MORGANVILLE, NJ, JUNE 5, 2020
The “Safe Cop” program is a congressionally recognized law enforcement initiative of the National Police Defense Foundation (NPDF) that posts up to a $10,000 cash reward for public information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person who shoots at a law enforcement officer, anywhere in the United States.
The NPDF Executive Board has taken the unprecedented step to temporarily expand the Safe Cop reward program to address the increased assaults upon our public safety officers during our nations time of unrest. The NPDF is seeking the public’s assistance for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any suspect who intentionally perpetrates a criminal act against a public safety officer that results in the injury or death of the officer.
President Michael J. Palladino, a retired NYPD detective and past president of the NYPD Detectives Endowment Association (DEA), is expressing the NPDF’s outrage regarding the continued nationwide rioting, arson, looting and assaults on our police officers that is reportedly organized by domestic terrorist groups in order to facilitate nationwide anarchy.
The NPDF fully supports all peaceful protests and respects the heroic efforts of Law Enforcement officers who put themselves in “Harms Way” to protect peaceful protestors, our citizens, communities, and businesses from the heinous actions being perpetrated by radicalized organizations and individuals who dishonor the name of George Floyd and his family. The peaceful protestors need to be heard and protected, and our law enforcement community has defended them, their rights, and their communities while being subjected to the criminal elements who have attacked, shot and stabbed them, and have thrown Molotov cocktails at their police cars.
Currently, our nationwide communities, intelligence agencies, peaceful protesters, and law enforcement agencies have stemmed the tide of the mayhem.
It is time for all Americans to hold these underground suspected criminals accountable and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law with the same sense of urgency as the crimes against George Floyd. The violence must and will stop with the unified heroic efforts of all communities, law enforcement, and most of all, men and women of goodwill, intention, and action.