Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Delmarva | January 9th, 2018

Good morning. Yesterday on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day we saw some acts of kindness from local residents who took the time to drop by their local departments and thank the men and women who serve. We love seeing that and feel such efforts are both valuable and important for our community. (see the event page for our area here)


Guess what? You can do that anytime of the year, no need to wait for a special day or occasion. The folks who go to work each day to protect your family and the lives of the people around them are special individuals who chose a certain kind of work not many of us could do. We think they deserve respect and appreciation far more than is shown by our society. So any time you think of it, go ahead and give a smile or a nod. Bring your kids to a local event at the department, deliver a meal or have your neighborhood sign a banner with messages of support. It's not a lot for us to do in comparison of what our LEO'S do for us.


One last thing: there are several "official" dates during the year set aside for to honor law enforcement. One was yesterday and the other is Thank A Police Officer Day in September. We're bringing this up to you now to ask you to put it on your radar because it's a great opportunity to step up and get involved in a community-wide project. For the last three years we have made an effort to coordinate a volunteer effort across Delmarva which reaches out to area agencies in many different ways - trust us when we say there are so many things you can do to participate! It's a variety of individuals, local businesses, groups and families coming together with the goal of honoring and acknowledging our LEO's. September 15th is the date, we have a planning committee and group for this effort and all that's needed is you! Contact us through the page to learn how you can be a part of this year's "Thank A Police Officer Day on Delmarva".


Thank you to all of our law enforcement agencies and departments. We are grateful for you each and every day! Stay safe and God bless you all.



Sincerely,
Delmarva Supports Law Enforcement

Thursday, September 7, 2017

September 7th, 2017 | Update on Thank a Police Officer Day on Delmarva

On July 19th I wrote a note which provided a brief description about a date coming up in September. Although it was a little early to put out all the details I hoped to reach some new folks this year and also make sure that everyone had time to get involved with our efforts, and despite a slow start some of the folks who have been involved for the past year or two voiced their support again for this year. I felt pretty hopeful that we’d find more interested parties along with way but July faded away and August came and went and no one seemed interested. Some of the people I had been connected to backed away from the project, leaving me to wonder if it was reluctance to participate with a public effort and perhaps they preferred to plan their own type of event. Which is great; the hope is just that our officers are recognized and it certainly doesn’t need to be with us or anything of the sort. While the thoughts of perhaps being able to visit every department across the Delmarva Peninsula was probably a bit ambitious, the goal was to at least connect again with each of the 70+ agencies from 2016. And suddenly, it was the day after Labor Day and I began to doubt we’d even make that number.


Friday, September 1, 2017

Press Release for Thank a Police Officer Day, September 16th

Saturday, September 16th is "Thank A Police Officer Day". This is a national event created in 2012 by the Whole Truth Project, and here on Delmarva we are working with local residents to "adopt" and recognize area agencies and LEO's. Operating behind the scenes is a planning group with over 200 volunteers, who for the third year are reaching out across the Peninsula to acknowledge more than 70 area police departments.



Monday, May 8, 2017

We Stand With Law Enforcement | Police Departments of the Delmarva Peninsula (part 2)

This is the second post featuring graphics in support of local police departments across the eastern shore of Maryland and state of Delaware. Please feel free to save, share or make these your profile images. Find the complete listing on our Facebook Page album here.