NCSC Frequently Asked Questions

Law enforcement departments across the U.S. provide NCSC safety educational materials and programs free of charge to the citizens of their community. If your local police or sheriff department doesn’t currently provide our materials, please encourage them to visit and contact us to learn how they can partner with National Child Safety Council.

1. How can our local law enforcement department receive NCSC's safety education materials, programs, and Safetypup® Mascot Costume?

Call us at 1-800-327-5107 or use our DEPARTMENT CONTACT FORM, and we’ll help get you started. The Safetypup® Mascot Costume is only available through your local NCSC Safety Coordinator.

2. How are NCSC safety education materials & programs paid for?

NCSC materials are available exclusively through law enforcement departments who distribute locally at community programs & events and schools. Donations from local business owners fund each program, and NCSC coordinates the entire program & fund raising efforts for each department. Best of all, this program will not impact department budgets.

3. Can I buy NCSC safety education materials & programs online?

In order to help customize safety programs for local departments, NCSC materials are only available through local Safety Coordinators and our National Headquarters. If you are interested in NCSC materials, please use our LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTACT FORM or call us at 1-800-327-5107.

4. Where can I find a materials price list?

Because our safety materials are constantly being updated, please contact your local Safety Coordinator or the National Headquarters for the latest information.

5. Who is our local Safety Coordinator, and how do we contact them?

If you’re not sure who your Safety Coordinator is or how to reach them, please use our LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTACT FORM or call us at 1-800-327-5107.

6. Can NCSC safety materials be purchased by the general public?

NCSC materials are exclusively available through local law enforcement departments; although, you are encouraged to use our PUBLIC CONTACT FORM or call us at 1-800-327-5107 and submit a request.

7. Are NCSC safety materials available for free to schools and community organizations like the Scouts?

If your local law enforcement department has a program with NCSC, then any material they provide is free of charge. Contact your local law enforcement department first to see if they have National Child Safety Council’s Safetypup® program. If they do not have our program, please use our PUBLIC CONTACT FORM or call us at 1-800-327-5107. You may also recommend they visit our website,, to learn about our services.

8. Can we get a copy of your W-9 for our charitable funding records?

Yes! You can find a link in our Charity Reporting section, download the NCSC FORM W-9 directly, or call us at 1-800-327-5107 and request our W-9, and we will send you a copy.

9. Does NCSC post copies of their public financial records?

Yes! You can view and download our recent Form 990s, financial reports, and our IRS Tax-Exempt Acceptance Letter in our Charity Reporting section.

10. Does National Child Safety Council review and/or endorse products for children or related to child safety?

No. NCSC creates age appropriate safety materials and programs. We do not review or endorse other products or programs. If you are unsure about a products safety or effectiveness, you may be able to find information at the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website – or

Donations to local programs help provide that community with quality child and life safety educational materials.

NCSC Public Charity Reporting

National Child Safety Council is happy to provide the public with the following organizational and financial information: members of the board of directors, members of the executive staff, IRS Form 990s, donor and visitor privacy policy, and our IRS Tax-Exempt Acceptance Letter. We hope these documents can provide you with information you may need when considering to participate in or make a donation to a department’s local program.

NCSC Board of Directors

Harley J. Kaufman

President / Director
Term Expires 2/15/2025

Jim Vance

Director / Vice President
Term Expires 2/15/2025

Diane M. Nelson

Director / Secretary / Treasurer
Term Expires 2/15/2025

W. Thomas Haynes

Term Expires 2/15/2024

Jeffrey Kinney

Term Expires 2/15/2025

Bradley Johncox

Term Expires 2/15/2024

NCSC Executive Staff

Harley J. Kaufman


Barbara D. Huggett

Director of R & D

Mindy Coppernoll

Office Manager

NCSC Financial Documents

NCSC provides the following documents in PDF format. (A PDF viewer app may be required for your device.)

NCSC Financial Reports

NCSC IRS Form 990

NCSC Financial Summary

National Child Safety Council Financial Summary Year Ended July 31, 2022

The following information is summarized from Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, as filed with the Internal Revenue Service.


Program Services70%

Supporting Services

Management & General18%


Total Supporting Services30%
Total Expenses100%

NCSC Donor & Visitor Privacy Policy


NCSC educational materials may contain safety and medical information. This information is for educational purposes and should not be treated as professional advice. All information is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Although every effort is made to be sure the information provided is current and accurate, we do not warrant or represent that the medical or legal information in these publications is true, accurate, complete, current, or non-misleading.

You must not rely on the information in NCSC publications as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or professional healthcare provider. If you think you are suffering from any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information found in NCSC’s educational materials.

Limits upon Exclusions of Liability

Nothing in this disclaimer will limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or limit or exclude any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law.

NCSC does not normally endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The views and opinions expressed on National Child Safety Council’s websites, as well as images, videos, and all other content, may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes without first obtaining express permission from National Child Safety Council.

Privacy Policy

National Child Safety Council is committed to the privacy of our donors and visitors. This privacy policy discloses the donor and privacy practices for National Child Safety Council,,, and This privacy policy applies to information collected by these websites or other direct contact from you. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you, how it is used, and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on these sites. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, online form, or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email, phone, or mail in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via our contact form found on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit personally identifiable information (for example, your name and address) via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing, customer service, or answering your questions) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

We do not collect or store credit card information via our websites, servers, or computers. Any credit card information provided to NCSC by other means is promptly destroyed as soon as payments have been processed. All other personally identifiable information stored is kept in a secure environment.

Any credit card information provided online via is processed through PayPal™’s secure servers. NCSC servers, computers, and employees never have access to this information. See PayPal™’s privacy policy regarding their security and practices.


Our websites may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Interaction with Children

Our web sites may offer content geared toward children under 13. No personally identifiable information is collected from these visitors unless voluntarily submitted as a request for information or services. This information is used to respond to the user’s inquiries. We do not knowingly collect or store personally identifiable information from children under 13. If parents believe we have collected or stored their child’s personally identifiable information, they may request it be destroyed/removed by contacting us, and we will comply in a timely manner.


National Child Safety Council is committed to making our websites accessible to all of our visitors, contributors, law enforcement departments, schools, and staff. If you have difficulty obtaining information from any of our websites, please contact us to get the material in another format. You should provide the URL of the website referencing that information.

Surveys & Contests

From time to time, our sites may request information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary, and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code and age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of our sites and our child safety educational materials, programs, and services.


Our privacy policy may change from time to time, and all updates will be posted on this page. If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at (517) 764-6070, via our contact form, or by mail at: National Child Safety Council P.O. Box 1368 Jackson, MI 49204-1368.