OFFICER/FIREFIGHTER RESOURCES

Line-of-Duty Death Assistance Process

The 100 Club assists dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters who have been killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

The process for receiving assistance is as follows:

The 100 Club must receive written notification confirming

that a line-of-duty death has occurred from the chief executive officer of the involved agency that the deceased officer or firefighter has dependents. If the deceased does not have dependents, financial assistance in the amount of $20,000 is provided to the executor of the officer or firefighter’s estate.

Upon written notification of the Line-of-duty death

The 100 Club presents the surviving spouse with a letter expressing condolences from the Board and $20,000 to assist with any immediate financial needs. This presentation usually takes place within 24 hours of our notification.

Benefits Committee

When the time is appropriate, 100 Club representatives will contact the surviving spouse to make arrangements to meet and discuss the surviving dependents financial situation. The results of that meeting will be shared with the full Benefits Committee, who will make an assistance recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval.

The 100 Club’s gift

After approval by the Board, the dependents will be presented financial help from The 100 Club.

Request Life-Protecting Equipment

The 100 Club provides life-protecting equipment for law enforcement agencies in our 18-county coverage area. The process is as follows:

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Requests must be submitted in writing from the chief executive officer of the agency requesting the equipment. Included in the request must be competitive bids, a statement that no regularly budgeted funds or any drug confiscation funds are available, and that your agency has a random drug testing policy and drug-free work place policy in place.

Click here for examples.

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Upon receipt of the request, the chief/head of the requesting agency will be invited to attend a monthly Finance & Request Committee meeting to explain and justify the request.

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The committee will then make a recommendation to the full Board of Directors. The agency head will be notified in writing of the Board’s decision.

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You must notify us in writing that your equipment has been received and is in good working condition. We will not pay any bills for equipment until we receive your written confirmation of this fact.

All agencies that are recipients of equipment purchased by The 100 Club are requested to place 100 Club bumper decals on all marked agency vehicles and to coordinate a presentation of the equipment for news media coverage. We also provide 100 Club decals to be placed on all equipment purchased for law enforcement. Click here for details on securing equipment purchased by The 100 Club.

Nominate Someone For the Annual Heroes Awards Program and Banquet

The 100 Club honors outstanding officers and firefighters in our 18-county coverage area at our Annual Heroes Awards Program, which is held in May of each year.

FOR OFFICERS

Any law enforcement officer may be nominated for a 100 Club Officer of the Year award by any law enforcement officer in our core 18-county coverage area.

Nominations for officers may be made for the following categories (examples below):

FOR FIREFIGHTERS

Any firefighter may be nominated for a 100 Club Firefighter of the Year award by any firefighter in our core 18-county coverage area.

Nominations for firefighters may be made for the following award categories (examples below):

NOMINATIONS

Nominations must be submitted on a nomination form, which may be obtained by clicking here or from the agency chief’s office or by contacting The 100 Club.

Nominations may be made for exceptional achievement in any police or firefighting endeavor, including, but not limited to: extraordinary valor, crime prevention, investigative activity, community relations, juvenile programs, drug prevention and control, training programs, traffic safety, and innovative approaches to public service.

RULES FOR NOMINATION

  • Nominations for the award will be accepted in The 100 Club’s office from January 1 through December 31 of each year.
  • The deadline for submitting nominations is December 15 of each year. However, any event for nomination, which occurs between December 16 and December 31, can be submitted to The 100 Club’s office by December 31.
  • After nominations are forwarded to the office (located at 5555 San Felipe St., Ste. 1750, Houston TX 77056-5527), the Law Enforcement Selection Committee and the Firefighter Selection Committee will begin the selection process.
  • The Committees’ work will be completed no later than February 1 of each year and agency heads will be notified of the results.
  • Award recipients will be honored at the Annual Heroes Awards Program in May of each year. Each agency will be notified, in writing, with regard to the specifics of the Annual Heroes Awards Program, such as the date, location, etc.

Scholarship Program Information

The 100 Club provides scholarships to full-time peace officers for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

These scholarships are available only to officers employed by State, County and Municipal law enforcement agencies in Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, and Washington counties. Unfortunately, Federal Law enforcement officers are not eligible for these scholarships because of the incidence of transfer out of The 100 Club coverage area.

The 100 Club has a limited number of scholarships available at each of our scholarship universities. The universities will choose the best-qualified applicants to fill each of those scholarships.

NOTE: THERE ARE NO 100 CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS OR FOR LAW SCHOOLS.

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

The undergraduate scholarship program is available for degrees in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University, Prairie View A&M University, and the University of Houston Downtown College. Officers need to have 60 hours of college work completed at a minimum 2.5 grade point average that will transfer to the above-mentioned schools before applying for The 100 Club scholarship assistance. If the academic requirements are satisfied, officers need to request, in writing, permission from their chief executive officer to apply for a 100 Club scholarship.

Upon written approval from the CEO, the officer should contact The 100 Club academic coordinator at the college he or she wishes to attend. The coordinator will assist the officer with the academic and administrative requirements for admission to that college. The coordinators are:

Sam Houston State University
Amanda Burris
burris@shsu.edu
(936) 294-3799

Prairie View A&M University
Dr. Sesha Kethineni
Head of Department
srkethineni@pvamu.edu
(936) 261-5226

University of Houston Downtown
Stacey Bryant
bryants@uhd.edu
(713) 221-5019

All scholarship recipients are selected by the university that is applied to by the applicant. New applicants to Sam Houston State University must complete the application process by June 1st for Fall funding requests and by November 1st for Spring funding requests. The application can be downloaded by clicking here.

Upon successful completion of the academic and administrative requirements of the chosen college, applicants will be notified of their acceptance by the university they have chosen.

Upon receipt of the approval letter, applicants may register for classes at their chosen college. The 100 Club pays for tuition, books, and related fees. It is required that each scholarship recipient take a minimum of 6 class hours each semester and maintain a minimum of 2.5 grade point average. Failure to comply with these requirements could result in loss of scholarship funding. Applicants are not required to re-apply for assistance for each following semester’s funding. Funding is automatically provided if academic requirements are satisfied.

The 100 Club will allow up to 12 hours of online coursework, to be determined by the university, for students enrolled in The 100 Club MS in Criminal Justice Management scholarship program. Our Board of Directors believes that class attendance, peer interaction, and interaction between students and faculty are important parts of this educational process.

GRADUATE DEGREES

The 100 Club offers three graduate degrees:

  • Master of Science Degree in Leadership and Management at Sam Houston State University
  • Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at The University of Houston Downtown (open for full-time officers who currently hold the rank of Sergeant or above)
  • Master of Business Administration at the University of Houston Central Campus (open to senior police managers, as determined by the CEO of each agency).
    View and download MBA application here.

    Applicants for a graduate degree scholarship need to first obtain a written letter from their agency CEO giving them permission to apply for a 100 Club graduate scholarship. Upon receipt of the approval from the agency CEO, applicants should contact the coordinator at the university selected for attendance. The coordinator will help the applicant with the necessary academic and administrative requirements for admission. The coordinators are:

    Sam Houston State University
    Amanda Burris
    burris@shsu.edu
    (936) 294-3799

    University of Houston Downtown
    Stacey Bryant
    bryants@uhd.edu
    (713) 221-5019

    University of Houston Central Campus – MBA
    Joe D. Pineda
    Program Manager, Scholarships, Office of the Dean, C. T. Bauer College of Business
    jpineda@bauer.uh.edu
    (713) 743-4812

    Graduate school scholarships cover tuition, books, and related fees. Graduate scholarship students are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average for continuation of the scholarship. Scholarship recipients for the graduate degree are selected by each university.

    The 100 Club will allow up to 12 hours of online coursework, to be determined by the university, for students enrolled in The 100 Club MS in Criminal Justice Management scholarship program. Our Board of Directors believes that class attendance, peer interaction, and interaction between students and faculty are important parts of this educational process.