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"Drive Safely" campaign aims to decrease officer fatalities on the road

By LAPPL Board of Directors on 06/16/2009 @ 11:14 AM

Automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents and officers being struck by other vehicles all represent significant dangers for peace officers. In 2007, a record 83 law enforcement officers across the country lost their lives in traffic-related incidents. And 2008 was the 11th year in a row in which more law enforcement officers in the United States died in traffic-related incidents than from any other single cause of death, including gunfire.

The NLEOM has devoted an area of its website to the public awareness campaign. Visitors can sign the Drive Safely Pledge and receive a free bumpersticker to show police officers they care. Urge your family members and friends to sign the pledge to show their support for this worthwhile campaign. Click here for details.

TODAY show clip involving traffic stop collision

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LAPPL enters the blogosphere

By LAPPL Board of Directors on 06/15/2009 @ 11:14 AM

Welcome to the official blog of the LAPPL. Your League Directors will be posting various items here and invite everyone to join the discussion (think of this as a never-ending town hall meeting where your feedback is welcomed and encouraged). Blogs have been shown to be a great way to foster openness in an organization and serve as an effective internal collaboration tool, and we look forward to exploring the potential of Web 2.0 with you!

Please take a moment to bookmark this site. We will be tracking a number of other blogs that members may find interesting and useful, so consider this your one-stop resource to check for continuously updated news and commentary that matters to you. And be sure to let us know if there are other blogs we should be tracking.

This is just the latest in a series of communications enhancements we will are rolling out this summer. Before long, you will be able to follow the LAPPL on Twitter.

There’s never been a more important time to stay informed and involved, and the LAPPL is committed to reaching out to you using a variety of traditional and cutting-edge communications tools – whatever works for you!

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