News & Events

Sunday, December 9, 12 pm: Decorating of the C.O.P.S./MPD Christmas Tree

 Location: MPD HQ

December 12,  6:30 pm: Lighting of the C.O.P.S./MPD Christmas Tree

Location: MPD HQ

Monday, December 17, 11 am – 6:00 pm: Paul’s (Dittamo) Holiday Dinner

 Sunday, January 6, 11:00 am: Un-decorating of the C.O.P.S./MPD Christmas Tree

Location: MPD HQ

Wednesday, January 9: Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD)

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

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) recently went on a hard hat tour of the new National Law Enforcement Museum. The group thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the various Museum exhibits, designed to show the many facets of law enforcement and what it’s like to be a law enforcement officer. Thank you to Craig Floyd, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and Diane Crespy, Special Assistant to Craig, for arranging this special tour. The Museum is scheduled to open in October 2018.

For more information about the Museum, including artistic renderings of the interior and construction photos, 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