Feb 22, 2018
National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence Statement on Mass Shootings in the United States
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 15, 2018) The National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence—representing nine national law enforcement organizations and associations across the United States—expresses its outrage over yesterday’s horrific school shooting in Florida. We wish to express our deepest sympathies for the victims and their families and all of the students, families, first responders and the entire community, whose lives are forever changed in such a senseless and horrible way.
While many will say that it is too soon to talk about why or what can be done, we reject that excuse and call for serious discussions and action to stop the bloodshed and to protect our children and families – in schools, houses of worship, homes and in communities across America. The law enforcement community stands united against this violence and it is well beyond time for our policy leaders to do the same.
The National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (www.lepartnership.org) includes nine national law enforcement organizations dedicated to serving the nation’s more than 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers and professional staff. The Partnership Includes:
- Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)
- Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA)
- International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
- International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
- Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA)
- National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE)
- National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
- Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
- Police Foundation (PF)
For information on IACLEA policy, please contact Director of Government and External Relations Jeff Allison, firstname.lastname@example.org.