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Celebrating Black History Month

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Help us celebrate Black History Month by remembering the memory of Loyd Sealy, the first Black Assistant Chief Inspector.  Read More - Click Here
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Thank you for Supporting the Badge

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The Belvedere Police Officers Association would like to thank YOU for your donation, time and committed support during our “Support The Badge” fundraising campaign. Your generous donations will help us support our critically injured officers and their families. Thank you for your generosity and for standing side-by-side with our law enforcement family. Thank YOU for joining our police family and being part of a community team that connects us all together! Your donation has helped us reach our a...
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Our Fall Fundraiser is here

Our association is preparing to drop our annual fundraising letter to the community. This is one of our communication strategies to help educate the public about our association and raise important funds. The letter also helps drive traffic to our website and social media. If a community member asks, please inform them that this is our official fundraiser and direct them to our website or social media to learn more. So here is what you need know: Our fall fundraiser letter has been mailed to our...
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Join Us In Making a Difference in our Community!

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Our annual fundraiser is back! We would like to thank you for your support of the men and women of our Police Association who protect us each and every day. A police officer’s job can be stressful and demanding, but we take great pride in helping our fellow citizens whenever we get the chance. It’s not just our job, it’s our honor to serve.   Please join in our mission, and support the men and women of law enforcement, Donate Here! Our officers frequently go into harm’s way to protect our c...
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Get your Pink Patch!

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The Belvedere Police Department has partnered with Zero Breast Cancer of San Rafael. As part of this initiative, the Belvedere Police Department is selling their pink patches directly to the community for $10 each. The proceeds from sale of the patches will go directly to benefit cancer research and treatment by donating all proceeds to Zero Breast Cancer in San Rafael. Purchase Your Patch Here 
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Are you participating in a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb?

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9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs are a way for the law enforcement family, and the community to honor and remember the firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live. Learn more about 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs https://www.firehero.org/events/9-11-stair-climbs/
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Honoring a fallen officer, by escorting his son to first day of school

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Indianapolis police officers escorted fallen Southport Lt. Aaron Allan's 6-year-old son to his first day of school August 8th, 2018.   "We wanted to make sure this year we were here for little Aaron to make sure he got to school safe, just like his dad did about a year ago," said Southport Police Chief Tom Vaughn. "All those police cars down the street, I didn't imagine that many officers coming. We talk about the blue family and today really showed we are a true family." Read Full Sto...
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First Responder Miracle in Montana

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‘Miracle’ baby buried alive in Montana woods for 9 hours was saved by a deputy who heard a faint cry - USA Today Network It was about 46 degrees outside when deputies found a 5 month-old baby buried under sticks, leaves, and soil in the woods. "For all of us at the sheriff's office, this is what we call a miracle," police said. To read the full story, click here.   Photo provided by Missoula County Sheriff's Office
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How to end the war on Officers

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With police deaths up almost 60% since last year, this video discusses what is in the works for how to end the war on cops. New legislation, more community engagement, and bringing positive news to the forefront are some of the solutions in discussion. To watch the full video, see the link below: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5784427821001/?#sp=show-clips
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NLEOMF report shows trends in law enforcement fatalities

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Taking a closer look at the dangers of being in law enforcement and knowing what has caused several deaths in the line of duty can help officers train more effectively to prevent more deaths in the future. A recent study has been released that outlines the biggest causes of officer deaths. The top 3 findings were that 41% of fatal calls were domestic related, 47% of officers killed in car crashes were not wearing their seat belts, and 5% of officers were accidentally shot by other officers. Clic...
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Celebrating Police Week 2018

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This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors, gather in Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. One of the most moving ceremonies is the Annual Candlelight Vigil, where the names of fallen officers will be forever etched into the Memorial Wall. Unlike many memorials in W...
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Thank you for your support

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Belvedere Police Association would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “ Red , White , Blue , and YOU” , fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One City, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.”  Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work. We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to give back to the community that we love. Thank you to all of the ...
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Fall Fundraiser is here

Our association is preparing to drop our annual fundraising letter to the community. This is one of our communication strategies to help educate the public about our efforts and raise important funds that our association will be able to reinvest in local programs. The letter also helps drive traffic to our website and social media. If a community member asks, please inform them that this is our official fundraiser and direct them to our website or social media to learn more. So here is what you ...
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!

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My name is Paul Sims, President of the Belvedere Police Association. On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, I am asking you today for your support. While our nation is facing unprecedented times, we are thankful for our community who has stayed strong and united and we value the support you have shown our officers.    Donate Here Today! The Belvedere Police Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your support will allow us to c...
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Belvedere Officer Loses Everything in Fires

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The residents of the North Bay have watched as their communities went up in flames in the last couple of weeks. On October 8th, around 11pm, a well known Belvedere Police Officer, Officer Charles Wayshack, was awoken by a phone call from a neighbor. “Get out, get out, get out!”. He looked out his window and saw flames burning through his yard. He grabbed what he could and go thim and his son out as fast as possible. As he drove away from the flames, he came across a tree that completely blocked ...
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Member Loses His Home in North Bay Fire

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The last couple days have been tragic for the residents of the North Bay. On October 8th, around 11pm, a well known Belvedere Police Officer, Officer Charles Wayshack,  was awoken by a phone call from a neighbor. “Get out, get out, get out!”. He looked out his window and saw flames burning through his yard. He grabbed his son, his glasses, his prescriptions and quickly got into his truck to flee his residence. As he drove away from the flames, he came across a tree that completely blocked t...
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Pink Patch Project

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In case you weren’t aware, we are participating in The Pink Patch Project. The Pink Patch Project is a public awareness campaign to bring attention to breast cancer awareness. The program centers around pink versions of the public safety officer's uniform patch. Officers at each of the participating agencies will wear these pink patches on their regular uniforms for the entire month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  To show your support, please visit (https://b...
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Remembering One of our Own - Robert French SCSDA

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Robert French End of Watch: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 It is with great sadness we report that Deputy Sheriff Bob French was shot and killed outside of the Ramada Inn in the 2600 block of Auburn Boulevard while conducting an auto theft investigation at approximately 10:30 am. Deputy French had served with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for 21 years and was assigned to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Auto Theft Task Force. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, and sister. For...
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9-11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, you give of yourself selflessly, without hesitation, and in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services – the Offi...
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9-11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services - they reac...
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Belvedere Local Businesses we need your help

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Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Belvedere POA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking He...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

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We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 138  line of duty deaths  of Law Enforcement officers across the US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

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Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us. National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our families ...
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Exclusive Members Only Discounts Now Available!

Exclusive Members Only Discounts Now Available!
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  Attention Members - You will now find members only discounts posted on our association's website. These discounts are available to all registered members and can be found on the member's dashboard. The newest discount is for RussianBlades.com a designer of custom knives. Simply login to your members area and select the members tab to retrieve Coupon Codes. Once you are logged in scroll down and look for the box that says Coupon Codes located on the lower right hand side of the page. *If y...
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Calling all Local Businesses

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Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is imp...
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#GivingTuesday

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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.  This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season.  We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Belvedere POA.   Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we give back visit our "Charities We Support" page.   If you would like to show your support, please visit the...
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Getting their attention: The heart behind the badge

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Cmdr. Mike Parker wrote an eye opening letter depicting his 31 years on the job.  The letter shares Parker’s love of the job and the hardships a career in law enforcement can bring.   Parker says, “I have buried my friends and seen their children grieve, feeling lost and alone, yet surrounded by a sea of uniforms. I have seen the extreme cruelty that one human being can inflict on another and the incredible kindness of everyday people toward the less fortun...
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An Open Letter to the Residents of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland

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As the presidents of the three largest police unions in the Bay Area of California, our overriding responsibility is to ensure that each and every police officer we represent makes it home to his or her family after every shift. Police officers must swear to uphold our constitution and we also take seriously our responsibility to protect the First Amendment rights of the public we serve. Unfortunately, recent events threaten to bring these two great responsibilities into conflict. Our members an...
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Woman sexually assaulted in People's Park, police say

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UC Berkeley police are investigating a sexual assault Monday night in People's Park and reminding students, who are headed back to classes next week, to be alert and aware of their surroundings and follow other safety tips on and around campus. Meanwhile, campus police reminds people that if someone approaches you or touches you in an inappropriate manner, call 911 or 510-642-3333, or activate a blue light campus emergency phone. The sexual assault occurred during the morning hours Monday in Peo...
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Anti-police brutality protest in Berkeley declared unlawful; 2 arrested

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Anti-police protesters marched from Oakland to Berkeley on Friday night, joining demonstrations across the country after last week's fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, in Ferguson, Missouri. Two young men were arrested in Berkeley Police Department's jurisdiction, and there were no reported injuries related to the demonstration. California Highway Patrol and Oakland Police Department provided units of mutual aid as protesters marched through Berkeley streets. Just...
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

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Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others. Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords. Do not ...
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Crime Prevention

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Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone.  -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not...
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Domestic Violence

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You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way possible, or take your life. These protection tips are to help you get through this difficult seaso...
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