Partners

We are proud to partner with the following organizations in our effort to make a difference. These amazing partners share passion and spirit in the endeavor to make healthier first responders. Our Sponsors (lower) also share our passion by contributing philanthropically to our mission. Thank so much to these amazing businesses.

Concerns Of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)

C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members.  Today, C.O.P.S. membership is over 51,000 survivors.  Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and co-workers of officers who have died in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria.  C.O.P.S. is governed by a national board of law enforcement survivors.  All programs and services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri.  C.O.P.S. has over 50 chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots level.

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Survivors of Blue Suicide (SBS)

Survivors of Blue Suicide Foundation, Inc. (SBS) addresses the emotional and psychological needs, that arise from the loss of a loved one by suicide in the law enforcement profession. The family and co-workers of any active law enforcement officer or officer retired for one (1) year or less who has died by suicide in the United States and its territories may use the services of SBS..

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We Educate, Encourage and Equip Law Enforcement Families to Thrive Relationally, Emotionally and Spiritually. We serve officers and their spouses/significant others, both active duty, and those who’ve been wounded in the line of duty. Our focus is the foundations of personal life…great relationships at home and with others. This support creates positivity in the life of officers and their families, setting the tone and laying a healthy foundation that will help them to thrive on duty and off. H2LOC is about learning, keeping up with the latest research, and listening to the hearts and thoughts of law enforcement families across the United States, Canada, and beyond. Where we don’t have expertise, we partner with those who do to bring the very best resources to law enforcement families. Our conferences, books, blogs, seminars, trainings, and even our fundraisers are designed to incorporate education, encouragement, and positive perspectives. It is our pursuit to continue to learn and grow in our own lives, so that we can provide the very best resources for you.

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The Wounded Blue

The Wounded Blue provides a reliable foundation for first line support. A simple phone call to a stranger with similar experiences can hugely impact the life of an officer. There is immediate trust, validation, and confidentiality, which breaks down barriers when a person is in a vulnerable state.

Officers who are injured, often lose a major portion of their salaries during their healing process (if the injuries are only temporarily disabling) and also lose the ability to earn enough to feed their families. In addition to physical injuries, many more officers are affected by PTSI (Post Traumatic Stress Injury). We at The Wounded Blue understand that every law enforcement officer injured, physically or emotionally, in the line of duty has unique needs. This team stands ready to answer the calls, listen to the officer’s story, and assist or access other resources for that individual, as needed. Many officers who are seriously injured or disabled in the line of duty experience feelings of abandonment and isolation. The Wounded Blue Peer Advocate Support Team is always a reminder that they are “Never Forgotten, Never Alone”

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Certified First Responder Counselor

The Certified First Responder Counselor program helps Mental Health Professionals (MHP's) to better understand the culture and unique needs of First Responders and Law Enforcement Officers. This 40-hour online training program prepares you for a career helping warriors.  This program is designed for MHP's but we have found that anyone working around the first responder culture reaps enormous benefit from this training. 

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Academy Hour

Amy Morgan and her team provide valid, practical, relevant, and supportive mental health education which will help Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders gain resiliency, longevity, and overall well-being, on- and off- the job.

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Lighthouse Health & Wellness 

Lighthouse Health & Wellness is an in-hand, on-demand, 100% confidential health and wellness platform available at no cost to our nation’s public safety agencies.

Lighthouse was designed to provide your employees and their families anonymous access to your agency’s existing health and wellness programs, along with a growing library of the latest educational health and wellness information and tools that have been tailored to the unique needs of those working in public safety.

With the overwhelming rise in job-related stress, growing media scrutiny, increased focus on public safety suicides, and the reality and fear of senseless line-of-duty deaths, it is more important than ever that all first responders have access to health and wellness resources. Lighthouse is accessible via the web as well as via iOS and Android applications. This puts the tools public safety officers need literally at their fingertips.

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That Peer Support Couple, Cathy and Javier Bustos, are certified in Law Enforcement Peer Support. Throughout their careers they have experienced many critical incidents separately and together and with a combined 46 years of law enforcement experience their mission is to help other officers and their families deal with the stress of critical incidents. They serve as Peer Support Team members at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX for quarterly Post Critical Incident Seminars. They volunteer at National Police Week in Washington, DC as support services. They are certified Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Instructors. They write articles for law enforcement publications. They appeared in the documentary "Officer Involved".  In addition to telling their own personal story Cathy and Javier have specific topics they wish to stress upon the First Responder community: Building Family Bonds, Career Survival, Dealing with Trauma, Mindfulness, Resiliency, Stress Management, Self-Care, Suicide Education & Prevention, Wellness, Leadership in Times of Crisis, Officer Involved Shootings

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Responder Strong

The mental, emotional and physical impacts of emergency response work can compromise our ability to be there for our brothers and sisters in uniform, to be engaged with our families, and to protect our communities. Founded at the National Mental Health Innovation Center of the University of Colorado Anschutz, ResponderStrong is a collaboration between emergency responders and their advocates. Our mission is to improve mental health supports for emergency responders and their families through joint focuses on intervention and prevention. Our site serves as a resource map for responder-informed crisis and clinical services as well as easily accessible educational content and tools for responders, their families, their leaders and the clinicians who work with them. ResponderStrong has also created custom educational content regarding relationships, stress management, and resiliency in response to community needs assessments.

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The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation 

The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization that provides training and resources for individuals interested in becoming a part of a crisis management team, or for an organization that is dedicated to helping individuals or groups recover from incidents.

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is a method of helping first responders and others who have been involved in critical incidents that leave them emotionally and/or physically affected by those incidents.  CISM is a process that enables peers to help peers understand problems that might occur before, during and after an event.  This process also helps people prepare to continue to perform their services or in some cases return to a normal lifestyle.  

The mission of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation is to be the leader in providing education, training, consultation, and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to emergency responders, and other professions, organizations and communities worldwide. 

 

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ICISF World Congress 16: Wellness Amid Uncertainty

Register now to learn about resilience, critical incidents, stress management and crisis intervention from founders, renowned leaders, and subject matter experts in the field of stress, trauma and human resilience.

The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation is excited to announce a transformative educational experience like no other with new ways to meet, learn and connect as we talk and focus on a better tomorrow by discussing resilience, critical incident response and preparing for disasters!

Digital transformation has given us an opportunity to reach a larger global audience and create a new experience for this year and beyond. The ICISF World Congress 16 goes virtual! 

 

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Author & Speaker: Adam Davis

Adam is a former law enforcement officer and knows the challenges facing law enforcement officers and their relationships. Since leaving his career in law enforcement in 2015, he has devoted his time to delivering proven tools and resources for the mind and soul. He has devoted his life to serving others and sharing his words, in writing and speaking, to inspire others to make positive changes in their lives. He is an unrelenting force of inspiration and believes we all have a unique purpose. Adam has an uncanny ability to speak “grunt” and to the heart of warriors. His raw, unfiltered story of overcoming the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, experiences from law enforcement, and battle with suicidal thoughts and substance abuse position him as a powerful force of hope for millions of people today. His work has attracted the attention of many influencers and he is best known for his work to deliver faith, hope, and love to those who serve.

 

Most popular books by Adam include:

Behind the Badge: 365 Daily Devotions for Law Enforcement 

Bulletproof Marriage: a 90-Day Devotional (with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman)

On Spiritual Combat: 30 Missions for Victorious Warfare (with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman) 

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Financial Cop

Nick Daugherty and his team are fiduciary financial advisors who help police officers, first responders, and public servants build strong financial futures utilizing department-wide financial wellness training, customized financial planning, and life insurance.

Our financial wellness training program is specifically designed for and led by first responders. Taught department-wide or individually, Building Financial Strength for First Responder Families focuses on 9 core areas of financial wellness.

“Investment advice offered through IFP Advisors, LLC, d/b/a Independent Financial Partners (IFP), a Registered Investment Adviser.  IFP and FinancialCop are not affiliated”

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Oklahoma State University / Tactical Fitness and Nutrition Lab

First responders and military personnel have some of the most physically demanding occupations in society. We are committed to providing effective interventions to protect and serve those who serve us. Our primary focus is providing useful, practical, actionable and evidence-based information to the tactical athlete, their departments and agencies to impact their overall health, wellness and occupational performance.

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NCEA

The National Criminal Enforcement Association (NCEA) is a non-profit member based organization comprised of Law Enforcement Officers that have the aptitude to be involved in Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement. Our members run the gamut from highway interdiction operations to investigators involved in advanced criminal investigations and the financial aspects of criminal profiteering.

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Sponsors

These wonderful friends and partners have previously and currently continue to generously aid in our mission financially. Please feel free to connect with them as they are strong supporters of the first responder community.

Metro Emergency Upfitters, LLC "MEU"

Metro Emergency Upfitters, LLC (“MEU”) is an Oklahoma City premier vehicle upfitter specializing in police and fire response vehicles, road maintenance vehicles, public utility and specialty vehicles.  The staff at MEU takes pride in our quality and craftsmanship and has a passion for the work produced by the group and as a result, our work is backed by our industry-leading warranty. Our technicians are trained as apprentices until they have obtained the national Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification and have demonstrated the technical skills and abilities that define the craftsmanship of our work. It is our belief that this process ensures the quality and reliability that our customers expect and require to perform their duties on the job. Whether it is a full custom build, a retrofit of equipment or a minor application, MEU will ensure the same level of service and quality to all customers and for all applications.

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CCW Safe

CCW Safe is a legal service membership plan that was designed for CCW permit/license holders, active/retired military, law enforcement officers, and gun owners. We are not an insurance plan, we are a legal defense service plan. CCW Safe takes on the burden of the expenses associated with defending a self-defense/use of force critical incident. These expenses can include attorneys fees, investigators, experts, and other associated costs, such as depositions, document fees, trial exhibits, and more. CCW Safe does not have the conflicts of an insurance product because the company is designed to indemnify the cost of the incident and not the outcome of a trial. It is not a reimbursement package and no money is required to be paid back to the company regardless of the outcome. You are covered where your permit is honored in all states and Washington DC (New Jersey, New York, and Washington excluded).  CCW Safe members will not have any out of pocket expenses associated with defending a self defense incident, nor will they be limited by a policy cap on defense costs.

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Foundation Management

Frank Merrick and his team are an Oklahoma based company serving private foundations, charitable organizations, and nonprofit communities across the United States.  With more than 200 years of combined experience, the Foundation Management staff can successfully assist organizations throughout various development stages. Services include policy development, administrative services, strategic planning, succession planning, board development, board retreats, facilitated conversations, foundation start-up, and implementation of charitable giving programs.

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Life.Church

We are dedicated to bringing hope and healing to people everywhere. We want to aim this specifically to our first responder heroes through raw partnership with Warrior's Rest Foundation.  We carefully select Local Mission Partners in each of our communities that affect positive change in five key areas. 

Families:  Strong families are the foundation of strong communities. You can bring families hope by being a light to those who don’t have healthy families or walking alongside women facing unexpected pregnancies. The relationships you build can help change a family’s trajectory.

Education:  Education equips people to pursue opportunities and have a meaningful life. You can help break the cycle of poverty and opportunity gaps by tutoring and supporting those on the front lines of education.

Well-Being:  Every person’s physical, mental, and spiritual well-being matters to God. You can help people step into their full God-given potential by serving with community-based health services, working with medically at-risk individuals, and leading people to find freedom from addiction.

Justice:  Every person is loved by God, and the Bible teaches us to care for the vulnerable and the oppressed. You can help foster healthy communities by intentionally building relationships that confront our biases, learn new perspectives, and provide resources to help the Church take action in unjust parts of society.

Community Empowerment:  Empowering local leaders results in deep, lasting change throughout the community. You can support these leaders by assisting neighbors in need, providing relief and restoration, and fueling the transformation of neighborhoods.

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