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Acts of Mass Violence: Public Safety Response and Recovery Initiative

The IPSA kick-started this fundraiser on #GivingTuesday (11/28/2017) and we need your donation today so we can provide public safety the research, education and training they need to mitigate, respond to and help communities recover from acts of mass violence.

An effort of this magnitude is a significant undertaking and requires a substantial amount of public safety expertise and time, and there is currently no federal funding availalbe to support this initiative.

All donors can deduct their contribution per the U.S. IRS, IRC Section 170. Our Federal Tax ID # is 47-1409233.

Donate to Support Goals 2, 3 & 4 

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Your donation will go toward the IPSA's new Acts of Violence: Public Safety Response and Recovery Initiative.

Contact Executive Director Cotter if you wish to fully fund Goal 4 for $60,000 or fund the entire initiative at

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How do I submit a check donation?

Make your check payable to the "International Public Safety Association" and mail it to the International Public Safety Association, PO Box 6132, Goodyear, AZ 85338. You will receive a donation receipt once payment is received. 

Why public safety needs an integrated response plan for acts of mass violence

We've seen several tragic and horrific acts of mass violence in 2017 in the U.S. and abroad. Below is just a fraction of what has occurred: 
  1. Concert bombing: Ariana Grande/Manchester Arena bombing 
  2. Concert shooting: Las Vegas Route 91 shooting
  3. Church shooting: Sutherland Spring, Texas 
  4. Vehicle attack: New York City
  5. Vehicle attack: London 
  6. Open location shooting: Northern California
Preventing, responding to and recovering from these events require a substantial amount of public safety personnel, education, training and resources. The IPSA's Programmatic goals are outlined below. 

How much money is the IPSA seeking to raise? And how will it be used?

The IPSA's Programmatic goals for this new initiative are outlined below, and the total amount we're seeking to raise to achieve our goals is $99,000.

FULLY FUNDED! See press release.  Goal 1: $5,000 will allow us to create a series of thought-leadership articles for the IPSA's Public Safety Column that will inform the public safety community ranging from situational awareness on scene to building community resiliency. 

Goal 2: $14,000 will allow us to hold a quarterly webinar about acts of mass violence that will reach over 2,000 public safety practitioners from around the globe. 

Goal 3: $20,000 will allow the IPSA to convene a Policy Task Force to develop a comprehensive report examining the trends and lessons learned on Acts of Mass Violence in recent history.

Goal 4: $60,000 will allow us to host an in-person Acts of Mass Violence Summit in 2018. The summit will bring together public safety officials and key stakeholders from around the U.S. and internationally to discuss trends, issues and lessons learned.

Disclaimer: The IPSA reserves the right to move money as it sees fit. Any funds received over and above the budget of the solicited purpose will be put into the general fund.

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