"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. Increasingly, the rights and interests of law enforcement officers have been the subject of legislative, executive, and judicial action in the nation's capital. From issues of federal funding of State law enforcement and anti-terrorism efforts, to federal policy on employee health, pensions, and other benefits, the actions of Congress and the Administration significantly impact public safety interests. These interests must be vigorously protected in light of the vital role law enforcement officers play in maintaining the peace and security of American society. NAPO works to influence the course of national affairs where law enforcement interests are concerned."