Law Enforcement Action Partnership

LEAP is a group of current and former police, judges, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals who use their expertise to advance drug policy and criminal justice solutions that enhance public safety.

 

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MEDFORD, MA – EIN 161645758 lawenforcementactionpartnership.org

LEAP Speakers – all of whom have worked in law enforcement – write, consult, and meet with advocacy groups, legislators, fellow officers, the media, and the public.

Today, words are not enough. We support national action because we owe equal rights to every person, regardless of their background. We must act on our values of transparency, accountability, and safety.

We outline specific measures that federal, state, and local legislators and law enforcement should enact today to take responsibility for rebuilding trust in police and protecting public safety. Holding ourselves to a higher standard is the best way to honor our profession.

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Law Enforcement Action Partnership

Law Enforcement Action Partnership
LEAP Logo.png
AbbreviationLEAP
FormationMarch 16, 2002; 18 years ago (2002-03-16)
TypeNGO
PurposeEducate the public on Criminal Justice Reforms and Drug Policy
HeadquartersMedford, Massachusetts
Region served
International
Membership
150,000 members and supporters
Websitehttps://lawenforcementactionpartnership.org/

The Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP), formerly Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit group of current and former police, judges, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals who use their expertise to advance drug policy and criminal justice solutions that enhance public safety. The organization is modeled after Vietnam Veterans Against the War. As of April 2017, they have more than 180 representatives around the world[1] who speak on behalf of over 5,000 law enforcement members and 100,000 supporters.[2]

The organization transitioned from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition into the Law Enforcement Action Partnership in January 2017.[3] They previously focused on ending the War on Drugs[4][5] and now discuss a broad range of issues relating to policing and criminal justice - from procedural justice practices to reducing recidivism. Their overarching message is about reducing crime and violence and improving public safety, while the issues they discuss fall into five key areas: improving police-community relations, reducing and finding alternatives to incarceration, improving access to harm reduction services, ending the War on Drugs, and global issues.[6]

Goals

LEAP works to educate law enforcement, legislators, and the public about ways to bring about positive change in the criminal justice system. They speak to civic clubs, international conferences,[7] and have been featured in many top U.S. media outlets.[8][9][10][11][12]

5 Key Issue Areas

Police-Community Relations

LEAP believes the key to improving police effectiveness is to go back to the fundamental principals of modern policing[13] laid down by Robert Peel and improve public safety by increasing police-community trust.

Speakers advocate for solutions including treating officers for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; expanding police training and pay; addressing racial disparities in the justice system; abolishing stop-and-frisk practices; limiting police militarization to active shooter, hostage, and barricade incidents; ending civil asset forfeiture; and abolishing volume-based performance measures such as arrest quotas.

Incarceration

The Law Enforcement Action Partnership advocates for alternatives to arrest and incarceration as a means of reducing crime. They support reducing the use of mandatory minimum sentences, increasing the use of effective pre-booking diversion programs, increasing the use of restorative justice conferences, reforming the money-bail system, and reforming parole and probation systems. The group aims to reduce collateral consequences caused by arrest and incarceration, reduce racial disparities in sentencing and punishment, and reduce felony disenfranchisement.[14]

Harm Reduction

LEAP supports harm reduction programs, which reduce the negative personal and societal consequences of drug use, including Supervised Injection Facilities, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), Heroin Assisted Treatment, Medication Assisted Treatment, Syringe Exchange Programs, expanded Naloxone access, and treatment on demand.

The War on Drugs

LEAP pushes to end the War on Drugs and legalize and regulate all drugs from a public health perspective as a means of reducing death, disease, and addiction associated with drug use and illegal drug sales.[15]

Global Issues

The Law Enforcement Action Partnership is dedicated to studying international criminal justice issues and practical solutions. LEAP considers domestic and international drug policies and their disastrous consequences, including violent criminal organizations, widespread corruption, suppression of free press, immigration crises, and state-sanctioned killings of drug users and dealers. LEAP looks to countries including Switzerland and Portugal for pioneering innovative drug policies focused on public health and safety.

Membership

Board of Directors

The Law Enforcement Action Partnership’s executive board[16] is chaired by Lt. Diane Goldstein (Ret.) of the Redondo Beach Police Department in California. Board members include: Inge Fryklund, former Assistant State’s Attorney in Chicago; Mr. Stephen Gutwillig, a professional nonprofit organizational development consultant; Jody David Armour, Professor of Law at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; executive director Maj. Neill Franklin (Ret.) of the Baltimore and Maryland State Police Departments; Capt. Leigh Maddox (Ret.) of the Maryland State Police; Allison Watson, former Assistant District Attorney in Knoxville, TN; and Det. Sergeant Neil Woods (Ret.) of Derbyshire, England.

Advisory Board

The advisory board of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition consists of Romesh Bhattacharji, former drug czar (India); Vince Cain, former Chief Coroner of British Columbia and retired RCMP chief superintendent (Canada); Senator Larry Campbell, former mayor of Vancouver and retired RCMP officer (Canada); retired Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Crispin (Australia), Member of Parliament Libby Davies (Canada); Carel Edwards, former anti-drug coordinator for the European Union; U.S. District Court Judge Warren William Eginton; Gustavo de Greiff, former Attorney General of Colombia; Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico; Judge John L. Kane Jr., United States District Court for the District of Colorado; Justice Ketil Lund, retired Supreme Court Justice from Norway; Sheriff Bill Masters, Colorado; Joseph McNamara, retired police chief of the San Jose Police Department; Norm Stamper, retired police chief of the Seattle Police Department; Eric Sterling, president of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation; Thomas P. Sullivan, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Robert W. Sweet, Senior Judge of the US District Court Southern District of New York; Hans van Dujin, retired Dutch police union president (the Netherlands); Francis Wilkinson, former Chief Constable of the Gwent Police Force (United Kingdom); and Justice C. Ross (Ret.), former British Columbia Supreme Court judge (Canada).[17]

Speakers bureau

Representatives of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership are trained to speak with audiences and media outlets on behalf of the organization. They include current and former/retired police officers, military police officers, judges,[18] prosecutors, prison wardens and other corrections officials, parole and probation officers, and FBI and DEA agents.[19]

Activities

Media

Each year, speakers conduct hundreds of interviews with outlets across the country, including AP, Newsweek,[20] BBC,[21] The Washington Post,[22] FOX News,[23] CNN,[24] The Atlantic,[25] The Intercept, Reason Magazine,[26] The Hill,[27] The Guardian,[28] The Washington Times, The Los Angeles Times,[29] and many others. They are regularly featured in documentaries, viral social media content, and local radio and TV segments.

Events

Representatives are regularly involved in speaking engagements in state legislatures and at press conferences, civic clubs, conferences and universities.

See also

References

  1. ^ CSheffield (2016-02-29). "Launching LEAP UK in the Houses of Parliament on Leap Day". Virgin. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  2. ^ "LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTION PARTNERSHIP, INC. - GuideStar Profile". www2.guidestar.org. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  3. ^ "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition". copssaylegalize.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  4. ^ "Police officers find that dissent on drug laws may come with a price". The New York Times. 2011-12-02. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  5. ^ "LEAP - Publications › LEAP Items › LEAP's Mission Statement". 2008-09-13. Archived from the original on 2008-09-13. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  6. ^ "Who We Are | LEAP". Leap.cc. 2002-03-16. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  7. ^ "United Nations - Using Our Intelligence - Annie Machon". anniemachon.ch. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  8. ^ "Maj. Neill Franklin (Ret.) | HuffPost". www.huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  9. ^ "Former Police Chief Has A Plan For 'How To Fix America's Police'". NPR.org. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  10. ^ Law Enforcement Action Partnership (2014-03-04), Norm Stamper tells MSNBC about the corruption brought by the War on Drugs, retrieved 2017-11-27
  11. ^ "Police Militarization in America - Norm Stamper - The Colbert Report | Comedy Central". Comedy Central. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  12. ^ Law Enforcement Action Partnership (2013-08-19), LEAP's Neill Franklin on CNN, retrieved 2017-11-27
  13. ^ "Fundamentals of Policing". Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  14. ^ "Incarceration Nation: Events spotlight movement to end mass incarceration". The Brattleboro Reformer. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  15. ^ Lopey, John (2016). "The journal of global drug policy and practice" (PDF). globaldrugpolicy.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-01-10. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Meet the Board of Directors – Law Enforcement Action Partnership". lawenforcementactionpartnership.org. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  17. ^ "Advisory Board". lawenforcementactionpartnership.org. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  18. ^ Frieling, Leonard. "Pot is legal and sky hasn't fallen". CNN. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  19. ^ "Speakers – Law Enforcement Action Partnership". lawenforcementactionpartnership.org. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  20. ^ "The Former Top Cop Who Wants to Legalize Drugs". Newsweek. 2015-09-10. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  21. ^ LEAP UK (2017-04-19), LEAP UK's Neil Woods on BBC Breakfast discussing 'spice', retrieved 2017-11-27
  22. ^ Hicks, Josh (2016-02-05). "Maryland lawmaker calls for state to exit drug war, focus on treatment". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  23. ^ "Last-Minute Push for Prop 19 | On Air Videos | Fox News". Video.foxnews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  24. ^ "Cop Says Legal Marijuana Makes Communities Safer". YouTube. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  25. ^ Schiavenza, Matt. "New York City's Incomplete Marijuana Reform". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  26. ^ "Ex Top Cop: We Need a New Model of Policing". Reason.com. 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  27. ^ Jordan, Chuck (2016-07-26). "Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter are not mutually exclusive". TheHill. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  28. ^ Aitkenhead, Decca (2016-08-26). "'I've done really bad things': The undercover cop who abandoned the war on drugs". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  29. ^ "Drug war takes a flying LEAP". Los Angeles Times. 2007-09-21. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-11-27.

External links

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LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTION PARTNERSHIP INC

MEDFORD, MA 02155-4630 | Tax-exempt since Nov. 2003
  • EIN: 16-1645758
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Crime, Legal-Related)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
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