Charities have been established up and down the country to serve both police officers and retired police officers in a number of ways, for instance those in need of rehabilitation if they have suffered injury or violence on duty. In addition charities also support families if an incident renders a police officer permanently or temporarily incapacitated.
In the case of death, there are charities to support the loved ones left behind. And memorial charities have been established to honour those who have died in service.
Most of the current Police Charities can be found via a dedicated website at: www.policecharitiesuk.org