Police Officer Assistance TrustDedicated to the law enforcement community of Miami-Dade County by providing assistance to the officers and their families in the times of hardship and personal crisis
POAT is a federally recognized charity under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) and registered as a non-profit charitable organization with the State of Florida.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony on May 1st to pay special tribute to our fallen heroes. A special thank you to John Turchin for emceeing the event in such a compassionate manner. And on behalf of the surviving families and law enforcement officers serving the Miami-Dade County community, we appreciate the hard work and labor of love put forth by the numerous volunteers and Memorial Committee to make the evening a memorable one.
POAT in Action
POAT was founded under the auspices of the Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police in 1989 as a support organization for the local, state, and federal law enforcement community of Miami-Dade County, Florida to assist officers and their families in times of need. The responsibilities of POAT are twofold. First, to provide financial assistance to officers disabled in the line of duty, suffering from chronic or terminal illness, or the victim of some other catastrophic circumstance. Second, POAT provides educational assistance to the spouses and children of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. To obtain more information on assistance, please click here.
In Honor of Our Fallen Officers - October Line of Duty Deaths