National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (NLEPPGV) 2010-2021: Partnership Report

Jul 01, 2021
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The National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence was launched on October 25, 2010. Representatives of the founding organizations were on hand to speak to the devastating impact of firearms in the United States. The Partnership was organized by 10 national law enforcement leadership organizations in an unprecedented joint effort by law enforcement leaders to address gun violence in an era of shrinking law enforcement budgets and rising levels of officer deaths. During the course of the Partnership's existence from 2010 to 2021, it released more than 60 statements to the public, Members of Congress and Congressional Committees, and the media. The intent of these statements was to educate the public, media, and policymakers on the views of law enforcement and the reasons for those views. Reflected in these statements was a continued focus on the principles of the organization, expressions of grief and concern following many mass shooting incidents and attacks on officers, and policy proposals. As of June 2021, several of the member organizations, including the IACP, PERF, and others, continue to publish statements and views on their own websites and/or continue to name gun violence as a top strategic priority, including NPI. Though these steps are taken independently, when reviewed as a whole, they continue to represent consensus that gun violence in the United States is a major epidemic, threatens officer safety, and wreaks havoc on many communities across the nation, most especially communities of color and those in impoverished areas.