Steven Pierce, Interim Police Chief Davis, CA Police Department, (November, 2002)
"In my 17 years in law enforcement, I have had the opportunity to participate in many diversity training classes. (ADL's training) was unequivocally the best. The instructors gave us the tools to see people as an amalgam of their race, their religious beliefs, their sexual orientation, and most importantly their life's experiences. We learned to understand people beyond the single dimension we are often programmed to see… Since our training session, we have not had a single biased based complaint. There is better cooperation with the community, which has led to higher community confidence in the police department."
LA County UnderSheriff, William T. Stonich, (February, 2002)
" . . . I laud the efforts of the Anti-Defamation League for their foresight and commitment to partner with law enforcement to ensure that our communities are free of the scourges of bigotry and hate. Through our partnership, we will be able to provide line level law enforcement with links to community based organizations, enhanced education, and information sharing that will bring greater efficiencies to our against bigotry and hate. The Sheriff’s Department stands with our partners in law enforcement and the Anti-Defamation League to lead the fight against racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia and bigotry in all its forms."
Bill Bratton, Former New York City Police Commissioner (Current Chief of Police, LAPD), (June, 2001)
"ADL's new law enforcement initiative with its new Web page and Training Curricula will prove to be a significant addition to law enforcement efforts nationwide to deal more effectively with extremists, hate groups and bias crimes. I applaud their efforts."
Chief Douglas P. Scherzer, Vice President, New Jersey State Association of Police Chiefs and Chief, Morris Plains, NJ Police Department (June, 2001)
I'm proud to stand in support of the ADL Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network. For decades, ADL has provided law enforcement with essential information on potentially violent extremist groups as well as important information on anti-bias and diversity awareness. This new resource will expand our abilities to provide important services in the battle against extremism and bias crime.
Chief Donald Martin, President, Bergen County (NJ) Police Chiefs Association and Chief, Edgewater, NJ Police Department. (June, 2001)
Freedom from fear and hate is guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. Every law enforcement official guarantees he will do his best to protect and defend those freedoms. In the conquest of fear and hate, too often the tools upon which law enforcement relies on fall short. This is why I'm sincerely thankful to ADL for providing these essential tools to get rid of the fear and hate.
Charles H. Ramsey, Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police, Washington, D.C. to the ADL Annual Meeting (June, 2001)
“ . . . the ADL remains on the front lines - speaking out and getting results on such critical matters as terrorism, hate crimes and racial profiling, to name just a few. You have been . . . and remain . . . a voice of reason and a voice of passion on issues that cut to the heart of what it means to be an American - the ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
FBI Director Louis J. Freeh to ADL National Leadership Conference in
Washington, D.C. (May, 2000)
"Let me again thank the Leadership ("ADL") . . . for giving
the FBI the kind support and insight and direction in some cases that have
enabled us not only to do our job with respect to counter-terrorism, but to
really bring home to the United States the dedication to the principles of the
ADL, which resonate not just in civil rights cases, but also in human rights
cases, and how important that guidance and inspiration have been to use now for
many, many years."
Former Deputy Attorney General, Eric Holder to ADL National Leadership
Conference in Washington, D.C. (May, 2000)
" . . . I’d really like to offer to you my sincerest thanks . . . for
your forceful, fearless and tireless efforts that you have already made to
address the problems of hate and intolerance wile safeguarding the civil rights
of all Americans. Consistent with your well-deserved reputation for identifying,
discussion and resolving some of the most vexing social ills facing our nation,
the Anti-Defamation League has been a particularly effective leader in
confronting hate crimes."
Former Attorney-General Janet Reno to ADL National Commission Meeting in
" . . . through the work of our Community Relations Service and our
community police departments, we’re encouraging communities to come together
to resolve their tensions, we’re working to make sure that our efforts against
terrorism and hate crimes are multifaceted and we thank the ADL."
James Kallstrom Former Assistant Director in Charge, New York Division, FBI
to ADL National Executive Committee Meeting in Palm Beach, FL (February, 1998)
" . . . I can say in all honesty that the ADL . . . has provided such
incredible leadership to fill the vacuum really of what I think is good thought
and good practice and the lack of hypocrisy in our government . . . ("ADL")
has been responsible for common sense in Washington on issues of terrorism in
Former CIA Deputy Director for Intelligence, John E. McLaughlin to ADL
National Commission Meeting in Boston, MA. (November, 1998)
" . . . For nine decades the ADL has fought hatred and intolerance and
prejudice and discrimination here in America and abroad. ADL’s efforts have
strengthened the fabric of American society and advanced peace in this
Marblehead (Mass.) Police Chief James Carney: (December, 2000)
"We’re very supportive of this initiative. The Anti-Defamation League
has done in-service training with our officers in the past, and we rely on their
web site for hate crime information. Up here, we’ve had temples defiled, and
other acts of hate. We are one hundred percent committed to civil rights; these
Hate Crime response cards are another resource for our officers"