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COPS Parents’ Weekend – Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May 2016

Location: The Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, 17-19 Horse Fair, Banbury Cross, Banbury OX16 0AN. Date: Friday 29 April until Sunday 1 May 2016. Includes bed and breakfast and three course dinner at the hotel on Saturday 30 April. Could you please book your place and confirm your room requirements by 1 March 2016.

Survivor pension changes introduced – but not retrospective

WIDOWS and widowers of police officers killed on duty in England and Wales can now keep pensions if they remarry – but the changes are not retrospective. “In recognition of the risks faced as an everyday part of policing,” Home Secretary Theresa May announced in October 2015 that the 1987 Police Pension Scheme will be […]

Congratulations to COPS Survivors in Honours list

CONGRATULATIONS  to Survivors Georgette Fulton and Dave Acheson, who have been honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s Honour list. Georgette Fulton has been awarded the OBE for services to Care of Police Survivors, St. Andrew’s First Aid and the community in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. Dave Acheson has been awarded the MBE for services to the Families of Police […]

Exciting opportunity for a Fundraising Coordinator at COPS

Fundraising Coordinator (Lichfield, 20 hours per week, initial 12 month contract) We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented fundraising co-ordinator to take responsibility for supporting our network of fundraisers. If you are exceptionally well organised, have excellent communication and customer service skills, enjoy working in small teams and love getting involved in all aspects […]

January 2016 update from Richard Kotulecki, Head of Operations

A belated Happy New Year to you all. As we already motoring through 2016, I’d like to give you some updates of what is happening in and around the COPS office. The Three Year Plan that has grown out of all the detail you provided during the consultation has been approved by the Trustees. The […]

Care of Police Survivors Annual Service of Remembrance 2016.

We are looking for volunteer speakers for the Care of Police Survivors (COPS) Annual Remembrance Service taking place on Sunday 31st July 2016. We are looking for speakers from all areas of the police family, including survivors, police officers, fundraisers and partner organisation representatives. Speakers will be given help writing speeches if required and allocated […]