If there was ever a time for us to unite against a common threat to the existence of Black people, it is now. Our fight for justice remains unyielding. Atrocities committed against the people of this country by the authorities cannot and should not go unanswered. "The NAACP is calling for Deliberate and Intentional Criminal Justice Reform that ensures the protection of Black lives.
The Committee on Criminal Justice seeks to: (1) eliminate harsh and unfair sentencing practices that are responsible for mass incarceration and racial disparities in the prison system, (2) support and seek to increase trust and public safety by advancing effective law enforcement practices, (3) fight for the restoration of the voting rights of formerly incarcerated people and the removal of barriers to employment, (4) education.
The US House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to address the systemic racism and police brutality that have led to the murder of far too many Black people in America. Learn more about the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and and sign on as citizen cosponsors. Add your voices to this important national discussion.
Passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a police reform bill, by a vote of 220-212, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Washington, D.C. The House of Representatives approved legislation aimed at preventing police misconduct that Democrats named in honor of George Floyd, whose death in police custody sparked nationwide calls to overhaul policing and address racial injustice.
The duties and services of the Sheriff's office are
essential and vary in nature. Community Programs for all ages are available to the public.
Below are a sample of a few:
Community Bridge Building Conversations
Chester County Sheriff's Office Speaker Bureau
McGruff Safe Kids & Think S*A*F*E*
“All too often when Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies try to hire Black and Brown police, there aren’t candidates who have been trained and certified under Pennsylvania’s Act 120,” said Sheriff Maddox. “They have college degrees and stellar credentials, but some don’t realize that they need specific training and certification to serve." These scholarships are needed.
The Committee for PA Act 120 Certification Scholarship, together with the financial support of The Lasko Family Foundation and administrative support of JusticeRain INC, will award two scholarships for the full-time July 2021 Delaware County Community College (DCCC) Municipal Police Academy for students of color. The scholarship amount per recipient will be $5,800 covering tuition and $1,000 stipend to cover expenses related to attending the program. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis, no later than April 29, 2021.
PA NAACP State Conference (2-17-21)
The mission of the Chester County Law Enforcement Task Force on Race & Justice is to improve the relationship between communities of color and law enforcement. Representing a cross-section of the county, task force members include police chiefs, rank-and-file police officers, community leaders, residents of color, the NAACP, social workers, and representatives from the District Attorney’s Office.
We, members of the NAACP organized and we inspired. We must continue to challenge and extinguish the systems that fuel the fires of racism and inequality in our communities, in the courts, and our nation. We will stand with those who promised to stand with us and continue to challenge those who do not.
MOST OF ALL WE WILL REMEMBER THEIR NAMES
West Goshen Township announces the new appointed of Michael P. Carroll to Chief of Police. He will assume all duties on January 4th, 2021 following the retirement of the current Chief, Joseph J. Gleason. During his 24 years at the West Goshen Police, Lt. Carroll has served in Patrol, Detectives and Administrative Divisions, holding the ranks of Sergeant, Detective Sergeant and most recently, Lieutenant.