Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude – Saying “Thank You” To All Who Serve

Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ care packages filled with food, entertainment, hygiene, and handmade items, plus personal letters of appreciation to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits,  Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and …

15 Core Ethical & Policing Values

Exemplary Policing: Ethical & Policing Values

Ethical & Policing Values – An Exemplary Policing Agency seeks to inculcate into its culture, training and all interactions with officers core ethical and policing values so they are internalized, not as external standards imposed on them, but true beliefs adopted by them. Core values are deeply held convictions or beliefs that drive attitudes and actions. Values shape the culture …

EPA Empathy - Police Community Relations

FBI Director Comey Sees Mutual Understanding and Empathy as Solution to Police Community Relations

James B. Comey, FBI Director speaking at the  FBI/BCRI Annual Conference on Civil Rights, 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, May 25, 2016 made an eloquent plea for mutual understanding and empathy: “We have to understand what it’s like to be a citizen who might worry that calling the police will make things worse. Who might actually fear us rather than …

James Comey, FBI Director: Avoid the temptations to abuse your power.

James Comey, FBI Director: Using Force and Police Power with Reverence and Responsibility, James Comey, FBI Director

In May, 2015, in an important speech on police community relations, FBI Director James Comey urged the law enforcement community to be vigilant to avoid the temptations to abuse their power. “[B]ecause we have [great] power, we … need to constantly remind ourselves of the dangers of power. John Adams once wrote to Thomas Jefferson, “Power always thinks it has …

Peace Officers Bill Of Rights

Resources: Peace Officer’s Bill of Rights

PEACE OFFICERS BILL OF RIGHTS Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act Government Code Sections 3300-3312 3300 – Title This chapter is known and may be cited as the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act. 3301 – Definition; Legislative findings and declaration For purposes of this chapter, the term public safety officer means all peace officers specified …