Police2Peace is an innovative community and law enforcement initiative which is quickly evolving nationally.
At its most fundamental level, it simply transforms the term POLICE OFFICER into the term PEACE OFFICER on existing squad cars in a municipality.
Our shared mission is safety, wellness and consciousness. Just like everyday life, more can be accomplished through collaboration with one another in the areas we all have in common. Here at Police2Peace, we focus on the things that connect us rather than divide us. We all want the same things: happiness, peace, prosperity, good health.
That's why Police2Peace exists: to enhance and build on interactions between communities and law enforcement. Our first initiative is to work with departments around the country to add a decal which says PEACE OFFICER to their vehicles in addition to the word POLICE currently displayed on them.
Engaged with Departments Around the Country
We are rolling out studies with departments located in cities and counties nationwide. These studies are designed to show the impact of the changed PEACE OFFICER vehicles in terms of improved community relations between those departments and their communities.
Feasibility Study: Redlands, CA Police Department
Beginning in December 2017, Police2Peace engaged with the Redlands, CA police department to roll out vehicles with the designation, PEACE OFFICER on each car. In conjunction with the New York University and UCLA public policy institute called BetaGov, the Department is studying the impact of the change on perceptions in the community. Results will be released near the end of 1 Qtr 2018.
Pilot: Richland County, SC Sheriff's Department
Beginning in January, 2018, the Richland County Sheriff’s department became the first sheriff organization in the country to undertake the inclusion of PEACE OFFICER on their vehicles. A random control trial is underway in the county to gauge the effect of citizens and officers seeing PEACE OFFICER on certain vehicles while other areas of the county are in control groups where the designation does not appear. Results will be released in 2 Qtr 2018.
We Offer Departments a Turnkey Program
Once a department decides to participate in a study in their city or county, we work with them to arrange and fund the placement of new decals on squad cars. We also work with them to create awareness of this change community-wide. The department, city, state and federal government incur no expense whatsoever for the change, the research and the release of the resulting studies.
Proven Results for a Change
A custom research study is then specifically designed and conducted to gauge the effect and capture the community’s sense of favorability of the change. Research studies are currently underway in southern California and South Carolina.