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Since 1978, AFP&CC has served over 50,000,000 Americans with tips on self protection, home security, vehicle safety, rape prevention and more while continuing to assist family survivors. These programs are supported through the generosity of over 150,000 donors and members nationwide. Also, AFP&CC publishes the Police Family News.

The American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens (AFP&CC) was incorporated in 1978 to serve the rank and file police officer. Over the years, the vision for AFP&CC has grown to include crime prevention, public safety and police family survivor programs. As the program focus has grown, so has support from the public.

The Police Survivors Fund, a program of the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens, offers assistance to the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The organization monitors line of duty deaths across the nation and corresponds with over 22,000 law enforcement agencies. Records of each officer killed, how they died, the date and location of death are kept and made available. Family survivors are encouraged to participate in our programs specially designed for them. The program continues to expand as funds become available.

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The mission of the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens is to promote and support the law enforcement profession.

This mission is accomplished through the following:

  1. Provide meaningful programs for fallen law enforcement officers’ surviving families;

  2. Recognize the noteworthy contributions and posthumously memorialize the lives of law enforcement professionals;

  3. Enrich the public’s awareness, understanding and appreciation for contributions made by the law enforcement sector;

  4. Support the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum (APHF) and its programs in a manner that produces a meaningful experience and aspires to the highest standards.

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Financial Information

The American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens, Inc. is a District of Columbia not-for-profit corporation incorporated in November 1978. The Organization’s revenues consist principally of contributions from the general public and dues and other income obtained from its membership.

The Organization has been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service under code Section 501(c)(3). The Organization does pay tax on any unrelated business income. The organization is registered in every state where it conducts fund raising activities as required by the state.

All contributions are considered to be available for unrestricted use unless specifically restricted by the donor. A number of volunteers have made significant contributions of their time to the Organization to help programs and raise funds.

The financial records of the Organization are audited annually by Robbins and Moroney, P.A., Certified Public Accountants. Copies of audited financial statements are available here. To download a copy of IRS form 990 click here.

The Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of The American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens (“AFPCC”) is the principal representative of the organization, and the person responsible for the efficient operation of AFPCC. Therefore, it is the desire of AFPCC to provide a fair, yet reasonable and not excessive, compensation for the CEO and any other key compensated employees. The full compensation policy can be found here.

Direct Mail Policy

Since 1978, the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens has utilized direct mail as a means to recruit, maintain and educate our significant national membership. In addition to our membership and solicitation activities, direct mail is used to maintain our subscriber base for our trade publication. This communication and education is a key aspect of our mission. We are expanding our digital communications but we still rely heavily on postal mail not only to generate the income that makes our many service programs possible, but also to maintain our membership, to educate the public, to implement our service programs (many of which involve mailing cards and packages to the families of fallen officers throughout the year) and to operate our American Police Hall of Fame & Museum, and the annual national Memorial Day observances, which are key aspects of our mission. As a result, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidelines, we allocate a portion of our direct mail costs to program services and to fundraising.Mailbox

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Team Members

Barry Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer

Kim Connolly, Bookkeeping and Human Resources

Jamie Maynard, Technology

Brent Shepherd, Chief Operating Officer

Peter Connolly, Publications

Lori Shepherd, Family Survivor Program

Tara Engel, Program Development

Jane Cox, Donor Relations

Advisory Board

  • National President

    Capt. Brian C. Smith, (Ret.)

    Chicago Heights, IL

    Executive Vice President

    Deputy Peter J. Kolovos

    Des Plaines, IL

    Sergeant At Arms

    August J. Scott

    Brooklyn, NY

    Vice president

    Private Security

    Richard G. Abrams

    New Haven, CT

About Us

  • The American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens (AFP&CC) offers a number of programs and services that support the law enforcement community and specifically the surviving families of officers killed in the line of duty.

Contact Us

American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens
6350 Horizon Drive
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: (321) 264-0911


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American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens • 6350 Horizon Dr. • Titusville, FL 32780 • (321) 264-0911 •