Have you ever thought?" Who takes care of those who take care of us? How long can we expect them to run behind us and clean up life's messes before they hit empty?
It takes a special person to become a law enforcement officers, but a part of what makes them special does not include a loss of feelings or the lack of compassion. Cops are required to hide their feelings from others so they don't appear weak and lose the trust of the people we serve. We hold back our tears and our anger so others can lean on our strength during their times of crisis, but don't think for a second that we are not shaken and horrified by the cruelties of this world.
In Louisiana the job of taking care of our law enforcement brothers and sisters during their times of crisis falls upon the Southern Law Enforcement Foundation. Instead of making them walk this path alone, we at the Foundation ask if we may walk this path with them. At a time when they can no longer hold back their tears, keep their frustration and anger in check, and /or express their true feelings about this world they are forced to experience, we walk their walk with them so they can let it go. In a professional and confidential manner, each officer asking for support receives services from a volunteer member of the Foundation.
Our site is designed to be used by the 440+ peer support volunteers that serve the law enforcement community in Louisiana. Visitors are welcome to browse all they want, we are proud of the way we support this professsional we love, so please feel free to browse.
We urge any law enforcement officer in the State of Louisiana wanting to become a peer support volunteer to please contact us.
The Foundation operates as a non profit organization in the State of Louisiana under internal revenue code 501 (c) 3. Tax ID # 72-1452506. These services are available through a grant from the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, Victims of Crimes Assistance.
If you need help in finding services, go to the service section, and click on your region. This will take you to your coordinator's page. Your coordinator is responsible for your region and will arrange all sessions for the foundation. If you have trouble reaching your coordinator contact me at 225-235 5906.
Southern Law Enforcement Foundation
Post Office Box 675
Walker, Louisiana 70785