The American Police Officers Alliance is dedicated to holding our elected officials accountable to their constituents and ensure that our brave police officers are represented in every level of government by politicians who truly understand the issues that matter most.
Police Oversight Boards
Police oversight boards, also known as civilian oversight boards, have been implemented to improve community trust in police. But law enforcement officers and union officials are appropriately skeptical of untrained, under-resourced oversight boards. We have spent the better part of the past 12 months warning about the excessive power that these oversight boards possess. You can see that website at policeoversightboardfacts.com.
Red Flag Laws
When gun control activists attack our Second Amendment rights, it leaves police officers, and the American public at risk. The legislative attempts to ban AR-type “assault rifles”, amount to nothing less than an illegal gun seizure and confiscation. The enforcement of such laws puts police officers and sheriffs in the dangerous position of being forced to take guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens.
Illegal Immigration and Sanctuary Cities
Sanctuary Cities and illegal immigration are important issues facing our nation’s law enforcement. Sanctuary cities place law enforcement officers directly in harm’s way and hamstring them in their attempts to enforce the rule of law. We need to stand with our nation’s law enforcement when it comes to immigration. Not only do we need strong borders, we need to stop city councils from preventing law enforcement from working with ICE.
Sheriff elections are crucial to the country and to our own safety. We must look to sheriffs who uphold the law. With today’s hyper political culture, we run the risk of sheriffs being removed for political affiliations, not for on the job performance. The true reasons to remove a sheriff is corruption, failing to uphold laws, and failing to defend constitutional rights, not based on political allegiance.
Mental health is an issue that affects almost every police officer in this country. We need to address this with greater concern. Our officers put their lives on the line for us, the least we can do is increase awareness and funding for police officers mental health.