Friends of Ukrainian Law Enforcement

RCMP Veterans’ Association

Friends of Ukrainian Law Enforcement


NOTE:  This information is being shared with the membership on behalf of Joe McAllister, Superintendent (Ret.) and Tracy Hardy, Assistant Commissioner (Ret.) for the Friends of Ukrainian Law Enforcement.

Friends of Ukrainian Law Enforcement 

The Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity in 2014 led to Ukraine strengthening their democratic processes and Canada made a commitment for building the capacity of the National Police of Ukraine.  This reform has become one of the most significant and visible reforms in Ukraine. Efforts have focused on professional development, building trust in police with the promotion of community policing principles and advancing the role of women in law enforcement. Numerous serving and retired RCMP Officers have deployed to Ukraine providing their expertise since 2015.  This challenging work would not have achieved such success without the support of teams of Ukrainian police officers, interpreters, trainers, and administrators.

On Feb 24, 2022, the Russian army began a full-scale invasion, jeopardizing the freedom, infrastructure, and democratic values of the Ukrainian people. Many of our Ukrainian partners, friends and colleagues have taken up arms to fight back against the invaders.  Too often they are having to take shelter in basements and metro stations from artillery barrage or fleeing the violence with their children and loved ones.

The Friends of Ukrainian Law Enforcement (FULE)  is a grassroots group created to guide Canadian officers, both current and retired, and civilian police trainers to provide moral and monetary support to our Ukrainian partners.

One FULE initiative is supporting and administering a GoFundMe account that has been created to provide direct humanitarian support to our Ukrainian partners who are impacted by the violent conflict. They will require financial support and aid for themselves and their families which include food, shelter and possible relocation.

For those new to GoFundMe it is a simple and safe online fundraising tool that accepts donations using secure payment encryption technology.  This is a platform that allows people to raise money ranging from life events such as celebrations and graduations to challenging circumstance like the situation in Ukraine where we are supporting the relief effort involving our Ukrainian partners.  Priority will be providing financial support for Ukrainian law enforcement families who must leave Ukraine while their wives, husbands, and parents remain to fight.  The chief administrator of our fund, John Lamming, has extensive financial crime experience and is leading a team of 2 additional experienced fund administrators.  A 10 person Fund Allocation Committee has been struck consisting of respected retired police officers and civilians from across the country ensuring the integrity of fund distribution.

Please click on this link and you will be directed to the donation page.

www.gofundme.com/help-ukr-friends-of-can-police-reform-projects.

 OR visit the GoFundMe site by typing in www.gofundme.com

Once there you can use the search engine to type in our project name:  Help UKR Friends of Can Police Reform Projects

  • The link to our page will pop up.
  • Click on that link.
  • You should see a big mural on a building that says “Freedom is our religion”.
  • On the right of the page you will note a “DONATE NOW” button.
  • Click on the “DONATE NOW” button & you will be taken to a page and asked to enter an amount.  Enter whatever amount you like. No donation is too small.
  • IMPORTANT:  Please check the line below this as it shows a sliding scale of a “TIP” to GoFundMe. Essentially this is how they make money running this website.  It is set at 15% automatically. You DO NOT have to tip them.
  • Slide the scale to ZERO. If you don’t do this, it will charge you 15% of what you donated.
  • If you want to give them a couple dollars for helping us that is okay, but you are not obligated to do so.
  • Once you complete the donation you will receive a receipt by email and a huge thank you from our team.

A Facebook page has also been launched – Friends of Ukrainian Law Enforcement.  Please view, join and contribute content to this site.  We welcome fresh ideas to increase our support for Ukraine.

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If you would like more information or would like to get involved please contact:

Joe McAllister, Superintendent (Ret.) – joemcallister60@yahoo.com

Tracy Hardy, Assistant Commissioner (Ret.) – hardy867@gmail.com


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