Press release from Vice President Biden’s office after meeting yesterday. VP Biden is committed to assisting Law Enforcement for the remainder of his time in office. Issues discussed included 10-33 Equipment, Training Funding, staffing levels, recruitment and retention issues.


Office of the Vice President



August 3, 2016




Today, the Vice President met in his Ceremonial Office with law enforcement leaders from across the country to continue the discussion about how we can better build improve trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The Vice President thanked them for their unwavering and steadfast service and recognized that often they are asked to bear a tremendous share of the burden of dealing with broad frustrations with underlying societal challenges in communities across the country. He discussed with them ways to better support officer training as well as the need to ensure police have the resources they need to engage in community policing. The Vice President reiterated his commitment to finding solutions to reduce the anxiety felt by both law enforcement and the communities they protect, and he discussed his plan to continue to reconvene law enforcement and community leaders around the country for ongoing discussion.


The following individuals attended the meeting:


Law Enforcement leaders:


Sheriff Michael Chapman, Loudoun County, Major Counties Sheriffs’ Association

Cathy Sanz, President, Women in Federal Law Enforcement

Chuck Canterbury, President of the Fraternal Order of Police

Chief Terrence Cunningham, International Association of Chiefs of Police

William Johnson, Executive Director, National Association of Police Organizations, , Executive Director, National Sheriffs’ Association

Perry Tarrant, President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Assistant Chief, Seattle Police Department

Jonathan Thompson, Executive Director, National Sheriffs’ Association

Chuck Wexler, Executive Director, Police Executive Research Forum

Chief Tom Manger, Major Cities Chiefs Association


Administration participants:


Vice President Joe Biden

Neil Eggleston, White House Counsel

Don Graves, Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor to the Vice President

Greg Schultz, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the Vice President

Noble Wray, Director, Policing Practices and Accountability Initiative, COPS Office, Department of Justice