Welcome to The Police Connection
"The Redmond ‘Jimmy’ O’Hanlon Fund"
The Police Connection, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was created in 1999 by Founder Peter Killeen. Originally it began as a call-in radio talk show focusing on police officers and the public. It aired for several years in New York City.
Shortly thereafter, The Police Connection added to its services a Legal Defense Fund. This fund was created to assist officers in defraying their legal expenses not covered by their union or department, which in most instances can become very costly.
A September 11th Fund was established, and renamed, "The Redmond 'Jimmy' O'Hanlon Fund," in honor and memory of Retired Port Authority Police Officer Jimmy O’Hanlon, who worked tirelessly in the rescue and recovery efforts for those lost on September 11th. Tragically, we lost this incredibly kind, brave and generous human being shortly after the completion of the recovery work at the World Trade Center site. Presently, The Police Connection, in the memory of Officer O’Hanlon, continues to assist officers in need of financial assistance based on the specific situation and level of need.
From year to year, there are a variety of worthy causes that are considered for assistance and charitable services supporting the police of the tri-state area.
We hope that you will become an ongoing supporter and benefactor of The Police Connection.
Peter received his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Masters in Theological Studies from The Washington Theological Union in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is a nationally recognized stress-management expert and a New Jersey-based Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Peter is under contract with the Port Authority Police Unions as well as The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Peter worked extensively during the rescue, recovery and subsequent years following the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. He is a frequently sought after expert by the media and law enforcement agencies for his knowledge in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder within the law enforcement community. Currently, Peter is sought after for mediation and counseling services. He is in high demand for corporate speaking engagements on building serenity and peace in the workplace.