Of Law Enforcement.
Defending the Thin Blue Line flag
The National Police Association supports the right to display the Thin Blue Line flag. Learn more about our current First Amendment lawsuit against a HOA for banning the Thin Blue Line flag here. Previous NPA defense of the right to display the Thin Blue Line flag is here and here. The historical significance of the Thin Blue Line flag is examined here. Claims that the Thin Blue Line flag violates the U.S. Flag Code are false.
Tools for LEO’s
We provide tools to local law enforcement such as legal backing to preserve the methods officers need to do their job, public education on police techniques to generate community support for law enforcement, and morale boosting programs such as the NPA Thank A Cop billboard program and Thank You cards.
We offer grants to law enforcement reserve divisions, explorers, cadets, chaplains, and other programs established to help citizens help police departments accomplish their goals. We also consider grants to departments for equipment and training. Maximum grant allocation is $1000 per year.
We offer rewards for information leading to an arrest in specific cases where violence against an officer has been committed or officers have been obstructed and prevented from conducting their duties. Law enforcement agencies seeking assistance can review the conditions and then contact us for assistance.
We use the law to create accountability. When our investigations uncover violations that adversely affect law enforcement, the NPA files official complaints asking appropriate agencies to take action. When an officer or agency is threatened by an unwarranted lawsuit the NPA enters as a friend of the court to provide legal support.