The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is deeply concerned about current events around the country. We are an organization that cares deeply about diversity, fairness, respect, honor, and justice. Our actions, both individually and collectively, can make a difference in our communities around the nation, and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is committed even more to being one of those difference makers.
We will continue to focus on the history of law enforcement and, with every opportunity, introduce the public to the good men and women who sacrifice their lives to keep us safe. Likewise, we understand and will continue to acknowledge the history, complexities, and challenges that exist between American law enforcement and communities of color.
We are uniquely positioned to bring congress, law enforcement, and civic groups together and set the table for progressive, solution-based discussions. We are committed to bringing communities and law enforcement together to create safer environments for all.
We invite you to share your unique ideas and examples of programs from your community that will provide positive outcomes.
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“As the Chairwoman of the National Black Police Association and a member of the Board of Directors at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum I would like to emphasize that there is no turning back and that the work we and this organization must do is paramount to finding a path forward.”
– Sonia W.Y. Pruitt, Chairperson, National Black Police Association
“We are at a crossroads in the U.S. Training, skills building, and trust building partnership work between law enforcement and the communities they serve is critical to having honest and open dialogue. The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) saw this need many years ago, and we have been pioneers in helping law enforcement and communities together foster relationship building, launch listening sessions and healing work, and identify and eliminate the systemic racism that needs to happen at every step.”
– Fabienne Brooks, Retired Chief of Investigations; King County Sheriffs Office; Seattle, WA.; Co- Chair NCBI Law Enforcement and Community Trust Building Project
– Guillermo Lopez, Co-Chair NCBI Law Enforcement and Community Trust Building Project
– Cherie Brown, CEO, National Coalition Building Institute
“The importance of Americans coming together to find common purpose at this time cannot be overstated. Community leaders, politicians, law enforcement officers, and members of the public must collaborate on real, lasting solutions that will ensure African Americans can live free of fear of further violence. The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is uniquely positioned to host those conversations, and we should all join in this effort to build a more just and equitable society.”
– Reverend Markel Hutchins, Chairman, Board of Directors & Chief Executive Officer, MovementForward, Inc., and National Lead Organizer, One Congregation One Precinct (OneCOP), an initiative of MovementForward, Inc.