Educational Institutions

Police Protective Fund

  • Austin, TX
  • http://www.policeprotectivefund.org

Mission Statement

Promote officer safety through education.

Main Programs

  1. Proceed with Caution
  2. Junior Police Academy
  3. Survivor Network
Service Areas

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National

We are a nationwide organization.

ruling year

2001

Principal Officer

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Mr. Phil LeConte

Keywords

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Police Safety Education, Law Enforcement Safety, Youth and Community Services

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EIN

74-2864446

 Number

1232267273

Physical Address

1009 West 6th Street Suite 205

Austin, TX 78703

Also Known As

P.P.F.

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Crime Prevention N.E.C. (I20)

Safety Education (M40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In 2012 the Youth program has expanded district wide in several states and the American Police Officer "Character Challenge" was requested by over 600 police departments.  Over ONE MILLION households were contacted last year during the public awareness campaign - "Proceed with Caution" - more officers are killed on our nation's roadways than by armed criminals.  In 2012-13 the organization plans to reach an additional million households.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Proceed with Caution

PROCEED WITH CAUTION encourages America’s motorists to use
caution when encountering public safety officers on the roadway.  

Careless drivers are one of the leading cause of death for
public safety officers. Countless officers have experienced the danger of
nearly being hit.   Every officer knows someone who has been injured or
killed by a careless driver.   Law enforcers routinely experience a narrow
margin of error when working along the roadway. It is a growing source of
stress in an already stressful profession.

 

Our nationwide public awareness campaign seeks to reverse grim
statistics and replace "haste" with "safe" - helping to
restore civility to the nation’s roadways.
 

The campaign also directs citizens to visit us online where
they will find additional information highlighting the dangers officers face,
along with safety strategies for motorists.

 
WITHOUT VIGILANCE, THE PROBLEM WILL ONLY GET WORSE.

 By staying on message and keeping our call to action
simple, the phrase “PROCEED WITH CAUTION” and its mandate can have a lasting
impact on the way motorists drive.

 
RESET YOUR STANDARD FOR SAFETY

Test the power of our campaign. The next time you approach
flashing lights and public safety personnel in the roadway, think: “PROCEED
WITH CAUTION”!  It may only be for a few seconds, but this brief window of
time can save lives.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$740,544.00

Program 2

Junior Police Academy

Junior Police Academy motivates young people to be
outstanding citizens through law enforcement education.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Since 1992, the Junior Police Academy has been bringing the
world of law enforcement into the nation's classrooms -- supporting the efforts
of police departments and educators across the United States.

The Junior Police Academy has built a nationwide program
based on a simple, yet powerful premise: when law enforcement officers and
young people are brought together, wonderful things start to happen!

It is a chemistry completely unique to the educational
environment – sparking an idealism in both students and police officers alike.
In re-framing the traditional role of a police officer from enforcer to mentor,
 JPA elevates young people to be pro-active partners in building safer
schools and communities.

TOMORROW’S CITIZENS

Targeting middle school students, the program is a more than
just a police academy for young people – it also teaches life skills and
cultivates personal accountability.

“The kids who have graduated from the JPA have a deep sense
of responsibility,” said Officer Mitchell Garcia of the Houston Police Academy,
Houston, Texas  “Cadet are community oriented. They will become the adults
who want to make a difference.”

Junior Police Academy often marks the beginning of a young
person actively assuming their lifelong role as informed citizens – extending
the program’s true impact far into the future!

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$608,814.00

Program 3

Survivor Network

SURVIVOR NETWORK provides support for members of the
law enforcement community in grief and includes 24/7 online information, educational seminars and Chaplain training and support.
 

Featuring some of the countries most accomplished chaplains,
the SURVIVOR NETWORK harnesses the power of the Internet and hi-definition
photography to offer a spiritual retreat unique in its immediacy and
impact on the viewer.
 

“The potential of the SURVIVOR NETWORK is way beyond church
and religion.  It has a sense of God breathing in it.  The scriptures
speak about the Spirit of God being like the wind, unseeable yet very real.  That's one of the marks of God on this process.  It pulls people
towards the objects of God's affection, people who are suffering and grieving.”

Chaplain Steve Rekedal

 

A SUPPLEMENTAL SOURCE OF CARE – 24/7

Accessible around the clock, THE SURVIVOR NETWORK is a tool
for filling the silence that often surrounds grief, providing supplemental
support when people need it the most – during those hours (or on those days)
when no primary support is available or practical.

 
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO CONTENT

Harnessing the Internet’s unique ability to connect people
to content, the program can reach those who might not otherwise seek help – a
slain officer’s parents, grown children, or close friends and fellow officers
within the department – individuals who may be more traumatized than they
outwardly manifest, and whose grief may therefore go unresolved.

 
KINDRED SPIRITS

Additionally, the SURVIVOR NETWORK features the testimony of
other survivors – kindred spirits who can speak to other survivors with
authority and conviction.

 
A CRITICAL TIME

A line-of-duty death is pervasive. It touches every member
of a department - as well as spouses, family members and loved ones - with
traumatic stress reactions.  Individuals may go on to develop long-term
impairment, such as Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disease. This is preventable with
early crisis intervention.  But unfortunately, whatever intervention
that's available tends to be too little too late.

 
The SURVIVOR NETWORK recognizes there are unique obstacles
to grieving for a police officer. Noted police psychologist Dr. Daniel A.
Goldfarb put it best in an article entitled: "Why Police Officers Are
Different." In it, he states:

"Police need to be in constant emotional control. Law
enforcement officers have a job that requires extreme restraint under highly
emotional circumstances. They are told when they are extremely excited, they
have to act calm. They are told when they are nervous, they have to be in
charge. They are taught to be stoic when emotional. They are to interact with
the world in a role. The emotional constraint of the role takes tremendous
mental energy, much more energy than expressing true emotions."

 
The SURVIVOR NETWORK seeks to offer police officers
meaningful support by first recognizing differences.

"While there is no one-stop solution to grief, the
SURVIVOR NETWORK can urge the process along," observes program director
Phillip LeConte. "It can be the motivation a survivor needs to seek
further support at a time critical to their recovery."

 

 

Educational Seminars:
Through the seminar, “Healing Power of Ceremony and the
Police Funeral”, veteran instructors share their extensive
experience and people-oriented insights to raising the professional standards
by which law enforcement honors and lays to rest its fallen heroes.
Attendees a rare opportunity to focus on sensitive issues that are seldom
discussed and often overlooked by agencies amidst a line-of-duty death crisis.

 
The Seminars not only guide participants through the myriad
of decisions involved in developing their own comprehensive “Line-of-Duty Death
Protocol”.

 

SEMINARS in the past year:

25 OCT 2012

Hosted by the Charles
County Sheriff’s Office

Waldorf MD

24/25 JULY 2012

Hosted by Punta Gorda
Police Dept.

Punta Gorda FL

Regional Conference

20 MAY 2012

Legal National
Conference

Orlando FL

04 OCT 2011

Legal National
Conference

Las Vegas NV

05/06 MAY 2011

Hosted by Mammoth
Lakes PD

Mammoth Lakes CA

Regional Seminar

25 APRIL 2011

Hosted by Riverside
Sheriff's Dept.

Riverside County CA

Regional Seminar

06 APRIL 2011

Glendora CA

Police Officers
Association of Los Angeles County

 

Seminars  (90 - 120 minutes)

Seminars (90 - 120 minutes) were developed to be
an educational offering at national and regional law enforcement conferences.
Seminars provide attendees with an overview of what is needed to be better
prepared for or respond to a line-of duty death.

 Attendees are equipped to return to their agencies and
evaluate their agency’s preparedness level and to implement and coordinate an
updated protocol.

 

also offered:

 

Workshops (Eight Hour Session)

Workshops offer more extensive training for agencies.
Typically one eight hour session (with breaks), Workshops are more
comprehensive, offering an opportunity for attendees to discuss topics of
mutual interest.

Workshops alternate between presenter and
group facilitator. This extended format provides an excellent opportunity for change
to occur because participants can determine what will work for them, what they
need to do, and how to do it.

By facilitating immediate feedback from other agency
representatives, participants walk away with a comprehensive understanding of
what they need to do and the resources to do it.  The opportunity to share
ideas leads to a network each agency call turn to for information and support.

 

Dedicated to sharing the wisdom of senior police chaplains.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

"The Police Chaplain Project" preserves the words
and wisdom of America's senior police chaplains by gathering and archiving
video oral history interviews  and making them available online  The
project offers not only practical advice to young police chaplains, but words
of inspiration and hope to anyone in the public safety community.

 

THE SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF LAW
ENFORCEMENT

The Police Chaplain Project features some of the most
revered and accomplished police chaplains of the past 50 years. Using an
interview format that is both simple and intimate, this ever expanding video
archive is a refreshing reminder that it's often the spiritual foundations of
public service that can sustain officers through times of crisis.

OUR VISION

The project's vision is to chronicle the history and
evolution of the police chaplaincy in America, providing a rich educational
resource for the growing number of caregivers to the law enforcement community.
 Thus far we have digitized over 25 hours of original content, making
 interviews accessible online, for free. We continue to produce interviews
every year.

 

"Law enforcement professionals need to occasionally
pause and heed the wisdom found in the "The Police Chaplain Project",
adds Chaplain David F. Fair, Ph.D. "Think of it as a nourishing bowl of
chicken soup for those sworn to 'Serve and Protect.'"

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,369,087.00

Service Areas

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National

We are a nationwide organization.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Phil LeConte

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BOARD CHAIR

Phil LeConte

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