Police2Peace is moving the dial on public trust by adding the words PEACE OFFICER to public safety vehicles in cities and counties all over the country.
Our shared mission is safety, wellness and consciousness. Just like everyday life, more can be accomplished through collaboration with one another when there is mutual trust. Here at Police2Peace, we focus on the things that connect us rather than divide us in all of our communities regardless of zip code. We all want the same things: happiness, peace, prosperity, good health and trusted relationships.
That's why Police2Peace exists: to enhance and build public trust 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.
This small gesture opens the conversation about trust in a community.
Interested departments are initiating studies in cities and counties nationwide. These departments are interested in demonstrating the impact of the changed PEACE OFFICER vehicles in terms of improved community relations in 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. That department engaged with the New York University and UCLA public policy institute called BetaGov to study the impact of the change on perceptions in the community. Results were released in May 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 was performed 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 were released in July 2018.
Other pilots are currently underway in communities across the country.
We Offer Departments a Turnkey Program
Once a department decides to participate in the program, they can initiate a study in their city or county. We then 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 may be intiatied by the department working together with BetaGov to gauge the effect and capture the community’s sense of favorability of the change.