build community trust with peace officer programs

As a Police leader, community member or elected official, you’re constantly being challenged

Having skilled, trained confident officers out in your community delivering policing that is effective, empathetic and just is a non-stop effort.  You can lead your community through adversity and tranquility with Peace Officer Training so your policing works for everybody.

Peace Officer Around the United States

Peace Officer States
Appear in Blue

The state penal code uses the term Peace Officer when referring to police officers.

Other States
Appear in Gray

The State penal code does not refer to Peace Officer

Peace Officer

Usually means a law enforcement role which includes a badge, has the power to arrest, and also carries a service weapon.

Survey of US Penal Codes

According to research of the 50 states’ and District of Columbia penal codes, 71% of states use the term Peace Officer when referring to police officers. and nearly 80% of states use the term in some law enforcement context.

Around the U.S. the term “Peace Officer” is primarily used to refer to police in state penal codes.

Serving Communities Around the Country


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Here are some ways you can get involved:  do mediation in your community, organize an event with police and community, or start a community police relations group.  Send us a message or give us a call.  We will respond within 24 hours with the tools you need to get started.

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