Street Survival 2020 Atlantic City

Street Survival 2020 Atlantic City

Street Survival 2020 Atlantic City Street Survival 2020 Atlantic City Street Survival 2020 Atlantic City


Who We are--What We DO


  • VIRGINIA COPS was formed out of a  group of police officers and Deputy Sheriffs which met in Richmond,  Virginia early in 1990.  It consisted of Alexandria COPS, Local 5;  Arlington COPS, Local 48; the Virginia Beach Police Benevolent  Association, Local 34; the Charlottesville Police Association Local 67  and other police officers working in Richmond and throughout Virginia.  It was developed to provide a state-wide voice for the working needs of  police officers, their associations and their unions.  Over its first  three years Virginia COPS operated as a state council of the  International Union of Police Associations.  In 1993 it established its  permanent form as a 501 (c) 5 labor organization.  In 2008 VCOPS revised  its constitution and established itself as an independent statewide  labor organization.  Virginia Cops is not a charity it is a police officers organization which works hard to improve the lot of Virginia's working street cops. 
  • VCOPS stands for the The Virginia Coalition of Police and Deputy Sheriffs. A nonprofit whose goal is to assist all working law enforcement officers in Virginia.



  •  VCOPS stands for the The Virginia Coalition of Police and Deputy  Sheriffs. It is an organization whose goal is to assist all working law  enforcement officers in Virginia.  VCOPS is a working cops organization that was established to provide one  united voice for Virginia's law enforcement officers. Our goal is to  improve wages, hours and working conditions as well as to increase the  recognition of the professionalism of law enforcement in Virginia. We  also provide training and consultation to our member organizations and  individual LEO's. Finally, we work on a state level to introduce and  support legislation which is beneficial to all of Virginia's law  enforcement officers and oppose legislation that reduces benefits to law  enforcement. VCOPS also promotes Officer Safety and Survival. 



  •  VCOPS has no particular political affiliation.  On a state or local  level, VCOPS supports anyone who supports the needs of working police  officers and deputy sheriffs (not necessarily those who say they are  pro-law enforcement) We support those who help us accomplish our goals  and objectives. 


  • Any Law Enforcement Officer in Virginia  is eligible for a Grant to attend a Calibre Press Street Survival  School anywhere in the US.  Review the Course List and apply.  Go to and review the course list.  Email us and we will arrange to pay your tuition.
  • VCOPS stands for the The Virginia Coalition of Police and Deputy Sheriffs. A nonprofit whose goal is to assist all working law enforcement officers in Virginia.






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VCOPS  is conducting its annual fundraiser.  Thank you for your support. If  you have any questions please feel free to contact us at

The  Virginia Coalition of Police and Deputy Sheriffs relies on public  support to operate its programs and activities.  Your donation and your privacy is important to us.  We understand that your decision to support  VCOPS can sometimes be difficult.  We understand this and respect your decision whatever it is.

If  you would like to donate to VCOPS you can do so through our  Telemarketing Fundraiser when they call, or click on the donate buttons on this website. They are safe and secure.

You can also donate directly to the organization via mail.  Please send your donation to:
1621 Donna Drive, Suite 3 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451


VCOPS is a 501 (c)5 non-profit and as such donations are not deductible for tax purposes.  VCOPS is registered with the Department of Consumer Affairs in Richmond. *Note that Business donations may be deductible.

If you desire to have your phone number placed on our DO NOT CALL list please send us an email at:  Please leave us your phone number and a valid email address.  Thank you for your continued support.

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Help Our Cause

Make a donation of $250.00 and we will send you a hand crafted Wooden Thin Blue Line Flag with a unique wall hanging system.  See the pictures HERE.  Send a $25.00 donation and we will send you a Thin Blue Polyester Flag.  See the flag HERE

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National Police Week 2020 Sunday, May 10 – Saturday, May 16

Additional Information

 In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace  Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week.  Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police  Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have  lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of  others.

National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community. The principal organizers of National Police Week include:

  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), which produces the annual Candlelight Vigil.
    Phone: 202.737.3400 |
  • Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA), which organize the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Capitol.
  • Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), which holds the National Police Survivors’ Conference.
    Phone: (573) 346-4911 |


Annual Candlelight Vigil

Each year on May 13th, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial  Fund produces its annual Candlelight Vigil—a signature event of National Police Week in Washington, DC. During the Candlelight Vigil,  fallen officers whose names were engraved on the Memorial’s walls that  spring are formally dedicated. Held on the National Mall, in addition to  the lighting of candles and reading of names, the Candlelight Vigil  includes remarks by dignitaries, and musical tributes performed to honor the memory of these fallen officers.