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The Peace Officer Project™

The Peace Officer Project by Police2Peace ® redefines and reimagines policing on a national scale in a way that both police and communities at odds with police can embrace.  It includes three components:  Peace Officer Promise, Peace Officer Framework and Peace Officer Online Training. 

Over the last four years, Police2Peace has grown from the idea of introducing PEACE OFFICER wording into police agencies and communities into  the Peace Officer Project. The Peace Officer Project is an organizational mindset along with tools which changes the culture of policing so that it is focused on resolving problems.  Like medicine, professionals in law enforcement are bound by an oath to, “First, do no harm.”  The Peace Officer  Project redefines, reimagines and advances this oath with tools, training and programs which guide policing approaches and behavior.  Our goal was to design a solution which makes sense to police and resonates with community.  Having done this work, we understand that without the involvement of the police, there is no hope for lasting change.  The Peace Officer Project represents a way for all American police agencies to reimagine themselves from strictly enforcers of the law to reaffirming their role to do no harm as keepers of the peace.   And at a time when budgets are stretched, it’s low-cost or no cost to implement.

Our tools, training, programs and collaborations were developed with the knowledge that maintaining the peace involves a lot more than just controlling crime.  This paradigm shift away from the police being viewed solely as law enforcement is driven by  what the police do every day.  From communicating with people, to mediating disputes, to intervening when necessary to protecting the vulnerable, policing is at its core about peacekeeping.  In this sense, Police2Peace is realizing the promise of community policing. 

Join us  as we continue our work of policing to peace by taking advantage of the tools, training, programs and collaborations that support a new, national police culture which is fundamentally and sustainably about keeping the peace.   Check out our Model Policy, our Peace Officer Promiseagency-specific tools and community programs.  Through the active engagement of the police and the community, public trust can be built and confidence can be restored. With 80% of the 50 states and District of Columbia already using the term “Peace Officer” in their penal codes, the question may not be whether this can become the national culture of policing, it’s when.  Together we are more.

A New Community Policing Framework

PEACE OFFICER is an innovation for community-led policing.  Historically, community policing in the U.S. can be traced back as far as the nineteenth century. The broad role for police was articulated by Sir Robert Peel in the 1820’s with the creation of the first modern police force.  Research released in the late 1970s began a new wave of adoption in the U.S., and community-oriented policing has since been implemented around the country.  The common thread through the decades has been that police are most effective when they exist in the community not as law enforcement, but as part of the community–solving problems and creating a safer civic environment.   Police2Peace is making this vision a reality by re-framing policing as PEACE OFFICER. Our vision is national coherence around policing rooted in community engagement, transparency,  accountability and reducing use of force.  It is  acting in good faith without malice.  In this way, we are working to change the way America sees and experiences policing right down to the neighborhood level, every day. 

17,985

Total Departments

Total U.S. Municipal Law Enforcement Departments

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics

14,819

Total Police

Local Police Departments

Comprised of local city police departments

3,166

Total Sheriff's

County Sheriff's Offices

Comprised of local county sheriff's offices

6,871

Department Reach

Number Introduced

Number of departments of all types Introduced

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