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Police Professionals Mentor Iraqis
Police Professionals Mentor Iraqis
at the U.S. Embassy Office in Basra, Iraq
Police Professionals Mentor Iraqis at the U.S. Embassy Office in Basra, Iraq
First row, left to right: Steve Sweet (Detroit Police Department); Bev Alexander (Blytheville, Arkansas, Police Department); Bob Shriley (Houston Police Department); Mark Priest (Sarasota County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office); Kathy Brewer (Toledo, Ohio, Police Department). Second row, left to right: Charlie Kerley (Brigantine Police Department); Tom Pollard (retired chief of police, Altamont, New York); Randy Martinak (Oregon Department of Justice, retired); Butch Guilliams (Benson, Arizona, Police Department); Jose C. Guillen (Houston Police Department); Scott Parker (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte, North Carolina). Third row, left to right: Ted Reynolds (Carter County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office); Steve Hallenbeck (Norfolk, Virginia, Police Department, retired); Scott Warner (Sumner County, Tennessee, Sheriff’s Office); Curtis Leslie (Benson, Arizona, Police Department). Standing, left to right: Casey Thacker; Lawrence Curtis (Torrington, Wyoming, Police Department); Don Stahurski (Westerville, Ohio, Police Department); David Sieber (chief of police, Tarentum, Pennsylvania); Tai Pham (special agent, Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of State); Bill Ross (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office); Doug Sappington (Greenbelt, Maryland, Police Department, deputy regional commander of CPATT); Ollie J. Perkins (special agent, Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of State); Michael Lydick (master chief, U.S. Navy, retired). Photograph by Lieutenant Colonel David M. Branham, Military Liaison Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Office Basra, Basra, Iraq.

2004 Webber Seavey Award Finalists

Congratulations go to the following agencies, selected from among the 25 semifinalists to become the 2004 finalists for the IACP/Motorola Webber Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement. It was a very close decision, thanks to the many exceptional applications received.

The three winning agencies will be chosen from among these finalists. The winning agencies will be publicly announced at the 111th Annual IACP Conference on November 15, 2004, in Los Angeles.

Boston Police Department
Commercial Robberies Initiative

California Highway Patrol
Commercial Industry Education Program

Delhi Police
High Quality Law Enforcement through Community Policing

Edmonton Police Service
The Elder Abuse Intervention Team

Edmonton Police Service
Neighborhood Empowerment Team (NET)

Los Angeles Police Department
Alvarado Corridor Project

Massachusetts State Police
Building Partnerships Project

Port Saint Lucie Police Department
Juvenile Restorative Justice Initiative

Rochester Police Department
Criminal Investigations Enhancement Project

Toronto Police Service
Youth Referral Program

Jointly sponsored by IACP and Motorola, the Webber Seavey Award is presented annually to agencies and departments worldwide in recognition for promoting a standard of excellence that exemplifies law enforcement’s contribution and dedication to the quality of life in local communities. This program helps law enforcement agencies worldwide and the communities they serve by redefining the concept of law enforcement and how it is routinely performed. The award is named for Webber S. Seavey, the IACP’s first president.

The program annually honors achievements in one or more of the following goals:
• Continually improving services to the community
• Strengthening police relations and promoting community participation
• Effectively using resources
• Enhancing communications within and cooperation among agencies
• Developing creative and innovative approaches that promote excellence in law enforcement

For additional information, please write to Elisa Cohen at cohene@theiacp.org or call her at 800-THE-IACP, extension 214.

2004 Community Policing Award

The IACP and ITT Industries Night Vision (ITT) selected five agencies from among 135 entries to receive the 2004 Community Policing Award. For the first time, three agencies were recognized in homeland security category.
This year’s winners are prime examples of community policing best practices. Their entries demonstrate the meaningful change that can occur when empowering law enforcement officials and their communities to use all available resources for crime prevention.

Population 20,000 or Fewer
Irwindale Police Department
Irwindale, California

Population 20,001 to 50,000
New Brighton Department of Public Safety
New Brighton, Minnesota

Population 50,001 to 100,000
Gastonia Police Department
Gastonia, North Carolina

Population 100,001 to 250,000
Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau, Bahamas

Population 250,001 or More
Boston Police Department
Boston, Massachusetts

In addition, the committee selected nine finalists:

Population 20,000 or Fewer
District Police of Adilabad
Government of Andhrapradesh, India

Mount Rainier Police Department
Mount Rainier, Maryland

Population 20,001 to 50,000
Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department
Los Gatos, California

Population 50,001 to 100,000
Castlereagh District Command Unit
Police Service of North Ireland
United Kingdom

New Rochelle Police Department
New Rochelle, New York

Population 100,001 to 250,000
Coral Springs Police Department
Coral Springs, Florida

Fontana Police Department
Fontana, California

Population 250,001 or More
Los Angeles Police Department
Los Angeles, California

Tucson Police Department
Tucson, Arizona

For the first time, the committee created a special recognition of agencies’ contributions to homeland security. Winning agencies demonstrated in their programs how community policing philosophy and practices are integral in terrorism prevention and response. Through involvement, awareness, and action, agencies and communities moved another step closer to winning the war on terror. The committee honored three agencies in this category:

Santa Ana Tribal Police Department
Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico

Cobb County Department of Public Safety
Marietta, Georgia

District Police of Adilabad
Government of Andhrapradesh, India.

Award winners will be honored at the IACP’s annual conference banquet in Los Angeles on November 17. The committee will honor winners, finalists, and specially recognized agencies at a private reception. In addition, the IACP’s community policing workshop, on November 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., will feature representatives from winning departments as part of a panel discussion around community policing and homeland defense.

“The role of community policing has become even more important as communities around the globe ramp up their homeland security efforts,” said Gary Kempker, chairman of the IACP Community Policing Committee and director of the Missouri Department Corrections. “This year we had more entries than we have had in the six years we’ve presented these awards. This indicates that the communities are seeing the benefits to this change in philosophy. Additionally, we noted a trend in how agencies successfully are using community policing methodologies to prevent and respond to terrorist activity. “

ITT and the IACP Community Policing Committee developed the Community Policing Award in 1998 to recognize outstanding community policing initiatives by law enforcement agencies worldwide.
For copies of winning submissions, please visit www.nightvision.com or call Marcy Walsh at 310-659-5380.

2004 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies Under Way

On behalf of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago is collecting basic descriptive statistics from every state and local law enforcement agency in the U.S. This data collection, known as the Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA), is conducted every four years. The 2004 CSLLEA is being sent to law enforcement agencies by mail, but you may submit your response by mail, by fax, or on the World Wide Web.

The survey form is just two pages long and is limited to questions on agency functions, number of personnel, number of stations, and annual operating budget.

Federal, state, and local officials use the CSLLEA data to assess the needs of law enforcement agencies and how these agencies may have changed since the last census was conducted in 2000. BJS data are often used by those developing and operating federal grant programs for law enforcement agencies.

No other data collection obtains such data from every agency in the United States. BJS will make the results of the data collection available in a report, “Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2004,” planned for release during 2005.

The Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended (42 U.S.C. 3732), authorizes this information collection. Although the census is voluntary, BJS is hoping for full participation so the results will be complete and accurate.

If you need assistance with the census form, please write to Pam Loose of NORC at csllea@norc.org, or call her at 866-757-5678. If you have general comments about the data collection, please write to Brian Reaves of BJS at brian.reaves@usdoj.gov, or call him at 202-616-3287.

Recent Publications Helpful to Local Police

Homeland Security Preparedness Technical Assistance Program Catalog
This catalog lists TA services that are presently available as well as those currently under development. It conveys key programmatic information in a concise, user-friendly format so that state and local jurisdictions can rapidly locate services that meet their individual CBRNE terrorism prevention, response, and recovery needs. (ODP)Access full text at:
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/odp/docs/ODP_TA_Catalog.pdf


National Incident Management System (NIMS)
DHS has developed a comprehensive nationwide framework for incident management that will enable responders at all levels to work together more effectively to manage incidents regardless of the cause, size, or complexity. The NIMS will be managed and maintained by the NIMS Integration Center. (ODP) For more information, visit:
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/odp/whatsnew/whats_new.htm




 

From The Police Chief, vol. 71, no. 10, October 2004. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.








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