FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: January 2019

‘‘A Police force, wherever they are, is made up of amazing people, and I respect them a great deal.’’

Nancy Mckeon – American Actress

 

There are dozens of national recognition days tucked into each month of the year. Contained in the month of January this year is ‘National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day’ celebrated on January 9, 2019. The following is an excerpt from the National Day Calendar regarding the citizens initiative for this day:

“NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY”

Across the country on January 9, citizens take the lead on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities.  They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated. On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect….

HISTORY

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was founded in 2015 to thank officers across the country for all the daily sacrifices they make for their communities. Concerns of Police Survivors, the FBI National Academy Associates, the Fraternal Order of Police, the International Association of Chief of Police, the Officer Down Memorial Page, Law Enforcement United, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, International Conference of Police Chaplains, National Troopers Coalition only name a few of the long list of organizations supporting inaugural day of National Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Day. Since then, nationwide many more organizations have joined forces to support National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) to spread encouragement and respect to these dedicated men and women.’Top of Form

ONE WAY TO OBSERVE THIS DAY

In October, Hurricane Michael devastated the central region of the Florida Panhandle. It caused over four billion dollars in losses and many law enforcement families lost everything they had. The Florida Police Chiefs Association put out an emergency call for assistance for these families on October 19, 2019. Below is the text asking for donations to assist these families. THEY STILL NEED HELP!

In the devastating wake of Hurricane Michael, FPCA has worked diligently to coordinate supplies directly to law enforcement and their families in the devastated area.

In addition to sending relief supplies, FPCA is asking for monetary donations which will provide ongoing relief to LE personnel and their families. These donations will allow them to meet their specific needs in a flexible, yet direct way. 100% of donations will go to LEOs and their families in the impacted area. 

If you would like to make a donation, you can do so through the Florida Police Chiefs Education and Research Foundation Inc. link below:

https://secure.affinipay.com/pages/florida-police-chiefs/foundation

Your tax deductible donations will help provide direct relief for those affected by this devastating storm.

FEI # 59-2965108

The Florida Police Chiefs Education and Research Foundation Inc. is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  Gifts and donations to the Foundation are tax deductible within the regulations of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

Please give generously to this worthy cause in recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Bob Neely

Executive Director

Alarm Association of Florida

2018-12-18T18:38:35+00:00

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