The National Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Florida in May 1967. The Association was organized for educational and charitable activities for law enforcement officers in command ranks and supervisory agents of state & federal law enforcement agencies as well as leaders in the private security sector. NACOP also provides funding to small departments, officers and the family of those officer’s paralyzed and disabled in the line of duty.
Police K-9s are law enforcement officers best non-lethal aid in the prevention and detection of crime. They save time, money and more importantly, officers’ lives. As funding is available, the National Association of Chiefs of Police provides funding for dogs to police departments across the country. Additionally we assist with training, equipment and supply costs for these dogs. There is an opportunity for individuals and corporations to help meet this need. The National Association of Chiefs of Police is seeking funding to supply police departments with much needed K-9s.
The National Association of Chiefs of Police believes police K-9 units are an excellent way to both prevent and fight crime. We expect that if every department who desires to have a K-9 program can have one, crime in their community will reduce dramatically
The programs of the National Association of Chiefs of Police are supported through the generosity of thousands of donors and members nationwide. Join us today and become part of this lasting legacy.
The Disabled Police Officers Fund provides educational scholarships and medical reimbursement grants to officers who have been permanently disabled in the line of duty. The fund also provides assistance to the children of disabled officers by awarding Summer Camp Grants as well as sending birthday and Christmas gifts each year until the age of 17. Young adults, ages 18 and older, are eligible to receive educational scholarships.
As the official publication of the National Association of Chiefs of police, The Chief of Police Magazine publishes articles that most concern American command ranking law enforcement officers.
Mission Recognition: Improving Officer Morale - The American Police Hall of Fame National Awards Program was started more then 40 years ago to fill the void of recognition for worthy American law enforcement officers.
In 1987, the National Association of Chiefs of Police conducted a survey of national police commanders. The results of this survey were instrumental in making the needs of the local departments known on a national level. In the course of this research we discovered that many departments do not have adequate funding for many basic crime fighting tools. Each year since then, NACOP has continued to survey the concerns of police agencies of all sizes across the nation and to make those needs known.
All police officers are heroes. They put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, and every day, an average of 161 law enforcement officers are assaulted, injured or disabled while on the job. But officers who most need our help – those who are permanently paralyzed or disabled in the line of duty – are the very ones most likely to become forgotten heroes. Hidden from public view, denied adequate financial assistance and crucial moral support, these forgotten heroes are often left to rebuild their lives and provide for their families utterly alone. The National Association of Chiefs of Police reaches out to injured officers and their families through its Family Fund for Paralyzed & Disabled Police Officers. You can help by lending your financial support to NACOP’s Family Fund. And if you know of any police families in your area who may benefit from Family Fund programs and services, please contact us immediately.
Jack Rinchich, President NACOP
On average, one police officer is killed in the line of duty every 57 hours. The American Police Hall of Fame & Museum engraves the names of these brave officers every year prior to May 15th, Police Memorial Day. Follow the link below for more information on the Police Memorial Day events.
The American Police Hall of Fame & Museum was founded in 1960. It is the nation's first national police museum dedicated to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.