Originally Posted by DPD313
Yes, you must be a cop to join this organization and get the plates. The money you spend on the plate goes to the SAFE COP program, which offers rewards to people who bring cop killers to justice. NPDF is a great organization and one of the few REALLY worth joining. They do a ton of great work. NY State also offers the NPDF SAFE COP plates.
Join the NPDF and support the "Safe Cop" program
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The National Police Defense Foundation (NPDF), a congressionally recognized and IRS designated 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, has authorized the posting of the $5,000 “Safe Cop” Reward for public information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who shot Lt. Sammy Vinueza of the Ecudorian National Police in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
The National Police Defense Foundation has issued a press release. Click here to view the press release (you will need Adobe Reader - get it here)
Read the Sammy Vinueza story here
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Ralph "Bucky" Phillips surrenderers
A cornered Ralph "Bucky" Phillips walked with his hands up and surrendered to police Friday night after 25 SWAT team officers and 12 search dogs cornered him in a Pennsylvania cornfield. The capture ends one of New York state's largest manhunts for the 44-year-old career criminal, who police say shot three state troopers, killing one, since his prison escape five months ago.
Courtesy of Charles Montaldo
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The National Police Defense Foundation (NPDF), a congressionally recognized and IRS designated 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, has authorized the posting of the $10,000 “Safe Cop” Reward in the armed assault of New York State Troopers Joseph Longobardo and Donald H. Baker, Jr.
The “Safe Cop” program was recognized by Congress in 1995 as a NPDF law enforcement initiative that posts up to a $10,000 reward for public information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person that shoots a law enforcement officer. It was the “Safe Cop” program that was credited for the information that lead to the arrest and conviction of the murderer of Orange Police Officer Joyce Carnegie.
The “Safe Cop” criteria for reward payment mandates a conviction for the armed assault of a law enforcement officer and a prosecutor's certification that the public information was instrumental in the arrest and conviction of the defendant.
On May 9, 2002 the National Police Defense Foundation announced the posting of two separate $5,000 Safe Cop awards at the Cobra Awards dinner at the Astoria Manor, Queens New York. A $5,000 reward will be posted for public information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who shot NYC corrections captain Delvin Ponds on April 30, 2002. Captain Ponds was shot during a botched robbery attempt at a Brooklyn liquor store that also killed an innocent by-stander.
The second $5,000 Safe Cop reward will be posted in connection with the killing of NYC corrections officer Andrew Morgan on April 9, 2002. Officer Morgan shot dead while sitting in his car in Brooklyn. He was a 7-year veteran of the corrections department. Office Morgan also lost his mother in the 9.11 attack on the World Trade Center. The Safe Cop program posts up to $10,000 reward for public information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who shoots a law enforcement officer anywhere in the United States. The reward was posted to supplement the existing $5,000 reward posting by the Officers Union. Anyone having information is asked to contact the National Police Defense Foundation at 888-SAFE-COP
Is a program of the National Police Defense Foundation, registered with the United States Government and is not affiliated with any other group or organization.
No you do not need to be a cop to join you can be a Honorary Member (honorary member card and decal only) or Associate Member ...but they also have Active/Retired Law Enforcement membership....and anyone can order the plates...its like the "LE" plates...
To all LEO Just be aware they issue Associate Member IDs http://www.npdf.org/Accessories_BRO.pdf...they also offer to its Honorary members and associate memebers Plastic Courtesy cards
Associate Members ID and Badge:
DATE: June 16, 2006
TO: NPDF Members|
FROM: Joseph Occhipinti, Executive Director
National Police Defense Foundation
SUBJECT: NPDF Member Badge/Credential Program
The National Police Defense Foundation (NPDF) has sent its members in the past, several advisories regarding the potential misuse of NPDF member badges and photo-ID credentials.
In light of September 11 th , the NPDF Executive Board passed a resolution terminating the issuance of the larger sized member badge and photo credentials. The concern being that if lost or stolen it could be used by potential terrorists and criminals.
As a result, the NPDF offered its new members a smaller version member badge and non-photo credentials. As a courtesy to our long-time members, we grandfathered them and allowed them to still possess the larger sized badge and credentials.
However, in an effort to support police agencies in their increased “Zero Tolerance” programs to confiscate weapons and counterfeit police identification, the NPDF Executive Board has decided to replace the larger sized member badge and credentials with the smaller version.
Therefore, it is requested that you surrender the assigned NPDF member badge and photo-ID credentials by August 31, 2006. Simply contact the NPDF Membership Processing Center at 732-446-3360 and it will be replaced at no extra charge with our newly designed, smaller version badge and credentials.
Advisory Memo to NPDF Members
June 16, 2006
In the event, you still wish to retain the larger size badge and credentials as a “commemorative” item for placement in your home or office you may do so. However, you are prohibited from using it as member identification effective immediately.
The NPDF will be advising police agencies of the termination of this program and that the larger sized member badge and credentials will no longer be valid. Under this zero tolerance interdiction program, if you continue to carry this property you run the risk of its confiscation and potential prosecution.
It is important as a police organization to support the efforts of our police in the War on Terrorism. This decision was made after careful consideration, great expense to the NPDF and several recommendations from law enforcement. It is unfortunate that this program which has been in effect since 1995 must be terminated; however, we must all make sacrifices to support the efforts of law enforcement at a time of war.
For further information call the Membership Processing Center at 732-446-3360 or email NPDF1@optonline.net .
But its a good organization...for extra benefits.