Who We Are

Police2Peace is a national nonprofit organization which is bridging the gap between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve by implementing positive changes in policing practices. We foster trust, understanding, and cooperation between police officers and community members through innovative initiatives including:

Our mission is to unite police departments and communities around programs that uplift and heal them. 

Our vision is to redefine, reimagine and advance policing on a national scale through the framework of police officers as “Peace Officers”.

Our goal is to transform 1/3 of the nation’s 18,000 police and sheriff’s departments serving 100 million Americans to Peace Officer as a framework for policing in five years. 

Peace Officer Symbol Program   One of the key initiatives of Police2Peace is the Peace Officer Symbol Program. This program involves affixing a specially designed decal or emblem on police vehicles, uniforms, and other equipment. The emblem, which includes the word “Peace Officer,” is intended to convey a message of peace and unity to the community, emphasizing the role of police officers as guardians and peacemakers.

Community Engagement  Police2Peace actively engages with community members, organizations, and law enforcement agencies to promote dialogue and understanding. Through organizing local community events, workshops, and forums, we facilitate open and honest conversations between police officers and community members. Through these engagements, we seek to build mutual trust, address concerns, and establish meaningful connections.

Education and Training  Police2Peace provides education and training programs for law enforcement agencies and officers. These programs focus on promoting community-oriented policing, de-escalation techniques, cultural sensitivity, and effective communication skills. By enhancing the knowledge and skills of officers, Police2Peace aims to improve interactions between police and community members.

Collaborative Partnerships  Police2Peace forms collaborative partnerships with law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and other stakeholders. By working together, we develop and implement initiatives that promote positive change and improve relationships between police and the communities they serve. These partnerships enable Police2Peace to leverage resources, share best practices, and expand the reach of their programs.

Advocacy and Awareness  Police2Peace engages in advocacy efforts to promote the importance of community-focused policing and positive interactions between law enforcement and community members. We work to raise awareness about initiatives, collaborate with media outlets, and leverage social media platforms to share success stories and highlight the positive impact of their programs.

Research and Evaluation  Police2Peace conducts research and evaluation to assess the effectiveness of initiatives and identify areas for improvement. By collecting data, measuring outcomes, and gathering feedback from community members and law enforcement agencies, we aim to shape the development of evidence-based approaches and ensures ongoing refinement of  programs.

Expansion and Replication Police2Peace aims to expand its initiatives and collaborate with law enforcement agencies beyond its initial implementation areas. By sharing out model and providing guidance, we encourage policing agencies to adopt similar approaches, promoting positive change in policing practices on a broader scale.

Corporate & advisory Boards

Overseeing the programs and policies that inform our work 

Amanda Adams

Community Advisory Board Member

Patrick Johnson

Community Advisory Board Member

Perry Bradley

Community Advisory Board Member

Arthur Joseph

Community Advisory Board Member

Felicia Cross

Community Advisory Board Member

Scott Osman

Director and Corporate Board Member

Richard Salute

Director and Corporate Board Member

Chief Deanna Cantrell (ret.)

Policing Advisory Board Member

Commander Robert King (ret.)

Policing Advisory Board Member

SA Duane Smith

Policing Advisory Board Member

Anthony Williams

Director and Corporate Board Chairman

Chief Kim Dine (ret.)

Policing Advisory Board Member

Chief Jerald Monahan (ret.)

Policing Advisory Board Member

Chief Pat Walsh (ret.)

Policing Advisory Board Member

Chief Jim Bueermann (ret.)

Policing Advisory Board Member

Chief Ronnell Higgins

Policing Advisory Board Member

Director Jonathan Parham

Policing Advisory Board Member

Staff Members

Lisa Broderick

Director and Corporate Board Member

Cheryl Epps

Mediation Advisor

Michelle Gundy

Research Advisor

Kimberly Best

Mediation Advisor

Maia Ferdman

Mediation Advisor

Peter Henry

Technology Advisor

Susan Brown

Marketing Advisor

Moorea Gay

Program Intern

Sunita Kumar

Mediation Advisor

Jules Sanchez

Operations Director

Shevita Shaw

Associate Program Manager

Our Foundational Philosophy

The last few years have been defined by the COVID pandemic, social justice movements, one of the most challenging political climates in U.S. history and unmistakable evidence of climate change. Despite this, these events have also given rise to new sense of purpose and much-needed hope for change, especially in the area of policing. Below are the foundational principles which make up our PEACE OFFICER philosophy. By attracting, hiring, training and promoting people who want to be PEACE OFFICERS nationally, the culture of policing can be fundamentally changed at the DNA level.   The country can move into a new phase where police forces are consistent with what it means to be a PEACE OFFICER.

The Golden Rule of Policing

The PEACE OFFICER Initiative is rooted in this simple idea: The police as part of the community, and the community as part of the police. This rule embodies what it means to be a PEACE OFFICER: to prevent conflict; if there is conflict, help resolve it; diffuse situations; and aid the defenseless.  By operationalizing what it means to be a PEACE OFFICER, departments can bring about cultural change, procedural change, operational change, and departmental alignment.

Co-production of Public Safety

By delivering public safety in ways that departments need to, while encouraging communities to reimagine how they would like policing to be, community safety is developed as a partnership. And for this partnership to work, it must be rooted in fairness, equity, accountability and transparency–the qualities embodied by PEACE OFFICER.

Employ Evidenced-based Practices

It is one thing to suggest that an approach will have a positive effect, and quite another to support the approach with evidence. Our programs are built on research which documents the interventions and outcomes. In this way, we as an organization and society will know that something as simple as the PEACE OFFICER initiative had the hoped-for impact on the community, department and civil society as a whole. 

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Police2Peace is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit corporation formed to redefine, reimagine and advance policing on a national scale through the framework of police officers as “Peace Officers”. All donations tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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