Nakia Jones (Warrensville Heights, Ohio)
After the shooting of Alton Sterling, police officer Nakia Jones voiced her thoughts on YouTube. She furiously spoke up against the shooter and other police officers that wear the same uniform as her, but go around using their authority to kill innocent people. "How dare you stand next to me in the same uniform and murder somebody?"
Tommy Norman (Little Rock, Arkansas)
In 2016 Officer Norman broke the internet. He's a witty, funny and kind officer that patrols Little Rock and looks out for his community. This is an officer that has watched people of the community grow up, and he calls them all by their first name.
Chief David Brown (Dallas)
Retired Dallas Police Chief David Brown has worked tirelessly and effectively around civil rights, community relations, violence reduction, and transparency. His leadership has resulted in a dramatic reduction of excessive force complaints. Following Dallas shootings, Chief Brown asked that protesters apply to the police force to make a first hand change.
Kim Glanville (Baltimore)
In the darkest days of the 2015 Baltimore riots, Sgt. Glanville called for cops and demonstrators to work together. In the video above, Sgt. Glanville is documented speaking to the people saying, "My heart is in this,” Glanville told a small crowd. “I’m not wasting time on someone that’s not trying to let me in, when I got all these other people that got the door wide open, saying, ‘Sgt. Glanville, please step in.’ I am here, I’m available. I give kids my phone number, I tell people, ‘You need something, you call me.’ It all starts with relationship building.”
Edwin Raymond (New York)
In 2016 The New York Times did a story on Officer Edwin Raymond stating, "Raymond has recorded almost a dozen officials up and down the chain of command in what he says is an attempt to change the daily practices of the New York Police Department. He claims these tactics contradict the department’s rhetoric about the arrival of a new era of fairer, smarter policing."