Since the 1960s the Police Dependants’ Trust (PDT) has provided financial support to police officers and their families in the event of that officer being killed or seriously incapacitated while on duty.
In particular, it supports:
The PDT operates across the United Kingdom and has to raise around £2.5 million each year to continue supporting officers and their dependants who are in need of financial support. Since its inception, it has given more than £45 million to some 7,000 beneficiaries.
It was set up in December 1966 following the murder of three police officers by armed criminals.
For more information on signing up for the PDT, please email Dominique Allen at Dominique.allen@Leicestershire.pnn.police.uk.