Are you participating in a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb?


9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs are a way for the law enforcement family, and the community to honor and remember the firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live. Learn more about 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs

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Honoring a fallen officer, by escorting his son to first day of school


Indianapolis police officers escorted fallen Southport Lt. Aaron Allan's 6-year-old son to his first day of school August 8th, 2018.  "We wanted to make sure this year we were here for little Aaron to make sure he got to school safe, just like his dad did about a year ago," said Southport Police Chief Tom Vaughn. "All those police cars down the street, I didn't imagine that many officers coming. We talk about the blue family and today r...

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June Event Photos


June was the kickoff month for some of our fun summer events! On June 5th, we proudly competed against our adopted school Burnett Middle School in a friendly Kick Ball Game. The game ended in a tie of 4-4, and we hope to make it an annual event. We also had a few Correctional Officers and Deputies who dominated at the police and fire games. We’re always excited for some friendly competition in our community. Check out our photos below and on soci...

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How to end the war on Officers


With police deaths up almost 60% since last year, this video discusses what is in the works for how to end the war on cops. New legislation, more community engagement, and bringing positive news to the forefront are some of the solutions in discussion. To watch the full video, see the link below:

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NLEOMF report shows trends in law enforcement fatalities


Taking a closer look at the dangers of being in law enforcement and knowing what has caused several deaths in the line of duty can help officers train more effectively to prevent more deaths in the future. A recent study has been released that outlines the biggest causes of officer deaths. The top 3 findings were that 41% of fatal calls were domestic related, 47% of officers killed in car crashes were not wearing their seat belts, and 5% of offic...

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Celebrating Police Week 2018


This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors, gather in Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty.One of the most moving ceremonies is the Annual Candlelight Vigil, where the names of fallen officers will be forever etched i...

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Santa Clara CPOA Supports SJPD In Defying New County ‘Jailing’ Guidelines

 Contact: Dennis EmmittSanta Clara CPOA Secretary408.891.6950/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:// FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Clara CPOA Supports SJPD In Defying New County ‘Jailing’ Guidelines  San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia takes a stand for Community Safety  San Jose (November 11th, 2017) – The Santa Clara CPOA applauds San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia in his stance against Santa Clara County’s new ‘jailin...

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Santa Clara CPOA Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Sheriff’s Department

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Santa Clara CPOA Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Sheriff’s Department

CPOA Cites 12 different examples of unfair labor practices taken by the Sheriff’ Department

San Jose (November 14th, 2017) – The Santa Clara CPOA filed an unfair labor practice charge with Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) yesterday evening. The Santa Clara CPOA filed in order to stop unilateral changes in the jails that have put inmates and staff at risk. This comes after over a year of meetings with the sheriff's administration in an attempt at cooperation by the Santa Clara CPOA. Furthermore, the Santa Clara CPOA is asking for injunctive relief, which means PERB would seek judicial intervention to put a hold on these changes and fast track the case.

“It’s unfortunate that it had to come to this,” said Santa Clara CPOA President Amy Le. “The CPOA made many attempts to work with the Department, but the jails have gotten so dangerous we had to take action.”

 “We support the reforms in the jail; however, they have to ensure the safety of staff and inmates while these changes are being made. And that is not happening currently.”

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9-11 Letter


So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from ...

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National Police Week Honored 135 Fallen


In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of polic...

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55th National Police Week


May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sa...

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Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us.  National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those...

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Getting their attention: The heart behind the badge

Getting their attention: The heart behind the badge

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Cmdr. Mike Parker wrote an eye opening letter depicting his 31 years on the job. The letter shares Parker’s love of the job and the hardships a career in law enforcement can bring. Parker says, “I have buried my friends and seen their children grieve, feeling lost and alone, yet surrounded by a sea of uniforms. I have seen the extreme cruelty that one human being can inflict on another and the incredible kindness of e...

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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind? Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers? It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’...

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