The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is a coalition of police units and associations from across the United States. Founded in 1978, NAPO is the strongest unified voice supporting law enforcement officers in the United States. NAPO represents more than 1,000 police units and associations, over 241,000 sworn law enforcement officers, and more than 100,000 citizens who share a common dedication to fair and effective crime control and law enforcement.
Increasingly, the rights and interests of law enforcement officers have been the subject of legislative, executive, and judicial action in the nation’s capital. NAPO works to influence the course of national affairs where law enforcement interests are concerned. NAPO has achieved a number of solid legislative and administrative victories for its members.
The following list includes just a few examples of NAPO’s accomplishments:
- Extension of the effective date of the IRS Normal Retirement Age rules from the original date of January 1, 2009 to January 1, 2013, and later to January 1, 2015
- Enactment and renewal of the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act
- Enactment of the Police, Fire and Emergency Officers Educational Assistance Act
- Enactment and renewal of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act
- Enactment of legislation which raised the Public Safety Officers’ Benefit (PSOB) for officers killed in the line of duty from $318,111 in 2011 to $323,035 in 2013
- Enactment of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Safety Act (Right to Carry Legislation)
In addition to NAPO’s numerous legislative victories, the following list includes some of the areas where NAPO continues to fight for America’s law enforcement officers and increased public safety:
- The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act, which will grant the basic rights of collective bargaining for wages, hours, and safe working conditions to all public safety officers
- Full funding for vital state and local law enforcement assistance programs through the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, particularly the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program, Byrne-Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne-JAG) Program, and Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Program
- Protection of officers’ pension, healthcare, and Social Security benefits
These are just a few examples of issues that we are striving to improve, for a complete list please reference our website, www.napo.org.
We need your help and support to continue to actively work to improve the laws and policies of the United States for the benefit of our members and the public at large. Please donate by sending a check to NAPO or use our online donation link.
Because we lobby full-time in Washington for the safety of citizens and officers,
contributions to NAPO are not deductible for tax purposes.