News & Events

November 21, 2019, 6:30 p.m.: Chapter Meeting via Teleconference

December 8, 2019, 11:30 a.m.: MPD/C.O.P.S. Tree Decorating· Washington, D.C. – 1 hour.

December 8, 2019, 1:00 p.m.: Chapter Annual Holiday Event · Washington, D.C. – Location TBD, this event follows the Tree Decorating.

December 11, 2019, 6:30 a.m.: MPD/C.O.P.S. Tree Lighting· Washington, D.C.

December 16, 2019, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Paul Dittamo’s Holiday Dinner· Manassas, VA.

January 5, 2020, 11:30 a.m.: MPD/C.O.P.S. Tree Un-Decorating· Washington, D.C. – 1 hour. 

January 9, 2020: Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

February 3-5, 2020: Trauma of Law Enforcement (TLE) Training· Fairfax, VA.

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

Survivors Visit the National Law Enforcement Museum
Survivors Visit the National Law Enforcement Museum

Survivors Visit the National Law Enforcement Museum

Cindy Carter, President, DC-C.O.P.S., and survivors of law enforcement officers from local departments (Fairfax County (VA) Police Department, Metropolitan Police Department, and United States Capitol Police) visited the new National Law Enforcement Museum when it was under construction. The Museum, located at 444 E Street, NW, Washington, DC opened to the public in October 2018. The Museum offers various exhibits, interactives, and programs, all designed to show the many facets of law enforcement and what it’s like to be a law enforcement officer.  The “Hall of Remembrance” is a tranquil space paying tribute to law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.
For more information about the Museum, go to


News From National 2019
C.O.P.S Services Video



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


Hands-On Programs for 2019 are over. Several Chapter members attended these supportive programs.
Visit the National C.O.P.S. website ( early next year for the announcement of 2020 Hands-On Programs.

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: Our Chapter offers financial assistance for travel, see Chapter SOP #2012-03 for further information on financial assistance available and the process to qualify.