-- Network will feature TOP COPS Award, Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Service throughout the week –
(Atlanta, GA – May 7, 2015 – Justice Network, the free over-the-air multicast television network, will celebrate and honor law enforcement officers across the country beginning Monday, May 11 during National Police Week.
During the weeklong commemoration in conjunction with the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO), the Justice Network will showcase five TOP COP stories, as honored by NAPO at the organization’s annual awards ceremony. These videos will be shared on the Justice Network’s website and social platforms and promoted on the network. Police officers from the following departments will be honored: Chicago Police Department, Indianapolis Metro Police Department, New York Police Department, Corpus Christie Police Department, and Los Angeles Police Department.
Other highlights during the week of May 11th include:
- A Candle Light Vigil, posted to social media on Wednesday evening, in conjunction with National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
- A 5 minute roll call of all fallen officers on Friday during National Peace Officers Memorial Day, listing the names of law enforcement officers who lost their lives in 2014. Working in conjunction with the Fraternal Order of Police, Justice Network will air this roll call on the network and social media throughout the day.
- A special commemoration of two fallen troopers who have been featured in some episodes of Justice Network’s Alaska State Troopers, airing on the network throughout the week.
- A special web feature honoring positive acts among law enforcement officials and a final culmination to National Police Week on Saturday.
“We are proud to salute those who serve and protect us,” said Justice Network CEO Steve Schiffman. "In addition to our entertaining programming and public service initiative of finding missing children and catching fugitives, it is our honor to give special recognition to those law enforcement officers who put everything on the line for the safety and protection of others.”
“We are honored to partner with the Justice Network on the TOP COP initiative,” said William J. Johnson, NAPO Executive Director. “These law enforcement officers deserve recognition for their efforts and the Justice Network allows these incredible and personal stories to reach a large audience through their broadcast, online and social platforms.”
Since 1994, NAPO has presented the TOP COPS Awards Ceremony. These awards pay tribute to federal, state, county, tribal and local law enforcement officers across the country for actions above and beyond the call of duty. These TOP COPS are nominated by fellow officers and an independent committee selects one TOP COP case from each of the 50 states and officers from the top ten cases are selected as the TOP COP Award Winner.
Justice Network programming includes series such as, Body of Evidence, Masterminds, The Investigators, Psychic Detectives, I, Detective, LA Forensics, Missing Persons Unit, Murder by the Book, Parco P.I., Alaska State Troopers, Extreme Evidence, North Mission Road, Haunting Evidence, Over the Limit and Dominick Dunne’s Power Privilege and Justice.
To date, Justice Network has successfully recovered one missing child and five most-wanted fugitives featured on air have been apprehended. For press release, downloadable high resolution images and embeddable sizzle reel, please visit www.justicenetworktv.com/media/electronic-press-kit. Follow Justice Network on Twitter at @JusticeNetTV and Like on Facebook at JusticeNetworkTV.
About Justice Network
Justice Network is dedicated to providing a first-of-its-kind public service initiative by capturing fugitives, finding missing children and providing safety tips for its viewers. Proud to be the only multicast network with a public service commitment to making communities safer, the Justice Network recognizes crime affects all viewers. For more information, please visit www.justicenetworktv.com/.
The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is a coalition of police units and associations from across the United States. NAPO was organized for the purpose of advancing the interests of America’s law enforcement officers through legislative advocacy, political action, and education. Founded in 1978, NAPO is the strongest unified voice supporting law enforcement officers in the United States. NAPO represents more than 1,000 police units and associations, over 241,000 sworn law enforcement officers, and more than 100,000 citizens who share a common dedication to fair and effective crime control and law enforcement.
Heather Marohn, Bullseye Communications,