National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is January 9th
On January 9th, 2017, partnering organizations in support of law enforcement officers nationwide will promote a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). In light of the continued negativity and violence directed towards law enforcement nationally, we are asking all of America to show law enforcement officers that we recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all. Will you or your business help?
C.O.P.S. has been contacting local businesses to get involved for L.E.A.D. Whether you donate food to the departments, have your business send a thank you card, ask local schools and churches to get involved, or show support through social media, the officers that serve to protect our community will appreciate it.
Those citizens who appreciate law enforcement and are discouraged about the negative attention being given to law enforcement are encouraged to take time on Monday, January 9, to show their support. There are a number of ways to show support and say thank you:
• Change your profile picture on social media to the jpg image attached
• Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement
• Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency
• Share a story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media
• Ask children to write letters in support of law enforcement
• Participate in Project Blue Light - Proudly display your blue light in support of law enforcement
Most importantly, if you see a police officer, thank a police officer.
While we believe thanks and appreciation for America’s law enforcement should be given 365 days a year, we hope you will spend January 9th by joining the rest of the nation in “taking the L.E.A.D.” and taking a stand to show your support for your local law enforcement officers.
To get involved, call the C.O.P.S. National Office at 573-346-4911