National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Urbana Police Department gives us a priceless gift

Across the country on January 9, citizens take the lead on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities. They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated. On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect. Here in the City of Urbana, we want to thank our officers who put themselves in our community to keep the peace. We thank you for your tireless work to make our community the best place to live, work and play. We can feel safe because of our Urbana Police Department. That is a priceless gift!

A little history

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was founded in 2015 to thank officers across the country for all the daily sacrifices they make for their communities. Concerns of Police Survivors, the FBI National Academy Associates, the Fraternal Order of Police, the International Association of Chief of Police, the Officer Down Memorial Page, Law Enforcement United, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, International Conference of Police Chaplains, National Troopers Coalition only name a few of the long list of organizations supporting inaugural day of National Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Day. Since then, nationwide many more organizations have joined forces to support National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) to spread encouragement and respect to these dedicated men and women.

Thank you for your service!!

Reach out to our UPD, and thank them for their service!

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Created on: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 11:47
- Author: BridgetB