Crime, Legal Related

LAW ENFORCEMENT LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

Defending the police

Alexandria, VA

Mission

Our mission is benevolent and educational. We support and defend the law enforcement profession and those law enforcement officers who have devoted their lives to upholding the Constitution and serving the United States and its citizens while enforcing its laws. We also seek to educate the public about the many risks and threats to law enforcement personnel in order to build a more informed, respectful, and appreciative society.

Ruling Year

1980

President

Mr. Ron Hosko

Main Address

2560 Huntington Ave. Suite 100

Alexandria, VA 22303 USA

Keywords

law enforcement, police, legal defense

EIN

52-1095066

 Number

8187201082

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (I12)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Our programs

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Education

Case Defense

Association Collaboration

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

We try to accomplish the defense of individual, wrongly accused police officers who must make difficult use of force decisions within seconds and the defense of the law enforcement profession when it faces charges and allegations by a misinformed public, by cynical elected officials, and by biased reporting by some in the media.

Our strategies include fundraising efforts to support individual police officers who deserve a vigorous defense, public engagement through and with the media to better inform of the challenges facing police in America, and through engagement with a broad array of groups and associations that support components of law enforcement.

Our capabilities are finite and quite dependent on our ability to engage private citizens, corporations, foundations and other groups to contribute financially. We have very limited personnel but we leverage our knowledge, experience, and networks to maximize impacts.

We monitor the media, social media, engage with partners, and generate contributions. We can make positive impacts through opinion pieces and appearances in markets that are significant in size. We have multiple feedback mechanisms, including evaluating fundraising impacts.

We cannot be everywhere, in every market and studio responding to anti-police comments individually. We are based outside Washington, DC so we must depend on local outlets and media to allow us to spread our message more broadly. We will expand responsibly and work to have the maximum impact for a small non-profit.

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Financials

LAW ENFORCEMENT LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

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Sexual Orientation

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