Ronnell “Ron” Stallworth

The Black Klansman When Ron Stallworth joined the Colorado Springs Cadet Program, a program which was designed to bring more minorities into the department, he had no idea that he — a law enforcement officer and a Black man—would successfully infiltrate the…

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Constance Baker Motley

The First Black Woman to Become a Federal Judge Constance Baker Motley was born on September 14, 1921 in New Haven, Connecticut—the ninth of 12 children—to immigrant parents from the Caribbean island Nevis. Her mother was one of the founding…

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Bass Reeves

The Real “Lone Ranger” There are no more popular stories of the Wild American West than that of The Lone Ranger—a steadfast, heroic lawman who worked alone and carried the weight of law and order on his shoulders. But did…

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Georgia Ann Robinson

America’s First Black Female Officer There was nary a role for women in law enforcement prior to the turn of the 20th century, but the first women to find their niche in the field ended up making a great impact…

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Samuel J Battle

A Black Officer of NYPD with Many Firsts Black law enforcement officers around the country have achieved many firsts, but Samuel J. Battle began breaking records on his day of birth. Born on January 18, 1883 in New Bern, North Carolina, Battle was…

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William Johnson

The First Black Officer to Die in the Line of Duty (EOW: April 12, 1870) Our Black History Month series begins with a connection between Black History and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Today we honor Officer William Johnson…

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The Takeaway: Traffic Fatalities

Avoiding Traffic Fatalities—Training, Preparation, and Technology Avoiding Traffic Fatalities—Training, Preparation, and Technology was the last of three programs in the Destination Zero Fatality Report and Program Series, a series of programs to supplement the release of the 2020 Law Enforcement…

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The Takeaway: Firearm Fatalities

Protecting Ourselves Against Firearm Fatalities—Funding, Media and Policy Protecting Ourselves Against Firearm Fatalities—Funding, Media, and Policy was the second of three programs in the Destination Zero Fatality Report and Program Series, a series of programs to supplement the release of…

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The Takeaway: Covid-19 Fatalities

Navigating the COVID-19 Health Crisis— Information, Leadership, and Support Navigating the COVID-19 Health Crisis was the first of three programs in the Destination Zero Fatality Report and Program Series, a series of programs to supplement the release of the 2020…

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