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INJURED OFFICERS INITIATIVE

Presently, benefits for police officers who have been injured in the line of duty are managed locally and vary widely from state to state. The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program, established by Congress in 1976, is the only federal resource available for injured law enforcement officers and the families of fallen officers.

After hearing the stories of many police officers who have outlived the benefits they’ve received or are unaware of the resources available to them, we believe there is a significant need to “upgrade” our nation’s benefits system for injured officers. In 2019, Code 3 began efforts to address this problem, focusing on officers permanently disabled by felonious assault. Working with a bipartisan group of United States Senators, the Helping Extend Responding Officers Expansive Support (HEROES) Act was developed.

The Senate quickly passed the bill with strong bipartisan support on May 16, 2019.

 

We were told late in 2019 that the House Judiciary Committee planned to take up the bill at some point in early 2020. 

We would appreciate your support of this

important effort. You can contact House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerold Nadler (D-NY) to encourage him to bring up and pass the bill. It is critically important to update this program and provide the necessary benefits to the heroes who put their lives on the line for us on a daily basis. 

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HEROES ACT

If passed, the HEROES Act would:

Collect better data on the number of killed and disabled law enforcement officers

Increase access to educational assistance for dependents

Allow beneficiaries to receive payments as an annuity

Report to Congress on long-term medical

cost

MEET THE HEROES

Meet Lani Pinkney

Meet Will Rogers

Meet Pete LaBoy

Meet Justin Ellis

ADDRESSING THE OPIOID CRISIS

Code 3 has become increasingly focused on educating local police about the scope of the problem, equipping them with the resources

they need to identify and target illegal prescrib-ers, and empowering officers and communities with the life-saving resources they need to help their neighbors before it is too late. 

The opioid epidemic has taken the lives of far too many Americans, and communities are grappling with how to effectively fight back.

A major part of this initiative has been a partnership with the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative – also known as RALI. Together with RALI and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, we created the RALI CARES educational program. The program consists of a mobile unit that is outfitted on the inside to look like a teenager or young adult’s bedroom but is filled with hidden warning signs of substance misuse. 

In our experience as police officers, we responded to many overdose calls. We learned that most parents don’t know what to look for when it comes to substance misuse happening in their own homes. Signs that were clear to us were not recognized by families.  We were compelled to take action. 

Today, we have two mobile units that have traveled all over the country educating communities about how to help protect their families. Due to safety concerns around

COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended

in-person tours of the RALI CARES program. As an alternative, we are offering virtual tours of the trailer online. Please click the link below to access an interactive tour of the program and learn the warning signs of substance misuse. 

 
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New Virtual Experience

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Our community outreach efforts focus on creating opportunities to unite cops and citizens. With decades of experience in law enforcement and community affairs, we serve as connectors, breaking down barriers and cultivating new partnerships to advance local challenges.

We believe there has never been a more challenging time for cops to serve their communities, and it has never been more important to support community

outreach programs that bring

communities together for good.

While the majority of local residents said they trust the police, youth, minorities and low-income residents were least likely to report confidence in law enforcement. 

 
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