What are Law Enforcement Officers

A law enforcement officer (LEO), or peace officer is a public-sector employee whose duties primarily involve the enforcement of laws. In the FRC context this includes Frontline police officers, municipal law enforcement officers, special police officers, customs officers, state troopers, special agents, secret agents, special investigators, border patrol officers, immigration officers, arson investigators, sheriffs, constables, corrections, marshals, deputies, detention officers, correction officers.

Law Enforcement officers face a range of risks at work: homicide, assaults, communicable diseases, injuries during car crashes and regular abuse. The risks vary according to the task being undertaken (for example, whether performing traffic duties, attending street disturbances, arresting offenders, guarding prisoners in watchhouses or in hospital, or transporting offenders to court).

The Law Enforcement officer is expected to be combat-ready at all times…[facing] a continual sense of danger from an unknown enemy. Law Enforcement officers alternate between the violence of the street (e.g., shootings, witnessing death and mutilation, dealing with abused children) and the normalcy of civilian life on a daily basis.

The First Responder Community is committed to providing the necessary equipment and rehabilitation support that they need to carry on a healthy life.

Corporations - how to get involved

Any corporation, their staff and customers who have an objective to play a meaningful role in the safety and defence of their communities and country can participate in the following ways:

Individuals- How to get involved

Any individual or philanthropist who has an objective to play a meaningful role in the safety and defence of their community and country can participate in the following ways:

  • Join with the First Responder Community (FRC) in sponsoring a project (see Sponsorships)
  • Donate any emergency appliance, equipment item or to any FRC project (see Individual Donations)
  • Become a Fundraiser in FRC Projects, Events, and Facilities (see Volunteer Project Managers and Fundraisers)
  • Become an FRC Individual Member