Since 1998, the IACP’s Community Policing Committee has recognized outstanding community policing initiatives undertaken by law enforcement agencies worldwide through the annual Community Policing Award, sponsored by Cisco Systems.
The award identifies and rewards best practices in community policing by recognizing police organizations that use the power of collaboration and partnerships to make local, national, and global communities safer from crime and terrorism.
The winners and finalists provide a model for improved police services on issues that are specific to individual communities but are valuable for all communities around the world.
The IACP and Cisco Systems Community Policing Award is presented in five categories for law enforcement agencies that serve populations of varying sizes. Additionally, agencies that use community-policing philosophies in the furtherance of homeland security initiatives are eligible for special homeland security recognition. Those categories are:
Share with the world how your department has addressed these challenges through collaboration, prevention, and proactive partnerships. Winners will be honored at the 2013 IACP Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The winning agency from each category also receives one complimentary annual conference registration; transportation for one to and from the conference; one hotel room for five nights while at the conference; and two tickets to the awards banquet.
Applications are due June 2, 2013, at midnight EST.