LEO Only was established in 2013 by Craig Polen, with the intention of giving fellow officers a place where they would feel comfortable talking and expressing their feelings concerning their experiences, good and bad, as law enforcement officers. Sometimes, talking about your day at work with non LEOs is not only uncomfortable, but perhaps not appropriate. On this site communication is encouraged and there are thousands of other officers who are willing and eager to listen and perhaps even give advice should it be asked for, twenty four hours of every day.

Sgt Polen also had a vision of seeing that young children of brothers and sisters who had fallen victim to the ravages of the job and perhaps been injured or made the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow man, would never have to awaken on a Christmas morning without the joy of a visit from Santa because it wasn’t affordable to their remaining family. So with this thought in mind he put forth the idea to all of the members of LEO Only that we endeavor to provide Christmas shopping sprees to these kids. This was a large undertaking, but the LEO Only members embraced the idea wholeheartedly and soon ideas were pouring in from all corners on how to raise funds for this cause. Many things were tried. Some worked amazingly well while others were mediocre at best. But in the end enough money was raised to provide Christmas for 23 children in our first year of operation. As our numbers have rapidly grown and more and more members embrace this cause, the level of participation has also grown greatly and even more ideas have emerged and more money has been raised. We reached the point where we felt that we needed to establish ourselves as a non-profit organization with all of the perks and the problems that come with that status.  We are now at the point where we are planning to do at least 50 shopping sprees this calendar year and we have begun the discussions toward establishing college scholarships for some children that need that type of help.

We anticipate many more good things in the years to come and are exploring many new avenues of revenue and ways to increase our members participation. All the while, providing our members with a place to just speak and be heard when they feel the need or desire.

Participation in conversations is encouraged. It’s the best way to get to know your fellow LEOs and learn how everyone else views the world we work in.

So if you feel that this might be a place you could feel comfortable and perhaps help with our activities, please feel free to join us on FACEBOOK at LEO Only. We’d love to have you.

LEO Only is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization (IRS Lookup).  Any donations may be tax deductible.

In the meantime, feel free to explore the site. Thank you for your support!

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    August 10

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