MISSION & VISION
We believe communities thrive when citizens and cops work together. Neighborhoods become safer and more vibrant places to live, work, and play. Crises can be effectively mitigated. Residents can access the help they need, when they need it.
And community concerns are not only heard but addressed. Unfortunately, all across the United States, there are deep and persistent divides between police and the communities they serve.
Code 3 exists to address those gaps by educating, equipping, and empowering police departments with the tools and resources they need to do their jobs effectively, while creating the conditions for cops and communities to work better together. By providing critical safety trainings and compelling community programming, we’re advancing our mission of caring for cops and the communities they serve.
Code 3 began in 2015, when law enforcement across the country saw a need to improve relationships within local communities in order to serve citizens more effectively. Since then, we have partnered with a number of other organizations and started initiatives to assist heroes injured in the line of duty, respond to the opioid epidemic, and strengthen bonds between cops and citizens.
We owe much of our strength as an organization to the generous support of the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, which has helped to lift our vision into reality from the very beginning.