News & Events

Saturday, March 24, 11:00am: Chapter’s Annual Meeting & Election of Officers
Location: Metropolitan Police Department’s 7th District, 2455 Alabama Avenue, SE, Washington, DC.

We encourage all members to attend this important meeting. Lunch will be provided by the Chapter following the meeting. Please contact Cindy Carter at if you are planning to attend.

April 9-11, 2018: Trauma of Law Enforcement Training
Location: Baltimore, MD
Registration closes March 8th


Tuesday, May 1, 12:10PM: Annual Blue Mass
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church, 10th & G Streets, NW, Washington, DC.
First responders gather to remember the contributions of those who have served in law enforcement and public safety agencies and to ask for their continued protection. Representatives of Federal and local law enforcement and public safety agencies from the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area and around the country attend. The name of the Mass comes from the “blue” color of their uniforms. Visit

Saturday, May 5, 10AM-12PM: Washington DC Chapter of C.O.P.S. Survivors Breakfast
Location: La Casa Italiana, 595 Third Street, NW, Washington, DC
Please RSVP to Cindy Carter at by April 15. Casual attire. There is limited parking in the area.

Monday, May 7, 11:30AM: Washington Area Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service
Location: Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
The Metropolitan Police Department, the DC Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 Auxiliary, and the DC Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors co-host this event to honor local law enforcement who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Auxiliary will host a luncheon at the nearby DC FOP Lodge after the service.

October 5 – 7: COPSWALK
Location: Harpers Ferry, WV

Note: event times subject to change. Check here or the Chapter’s Facebook page for updates.


C.O.P.S. scholarships are awarded three times annually – Fall/Winter semester (begins late August or early September), Winter/Spring semester (begins late December or early January), and Summer semester (begins May or June). A completed application is required for consideration for each semester, and the awarding of a scholarship for any one semester does not guarantee a scholarship for any future semesters. For more information and/or an application, visit


Registration is now open for the 2018 Hands-On Programs! You can register at

C.O.P.S. provides Hands-On Programs designed specifically for each survivorship to help rebuild their shattered lives. These programs allow survivors to receive support from peers who know how they feel, attend seminar sessions specifically designed for their needs and obtain resources to help them on their journey of grief and coping. The programs are held in a relaxed setting that is removed from the stressors of everyday life and are free for survivors to attend. The only cost to the survivors is their travel to and from the program. These programs are available to DC Chapter of C.O.P.S. survivors. For information please contact:

Note: Our Chapter does offers financial assistance for travel, see Chapter SOP #2012-03 for further information on financial assistance available and the process to qualify. Visit the National C.O.P.S. website ( for information on the remaining 2018 Hands-On Programs.

News From National, March 2018