This special decal is to identify members of the Village to local police officers, state troopers and 911 dispatchers. We seek to increase the respect between citizens and police. We believe that by working together we can reduce the tension during traffic stops and police/citizens encounters.
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Don't Assume, Verify!
Uniformed Safety Education Officers Workshop 2016
Hosted by Illinois State Police, Oak Brook Illinois
June 27, 2016
The Village of a Thousand Elders
Presentation to State Troopers from thirteen states.
Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraskas, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming
Quad Cities Law Enforcement (Illinois & Iowa)
Quad Cities Law Enforcement (Illinois and Iowa)
July 27, 2016
The Village of a Thousand Elders hosted a meeting with the leadership of Law Enforcement for the Quad Cities (Illinois & Iowa).
Illinois Cities, Chiefs of Police:
East Moline, Hampton, Milan, Moline, Rock Island and Silvis
Iowa Cities, Chiefs of Police:
Bettendorf and Davenport
State Police: Illinois District 7 and Iowa District 12
County Police: Rock Island County, Illinois
Scott County, Iowa
We introduced the need for citizens to be able to pause their assumptions about police officers.
We introduced the Blue and White wristband for police officers. The Blue and White wristband will signal to a citizen that the officer is familiar with the Village principles.
The auto decal will signal to an officer that the driver understands and will follow police stop procedure; will show respect to the officer and is expecting the officer to show respect as well.
The wristbands serves as a reminder to the officers and citizens to pause the bias as they engage each other. Start the encounter with respect.
Citizens understand that the wristband and auto decal is not a shield from penalty of the law (ticket or arrest).
Law Enforcement agreed to wear the Blue and White wristbands and test the approach with their officers. The test began in July 2016 and is the foundation for the Covenant Between Citizens and Public Services on March 7, 2017. This is working!!!
To establish The Village of a Thousand Elders in your neighborhood or city, please contact Rev. P. Wonder Harris for more information!
The Way Ministries/Village 1000
A Wonderful Idea, LLC
P. O. Box 512
East Moline, IL 61244
Phone: +1 309 7219684