For Immediate Release
June 12, 2017
CONTACT: Najla Haywood
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is pleased to announce that the City of Coatesville Police Department is featured as its “Community Policing in Action” photo contest winner for the month of June.
The winning photo features a Coatesville officer and a group of children running through the local splash pad. The splash pad had been closed for maintenance after winter storm damage and its reopening drew a crowd of local children, parents, and city officials.
To learn more about the winning photo and the City of Coatesville Police Department, visit the COPS Office e-newsletter, the Community Policing Dispatch. To view the winning photo, visit the COPS Office website, Twitter, and Facebook pages. Photo courtesy of Lauren Parker-Gill.
The COPS Office piloted the photo contest in 2015 to highlight positive community policing efforts across the country. After receiving an overwhelming number of submissions, the COPS Office made the photo contest an annual event. The 2017 contest garnered close to 200 photos during the one-month submission period. To learn more about the “Community Policing in Action” Photo Contest, visit http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/photocontest.
The COPS Office is a federal agency responsible for advancing community policing nationwide. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to advance community policing, including grants awarded to more than 13,000 state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to fund the hiring and redeployment of approximately 129,000 officers and provide a variety of knowledge resource products including publications, training and technical assistance. For additional information about the COPS Office, please visit www.cops.usdoj.gov.