Who We Are

Backstory  In 2018, a group of community members and police leaders came together around the national problem of lack of trust and confidence in the police.  We saw fractured and dysfunctional public safety systems in communities around the nation, and decided to do something about it.  Police2Peace is the result.  Today, Police2Peace transforms communities facing singularly intractable problems into empowered communities. We achieve this by delivering officer and community programs and trainings that teach effective, empathic, and just policing.

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. Through transformational programs designed to bring about agency culture change for police and sheriffs using the framework of police officers as “peace officers”,  we foster trust, understanding, and cooperation between police officers and community members through multiple, innovative initiatives.

Our mission is to unite police departments and communities around programs that uplift and heal them by advancing rightful policing that’s effective, empathetic and just. 

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. 

Corporate & advisory Boards

Amanda Adams

Community Advisory Board Member

Peter Henry

Director and Corporate Board Member

Perry Bradley

Community Advisory Board Member

Arthur Joseph

Community Advisory Board Member

Felicia Cross

Community Advisory Board Member

Patrick Johnson

Community Advisory Board Member

Scott Osman

Director and Corporate Board Member

Chief Jim Bueermann (ret.)

Policing Advisory Board Member

Chief Ronnell Higgins

Policing Advisory Board Member

Chief Jerald Monahan (ret.)

Policing Advisory Board Member

Richard Salute

Director and Corporate Board Member

Chief Deanna Cantrell (ret.)

Policing Advisory Board Member

Officer Justin Insalco (ret.)

Policing Advisory Board Member

Director Jonathan Parham

Policing Advisory Board Member

Anthony Williams

Director and Corporate Board Chairman

Chief Kim Dine (ret.)

Policing Advisory Board Member

Commander Robert King (ret.)

Policing Advisory Board Member

SA Duane Smith

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

Sunita Kumar

Mediation Advisor

Susan Brown

Marketing Advisor

Moorea Gay

Program Intern

Brenda Munoz

Mediation Advisor

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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