For the third straight year police suicides have outnumbered line-of-duty deaths in the U.S. and the trend does not seem to be slowing. For too long officers have had to deal with the stigma of being tough and holding it in until they can no longer cope. These brave warriors protect our communities and deserve our help to cope with these issues they face on a daily basis.
Come out and join the Harris County Sheriff's Office in bringing public awareness to this epidemic of rising police suicides, and help us raise money for the nonprofit CopLine organization in their efforts to provide this vital support. CopLine is a 24/7 anonymous hotline dedicated to providing peer support by retired police officers. These retired officers are trained in Active Listening, and bring experience and knowledge in understanding the job stressors suffered by police officers.
All proceeds from registrations will go directly to CopLine in efforts of growing their operation to continue this crucial live-saving service to our men and women in blue.
This video shows the faces of the officers COPLINE honored by running for them during the 2017 New Year’s Run for the Call 5k. Each one of the officers featured wore the badge with honor.
It's 7am here in Israel. It's now midnight NYE in the East coast.
I'm running for all those that serve us and risk their lives; I'm running for those that are no longer with us; I'm running for those who are physically intact, but have been hit by the invisible bullet of psychological trauma.
I wish us all a safe and happy New year.
LTC Yotam Dagan
NATAL - Israel's center for trauma and resilience
Copline is holding its next training in San Diego, California from 12/6-12/10/17. Training is 40 hours. All interested retirees please fill out an application on http://www.copline.org/resources.html. All applicants will be vetted before they are asked to the training. Successful completion of the training will allow volunteer listeners to begin taking calls. All shifts are 12 hours and can be transferred to a cellphone, home phone or designed number the volunteer provides. Each volunteer must take 1 shift per month and commit to a year. Please contact us with any questions.
"Location and details will be given to vetted volunteers attending training".
We will be updating with more specifics within the next couple of weeks.
Copline will be presenting a Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown on 11/12 at 4:15pm sharp. We will be honoring those that have worn both uniforms as many of our law Enforcement Officers have. We would love to share this special event with all Copline supporters and those that secure our borders both domestically and abroad.
We have chosen New Year’s Eve to remind us that police officers all over the country are working and not with their families. We honor them and all those that have worn the badge with respect and dignity by starting the New Year healthy, sober and safe. We remember that no matter how bad things are, there can be a new beginning.
Race Date | Time: 12/31/2017 23:59 (Sunday)
Run / Walk starting location at Arnold Ave and the Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Parking: Municipal Lot at the intersection of Arnold and Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Attention Virtual Runners:
Cutoff date is DECEMBER 10, 2017 to ensure the shirts and bibs are delivered on time.
Race Entry Form: https://www.raceentry.com/races/run-for-the-call/2017/register
The first Copline Peer training will take place from 0800-1700 on 4/27-4/30/17 at:
National University Spectrum Business Park
9388 Lightwave Avenue SD, 92123
All applications must be filled out and returned to Stephanie Samuels by fax at 732-577-9960 or scanned and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All volunteer applications must be received by April, 15th, 2017 to be considered for this volunteer training. Those that come in after will be kept and reviewed for the next training with the time, date and place to be announced sometime in the future.
There is a courtyard Marriot close by and were able to get a discount rate for all participants. Please click on the link provided below to reserve your room at the discounted rate by 4/7/17.
Marriott Courtyard San Diego Central located at:
8651 Spectrum Center Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123
BOOK YOUR DISCOUNTED HOTEL RESERVATION HERE
At the stroke of Midnight while most people in the Country will be celebrating with their families and loved ones, others will be getting dressed in a bulletproof vest along with a sidearm, kiss their loved ones good-bye, and head out into a world of uncertainty to serve and protect.
At Midnight, New Year's Day 2017, family members and supporters throughout the Country are participating in the RUN FOR THE CALL to show support for our men and women in Blue.
The RUN FOR THE CALL 5k Run will begin at Midnight (12:00AM) January 1, 2017 at the Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk (at Ocean Ave and Arnold Ave). All proceeds will go directly to support Copline.
The entry fee is $40 prior to December 15th and $45 thereafter to raceday. The entry fee allows participants the option to receive an event T-shirt. On the completed event form, the participant selects the T-shirt size. The participant may also select to run/walk for an specific officer, we will require the exact way the participant wants it printed (Example: Ptl. Bob Smith, New Town PD , PA #7308).
The event form as well as Sponsorship forms can be found below.
Please send your completed event form and $40 fee to:
C/O Meg Schaul, Treasurer
1835 Hicks Road Suite B
Rolling Meadows, Il 60008
Download Run for the Call event form
Download Run for the Call sponsorship form