Greater Houston Concerns of Police Survivors

Greater Houston Concerns of Police Survivors 1600 State Street, Houston, TX 77007 - 832-556-9760
GHCOPS Board effective October 2019 President - Cheryl Railsback, M/Deputy Shane Detwiler, Chambers County Sheriff's Office Immediate Past President- Carol Lane, S/Sgt. James Michael Lane, Beaumont Police Department Vice President - Annette Bennett, M/Deputy Shane Bennett, Harris County SO Secretary - Maggie Carter, SIL/Sgt Steve Perez, Houston Police Department Treasurer - Lucia Canales, S/Officer Henry Canales, Houston Police Dept. Amanda Wass- Trustee, W/ Deputy Donald Wass, Washington County Sheriff's Office Mitzie Norman- Trustee, W/ Sgt. Jimmie Norman, Bellaire Police Department
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Greater Houston C.O.P.S. was founded in 1997 and consisted of 15 counties. In 2002, fifteen more counties were added to our service area and in 2004, 8 more counties were added which brought our service area to 68 counties. Counties served by GHCOPS are: Anderson, Angelina,Aransas, Austin,Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Colorado, Comanche, Coryell, Dewitt, Falls, Fayette, Fort Bend, Freestone, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Hamilton, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hill, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Madison, Matagorda, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Robertson, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton, Williamson.

Mission: To provide resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. Furthermore, C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
07/24/2020

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

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07/24/2020
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)

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

On behalf of the C.O.P.S. National Board and Staff, we announce the difficult decision to move the remainder of the Hands-On Programs for 2020 to virtual platforms instead of in person. This includes Fiancés/Significant Others, Siblings, Spouses, Parents, Co-Workers, Co-Workers for Couples, Extended Family, Adult Children and Young Adults Camp.

This decision has been made after C.O.P.S. was informed the YMCA Trout Lodge, the host of the majority of the programs, is imposing more travel restrictions at their facility. With the increase in COVID-19 cases across the nation, those participants traveling from “hot spots” for the virus would not be allowed to visit the Trout Lodge. This will likely impact about 52% of participants and even more counselors that would be in attendance. Keeping the health and wellness of survivors at the forefront, all in-person Hands-On Programs will be held virtually to avoid traveling.

Recent news of a possible COVID-19 vaccine in the upcoming months gives hope for continued programs to be held in person in 2021. In the meantime, C.O.P.S. is taking additional measures to create virtual ways to connect with each other and our entire membership. We are excited about some new opportunities. Be sure to follow us on social media or opt-in for email
correspondence to get all the updated information.

While these times of constant unknowns seem to be happening more often, one thing that will always stay consistent is the peer support of survivors to survivors, as well as the general support of the C.O.P.S. National Board and Staff.

We may be apart, but we are always TOGETHER.

07/23/2020

Due to added travel restrictions, the C.O.P.S. National Board made the decision to move all remaining in-person Hands-On Programs to virtual platforms. This includes retreats that have previously been rescheduled. The programs department is in the process of planning sessions and online events and will release the schedule for those virtual connections soon. If you booked your flight, please contact your airline for information regarding reimbursement. If you have further questions or would like to speak to a mental health professional, please contact the C.O.P.S. National Office. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Thank you Greater Houston COPS (Amanda, Carol & Michaela) for the rides to and from the airport this week, while we were in town for Mark's treatments at MD Anderson Cancer Center. It's so nice to know our police family is always there for us. So greatly appreciated!!!💙