POLICE ASSOCIATIONS & CHARITIES
Listing of Police Associations & Charities of Athletic, Ethnic, Fraternal and Professional Origins.
GAY OFFICERS ACTION LEAGUE – GOAL
AddressPO BOX 597468 Chicago, IL 60659home Website: http://www.GoalChicago.info
LGPA/GOAL Chicago is an organization dedicated to law enforcement and other first responders whom are members of the LGBT community, whether out or not, in the greater Chicagoland area and surrounds. Many members of LGPA/GOAL serve as representatives of the LGBT Community within their respective departments, liaising between community members and the men and women they protect.
LGPA/GOAL Chicago is a fraternal organization that also welcomes supportive community members, called associate members, through the sponsorship of sworn members, to participate and further the spirit of understanding, acceptance, co-existence and cooperation that is required to bridge the gap of understanding between the diverse lifestyles that modern, urban life affords each of us.
GERMAN AMERICAN POLICE ASSOCIATION – GAPA
Address4740 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60625home Email: GapaBrennPunkt@aol.comINTERNET Website: http://GAPAPK.Tripod.com
Established in Chicago, Illinois in 1975, the German American Police Association (GAPA) is a fraternal organization comprised of duly sworn law enforcement officers of German heritage. As a social organization, we are also a charitable one, committed to supporting honorable causes within the German American Community and those of law enforcement. Current charities include but are not limited to the GAPA Scholarship Fund, the DANK Spatzen Children’s Chorus, DANK Schule Nord, St. Alphonsus Restoration Fund, the Chicago Police Department’s Gold Star Families which provides support to the families of officers killed in the line of duty, the Police Chaplains Ministries, the Chicago Police Memorial Fund and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
The majority of our members are Chicago Police officers, Cook County Sheriffâ€™s Officers, Illinois State Police officers as well as police officers of various suburban departments within the Chicago metro area. Associate Membership is allowed to non-law enforcement officers who also wish to promote the ideals and goals of the German American Police Association.
In addition, our Association is a member of the German American National Congress (DANK). We also have established and maintained contacts with other German American law enforcement associations such as the GERMAN AMERICAN POLICE ASSOCIATION OF GREATER MILWAUKEE, the INTERNATIONAL GERMAN AMERICAN POLICE ASSOCIATION of Philadelphia, the NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT’S VON STEUBEN SOCIETY as well as POLIZEI MUENCHEN (Munich Police Department).