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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


Sep 15, 2017 Lois Freeman
Sep 2, 2017 Candi Gaona
Aug 20, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Aug 18, 2017 Ashley Waller
Aug 18, 2017 Yolanda Aguilar
Aug 18, 2017 Rebecca Harper
Aug 16, 2017 Terry Lowe In order to work at McDonald's you have to be trained. Doesn't it make sense that if you hand someone a badge & gun they should not only know the laws but be able to handle themselves in any instance?
Aug 16, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Aug 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 Michelle Howland
Aug 6, 2017 Karen Sprague
Jul 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2017 Kathy Smith
Jul 20, 2017 Donald Windus
Jul 6, 2017 KAREN WASSING
Jul 6, 2017 Shawna Harbaugh
Jul 4, 2017 Paola Moretti
Jul 4, 2017 Kathleen Kawakami
Jul 4, 2017 Jill Hutchison
Jul 4, 2017 Nancy Cohen
Jul 2, 2017 Judith Abel
Jun 28, 2017 Stefano Fuschetto
Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2017 Shashawna Foland
Jun 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 16, 2017 Linda Butler
Jun 14, 2017 Penny Fleischman
Jun 13, 2017 mary white
Jun 10, 2017 Silva Kruzic
Jun 10, 2017 Carol Baker
Jun 10, 2017 Carol Doud
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 7, 2017 Nancy Wein
Jun 2, 2017 Jennifer Kulp
Jun 1, 2017 Robert Morris
Jun 1, 2017 Barbara Bemis
May 26, 2017 michael lyons
May 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2017 Virginia Ilardi
May 21, 2017 Susan Jenkins Police are under tremendous stress. They deserve the kind of training that would prepare them to deal with difficult situations ... and so does the public.
May 21, 2017 Melora Jackson
May 20, 2017 CHRIS GILL
May 17, 2017 jane cook
May 15, 2017 Lisa Landry
May 7, 2017 Maria Mendez Diaz
May 5, 2017 Alison Grugle
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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