to the home of the American Police Veterans. If you are a police
veteran, a policevet as we say, you have probably noticed that
retirement and disability have ushered in a whole new world.
The brotherhood, the thin blue line, the fraternal ties that got
you through the hard times has evaporated. For many of you the
change is for the good, but for many the changes have been
shocking as they have been unexpected. American Police
Veterans brings a new experience to the American police culture.
Policevets are discovering that they are a very diverse group
with a common history and culture.
Our Mission It is the
mission of the American Police Veterans to create a community
that supports retired and disabled law enforcement officers
through peer support, advocacy and fellowship. Policevets
working with the community to build social, economic and health
support systems for America's aging, infirm and disabled law
enforcement officers. American Police Veterans is governed
by the principle that no policevet should live in isolation and
their many personal and family sacrifices shall not be
American Police Veterans is an organization dedicated to
the issues and needs of America's former law enforcement
officers from departments and agencies across the USA.
American Police Veterans
grew out of the frustrations of many retired and
disabled law enforcement officers. Founded by a
disabled municipal police sergeant who found
that once you leave the job, you've left the
job. Frequently, the agency, political
organization, public coworkers and others have
no use for you. The support systems that allowed
you to deal with the job evaporate quickly. It
becomes increasingly difficult to identify with
and be accepted into any type of peer community.
If you are like many retirees you will seek out
support and find that the few resources
available are allocated to the families of
fallen officers. Concerns of Police Survivors
(COPS) is not a place to find comfort if you
survived. If you got out alive rejoice! If you
look back I'm sure that you know too many that
didn't complete the journey and died at their
own hand. For them we pray.
The good news is that things change. We have an
opportunity to form a community of former law
enforcement officers. We will with your
assistance and participation build our station.
We can furnish it with resources that make our
service honorable, your life easier and your
existence meaningful. Yes!, we will build a
community by identifying resources, initiating
partnerships and creating networking
opportunities for Police Veterans.