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What happens when we run out of cops?

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What happens when we run out of cops? This is a question worth asking as it pertains to the safety of our communities, families, and friends. Police recruitment and retention may be one of this countries biggest problems. To read more about what will happen when we run out of law enforcement officers, click on the link below.  https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/what-happens-when-we-run-out-of-cops/
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Celebrating Police Week 2018

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This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors, gather in Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. One of the most moving ceremonies is the Annual Candlelight Vigil, where the names of fallen officers will be forever etched into the Memorial Wall. Unlike many memorials in W...
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Thank you for your support

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The Plano Police Association would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “ Red , White , Blue , and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One Community, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.” Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work. We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to give back to the community that we love. Thank you to all of the don...
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!

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On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, the Plano Police Association is asking you today for your support. While our nation is facing unprecedented times, we are thankful for our community who has stayed strong and united and we value the support you have shown our officers.    Donate Here Today! The Plano Police Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your support will allow us to continue to fund the much-needed areas within o...
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YES on PROP 6

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The TMPA (Texas Municipal Police Association) encourages you to vote YES on PROP 6. Next month, Texas voters have the opportunity to make a big difference in the lives of the families of fallen officers. PROP 6 would allow partial or total property tax exemption for surviving spouses of first responders killed or severely injured in the line of duty. The TMPA asks you to please remember the sacrifices these great heroes make every day. Voting YES on PROP 6 means lifting the burden for these fami...
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Mourning a Loss

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Lieutenant David Kyle Willingham David Willingham. Lt. Willingham passed away at his residence over the weekend. He began his career with the Plano Police Department in 1983 and served our great community for almost 34 years. He was a graduate of UCLA and a devout Bruin fan. He was a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Instructor and had earned his Master Peace Officer certification.  Lt. Willingham leaves behind a wife, two da...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.   This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals,...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.   In the years and decades to ...
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Plano Local Businesses we need your help

Plano Local Businesses we need your help
Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Plano PA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking Here Your co...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

We Need Your Support Now More than Ever
We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 138 line of duty deaths of Law Enforcement officers across the US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year. ...
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14 people shot, 5 officers killed in shooting at Dallas protest

14 people shot, 5 officers killed in shooting at Dallas protest
Mayor Mike Rawlings has confirmed 12 police officers were shot and five were killed in an attack by snipers in downtown Dallas at a peaceful protest of officer-involved shootings across the country on Thursday night. "These heroes died at the hands of cowards by being ambushed while protecting and serving the citizens of Dallas as they exercised their First Amendment rights." Our hearts and prayers go out to the officers and families of those wounded in this tragic event. - Plano Police Ass...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present
Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us.  National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our fam...
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Calling all Local Businesses

Calling all Local Businesses
Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony - 2016

Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony - 2016
Memorial Ceremony to be held at the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial May 1-2, 2016 in Austin TX.  Hosted and coordinated by the Texas Chapters of the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). May 1st 7:30pm Candlelight Vigil May 2nd 11am Memorial Ceremony on the South Steps of the Texas Capitol Click here to open Flyer - PDF    
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is imp...
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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats
Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats
When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind?  Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers?  It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room."   Today, the n...
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PPA Scholarships

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PPA awards four $1000 scholarships: 2 to members, 1 at large, and 1 for fire/police academy. If you have a qualifying student, make sure they get their application in before the deadline. If you know of someone who is not a member or is planning on attending a police/fire academy, please pass it along to them. Click below to view and download forms: PPA Scholarship Application PDF PPA Scholarship Qualifications PDF Community Service Form PDF
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Gone But Not Forgotten ...

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Our hearts go out to all the families that were killed in last Sunday nights tornado that struck several states including Van, Texas. Everywhere communities are coming together to help identify those who have lost their lives. The Garland Police Department was able to confirm that David Tapley who lost his life on Sunday night was a retired lieutenant of the Garland Police Department. He retired in 2006 after serving 22 years on the force. David and his wife, Brenda, lived in Van, TX about an ho...
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DPA to Dallas Cowboys: "Thanks for the Support"

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The Dallas Police Association (DPA) would like to thank the Dallas Cowboys Football Club and the Jerry Jones family for their law enforcement tribute ceremony prior to the playoff game last month against the Detroit Lions. The Dallas Cowboys' pregame ceremony featured 200 police officers from several local agencies dressed in Class A uniforms entering the field holding a large American flag during the presentation of the national anthem. The officers received a loud and emotional ovation from th...
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The Profits of Hate Beget the Prophets of Hate (and Vice Versa)

DECEMBER 4, 2014 BY KEVIN LAWRENCE Hatred is big business.  Just look around.  I guess it is human nature to focus on the things that make us different from one another. The problem is that a lot of people have figured out that they can make a living by playing on those differences.  Wars have been fought over our different religions, different skin colors, different languages, political differences, different economic systems.  There is no doubt that war is big business, but...
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Crime Prevention

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Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone.  -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not...
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Domestic Violence

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You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way possible, or take your life. These protection tips are to help you get through this difficult seaso...
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

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Internet and Website Safety Tips: Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others. Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: Do not share things such as email addresses...
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