The American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens (AFPCC) was incorporated in 1978 to serve the rank and file police officer.
In 1989 the mission expanded with the formation of the Police Family Survivors Fund, created to serve the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Since then, the AFPCC has served over 50,000,000 Americans with tips on self-protection, home security, vehicle safety, rape prevention and more while continuing to assist family survivors. These programs are supported through the generosity of over 150,000 donors and members nationwide.
In October 2023, AFPCC merged with the National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACOP) to become the United States Law Enforcement Foundation (USLEF).
For more than 60 years, NACOP and AFPCC have respectfully functioned as independent organizations but with very similar interests. Each has been providing essentially the same services to the law enforcement community with AFPCC serving survivors and departments of officers killed in the line of duty and NACOP serving officers and families of officers who have been disabled or paralyzed in the line of duty.
The Police Family Survivors Fund offers assistance to the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The organization monitors line of duty deaths across the nation and corresponds with over 22,000 law enforcement agencies. Records of each officer killed, how they died, the date and location of death are kept and made available. Family survivors are encouraged to participate in our programs specially designed for them. The program continues to expand as funds become available.
As the program focus has grown, so has support from the public. We are grateful to the men and women who make this program possible.
The mission of the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens Police Family Survivor Fund is to promote and support the law enforcement profession.
This mission is accomplished through the following:
Provide meaningful programs for fallen law enforcement officers’ surviving families;
Recognize the noteworthy contributions and posthumously memorialize the lives of law enforcement professionals;
Enrich the public’s awareness, understanding and appreciation for contributions made by the law enforcement sector;
Support the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum (APHF) and its programs in a manner that produces a meaningful experience and aspires to the highest standards.
The American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens Police Family Survivors Fund is a program of the United States Law Enforcement Foundation, a Florida not-for-profit corporation incorporated in 1967. The Organization’s revenues consist principally of contributions from the general public and dues and other income obtained from its membership.
The Organization has been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service under code Section 501(c)(3). The Organization does pay tax on any unrelated business income. The organization is registered in every state where it conducts fund raising activities as required by the state.
All contributions are considered to be available for unrestricted use unless specifically restricted by the donor. A number of volunteers have made significant contributions of their time to the Organization to help programs and raise funds.
The financial records of the Organization are audited annually by Robbins and Moroney, P.A., Certified Public Accountants. Copies of audited financial statements are available here. To download a copy of IRS form 990 click here.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the United States Law Enforcement Foundation (USLEF) is the principal representative of the organization, and the person responsible for the efficient operation of USLEF. Therefore, it is the desire of USLEF to provide a fair, yet reasonable and not excessive, compensation for the CEO and any other key compensated employees. The full compensation policy can be found here.
Direct Mail Policy
Since 1978, the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens has utilized direct mail as a means to recruit, maintain and educate our significant national membership. In addition to our membership and solicitation activities, direct mail is used to maintain our subscriber base for our trade publication. This communication and education is a key aspect of our mission. We are expanding our digital communications but we still rely heavily on postal mail not only to generate the income that makes our many service programs possible, but also to maintain our membership, to educate the public, to implement our service programs (many of which involve mailing cards and packages to the families of fallen officers throughout the year) and to operate our American Police Hall of Fame & Museum, and the annual national Memorial Day observances, which are key aspects of our mission. As a result, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidelines, we allocate a portion of our direct mail costs to program services and to fundraising.
A Big Hit
Hope this message finds you well. Thanks so much for the wonderful gifts for Camille. They are all a big hit… I don’t know how you choose just the right gifts for every child, it’s amazing. A note from her is forthcoming.
On a side note, thank you for the summer camp check. Camille has been looking forward to equestrian camp for the past couple of months now! We will make sure to keep you posted on how that goes.
Again, many thanks to you all your members,
Today is Johnathan's 11th birthday. He was so excited when he received his birthday box from the American Police Hall of Fame. We thank you, the staff, the members, and all the donors of the APHF for making his special day even more special. We love you all.
It was a beautiful service last night, yet so very heartbreaking. Overwhelming to hear all of those names, but comforting to see everyone come together. Thank you so much for all of the hard work that goes into the Memorial. We are all grateful.
Ps- So happy the rain stayed away.