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. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division Of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.www.floridaconsumberhelp.com
The Police Officer Assistance Trust (POAT) recognizes the importance of honoring those who have sacrificed their lives for the sake of making our communities a safer place to live. We still have a hard time grasping the fact that it was necessary to cancel the Police Memorial this year due to theCOVID-19 pandemic, for the first time in its history. This annual event honors federal, state, and municipal heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting and serving the citizens of Miami-Dade County. These brave men and women left behind husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, friends, and partners. Though we will not be together this year in person, we have tried to honor them through these videos. They will never be forgotten.
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.
Click on the below links to see some of the people we have assisted and listen to their heartwarming stories.
On March 25, 2020
In Honor of Our Fallen Officers - July Line of Duty Deaths