Participants approach the finish line during the 2016 Copline run. (Photo: Copline)

Participants approach the finish line during the 2016 Copline run. (Photo: Copline)

Copline, a support line for law enforcement officers facing crises, will hold a New Year’s Eve fundraising run on the Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk, NJ, and virtually throughout the country.

“We feel it is important to have the event at midnight on New Year’s Eve to remind us that Police Officers all over the country are working and not with their families as well as to serve as a reminder to bring in the New Year healthy, safe, and sober," Stephanie Samuels, founder/president of Copline, says. "As they run for ‘the call,’ so do we. All proceeds will support our core mission of assisting police officers who are experiencing a multitude of stressors both on and off the job.

Registration is $45 up to the day of the race. To register please visit  Runners/walkers will gather at the corner of Arnold and Ocean Avenue at 11:30 pm to pick up their race packets and the race will begin right at midnight.  Virtual runners will have their packets mailed to them.

About Copline:

Copline is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving law enforcement officers and their families that provides 24/7 peer support by trained retired law enforcement officers to help them deal with the stressors that they are exposed to on a daily basis.  

Copline offers a confidential 24-hour national hotline answered by retired law enforcement peers who have access to clinical support in order to help callers deal with the various psychosocial stressors that impact a significant number of law enforcement officers and families throughout the United States.

Copline is committed to providing individual intervention services through the hotline, while also focusing on a broader influence across the law enforcement and mental health communities.

Through education, advocacy, research and the development of prevention programs, Copline is devoted to encouraging officers and their families to reach out for help when they are in need. This is done through user friendly access which provides a single point of entry to speak with a retired law enforcement peer active listener.