In the modern world, police officers are expected to display physical courage and smart tactics in unpredictable situations, enforce a complex body of law, and comply with NOPD’s rigorous internal policies. Split second decisions literally carry life and death consequences.

At NOPJF we recognize that NOPD’s ability to fight crime depends on the skilled execution of strategy by professionals operating in the field 24/7. That’s why we supplement NOPD’s training capacity with targeted opportunities in topics such as leadership, interview and investigation, and fair and impartial policing. In addition to sponsoring training opportunities, CEO Melanie Talia serves as a court-appointed member of the NOPD Training Advisory Committee and teaches courses on criminal justice to new recruits.