Tuesday, July 6, 2010

American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens

Today's mail brought the solicitation from the American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens:
Police Survivors Fund
6350 Horizon Drive
Titusville, FL 32780-8002

The request is for a "gift of $40, $60, $80 or more" that is a renewal. But, of course, we have never donated to this fund, so it isn't really a renewal. But it is an attempt to get money from the elderly who believe in paying what is due on renewals of any tyep.

So who is the AFP & CC?  We've seen them before: This is the organization that solicits quit frequenty to supposedly provide funding for surviving family members of fallen police officers.

How much do they provide?  According to Charity Navigator, http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=6610 :

Program expenses = 64%
Administrative expenses = 7.4%
Fundraising expenses = 28.5%

That leaves 0.1% for the survivors.

This is a well-orchestrated method of extracting funds from the elderly, most of whom would like to support our police force and believe that they are doing some good.  Unfortunately, this is not an organization that does anyone any good -- except the fundraisers.  So sad.


  1. Yep...these people are @$$holes. Almost their entire staff all share the same last name and drive fancy imported cars. In fact, wouldn't surprise me if 90% of their fund raising goes straight into the owners family's pockets.

  2. They are associated with the American Police Hall of Fame -- it is all a sham. I am the widow of an officer killed in the line of duty - they raise money on our dead officer's names and pad their own pockets. They have been investigated for years and yes they continue to raise money. DO NOT DONATE TO THESE PEOPLE.

  3. We received a mailing from them today. It had an address label that looked like something the post office would attach for special delivery, fake tear off strips, tracking numbers, even fake handwritten initials of the delivery person.