Community Response from burlington police department
The murder of George Floyd sparked a robust and meaningful conversation about reforming policing around the nation and world. The Burlington Police Department is committed to being a part of that conversation and stands with our community.
There are nearly 18,000 eligible law enforcement agencies (local, state, and federal in the United States) that could choose to be accredited. For a variety of reasons, about 726 agencies are currently accredited. Only about 4% of police agencies are currently accredited in the US.
Burlington Police Department meets 100% of CALEA accreditation standards meeting the requirements of “Gold Standard in Public Safety.”
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE
The executive committee of the NCACP produced the attached public service announcement to help illustrate what police agencies are currently doing or have done in the area of police reform and training.
The intent of this PSA is to inform the public of the years of hard work of the NCACP on police reform led by this association. Learn more here
A MEANINGFUL SIGN
At May 31, 2020's peaceful gathering in North Park, someone gave Chief Smythe a sign and he carried it proudly. He brought the sign to Headquarters so other officers could express their solidarity with those who protest the killing of George Floyd and all police brutality. Many on duty today took a moment to proudly do just that.