Every one of us needs to lean on someone, sometime …

If today is your day … if this is your time

It is vital to always remember that you are NOT ALONE.

Your Brothers and Sisters in blue are walking this path with you. They are not here to judge. Rather, they are here to listen. They are here to help.

They are here because they love you.

Reach out to someone on the list below. They are cops – just like you. They can help relieve the pressure and bring an end to your pain.

Pick up the phone and call now.  HOTLINE PHONE (832) 200-3499  Available 24×7



Under the Shield can be reached 24/7 via our toll free number 855-889-2348 or you can private message our coaches on our Facebook page Under the Shield Foundation. We guarantee that you will never be asked for your name or any identifying information. Families are also encouraged to contact us regarding issues and concerns.

The goal at Under the Shield is to meet the “unique lifestyle” needs of our law enforcement officers and their family members by providing support through confidential services, rendered by stress coaches, none of which are mandated reporters.

We believe our law enforcement warriors are the essential component to everyday life and deserve the best resources and support we can provide to them and to their families.

Under the Shield, Inc. was founded in Montgomery Alabama on May 28, 1992 following the tragic death of a law enforcement officer in the Birmingham area. Our offices are now located in Mesa, Arizona.




Our Mission:  Rebuilding the shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths.

Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss.  C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives.  There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high.

C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members.  Today C.O.P.S. membership is over 47,000 survivors.  Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty.

C.O.P.S. programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors’ Conference held each May during National Police Week, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, “C.O.P.S. Kids” counseling reimbursement program, the “C.O.P.S. Kids” Summer Camp, “C.O.P.S. Teens” Outward Bound experience for young adults, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, extended family, and co-workers, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.

C.O.P.S. has over 50 Chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots level.  C.O.P.S. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  C.O.P.S. programs and services are funded by grants and donations.  CONTACT:  Phone:  573-346-4911; Email:;  Website: