Peace enforcement – Pledge Peace http://pledgepeace.org/ Thu, 19 May 2022 08:55:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://pledgepeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/cropped-icon-32x32.png Peace enforcement – Pledge Peace http://pledgepeace.org/ 32 32 2 HVT drug suspects were killed during the law enforcement operation in North Cotabato https://pledgepeace.org/2-hvt-drug-suspects-were-killed-during-the-law-enforcement-operation-in-north-cotabato/ Thu, 19 May 2022 03:52:03 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/2-hvt-drug-suspects-were-killed-during-the-law-enforcement-operation-in-north-cotabato/

CAMP SIONGCO, Awang, DOS, Maguindanao – Combined agents from different combat units of the 6th Infantry Division (Kampilan), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) neutralized two high profile drug suspects Valor (HVT) for allegedly resisting arrest and enlisting as law enforcement officers while conducting a law enforcement support operation in Sitio Calumpangan, Brgy Balacayon, Pigcawayan, North Cotabato on 18 May 2022.

Major General Juvymax Uy, Joint Task Force Central and Commander of 6th ID identified the slain suspects as Datu Romah Malang Mastura alias Mamako and Ebrahim Samama. Meanwhile, two of their other comrades were caught in said operation. The personalities arrested were identified as Guiahed Akmad Toting, 24, and Ali Kamsa Guilay, 24.

Government forces have reportedly issued an arrest warrant for the group alias Ebs, an escapee during a breakout at the Cotabato provincial police office in 2017 when the suspects fled and resisted.

Mgen. Uy disclosed that the said group would provide finance, weapons and other logistical support to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and Dawlah Islamiya (DI) operating in the area. “The exchange of fire between the group alias Ebs and the government forces lasted about five (5) minutes which resulted in the death of Mastura and Samama and the enemy retreated towards the south. In this regard, government troops continue to pursue fugitive suspects as they continue to conduct clearance operations in the area,” MGen. Uh, added.

During clearance operations, troops recovered various weapons including two (2) 5.56mm caliber M16 rifles, one (1) 7.62mm M14 rifle and two (2) .45 caliber pistols, as well as assorted war material. In addition, elements of the PDEA, PNP and the army apprehended drug suspects and recovered six (6) medium-sized heat-sealed transparent plastic bags containing suspected shabu of approximately 30 grams and other drug paraphernalia.

“JTFC will continue to support other law enforcement agencies to combat lawlessness and crime in our area of ​​responsibility,” MGen. Uy said, while emphasizing that the peace and security of communities in southern and central Mindanao is the primary responsibility of the command, therefore, the Kampilian troops are always ready to do their job and with passion.

North Cotabato HVT drug suspects

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Black Hawk County Law Enforcement Honors Fallen Officers | Waterloo https://pledgepeace.org/black-hawk-county-law-enforcement-honors-fallen-officers-waterloo/ Tue, 17 May 2022 21:48:00 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/black-hawk-county-law-enforcement-honors-fallen-officers-waterloo/

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) — Law enforcement officers from each of Black Hawk County’s 10 departments gathered Tuesday morning to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The annual Peace Officers Memorial Service in Waterloo honors the 14 local officers who have died in uniform, all since 1902.

Each was honored followed by the four words, “gone but not forgotten”.

Cedar Falls Mayor Rob Green and Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart were at the service, saying it’s a small way for the public to show their appreciation.

“Sometimes law enforcement can feel isolated, and that’s why we need to give the community a sense of appreciation,” Mayor Green said. “And for the families to also remember that we will always remember the memory of their officers. It is such a meaningful service to be able to do this every year.”

“From Cedar Valley’s perspective, there are officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and we cannot forget their efforts,” Mayor Quentin Hart said. “Families are touched, and this is a wonderful opportunity to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Each department takes turns hosting the ceremony. This year’s event was hosted by the Iowa State Patrol Post 9 in Cedar Falls.

The Iowa City Police plan to recognize National Police Week with a Peace Officers’ Memorial Day Ceremony Thursday at City Hall at 2:45 p.m.

Iowa City Police Chaplains are hosting the ceremony which will include remarks from Mayor Bruce Teague and Police Chief Dustin Liston.

Dubuque law enforcement held a memorial ceremony last week.

Fallen Iowa State Patrol Trooper Ted Benda and Sergeant Jim Smith were honored over the weekend in Washington DC at the National Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony. Their names were also added to the Iowa Peace Officers Memorial in Des Moines earlier in May.

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Video: Biden marks national event for fallen law enforcement officers https://pledgepeace.org/video-biden-marks-national-event-for-fallen-law-enforcement-officers/ Mon, 16 May 2022 14:13:26 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/video-biden-marks-national-event-for-fallen-law-enforcement-officers/

By Matthew Medger

Source Boston Herald

President Biden started his Sunday afternoon doing exactly what Norwood Police Chief William Brooks hopes most people will do each year with the coming of National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

“I think people, who think politically about the role the police can play, on a day like today, I hope they have at least an appreciation or an understanding that the people who have taken the job have it. done because each of them wanted to be helpful,” Brooks said.

That’s precisely what Biden called on the nation to do from the Capitol’s West Front in Washington, D.C., where he was joined by the families of 563 officers who died in the line of duty to mark the annual event. commemorating law enforcement officers killed on the job.

Biden said he didn’t know the dead, but we all know what kind of people they were.

“Although I didn’t personally know your husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, I did know them,” Biden said.

“They were the first to rush in to help when everyone was running away…even in primary school they would step in when someone else was being threatened or bullied, whatever the odds. Think about it, it was part of their DNA.

According to Jim Machado, executive director of the Massachusetts Police Association, that is exactly what police officers are.

“No matter the obstacles, the men and women of law enforcement dress up every day to protect the citizens they are sworn to protect,” he said by email.

Machado was in DC for activities surrounding National Police Week, which takes place the week of May each year around May 15, which is National Peace Officers’ Day of Remembrance, after it was adopted in 1962.

Machado said he attended a candlelight vigil on Friday for the families of more than 600 officers whose names were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

“It is important each year to pause, reflect and honor those who are no longer with us and let their loved ones know that we mourn with them and salute their sacrifice,” he said.

Brooks said police are the kind of people who rush in when others run away, a phrase he acknowledged was a cliche.

“They all took the job because they were ready to rush in an emergency. I hope people will stop for a minute and think about this,” he said.

Brooks pointed out that officers who responded to a mass shooting this weekend in Buffalo, NY, were on the scene within two minutes.

“How many people would rush out there and get involved,” he asked.

Biden also referenced the Buffalo shooting, expressing his condolences to the families of the victims. He said he didn’t have to explain that kind of loss to any of the families gathered on Sunday.

“Nobody understands that better than the people sitting in front of me … about how those people in Buffalo feel today when they got the call,” he said.

Last year, 617 officers were killed, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. Of those killed, 440 were lost to COVID-19.

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Speeding in Ottawa: Police launch enforcement program https://pledgepeace.org/speeding-in-ottawa-police-launch-enforcement-program/ Sat, 14 May 2022 15:09:00 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/speeding-in-ottawa-police-launch-enforcement-program/

Ottawa police say a motorcycle driver is facing various charges following a traffic enforcement blitz on Friday night.

The police department this week brought back its “Project Noisemaker” enforcement program to crack down on speeding and stunts, as well as excessively loud vehicles.

On Saturday morning, police said officers stationed on Strandherd Drive and in Merivale and Meadowlands on Friday night issued two stunt driving charges, 20 speeding tickets and three tickets for running a red light.

One of the stunt performers charged was on a motorbike and traveling at 123km/h in a 70km/h zone on Strandherd near Longfields, police said.

Police allege the driver refused to stop for police and attempted to flee before being arrested. Individual also faces charges of fleeing police, resisting a peace officer, dangerous driving, driving without insurance, driving with an improper license, as well as charges of missing a muffler. and lack of license plates.

Police filed 157 stunt driving charges under Project Noisemaker last year, up from 78 in 2020. Police also handed out nearly 1,200 speeding tickets and 175 noise-related fines in 2021.

Stunt driving charges are issued when a driver exceeds 40 km/h on roads with a posted speed limit of less than 80 km/h, or when a driver exceeds 50 km/h on any road with a posted speed limit of speed over 80 km/h. Each charge comes with an automatic 30-day driver’s license suspension and 14-day vehicle impoundment.

Police are encouraging residents to file traffic complaints through the Ottawa Police Service’s online reporting tool.

“This information will be used by traffic officers to track drivers who regularly violate posted speed limits to show them how reckless and dangerous their actions are in order to change their behavior,” police said in a statement. Friday press release. “The information also allows officers to strategically deploy to locations at times when data analysis shows the greatest opportunity for improved safety through law enforcement.”

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Public safety, code enforcement, infrastructure top Evans budget | News https://pledgepeace.org/public-safety-code-enforcement-infrastructure-top-evans-budget-news/ Fri, 13 May 2022 20:55:32 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/public-safety-code-enforcement-infrastructure-top-evans-budget-news/

Multiple investments to improve public safety, strengthen code enforcement and expand the city’s nascent no-one-in-crisis team were priority items in a proposed city budget unveiled Friday by Mayor Malik Evans.

The $627 million spending plan represents a $55 million increase over the previous year, a figure that may seem astronomical but matches the country’s skyrocketing inflation rate of about 9%. About half of that growth comes from federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act directed to Rochester to offset pandemic-induced economic damage. Despite the large increase in the budget, the city’s tax levy has remained stable.

Taxes will remain stable for the average Rochester homeowner, who would see an increase in the tax bill of less than a dollar.

“Today I am filled with more optimism than on my first day in office,” Evans said. “I’m also filled with more gray hair on my head than on my first day in the office. The budget that I am submitting today is the expression of my skills, my ambitions and my abilities that our city has translated into concrete actions.

As the city continues to face an upsurge in violent crime and homicide, Evans’ 2023 budget proposal provides a boost to public safety spending.

Earlier this year, Evans announced he would move the city’s violence prevention initiatives under the mayor’s office. His budget proposal would provide an $8.4 million increase for programs under it, including Pathways to Peace and the Office of Neighborhood Safety.

The budget also includes a proposed increase of $630,000 for the People in Crisis Team (PIC) and sets the goal of staffing a 24-hour unit to respond to mental health crisis calls. weekdays and weekends. The PIC team was created following public outrage over the death of Daniel Prude at the hands of Rochester police officers, and is modeled after the CAHOOTS Mobile Crisis Response Unit in Eugene, Oregon.

Meanwhile, the Rochester Police Department’s budget would be cut by about $700,000 under Evans’ proposed spending plan, though it would still get $90 million. The Police Accountability Board will continue to receive a budget of $5 million.

The budget would also provide for six new trainee code enforcement officers to help strengthen the city’s code enforcement office. The goal of better enforcement of the code, as described in a statement from City Hall, is to “promote increased landlord accountability and property inspections.”

The budget would also allocate an additional $1 million to address recommendations from the City-County Commission on Racial and Structural Equity. The Commission first received a budget allocation of $1 million as part of Mayor Lovely Warren’s 2021-2022 plan.

COVID relief funds used in the budget would go to a handful of infrastructure projects, including replacing lead water pipes and the “Buy the Block” program, intended to support homeownership in the neighborhoods that were previously demarcated.

“I believe in Rochester and work hard to make a difference in our great city,” Evans said. “And I keep asking for everyone’s help. I am confident that through collaboration and investment together, we will create success without limits.

Evans’ budget will now be considered by City Council, which has set its first hearing for May 23.

Gino Fanelli is a staff writer at CITY. He can be reached at (585) 775-9692 or gino@rochester-citynews.com.

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Tehama County Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Officers – Red Bluff Daily News https://pledgepeace.org/tehama-county-peace-officers-memorial-ceremony-honors-fallen-law-enforcement-officers-red-bluff-daily-news/ Fri, 13 May 2022 01:37:29 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/tehama-county-peace-officers-memorial-ceremony-honors-fallen-law-enforcement-officers-red-bluff-daily-news/

RED BLUFF – Tehama County’s various law enforcement agencies gathered at High Point Assembly Wednesday night to honor their fallen brethren at the 28th Annual Tehama County Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony.

The evening’s keynote speaker was Linda Mobilio, widow of Red Bluff Police Officer David Mobilio. She spoke about the nature of grief and the support her blue family gave her after her death.

“It evokes an evolution of a person who is forced to live in a space where you are in a moment of deep love and appreciation for all that is good and wonderful in this life,” Linda Mobilio said. “There is also this immense sadness. And so it’s often confusing and exhausting, but at the same time, it’s also incredibly enlightening.

During the reading from the word of God, Police Chief Kyle Sanders offered a reading.

Sheriff Dave Hencratt conducted a roll call of the deceased officers. They were Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Gibson, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Albanese, Los Angeles County Police Officer Jose Luis, Los Angeles County Probation Officer Michael Wall, San Luis Obispo Police Detective Luca Benedetti, Stockton Policeman Jimmy Inn, San Bernardino County Sheriff. Sergeant Dominic Vaca, San Diego Police Detective Ryan Park and Detective Jamie Huntley-Park, Imperial County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Redondo, Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Campas, Police Officer Galt Police Harminder Grewal and Fresno County Sheriff’s Officer Toamalama Scanlan.

Hencratt asked Luke Mobilio to come up and light a candle to honor his father.

The ceremony ended with a closing prayer by Sheriff’s Chaplain Dale Gibson.

“I would pray, Lord, that everyone who puts on this badge will come home at the end of their shift to their families,” Gibson said.

The event was streamed live and those interested can watch it at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1132778777566186.

President John Kennedy designated May 15 as National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day on October 2, 1962.

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Louis Harry Estay listed in the National Law Enforcement Memorial – L’Observateur https://pledgepeace.org/louis-harry-estay-listed-in-the-national-law-enforcement-memorial-lobservateur/ Wed, 11 May 2022 20:13:31 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/louis-harry-estay-listed-in-the-national-law-enforcement-memorial-lobservateur/

LULING – Sheriff Greg Champagne is honored to announce that fallen St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Louis Harry Estay will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in May 2023 .

Recently, Sheriff Greg Champagne was contacted by family members of Louis Harry Estay informing him that Mr. Estay was killed in the line of duty in 1953 and asked for his help in recognizing him. The family was able to provide documents informing us of the circumstances of his death.

Deputy Estay’s end of shift occurred on Sunday, November 29, 1953. Deputy Estay was 72 when he was struck and killed by a drunk driver while he and another deputy stood at the edge of the Highway 90 about a mile east of Boutte, Louisiana. .

The two deputies were patrolling the area in separate vehicles and had stopped to talk at the edge of the roadway. They were both hit by a speeding vehicle driven by a drunk driver. The driver was arrested and charged with negligent homicide.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial honors fallen law enforcement officers by permanently recording and commemorating their service and sacrifice. https://nleomf.org/

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Georgians Can Donate to Law Enforcement and Foster Care Programs for Tax Credits | News https://pledgepeace.org/georgians-can-donate-to-law-enforcement-and-foster-care-programs-for-tax-credits-news/ Tue, 10 May 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/georgians-can-donate-to-law-enforcement-and-foster-care-programs-for-tax-credits-news/

ATLANTA — In 2023, Georgia taxpayers can begin receiving significant tax credits for donations to law enforcement and foster care programs.

Signed by Governor Brian Kemp on May 9, the LESS Crime Act (SB 361) would allow the public and businesses to donate to their local law enforcement agency for a 100% dollar-for-dollar tax credit .

The credit allows taxpayers and businesses to directly support public safety initiatives in their community through an affiliated law enforcement foundation.

Law enforcement agencies will be required to allocate these dollars towards salary increases, hiring additional officers, increasing officer training and law enforcement equipment, and establishing/maintaining a co-responder program to defuse behavioral health emergencies.

As of January 1, 2023, each taxpayer will be entitled to a credit on the tax imposed as follows:

• $5,000 for the head of a single person or the head of a household, or the actual amount of contributions, whichever is less.

• $10,000 or the actual amount of contributions, whichever is less, for a married couple or a member of a limited liability company, a shareholder of an S corporation or a partnership.

• 75% of income tax payable or the actual amount of eligible contributions for a corporation.

Kemp also signed the “Fostering Success Act” (HB 424) on Monday. It aims to generate up to $20 million annually for services for unadopted youth ages 16-18 transitioning to adulthood.

Funds will be disbursed to certified foster child support organizations or qualified organizations that provide services including post-secondary education support, medical and mental health care, housing and transportation.

“Each year, an average of 570 young adults come out of foster care with limited guidance on how to deal with the challenges presented by adulthood,” said Sen. Bill Cowsert, R-Athens, one of the main sponsors of the law. “Because of this, young children often experience a difficult start on top of what was already a rough and difficult childhood. That is why it is imperative that our work does not stop once a foster child reaches the age of 18.”

Under the new credit, contributions of up to $2,500 will be accepted for single filers or heads of households; up to $5,000 for married couples filing jointly; up to $5,000 for an individual with an LLC; or 10% of a corporation’s tax payable.

Kemp also signed SB 403, creating a mental health co-responder model for law enforcement officers and behavioral health professionals.

Under the proposal, local community service boards would provide a behavioral health specialist to help officers respond to a crisis, either virtually or in person. With the advice of a licensed counsellor, officers will have the power to refer a person to a treatment center rather than making an arrest.

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Former Thurston County deputy receives state’s highest honor after being stabbed to save woman https://pledgepeace.org/former-thurston-county-deputy-receives-states-highest-honor-after-being-stabbed-to-save-woman/ Mon, 09 May 2022 23:02:11 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/former-thurston-county-deputy-receives-states-highest-honor-after-being-stabbed-to-save-woman/

By The Staff of The Chronicle

Former Thurston County Deputy Andrea Moore was honored at the Washington State Medal of Honor and Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony on May 6 after surviving a stab wound while presumably saving a woman from being sexually assaulted in 2021.

Moore was awarded the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor, the highest honor given to any law enforcement in the state, by Governor Jay Inslee.

Moore, now a Lacey Police Department officer, was working overtime on March 26 when she responded to a report from a suspicious person in the community of Nisqually Pines just outside of Yelm.

When she arrived at the residence, she saw a man and a woman through the window, Ray Brady, deputy sheriff for the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO), said last year.

After Moore knocked on the door, she allegedly saw an elderly woman answering with a man standing right behind her. Brady said that since Moore could see the worry on the woman’s face, she asked him out. Yet as the woman did as she was told, the man raised a knife, threatening to stab her in the back, Brady said.

The assailant has been identified as convicted felon and sex offender Ronald Clayton.

“Unbeknownst to Deputy Moore, the man was there to rape the elderly woman and had just cut off her GPS ankle monitor, where he was being watched in the Spanaway area,” the sheriff’s office wrote. of Thurston County last week. “The man inside the elderly woman’s home pulled out a large knife and attacked Deputy Moore, stabbing her in the neck. Deputy Moore was able to draw her service weapon and shoot the suspect, hitting him and stopping the attack. She was able to tell on the radio that shots had been fired and that she had been stabbed. Members of TCSO and Yelm PD arrived soon after and were able to provide life-saving medical treatment until paramedics arrived to transport Deputy Moore to hospital. Deputy Moore was in and out of consciousness and at one point had no pulse. She underwent surgery at Providence St. Peter’s Hospital and has since made a full recovery.

Members of TCSO and members of the honor guard attended the May 7 ceremony.

“Congratulations Officer Moore,” the sheriff’s office wrote. “The citizens of the unincorporated county of Thurston have been blessed to see you serve for them.”

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May is Law Enforcement Appreciation Month https://pledgepeace.org/may-is-law-enforcement-appreciation-month/ Sun, 08 May 2022 12:04:05 +0000 https://pledgepeace.org/may-is-law-enforcement-appreciation-month/

In 1962, President Kennedy designated May 15 as National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. And soon after, the month of May was designated as Law Enforcement Appreciation Month.

National Peace Officers Day honors law enforcement officers who have given the ultimate prize, their lives. In 2021, 632 officers died in the line of duty in the United States. So far in 2022, there have been 92.

Law enforcement officers put their lives in danger every day. Their selfless commitment to serving and protecting our communities comes with great sacrifice for them and their families.

The police see the most horrific events and must act immediately to keep the peace and help save lives. We must not forget that they do it day after day throughout their career. They are human beings with real feelings and emotions, and it is difficult to stop the events of the day at their doorstep.