The NPA is a private non-profit organization that aims to make law enforcement people aware of better ways to help the police departments in their goals. While it uses different techniques to bring about this awareness, the real question is how much groundwork has the organization done? Outsiders would be interested to know some realcases that the NPA has worked on. Also, as it runs from contributions alone, the people of the associations contributing would want to know about its work. So, here are some notable cases that the National Police Association has recently involved in.
The NPA – A glimpse of its groundwork
- The Obama gang – Book release
Given the objectives and goals of the organization, it is known that the NPA consists of legal experts and people from the police departments. Steve Pomper is an ex-member of the Seattle Police Department. He recently released a book – The Obama Gang. It is a work of non-fiction that investigates the activities of the Obama Foundation that brought about the vilification of law enforcement in the US.
As one reads through the book, Pomper’s extensive experience in the police department is evident. The author has carried out impressive work to speculate the careful planning and execution of the activities that led to the anti-police storm and movements like ‘Defund the police.’
- Support for the citizens of Minneapolis
Last year, the trial of law enforcement officer Derek Chauvin, who was responsible for the death of George Floyd, attracted national and international attention. As the Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum, the NPA took an initiative to support Minneapolis residents by pressurizing the Minneapolis City Council.
At the time of the trial, Minneapolis was short of 250 officers as the police forced focused on preparing for the rioting that was expected during the trial. This put the residents near George Floyd Square in an autonomous zone. The NPA voiced its support for the residents and demanded that the police force maintains as many officers as specified in the city charter.
The key takeaway
The National Police Association is proof that when people with good intentions come together, it is indeed possible to make a difference in society. Especially in law enforcement, there are many hiccups the create a disconnect between the public and the officers. The NPA is working on narrowing the gap.