On Saturday, Thank a Cop

Sept. 15 is designated as National Tell A Police Officer "Thank You" Day.

If you see a cop on Saturday, give him or her a round of applause.

It's National Tell A Police Officer "Thank You" Day

The goal is to show support for police officers through small acts of gratitude or by simply saying “thank you." The men and women who comprise police departments across the country, including 59 sworn officers of the Novato Police Department, put their lives on the line daily to protect the citizenry. Yet they often get a bad rap, according to the Whole Truth Project, an organization with a mission to support law enforcement officers by promoting a pro-police message. 

So, if an officer is driving by, give a thumbs-up, a wave or some golf claps. If you're passing by one on the street, say something nice or shake the officer's hand. We dare you.

Ugo Innocenti September 15, 2012 at 08:54 PM
That address and few other in San Marin kept us busy almost every weekend.
Annan Paterson September 16, 2012 at 01:04 AM
The Novato Police Department has led the county in hate crime prevention and intervention policy and programs. I am so grateful to the officers who work hard every day to make our streets and schools safe for all our residents. Thank you NPD!
Tina McMillan September 16, 2012 at 08:36 AM
Thank you to the Novato Police Force for creating the funding to start The Novato Response team in July of this year. Your focus on investigation, enforcement and the development of sustainable long term solutions related to the rise in Gang Crime in the bay area is a critical part of maintaining the safety of our community. The 2011 annual NPD report talks about gang related crime on the rise in nearby San Rafael and Petaluma. Local cities describe a rise in gang violence in Northern California. Santa Rosa has its own Gang Crimes Investigations Team. It is clear that gang related activity is on the rise and Novato must remain vigilant if it is to maintain its commitment to safety and security. Having a task force focused on this issue along with community involvement and support will help keep Novato strong. According to former Police Chief Kreins having residents who have a low tolerance for criminal activity as well as hundreds of local volunteers makes our city safer because people are willing to address issues head on.
Jim Wilroy September 16, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Uh, not to nit pick, but I'm pretty sure that's a 1964 Ford in the picture.
Gary Fairfield December 31, 2012 at 01:14 AM
lol Al, I came along to NPD in 1974 and that seems like only yesterday.... Boy does time fly! Happy to see your name here!


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