefits through the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program.

This site also honors those heroes who have given their lives to defend this great state.

The Maryland Chapter of COPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Programs and services are funded by grants and donations.