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Plan Ahead — 2004 Annual IACP Conference
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles CA

IACP/ChoicePoint Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigations
Application Deadline: June 1

The First Annual IACP/ChoicePoint Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigations was awarded at the 110th Annual IACP Conference in Philadelphia, October 21-25, 2003.

Unlike most other law enforcement awards, the IACP/ChoicePoint award is not given to an individual police officer. Instead, it recognizes a police division, department, task force, or interagency task force.

The goal of the award is twofold: to recognize exceptional innovation and outstanding achievement by law enforcement organizations in managing and conducting criminal investigations, and to promote the sharing of information on successful investigative programs and approaches.

Bob McConnell, who represents ChoicePoint in its executive management relationships with law enforcement, is a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service. "ChoicePoint is extremely proud of our support for the law enforcement community and our relationship with law enforcement agencies," says McConnell. "The IACP is the most respected and prestigious law enforcement association in the world. To be asked to join with them to recognize the best innovations in criminal investigation is a true honor for ChoicePoint."

One of the greatest benefits of the IACP/ChoicePoint award goes beyond the award itself. The award entries, which detail how various agencies have used police technology and other resources in innovative ways, have created a new conduit for sharing information.

Peter Modafferi, chief of detectives with the Rockland County district attorney's office in New City, New York, and chairman of the IACP Police Investigative Operations Committee, expressed great enthusiasm not only for the award but also for the review process itself. Modafferi sums up the first year's experience: "The award has provided a tremendous opportunity for law enforcement nationwide to share information. While the award itself is meant to recognize outstanding police work, it has created an avenue to see what's going on in the field. It is beneficial to law enforcement as a whole."

The second annual IACP/ChoicePoint award winners will be announced at the annual IACP conference in Los Angeles, November 13-17, 2004. All law enforcement agencies, units, and task forces are eligible to compete for the award. Judging is focused on contributions to the advancement of the art or science of criminal investigations, and innovations in the development or enhancement of investigative techniques. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2004. For more information, visit the IACP Web site at

IACP/SAIC Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs Award
Application Deadline June 15

The IACP and Science Applications International Corporation are sponsoring a new award to recognize excellence in leadership through the implementation of an effective, high-quality volunteer program that successfully integrates volunteers into overall organizational operations and administration and to institutionalize the theories and practices of the Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program. The application must be postmarked no later than June 15, 2004.

The IACP Police Administration Committee will evaluate each application and select up to three winners. The award presentation will be made at the 111th Annual IACP Conference in Los Angeles, November 13-17.

For more information, visit the award Web site at or send an e-mail message to Vincent Talucci, director of the VIPS program, at

IACP/ITT Community Policing Award
Application Deadline June 1

In its seventh year, the IACP/ITT Community Policing Awards competition honors those departments worldwide that have prevented and decreased crime and terrorism by forging partnerships with their communities. We invite you to share with us how your department has made progress through partnership, prevention, and proactive policing. Winners will receive a night vision unit and will be honored at the 111th Annual IACP Conference in Los Angeles.

To enter online, please visit . Visit or call ITT at 800-448-8678 for more information.

Career Fair: A National Opportunity to Recruit Employees
The National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference is being held July 19-24, 2004, at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. IACP is organizing the career fair as part of the conference.

The career fair is an exposition of local, state, and federal agencies, organizations, corporations, and associations that have significant story to tell Explorers with regard to career and organizational opportunities.

For law enforcement agencies, the career fair is an excellent opportunity to meet young recruits and seasoned officers. Exhibitors can reach nearly 5,000 potential law enforcement employees in one place at one time.

For information, call Nancy Kolb at the IACP at 800-THE-IACP, extension 813, or write to her at


From The Police Chief, vol. 71, no. 5, May 2004. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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