The mission of the National Police Association (NPA) is to educate supporters of law enforcement in how to help police departments accomplish their goals.
Through research, educational efforts, public advocacy, and direct assistance the NPA supports:
Public recognition of outstanding work and personal sacrifice by law enforcement officers.
An emphasis on aggressive crime fighting to maximize the utilization of patrol and investigative resources in the identification, arrest, and conviction of individuals committing criminal activity.
The issuance of rifle resistant body armor for all law enforcement officers and the issuance of bullet and stab resistance vests for law enforcement K-9s.
The issuance of adequate weapons to deal with ambush and multiple gunmen scenarios.
Authorizing local law enforcement officers to perform federal immigration law enforcement functions.
The implementation of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a national initiative by the United States Department of Justice to increase prosecution of violent organizations.
The implementation of Project Exile, for slowing the murder rate through aggressive prosecution of gun offenses under federal laws, instead of the weaker state statutes. Conviction on a federal gun charge carries a minimum, mandatory prison sentence of five years, bond is less available and defendants are sent out of state to serve their sentences.
Providing more real time information to responding police officers by developing public and private surveillance camera network partnerships. Join existing surveillance cameras owned by private individuals and businesses with government cameras to maximize resources.
Providing training to to law enforcement that maximizes officer safety and maximizes effective enforcement.
Adding crimes against first responders to state Hate Crime statutes.