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America and its police have a problem. There's deep divisions in communities all across the United States and distrust on all sides. Every day, it seems like more police or members of the public are being needlessly killed.

What can be done to address this?

Both the public and police departments need to do a better job of communicating with each other. Police need to remember their role is to serve the people of their communities, while the public must understand the stress involved with the demands of policing and empathize with the human beings employed as police officers. Meeting each other in the middle would go a long way to improving relations.

To help improve relations between communities and their police force, we are calling on the Departments of Education and Justice to collaborate on a program that will help cops and their communities better get to know each other.

This program will bring cops into schools to teach kids how to interact with cops while also allowing law enforcement to better engage with the community and get to know the kids living in it. By presenting opportunities for interaction between law enforcement and the communities that does not involve an intervention or arrest, the hope is that police and the public will come to better understand each other and improve relations.

Tell the Attorney General and the Secretary of Education to work together to develop a curriculum to improve relationships between cops and the communities they serve that will be taught in all schools across the United States. Sign the petition now!

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To the United States Attorney General and the Secretary of Education,

As a citizen concerned by the growing instances of miscommunication between police and the public and misuse of force, I am writing to the both of you to request you collaborate on a new and innovative program that will help cops and their communities better get to know each other.

This program will bring cops into schools to teach kids how to interact with cops while also allowing law enforcement to better engage with the community and get to know the kids living in it. By presenting opportunities for interaction between law enforcement and the communities that does not involve an intervention or arrest, the hope is that police and the public will come to better understand each other and improve relations.

Learning how to interact with the police should be a part of every civics class. It's important knowledge for every citizen to have, on par with voting or understanding our governmental system.

Please, work together to create a program that will address the systemic issues of policing in our communities. Just talking about cooperation without establishing trust will not be effective. We need something to prove to these two polarized and distrustful groups that there can be peace between them, and that they can work together to create more harmonious societies.

Thank you for your time,

Petition Signatures


Apr 19, 2018 Sandra Greene
Apr 19, 2018 J Miller
Apr 18, 2018 Amy Weise
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2018 Deborah Croft
Apr 14, 2018 Richard Rheder
Apr 13, 2018 Denis Cole
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 6, 2018 thomas friedman
Apr 6, 2018 Robert New
Mar 28, 2018 Jessie Bourke
Mar 24, 2018 Vick Swain
Mar 24, 2018 Jodi Abel
Mar 23, 2018 Jane Rigney
Mar 15, 2018 Susan Hogarth
Mar 14, 2018 Amanda McCracken
Mar 13, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Mar 13, 2018 Mary Sier
Mar 13, 2018 Andrea Nutley
Mar 7, 2018 MARJORIE HILL
Mar 5, 2018 Natalie Alexander
Mar 5, 2018 sandra schomberg
Mar 5, 2018 Toby Cardoso
Mar 5, 2018 Jennifer Brunson
Mar 3, 2018 DIANE FLETCHER
Feb 25, 2018 Jeanine Smegal
Feb 13, 2018 Kim Hanke
Feb 9, 2018 Beveryn Swaim
Feb 9, 2018 Janis Ciofalo
Feb 9, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Feb 8, 2018 kimberly Bouchard-Shapiro
Feb 7, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Feb 4, 2018 miriam feehily
Feb 1, 2018 Russell Jackson
Jan 25, 2018 c. martinez
Jan 25, 2018 Synthia Coplin
Jan 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 24, 2018 Walter Johnson
Jan 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2018 Kevin Dahl
Jan 16, 2018 Linda Jones
Jan 14, 2018 Lisa Hammermeister
Jan 14, 2018 Sue Ellen Lupien
Jan 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 6, 2018 Ryan McKenzie
Jan 2, 2018 Jodi Ford
Dec 17, 2017 Linda Longworth
Dec 11, 2017 A Martin
Dec 7, 2017 Ken Stein
Dec 7, 2017 Jill Hann

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