COPS welcomes an Information and Communication Coordinator


ANN-Marie Leighton will be joining COPS from 1 November, as the new Information and Communication Coordinator.

Ann-Marie joins the charity from the Roundhouse Trust in London, an organisation that uses the arts to engage with young people. She has also worked for Red Letter Days and has solid experience of creating and managing communications to a range of audiences, from young people in inner London to corporate partners, including brand updates and changes.

She also brings project management experience.

Thames Valley Police pays tribute to ‘iconic’ officer


THAMES Valley Police has paid tribute to DC Joe Mabuto, who collapsed and died at Milton Keynes Police Station on Tuesday 27 September.

He collapsed and sadly could not be resuscitated.

He is survived by his wife and two young children, who seek comfort from their extended family members in the UK and Zimbabwe.

COPS disappointment at Police Memorial names decision

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STATEMENT from Care of Police Survivors following the announcement by the Police Arboretum Memorial Trust regarding names on the UK Police Memorial.

COPS expresses its disappointment at the decision.

Click here/see below for full statement.

Service honours fallen officers at National Police Memorial Day


THE daughter of PC Dave Phillips lit a candle as police officers who have died on duty were remembered at this year’s National Police Memorial Day in London.

Prince Charles attended the 13th annual event as it returned to St Paul’s Cathedral. Around 4,000 officers were remembered and the names of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice over the past year were read out.

Tributes paid to Thames Valley Police officer


A THAMES Valley Police officer collapsed and died at Milton Keynes Police Station yesterday morning (Tuesday 27 September).

The officer collapsed and sadly could not be resuscitated.

The officer is not being named by police at this stage.

Thames Valley Police Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Ross said yesterday: “This morning a serving police officer was taken ill at his desk in Milton Keynes Police Station.

Hampshire Police launches memorial to fallen colleagues


THE names of 61 Hampshire Constabulary officers who have died on duty were read out as they were remembered at the official launch of the force’s Police Memorial.

Families and friends of fallen officers joined serving officers of all ranks and chief officers past and present as the Memorial was officially unveiled in the sunshine at Netley. 

Your chance to work for Care of Police Survivors

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Care of Police Survivors (COPS)

Information and Communication Co-ordinator

Lichfield, 20 hours per week, initial 12 month contract, £10,400pa plus overtime (review pending)

COPS is a registered charity that provides support to families of Police Officers who have lost their lives on duty.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented information and communications co-ordinator to take responsibility for the charity’s internal and external communications.

Victims of Cyprus Emergency honoured with memorial stone


A MEMORIAL has been officially unveiled at the National Arboretum to remember the lives of the civilian police officers and British servicemen who died during the Cyprus Emergency of 1955.

A total of 392 people died during the four-year conflict, and their names have been immortalised in the Cyprus Rock Memorial.

The four-tonne piece of Cypriot rock, containing a time capsule in which the names of the 370 ser-vicemen and the 21 British police officers are recorded, was unveiled at a ceremony on 21 August.

Memorial unveiled for Blackpool police officer killed on duty

Supt Gerry Richardson memorial

A MEMORIAL to a police officer who was killed on duty in Blackpool 45 years ago has been unveiled.

Supt Gerry Richardson was shot as he tackled a gunman following an armed robbery on a jewellery shop in the resort.

The memorial has been placed at his former grammar school, which is now Aspire Academy.

Volunteers take on 30-mile ‘yomp’ to raise money for COPS


EIGHTEEN hardy volunteers have taken on a 30 mile ‘yomp’ through Northumberland’s Cheviot Hills to raise money for Care of Police Survivors.

Organised by serving police officers Lee Gosling and Simon Guilfoyle, the volunteers set off on Saturday 20 August from the tiny village of Kirknewton, at the northernmost tip of the Northumberland national park, laden with 30lb backpacks.