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International Community Policing: Part 1 The Preview

This weekend, I’m heading to Chicago for the 118th International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference and exhibition. Police Chiefs from around the globe will come together to foster the exchange of information and experience among police leaders throughout the world and find solutions to issues they are facing. 

I’m looking forward to seeing the Chiefs and recognizing this years winners and finalists for the IACP Community Policing Awards sponsored by Cisco.  I’m honored to be a part of this initiative and want to congratulate this years winners and finalists.   

If you are not able to attend in person, please join our Community Policing Committee and Cisco IACP Workshop: Policing in the New Normal via WebEx Monday October 24, 1-3pm Central Time or anytime afterwards.  This dynamic information sharing workshop will feature an esteemed panel of law enforcement executives including: 

  • Robert Casey: Special Agent in Charge, Dallas Field Office, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Steve Dye: Chief of Police, Grand Prairie Police Department, Texas, United States
  • Todd Miller: Director of Public Safety, Mankato Department of Public Safety, Minnesota, United States
  • David Williams: Colonel (retired), Illinois State Police, North Carolina, United States
  • Bob Stanberry:Public Safety Technology Solutions, Cisco, Michigan, United States

   Please see below for more information

Each year since 1998 the International Association of Chiefs of Police Community Policing Committee has recognized the best community policing practices of agencies around the world. Entries are categorized by population, featuring innovative ideas utilizing the power of community policing, through collaboration and partnerships, to make local, national and global communities safer from crime and terrorism. This recognition comes in the form of the Community Policing Award from IACP and Cisco.

According to Todd A. Miller, Director of Public Safety, Mankato, MN and Chairperson of the IACP Community Policing Committee, “The philosophy of community policing is more relevant and necessary today than ever before. With resources limited by current economic conditions, the force multiplication agencies receive by implementing the community policing philosophy and partnering with citizens is the most effective means of making our communities safer, whether it be from crime or from terrorism.  We know that you can’t have Homeland Security without the hometown security that comes from police and the community working together. That is why we undertake this tremendous effort each year to recognize the best of the best.”

Since the award’s inception, over 60 Agency Winners and 110 Agency Finalists, from all over the world, have been recognized for their commitment to community policing and innovation.  See highlights from the 2010 IACP Community Policing Awards.  This year’s winners and finalists include:

 
Winners: 
  • Population fewer than 20,000 residents:  Purcellville Police Department, Purcellville, VA
  • Population of 20,001 to 50,000 residents: New Brighton Department of Public Safety, New Brighton, MN
  • Population of 50,001 to 100,000 residents:  New Rochelle Police Department, New Rochelle, NY
  • Population of 100,001 to 250,000 residents:  Dayton Police Department, Dayton, OH
  • Population of 250,001+ residents:  Waterloo Regional Police Service, Ontario, Canada

Finalists:

  • Population fewer than 20,000:  Lincoln Police Department, Lincoln, NH and Sandwich Police Department, Sandwich, NH
  •  Population of 20,001 to 50,000: Hurst Police Department, Hurst, TX and Madison City Police Department, Madison, AL
  • Population of 50,001 to 100,000:  Rowlett Police Department, Rowlett, TX
  • Population of 100,001 to 250,000:  No Finalists Selected
  • Population of over 250,001:  Albuquerque Police Department, Albuquerque, NM and Boston Police Department, Boston, MA
  • Homeland Security Special Mention: No Agency Selected

Stay tuned…I will post highlights videos and photos next week. 

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