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National Statement on Community Policing

RELEASED May 09, 2008

WHEREAS, the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc. (NABLEO), a 501©3 non-profit, is a premier national organization for men and women of color serving in the ranks of criminal justice system professionals, and has been in the forefront of bridging the gap between the community and the police; and

WHEREAS, our mission is to provide community-based solutions to policing issues which have a direct impact on communities of color and the pivotal roles that African American, Latino, and other criminal justice practitioners of color play; improve the quality of life in poor and low income communities; and strengthen the bonds between community members and their law enforcement guardians; and

WHEREAS, the use of the concepts and philosophy of community policing have been proven to increase the quality of life in communities of color and enhance and strengthen relationships between those communities and their law enforcement guardians; and

WHEREAS, the implementation of proactive community education programs, such as What To Do When Stopped by the Police, have proven to be of immense value in decreasing adverse interactions between police and their community partners; and

WHEREAS, the activities and policies of law enforcement administers and police practitioners have the most immediate and direct impact on the quality of life in our community of all established governmental services;

THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Directors and Membership of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc fully support the philosophy of community policing as a positive and highly productive means of developing partnerships between communities and law enforcement agencies to develop safer communities and dealing with the root causes of crime; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc herein encourages all municipal, county, state, federal and campus police agencies across the United States to include the programmatic values of the What To Do When Stopped by the Police program in their community policing initiatives and to openly and actively embrace this philosophy.

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