INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE OFFICER PROJECT

Peace Officer Project is a transformational program which advances policing on a national scale in a way that both police and communities at odds with police can embrace.  It recognizes the need for transformational change faced by law enforcement leaders and seeks to foster personal development in officers through the Peace Officer mindset while reinforcing organizational change. 

It includes three components:  Peace Officer Promise, Peace Officer Framework and Peace Officer Training.   Peace Officer Project is intended to identify and operationalize the commonality in desired outcomes as viewed by various policing stakeholders. It represents a cultural shift – in the form of “nudging” the policing culture – that is agreeable to community members, policymakers, policing leaders and cops themselves. It ensures that police organizations, political systems and community members understand their roles in ensuring that policing is effective, empathetic and just. It is these three components, coupled with the Peace Officer Project’s fundamental underpinnings – the peaceful facilitation of conflict, the effective control of crime and an intention to reduce harm caused by well-meaning policing strategies – that represent a commonality of interests among policing’s stakeholders.

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Peace Officer Framework

By introducing the words PEACE OFFICER on public safety vehicles or uniforms, a new framework is available to the department that positively shapes both the community and the police, including policies, recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, rewarding and retention.

Peace Officer Project is intended to identify and operationalize the commonality in desired outcomes as viewed by various policing stakeholders. It represents a cultural shift – in the form of “nudging” the policing culture – that is agreeable to community members, policymakers, policing leaders and cops themselves. It ensures that police organizations, political systems and community members understand their roles in ensuring that policing is effective, empathetic and just. It is these three components, coupled with the Peace Officer Project’s fundamental underpinnings – the peaceful facilitation of conflict, the effective control of crime and an intention to reduce harm caused by well-meaning policing strategies – that represent a commonality of interests among policing’s stakeholders. The Peace Officer Project toolkit is designed to provide the concepts and tools required to operationalize the notion of “cops as peacekeepers.” It includes:

  1. An overview of the value and meaning of the Peace Officer Project
  2. An overview of the meaning, value and implications of Peace Officer Promise
  3. A customizable PowerPoint presentation for internal and external use that helps explain the rationale for being a Peace Officer organization
  4. A model press release for internal and external dissemination that helps announce Peace Officer Promise
  5. A model social media plan for communicating Peace Officer Promise using social media
  6. A model implementation checklist for implementing Peace Officer Promise
  7. A discussion of hiring in the spirit of service and peacekeeping
  8. A discussion of creating meaningful reward systems that support the framework of Peace Officer
  9. An evaluation discussion to help “measure what matters” in Peace Officer Promise
  10. A list of additional resources

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