5 Ways You Can Support Your Local Police

Written by  Kristin Kenowski Monday, 13 May 2019 18:28

May 12-18, 2019 marks National Police Week, giving us an extra chance to appreciate those who put their life on the line each and every day. Local police not only have to endure the difficulty of maintaining law and order, but also the pressure of the gradual federalization of the police forces. That is why The John Birch Society has consistently supported local police and worked to keep them independent of federal control. With increasing pressure from the federal government, local police need all the support they can get.

By knowing that a federally controlled police force would bring about federal standards, federal guidelines, and allegiance to the federal government without local accountability, we must increase our support to local police. Remember that the U.S. Constitution provides no authority for federal police agencies. So what can we do?
1. Join or form a “Support Your Local Police and Keep Them Independent” (SYLP) committee. Since we are encouraging police to stay local, involvement needs to come from the local citizens. In your SYLP committee, you will be able to implement educational initiatives to influence your local officials, state legislators and congressmen. Use this committee to establish a close relationship between the police and your community. By working together you can help opinion molders see the need to keep police independent of federal control. 
2. Share our “Police Under Fire” Special Report. In order for a good rapport to be established, every local community needs to be educated on the seriousness of this matter. The 10th Amendment shows us that law enforcement authority is reserved to the states and local government. This special report covers ways to keep it that way. It includes articles such as, “Are Local Police to Blame?”, “Soros Provides Pressure From Above, Below,” “Gun Control, Sheriffs & Police Chiefs,” and more. It’s perfect for distributing in your community. ShopJBS.org has so many more tools that can be implemented this week, as well as year round. From SYLP action packs, reprints, yard signs, to DVDs, and more, it is the perfect one-stop-shop for you to get involved and keep your local police local.

3. Support the Law Enforcement Charitable Foundation (LECF). Directly affiliated with The John Birch Society, LECF has the mission to protect the bond that exists between community and local law enforcement through education, programs, and briefings. It is committed to offering charitable support for families of fallen officers and giving grants to law enforcement agencies for training and equipment. Start by learning more, and then consider donating to help the cause.
4. Help stop the Strong Cities Network (SCN), the United Nation’s plan for global police. From its own website, they claim: “The Strong Cities Network is made up for member cities in every major global region, each with specific lessons, practice or challenges surrounding violent extremism.” In 2015, the law-enforcement body added New York, Denver, Minneapolis, and Atlanta as members meaning the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) would use these cities to work towards a global community, ultimately overriding American law. Although it seems not much activity is happening with ISD, the advice now is to beware and inform others, so that we may maintain local control of law enforcement.
5. Create a SYLP tabloid newspaper insert; use the Georgia Support Your Local Police Committee as an example. In cooperation with JBS Headquarters, they put together a 16-page tabloid newspaper insert promoting their SYLP event, as well as more information on keeping your police local. This SYLP tabloid newspaper insert project is available for members across the country to use for promoting their state and local SYLP committees. The first step is downloading a PDF sample copy. Then, contact Robin Kinderman at JBS Headquarters at 920-749-3780 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

So this National Police Week, we ask you to join with us to “Support Your Local Police and Keep Them Independent.” 

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