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Article:  Residents can weigh in virtually on public safety  |  The Daily Advance  |   December 20, 2021 | Click to Read

Article: The Sheriff’s In Town:  Leon Lott on the National Stage |  Columbia Metropolitan |   December, 2021 | Click to Read

Article: A Tale of Two Cities:  Police2Peace called to uplift and heal Portland, Oregon and Pasquotank County, North Carolina|  Hawaii News Now |   November 9, 2021 | Click to Read

Article:  Amid surge in violence, community leaders unveil ‘Portland Peace Initiative’ | The Oregonian | September 21, 2021 | Click to Read

Article:  Pasquotank Co. forming Sheriff’s Citizen Advisory Panel, hires new policing partner in response to Andrew Brown shooting  | 10 WAVY | September 13, 2021 | Click to Read

Article: Wooten to Form Citizen’s Advisory Council  and Police2Peace Peace Initiative | The Daily Advance | August 17, 2021 | Click to Read

Article: Schenectady weighing concept of “peace officer” language | Times Union| July 21, 2021 | Click to Read

Article: Richland County’s Leon Lott gets National Sheriff of the Year Award | WLTX | June 23, 2021 | Click to Read

Live Event: Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott being awarded the National Sheriff of the Year Award in Phoenix, AZ | Facebook Live | June 23, 2021 | Click to Watch

Article: Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott tells packed C-WC Chamber Breakfast Live PD coming back | West Metro News | April 27, 2021 | Click to Read

Article: Sheriff Lott surprised by family and 150-plus deputies | midlandsbiz | April 14, 2021 | Click to Read

Article: Why the Richland County’s Sheriff was named the nation’s greatest, a primary for SC | Columbia | The Tennessee Daily News | April 3, 2021 | Click to Read

Article: Why Richland County sheriff was named nation’s best, a first for SC | The Post and Courier Columbia | April 1, 2021 | Click to Read

Article: ABC Columbia speaks with Sheriff Leon Lott about being first SC sheriff to win Sheriff of the Year | ABC Columbia | March 31, 2021 | Click to Read

Article: Richland Sheriff Leon Lott named sheriff of the year by national association | The State | March 29, 2021 | Click to Read

TV Interview: Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott Named National Sheriff of the Year |  WIS 10 | March, 29 2021 | Click to Read

Article: Foster City to add ‘Peace Officer’ decals to vehicle | SM Daily Journal | February 13,  2021 | Click to Read

Article: RCSD Rebrands Deputies, SWAT team as Peace Officers | Sheriff & Deputy Magazine | March/April 2021 | Click to Read

International Peace Conference: PeaceCon 2020 organized by Alliance for Peacebuilding and US Institute for Peace hosted the panel Police to Peace: An Open Discussion on Police Use of Deadly Force In America | December 9, 2020 | Click to Watch

TV Interview: From Police Officers to Peace Officers: How One Group is Leading a Charge to Transform Policing Across the Country | NBC lx | September 2, 2020 | Click to Watch

TV Interview: Exec Dir Lisa Broderick explains why Police2Peace is the next generation idea for policing and the 7 Simple Steps that any community and department can take toward peace with Good Day L.A. | August 31, 2020 | Click to Watch

TV Interview: Chief Jim Bueermann (ret.) discusses Police2Peace and its alternative approach to police reform with Good Day Chicago | August 5, 2020 | Click to Watch

Radio Interview: Sheriff Leon Lott and Police2Peace founder Lisa Broderick discuss police reform and PEACE OFFICERS in America with Warriors for Peace host Donna Seebo | Delphi Broadcasting | July 22, 2020 | Click to Listen

TV Interview: Founder Lisa Broderick shares her views on “real police reform” and the role of PEACE OFFICER with Beond TV host Carlos Amezcua | Beond TV | July 16, 2020 | Click to Watch

Print Article: Exec Dir Lisa Broderick shares 5 Steps That Each of Us Can Take to Proactively Help Heal Our Country | Authority Magazine | July 4, 2020 | Click to Read

Press Conference: Sheriff Leon Lott of the Richland County, SC Sheriff’s Department announces the new PEACE OFFICER uniforms for all deputies | July 2, 2020 | Click to Watch

TV Interview: Chief Tighe O’Meara and Chief Jim Bueermann (ret.) discuss Police2Peace and the disconnect between police and the communities they serve with FOX News Channel’s Martha MacCallum on “The Story”  | June 26, 2020 | Click to Watch

Radio Interview: Exec Dir Lisa Broderick interviewed on the Steve Gruber Show Talk Radio Michigan | Enough is enough! Police2Peace IS today’s solution! | June 16, 2020 | Click to Listen

Radio Interview: S.C. Sheriff Leon Lott interviewed on Sirius Satellite Radio The Morning Briefing about the new Police2Peace program | June 11, 2020 | Click to Listen

TV Interview: Former Police Chief of Redlands CA interviewed on KTVU 2 Oakland about the goal of viewing police as peace officers| June 2, 2020 | Click to Watch

TV Interview: Exec Dir Lisa Broderick interviewed on CBS 8 San Diego on bridging the gap between law enforcement and communities | June 3, 2020 | Click to Watch

Radio Interview: S.C. Sheriff Leon Lott interviewed on the Frank Truatt Morning Show about adding ‘peace officer’ on deputies’ vests | WTBQ AM 1110 / FM 93.5  April 29, 2020 | Click to Lis

Podcasts

Barbara Gaughen interviews Exec Dir Lisa Broderick on the 7 Steps to Positive Policing that any community can take to uplift and heal them during these turbulent times. | Peace Podcast | October 22, 2020 | Website | Click to Watch

Lisa Broderick, Founder and Executive Director of Police2Peace, shared the story behind the organization with Women to Watch | October 18th, 2020 | Click to Watch

Barbara Gaughen interviews Chief Jim Bueermann (ret.) on being what it’s like to be a police chief and guardian of the public | Peace Podcast | July 21, 2020 | Website | Click to Watch

Dr. Andi Simon Interviews Exec Dir Lisa Broderick How To Build Peaceful Communities With Our Peace Officers | On The Brink | June 17, 2020 | Website

ReConsider Interviews Sheriff Leon Lott about the Police2Peace Initiative in South Carolina | ReConsider | April 8, 2020 | Website 

Sheriff Leon Lott Interviewed about Police2Peace in South Carolina | Men of Abundance | March 17, 2020 | Website

Interview with Sheriff Leon Lott about the department’s work with Police2Peace | CJEvolution February 17, 2020 | Website 

Founder of Police2Peace Lisa Broderick: How to address structural violence in our communities | How To Change The World | November 27, 2019 | Website 

Sheriff Leon Lott discusses what’s it really like to be Sheriff and his work with Police2Peace | Discover Your Talent | Nov 13, 2019 | Website 

What’s In a Name? Would a Cop By Any Other Not Protect as Well? | Exec Dir Lisa Broderick speaks with ReConsider Media | November 12, 2019 | Website 

Police2Peace: Translating Between Two Worlds with Lisa Broderick | Discover Your Talent | October 9, 2019 | Website 

Articles / Features

RCSD Rebrands Deputies, SWAT team as Peace Officers | Sheriff & Deputy Magazine | March/April 2021 | Click to Read

Identity Initiative | Sheriff & Deputy Magazine November/December 2019 | Click To Read

Peace Office Initiative is Changing Perceptions | Northeast News 07-18-19 | Click To Read

The Power of Words: The Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s “Peace Officer” initiative is changing public perception | Midlands Biz 07-15-19 | Click To Read

How a “Peace Officer” identity initiative is changing public perception | Police News 07-09-19 | Click To Read

Ashland Recodes Police as “Peace Officers” | Jefferson Public Radio The Jefferson Exchange Southern Oregon University Public Radio 05-24-19 Click To Listen

Redlands Police Add ‘Peace Officer’ Designation To Entire Fleet Of Patrol Vehicles | CBS Los Angeles 12-14-18 | Click To Read

California City Adds ‘Peace Officer’ to Vehicles | Police Fleet 12-13-18 | Click To Read

New York Organization Wants to Rebrand Police as ‘Peace Officers’ | Washington Square News 02-20-18 | Click 

Press Releases

PEACE OFFICER Designation on Vehicles:  Foster City Police Department unveils the addition of “PEACE OFFICER” decals  | 02-12-21 | Click To Read

Lexington KY Police Seek Input Through Public Survey  | 10-16-20 | Click To Read

From Deputy Sheriff to “Peace Officer: How RCSD Transitioned From Warriors to Guardians and Peace Officers  | 07-02-20 | Click To Read

Designating PEACE OFFICER on Vehicles: Gonzales Police Department Unveiled New “PEACE OFFICER” Vehicles in collaboration with NYU BetaGov and Police2Peace | 05-31-19 | Click To Read

Ashland PD and Ashland Culture of Peace Launch Peace Officer Initiative | 05-07-19 | Click To Read

Highlighting The PEACE in Policing Redlands CA | 12-14-17 | Click To Read

Richland County Sheriff Adding The Words PEACE OFFICER to Entire Fleet | Columbia SC 01-31-18 | Click To Read

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