IACP and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Last week, the IACP signed a Statement of Support for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The Statement of Support commits the IACP to recognizing and supporting those who serve in the National Guard and reserves, providing supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage those who serve, and honoring and enforcing the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.


Why is this important to law enforcement? Because many of the men and women who serve their communities as law enforcement officers also choose to serve their country in the National Guard and reserves. They train throughout the year and respond in times of crisis and natural disasters.

The IACP now challenges our U.S. members to join us in honoring America’s service men and women and veterans by signing your own Statement of Support. By signing a Statement of Support and posting it conspicuously within your organization, you are publicly affirming your agency’s and the law enforcement profession’s support for the brave men and women who serve voluntarily in the National Guard and Reserve. Such a commitment can make an important difference for your community and the United States.

You can obtain a Statement of Support by calling Tom Bullock, ESGR Chief of Employer Outreach, at 571-372-0709 or email Thomas.s.bullock6.civ@mail.mil.

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