“It’s a new year, take the L.E.A.D!”

On January 9th, 2015, partnering organizations in support of law enforcement officers nationwide will promote a 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 law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all.

Here in New Jersey we will show our support by holding a
L.E.A.D. Rally on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm at The Performing Arts Center Neptune Township High School (exit 100 of the Garden State Parkway). We encourage all concerned citizens to attend and be a part of a national movement to show our support to Law Enforcement.

We are calling our nation’s citizens to action in support of law enforcement. Those citizens who appreciate law enforcement and are discouraged about the negative attention being given to law enforcement are encouraged take time on Friday, January 9th to show their support.

The Performing Arts Center Neptune Township High School 55 Neptune Boulevard, Neptune Township, NJ 07753

Please plan on attending. However, if you are unable to attend, please show your support on this day by doing something within your community. Take pictures and share them on social media.

If you have any media contacts reach out to them and ask them to cover the rally and any events that may be happening in your community.

It is time for us to be heard – Law Enforcement is NOT the enemy! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!!!!

You can show your support in a number of ways:
• Attend the L.E.A.D. Rally in Neptune, NJ
• Change your profile picture on social media to the .jpg image found on C.O.P.S. Facebook page and in this newsletter.
• See a police officer? Thank a police officer
• Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement
• Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency
• Share a positive story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media
• Ask children in your community write letters in support of law enforcement
• Participate in Project Blue Light. Proudly display your blue light in support of law enforcement.
• Post the public service announcement supplied by C.O.P.S. to your organization’s webpage or social media pages