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UPF made over 600,000 Voter Outreach Contacts in St. Louis in April 2021
Welcome, Citizens of St. Louis!
As Election Day approaches, it is time to stand up in support of our law enforcement officers.
We’ve had enough! That’s why we at the United Police Fund are working to build a citizen’s movement to block the anti-police extremists.
Will you join the movement to Support Our Police?
Our Blog highlights events around the country that affect policing and the men and women who risk their lives every day to protect Americans. Add your comments!
Americans overwhelmingly oppose “defunding the police” with 73% of those polled wanting funding maintained (42%) or increased (31%), with 55% of Black Americans wishing to see funding maintained or increased. And this support is for good reason. Police reduce crime and their absence gives criminals space to wreak havoc. In 2020 homicides jumped 21% and aggravated assaults rose 8.3% as elected officials ordered police to “stand down.” In New York City, arrests plummeted 55% over the summer while murder increased 45%. Similarly, de-policing in Chicago (2016) and Baltimore (2015) saw arrests fall by a quarter while homicide spiked by 59% (Chicago) and 55% (Baltimore) in the following months. More and better policing also pays dividends. One study calculated that for every $1 a city spent on police, municipal revenues and economic growth rose by $1.63. Safer communities attract investment, grow jobs, and encourage taxpayers to move in and stay. The brave men and women of law enforcement — 59 of whom were killed feloniously on duty in 2020 — selflessly protect and serve. We should support, empower, and professionalize — through greater training and accountability — American law enforcement officers, not slander them.
The Covid-19 health crisis that our nation and the world is currently facing may impact public gatherings in Washington, DC, during National Police Week 2021, but the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will recognize National Police Week at the dedicated time on the calendar to honor, remember, and celebrate American Law Enforcement, as well as make it safer for those who serve.
Visit www.nleomf.org for a list of all of the programs and events being schedule for 2021 National Police Week!
The United Police Fund's Symposium on Pressing Police Health issues such as Suicide, Cumulative PTSD, Stress in Law Enforcement and the ongoing War On Police, is pending the reopening of Washington DC. Due to the COVID-19 threat to public safety and the cancellation of large groups of people we may also have to cancel our meeting. When the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund announces the dates for the 2021 observance for officers killed in the line of duty we will re book and announce where and when we will have the Symposium.
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