Monday, January 9, is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 2023!
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D) was established to show gratitude and support for members of the police force. If you’re among the ranks of those who protect and serve, thank you! We’re grateful for the challenging work you do to keep our communities safe.
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 2023 Deals & Discounts
Many of your favorite brands also want to celebrate your dedication. Check out these deals and discounts just for you!
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Did You Know These 5 Law Enforcement Facts?
Here are a few facts about the police force you might not know. They’ll come in handy the next time you want to drop a little law enforcement knowledge on your friends and family.
New York City was the first to establish a uniformed municipal police force in 1844. But much earlier, New Amsterdam (which would become New York City) formed a rattlewatch that “strolled the streets to discourage crime and search for lawbreakers.” They also served as town criers. When they began to draw pay in 1658, they became the first municipally funded police organization.
The first state troopers were from Pennsylvania. The act creating the Pennsylvania State Police was legislated and signed into law by Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker in 1905.
Modern policing was inspired by English law enforcement systems. Sir Robert Peel (Home Secretary of England) introduced the bill that would go on to create a paid, professional police force. The London Metropolitan Police was established on September 29, 1829, and it’s widely regarded as the first modern police department.
In 1910, Alice Stebbins Wells (1873-1957) became the first sworn female police officer. Although other women had served in law enforcement roles, Stebbins Wells successfully petitioned to become part of the Los Angeles Police Department. She even designed and made her own dress blue uniform.
Only 13.3 percent of police officers are female, at least as of 2021. By contrast, 60.3 percent of full-time civilian law enforcement employees in the United States were female, according to the 2021 statistics.