National Police Foundation to Participate in National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) on January 9, 2019

On January 9, 2019, the National Police Foundation will participate in National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.).

Our mission is to advance policing through innovation and science. Fundamental to our mission’s success is respect for and dedication to  law enforcement — America’s most noble profession.

Although we express our appreciation for law enforcement officers each and every day through our work, including officer safety and wellness initiatives, research translation that brings the power of science to policing strategies, and through the identification of innovative technologies and approaches, a special day of thanks and recognition is clearly warranted.

On January 9, we will proudly stand beside those in our communities to pay tribute to our nation’s law enforcement officers — for their sacrifice, bravery, and commitment to protecting others. We especially would like to honor those officers and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice, including the 148 officers who died in the line of duty in 2018.

Below are some of the ways NPF, other organizations, and community members can show support on National L.E.A.D. January 9:

  • Change your profile picture on social media to the .jpg image provided at
  • Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement.
  • Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency.
  • Share a story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media.
  • Ask children in your community to write letters in support of law enforcement.
  • Participate in Project Blue Light – Proudly display your blue light in support of law enforcement.
  • Organize an event or a rally in support of your law enforcement officers.
  • Advertise your support through local media outlets/billboards.
  • Post the public service announcement supplied by C.O.P.S. to your organization’s web page or social media pages
  • Most importantly, if you see a police officer, thank a police officer.

One Comment to "National Police Foundation to Participate in National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) on January 9, 2019"

  1. Reply Sandra Garrett April 23, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    My church and I are planning on having a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day for our people. I am in charge of doing this program and we are not sure what all we should do for the program. Could you please either send me some information by email or by regular mail on what to do for our program? I am planning on presenting our officers in church and giving them a packet with a prayer and a prayer clothe inside. I am also planning to present a packet to our K-9 officers too if I can find some.

    Thank you very much for all of your help. I love all law enforcement!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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