L. ANTHONY SUTIN CIVIC IMAGINATION AWARD
Congratulations to the 2018 winners:
- St. Cloud (MN) Police Department and the Greater St. Cloud Public Safety Foundation
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Police Department and Promise Youth Development
The Sutin Civic Imagination Award recognizes the efforts of collaborative partnerships within the community. This award is bestowed upon a team of law enforcement and community members whose innovative civic interactions have transformed public safety and contributed to violent crime reduction in their community.
History of the Award
The L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award is named in memory of Tony Sutin, who served as a founder and deputy director of the COPS Office from its creation in 1994 until 1996 when he became the principal deputy to the associate attorney general of the United States. He then served as acting assistant attorney general for legislative affairs before joining the faculty of the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, in 1999. He quickly became dean and served in this capacity until his untimely death on January 16, 2002.
A distinguished graduate of Harvard Law School and former partner of the law firm Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C., Tony was widely known and respected for his brilliant intellect, quiet wit, and tremendous commitment to service and community. It is with great admiration and respect for Tony’s many contributions to the COPS Office and the principles of community policing that the COPS Office names this award in his memory.
The nomination window for the Sutin Award is currently closed.
Direct all general inquiries to Sarah Estill at SutinAward@usdoj.gov.