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Police Officer Assistance Trust

Dedicated 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.

Your donations are always welcome.




All officers who have died in the line of duty dating back to 1895 are honored at this ceremony.  It is our duty to remember the officers who have died protecting and serving the citizens of Miami-Dade County.  I cannot express how important it is to all of the surviving family members to look out into the crowd and see all of the officers from different agencies in attendance.

All officers who have died in the line of duty dating back to 1895 are honored at this ceremony. It is our duty to remember the officers who have died protecting and serving the citizens of Miami-Dade County. We cannot express how important it is to all of the surviving family members to look out into the crowd and see all of the officers from different agencies in attendance.

Now accepting applications for the 2014 scholarships.  Click on the Scholarships tab above for more details.

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.

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In Honor of Our Fallen Officers - April Line of Duty Deaths

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