|National Police Defense Foundation
“SAFE COP PROGRAM”
|21 Kilmer Drive
Bldg. 2, Suite F
Morganville, NJ 07751
|Contact: Joseph Occhipinti
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2017
MORGANVILLE, NJ, FEBRUARY 14, 2017:
The National Police Defense Foundation (NPDF), a congressionally recognized and IRS designated 501 (c) (3) police organization is the proud sponsor of the “Safe Cop” program.
The Safe Cop program was established in 1995 to address the serious increase of armed assaults on law enforcement officials nationwide. The Safe Cop program posts a $10,000 reward for public information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person who shoots at a law enforcement officer, anywhere in the United States. This program is credited for the arrest and conviction of numerous defendants nationwide found guilty of killing law enforcement officials.
This important NPDF law enforcement initiative is funded through pubic donations, memberships, grants and revenue from the Safe Cop organizational license plate program that is available in the States of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Any person can apply for Safe Cop license plates providing they are the registered owner of the vehicle, have a good driving record and are a NPDF dues paying member. The annual dues for civilians who want to become an “Associate Member” is $160 per year, plus the one-time charge for the DMV license plates. The NPDF encourages membership within the immigrant communities in hopes of developing positive police relations.
The Executive Director who is a retired federal agent has expressed concerns that immigrants could often be the victims of fraud by persons impersonating law enforcement officials.
Please be aware that a person who drives a vehicle with NPDF Safe Cop plates or other police organization license plates many not be a police official.
Therefore, it is critical to report any incidents of alleged police impersonation to authorities. In addition, the NPDF has a zero-tolerance policy in the intentional misuse of these member organizational license plates resulting in the revocation of their membership and license plates.