CopLine – http://www.copline.org/ – is a non-profit organization and we are looking for retired police officers who are interested in volunteering with an international hotline for law enforcement officers. We assist police, deputy sheriffs, highway patrol officers, both active duty and retired, as well as their family members in times of need. If callers seek mental health support, then we provide them with referrals to vetted professionals.
CopLine is a 24/7/365 hotline that only retired law enforcement officers are allowed to operate and our program is always in need of additional officers who would be willing to assist on the hotline. Our volunteers are from various ranks and agencies from across the country who still maintain a “servant's heart”.
This is a great opportunity to give back to those still wearing the badge and serving our communities. I cannot think of a more satisfying call to take than one from a fellow officer experiencing difficult moments who oftentimes has no one to turn to. CopLine is a confidential hotline and most callers often remain anonymous.
All potential candidates are trained in active listening. The classroom training (40 hours) is at no cost to the volunteers and our lead instructor is a police psychologist from LAPD Behavior Science Services. Our next training will be held at the Monmouth County Prosecutors' Office in Monmouth, New Jersey on September 7-11th. Potential volunteers can go to the web page and click on Volunteer in the upper right-hand corner, then click on the LINK to complete a mandatory questionnaire.
If anyone has any interest in seeking volunteer work, please reach out via our website at https://www.copline.org/volunteer If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact Jim Alvarez (LAPD Retired) at firstname.lastname@example.org.