Copline needs volunteers to help answer its phone lines. Copline is the only national hotline manned entirely by retired officers throughout the United States and Canada.

Their next training is May 1 through May 5 at the Grand Prairie Police Department for a total of 40 hours. All three of the trainers are flying in. Their lead trainer is Dr. Jay Nagdimon has a dual expertise in hotlines as he was the Director of the LA Suicide prevention hotline and then went to LAPD’s behavioral science unit.

The sessions start at 7:45 a.m. on May 1 and end at 4 p.m. May 5.

“We are in need of volunteers. We are averaging 150 calls a month without advertising. Last month we received calls from 27 statutes and 3 different Providence’s in Canada,” said Stephanie Samuels, President and Founder Copline, Inc.

To qualify as a volunteer for the training, retired officers have to have served for a minimum of 10 years and retired in good standing.

For information about the organization, check out their website at

To volunteer, go to