Disaster Response Unit


The Purpose of the Disaster Response Unit for police is to provide response to Illinois FOP members, law enforcement and their families during times of disaster. We intend to provide physical support in temporary repair of their homes and recovery of their property. The unit also provides communication services to other family members and counseling services as needed. Feeding officers in need during a disaster will also be possible in many cases.


Become a volunteer for the Disaster Response Unit for police. For more information regarding joining the DRU as a volunteer, please complete the volunteer application and submit it to ILFOP State Lodge. 


To sponsor the DRU emergency response trailer fill out the sponsorship application or to make a monetary donation contact Terry Trueblood, Disaster Response Committee Chairman, or Nancy Wooden, ILFOP State Lodge Office Manager.

Taking Care of Police During Disasters So they Can Take Care of the Community

Assisting Law Enforcement & Families

What They Do

The Unit consists of active and retired police officers who respond to disasters. They assist law enforcement officer’s families suffering damage and destruction to their personal property during the time those police officers aid their community. 

Disaster Response Unit (DRU) members will pump out flooded basements, tarp out damaged roofs and walls, and collect personal property for officers who are assisting their community and unable to do this for their own family. DRU members also assist by feeding officers and communicating with those officer’s families during the disaster. Additionally, they will facilitate needed communications and will help the officer’s neighbors find the help they need. 

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