National Association of Police Organizations

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For the television series, see Top Cops

The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is a US lobbying group representing police and law enforcement officers, police unions and local police officer associations. It was founded in 1978. NAPO represents more than 2,000 police units and associations, 241,000 officers, 11,000 retired officers and more than 100,000 others not directly associated with the police. NAPO sponsors the Top Cops award for outstanding achievements by individual police officers.[1]

Bill Johnson is Executive Director.[2]

Top Cops[edit]

The 2012 Top Cops awards were given May 12, 2012, at the Mayflower Hotel, in Washington, DC.[3]


They endorsed J. D. Hayworth against John McCain in the 2010 Arizona senate race.


In 2015 the NAPO supported the "Don't Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act" (S.322; 114th Congress). [4][5] In 2013, the NAPO supported the Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2013 (S. 1799; 113th Congress), a bill that would reauthorize the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 and would authorize funding through 2018 to help child abuse victims.[6][7]


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