An Open Letter to Our Own

To Our Brothers and Sisters in Blue

As your friends and colleagues, we understand how challenging the last week has been. The nationwide unrest is only the beginning of what we fear will be an even longer summer if we do not demonstrate to our communities that, as Father of Modern Policing, Robert Peel, said, “…the power of the police to fulfill their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions and behavior, and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect.”