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Getting Assistance from POAF

Getting Assistance from POAF

POAF is here to support our critically injured officers and want you to know you are not alone. Peace Officers’ Angels Foundation provides emotional support to our Texas Law Enforcement officers following a serious or life-changing line of duty injury.

POAF, provides helpful information to our injured LEO’s through this website by filling out the form below. You may also qualify for other benefits and training that might assist you after your line of duty injury, so please make sure to check all the valuable information this page has to offer and to find out on how to order special license plates, and how to submit an application for the Star of Texas Award presented by the governor to First Responders among many others.

If you have any questions about the form or the qualifications for assistance, please contact us. Thank you!

POAF Application for Assistance Form

 

Other assistance resources:

Office of Injured Employee Counsel Appoints a First Responders Liaison to Assist With Workers’ Compensation Claims

 

First-Responder Liaison Looking to Make Presentations to Agencies

 

TEXAS WORKERS COMPENSATION INFORMATION

 

Fleetwood Memorial Foundation

Fleetwood Memorial Foundation’s purpose is to provide virtually instant no-strings-attached grants to Certified Texas Law Enforcement or Fire Protection Personnel who are injured in the performance of their duties or to the families of such personnel who are killed in the performance of their duties.

Departments must apply for the for the family by submitting an online application available at FleetWoodMemorial.org

 ***Please note that an 8-week time period from your date of injury is the cut-off time when applying.

For questions and additional details, please contact Lisa Mund at 817-877-0702 or at Lmund@NorthTexasCF.org

 

Victims Services

National Center for Victims of Crime: 1‐800‐394‐2255
Texas Dept of Criminal Justice Victims’ Services: 1‐800‐848‐4284
Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Program: 1‐800‐983‐9933

 

Eli­gi­bil­i­ty for Crime Vic­tims’ Compen­sa­tion Program

If you or your immediate family have financial costs because of a crime, you may be eligible for the Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC) Program. Here’s what you need to know:

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/crime-victims/crime-victims-compensation-program/eligibility-crime-victims-compensation-program

You can get help from CVC staff:
Mon. – Fri., 8:00am – 5:00pm CT
Toll Free: (800) 983-9933
In Austin: (512) 936-1200

   

 

Special Texas License Plates for Injured LEO’s in Texas

Police Officers injured in the line of duty, qualify for these special Texas license plates by providing evidence that you have been wounded in the line of duty as a peace officer, or you are a surviving spouse, parent, brother, sister or adult child (including an adopted child or stepchild) of a person killed in the line of duty as a peace officer. Relatives must submit proof of relationship. 

Application for Peace Officer License Plates Form

http://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/license-plates/specialty-license-plates

To do this online:  Go to   http://www.txdmv.gov/

 

Governor’s Star of Texas Award

Peace Officers injured in the line of duty can fill out and submit an online form using the link below:

https://gov.texas.gov/organization/cjd/star-of-texas

Each September, the Public Safety Office has the honor of hosting the Star of Texas Awards. During this event, the Governor presents medals to honorees and family members of peace officers, firefighters, and emergency first responders who are killed or suffer serious injury in the line of duty. Since the awards began in 2003, 474 brave Texans have been honored.  

 

Nominations for Star of Texas Awards

The Star of Texas Awards honor all Texas peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. The award also honors federal law enforcement officers or special agents acting in assistance to state or local law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders and are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty on or after September 1st, 2003.

To be eligible for consideration, the critical incident must have occurred between September 1st, 2003 and June 15th of the year of the awards ceremony.

 

COPLINE

COPLINE is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving law enforcement officers and their families by providing 24/7 trained peer support for crisis intervention along with referrals to specifically skilled mental health professionals for follow up and continued assistance. COPLINE offers a CONFIDENTIAL 24-hour hotline answered by retired law enforcement officers who have access to continuous critical clinical support in order to help callers through the initial crisis as well as provide ongoing assistance with the successful management of various psychosocial stressors that impact a significant number of law enforcement officers and families throughout the U.S..

Copline.org

Are you overwhelmed and feel like no one cares? You are not alone. There is help. Call the LIFELINE at 1-800-273-8255, a 24-hour, confidential suicide prevention hotline.