A founding FDLA Board Member and 25-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department (CPD), Howard Saffold led change from within police ranks. Now retired, he continues to serve the community he worked in as a police officer.
Saffold organized his colleagues to confront and stop police brutality and discrimination in the CPD. He was one of the founding members of the Afro-American Patrolmen’s League (AAPL) and the National Black Police Association (NBPA).
The AAPL worked to build greater trust between the police department and communities of color, work he continues today as founder and director of Positive Anti-Crime Thrust (PACT). Saffold also served as the head of the late Mayor Harold Washington’s security detail.
On being named one of FDLA’s 20 for 20: “First Defense Legal Aid has earned a prominent place in society’s book of achievements on the subject of Justice for All. I’m certain that our supporters feel the same way that I do. I’m honored to have been of service to such a worthy group. Those of us who know about their good work do bear witness to the bravery exhibited by these dedicated souls.” -Howard Saffold
Join FDLA May 15th, 2015, 5:30-8pm at Mayer Brown LLP for “Answering the Call: A Special Event Celebrating 20 Years of 1(800)LAW-REP4” to celebrate with Howard Saffold and other 20 for 20 Honorees!