On January 9th, citizens and
organizations in support of law
enforcement officers nationwide will
celebrate National Law Enforcement
Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.)
In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally there is a need to show public safety officers that citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen in public service. These dedicated men and women deserve respect and admiration for their daily efforts to make our communities safe places to live, work and raise a family.
On January 9th of each year citizens are called into action in support of law enforcement. All who appreciate law enforcement, and are discouraged about the negative attention being given to law enforcement personnel, are encouraged to take time on this day to show their support. Seminole County citizens can show their support in a number of ways:
• Change your profile picture on social media to the image provided at www.facebook.com/nationalcops.
• Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement.
• Send a card of support to your local police department and Sheriff and State Patrol offices.
• Share a story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media.
• Ask children in your community to write letters in support of law enforcement.
• Participate in Project Blue Light – Proudly display your blue light in support of law enforcement.
• Organize an event or a rally in support of your law enforcement officers.
Most importantly, seek out local law enforcement officers, say “thank you”, express your appreciation and shake their hands.
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was founded in 2015 to thank officers across the country for all the daily sacrifices they make for their communities. Concerns of Police Survivors, the FBI National Academy Associates, the Fraternal Order of Police, the International Association of Chief of Police, the Officer Down Memorial Page, Law Enforcement United, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, International Conference of Police Chaplains, National Troopers Coalition only name a few of the long list of organizations supporting inaugural day of National Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Day. Since then, nationwide many more organizations have joined forces to support National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) to spread encouragement and respect to these dedicated men and women.