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Limited quantities of National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum coins on sale

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 9, 2020


The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is selling a limited number of U.S. Mint commemorative silver coins, which were issued in honor of the 6th anniversary of the dedication of the Memorial. These coins were originally made available to the public from September 15, 1997 to December 15, 1998. Money raised from coin sales […]

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Ford helps officers neutralize coronavirus in police vehicles

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 25, 2020


Excerpted from media.ford.com Ford Motor Company is doing their part to protect law enforcement during the coronavirus pandemic. The automaker has designed a new heated software enhancement being piloted with the Police Interceptor Utility to reduce viral concentration in vehicles by over 99 percent. This smart vehicle software is available immediately for all 2013-2019 Police […]

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Reserve Deputy to Run Across Michigan to aid families of fallen police officers

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 4, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Kent County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy Matt Garbarino decided to combine his two passions – running and law enforcement – to raise money for families of fallen officers. “When I first started going on road patrol, it really opened my eyes as to the danger that law enforcement puts themselves […]

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Apply today for law enforcement, first responders funding to offset COVID-19 expenditures

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 24, 2020


Law enforcement and first responders are encouraged to apply for funding assistance provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Department of Homeland Security recently provided information on the various sources of funding, along with resources related to the federal Coronavirus Guidelines for Opening Up America Again. Please click below for […]

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NAPO updates members on PSOB benefits in relation to COVID-19 exposure

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 13, 2020


NAPO updated members regarding how the U.S. Department of Justice’s Public Safety Officers Benefit (PSOB) program will handle COVID-19 Law Enforcement Officer deaths and disability cases. On March 30, NAPO sent an email to members advising how to prove COVID-19 exposure in the line of duty, and the link between the exposure and the illness […]

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CDC guidance on COVID-19 for law enforcement, caring for patients, isolation period

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 3, 2020


NAPO recently shared with members CDC guidance about caring for someone with the coronavirus and when they say it is safe to discontinue isolation. Also shared is CDC general guidance for law enforcement and a new document about cleaning and disinfecting facilities. “Some of the recommendations from this last document may be difficult to apply […]

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CDC provides current recommendations for COVID-19 response

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 2, 2020


The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides several resource pages updated regularly regarding COVID-19. NAPO shared an email from the CDC containing the current webpage links below include disinfecting a facility if someone is sick from COVID-19. “You can see that some of the recommendations (like leaving doors and windows open for 24 hours) are […]

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COPS Office, Presidents Commission on Law Enforcement share work related to COVID-19

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 2, 2020


The Director of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office and Executive Director of the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, Phil Keith, penned a letter to all NAPO members on the work of the COPS Office to confront COVID-19 work-related issues, grant-related challenges and communications with law enforcement, first responders […]

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