UPDATE: This post was updated to reflect a new category for award applicants.
The IACP and Cisco Community Policing Awards process is a great way to showcase your agency’s positive efforts at building partnerships within your community. We encourage all agency leaders to apply to highlight the great work their agency is doing and to receive worldwide recognition.
The process is straightforward and the entry system is online and easy to use. Please visit the Community Policing Committee webpage to register and submit an application for the award.
Awards are given by population category and recognize best practices in community policing. Special recognition is given for the use of the community policing philosophy in a homeland security initiative, as well as the best use of technology in a community policing effort.
New to the 2016 IACP and Cisco Community Policing Awards is an additional population category, University and College Police. While there is significant overlap with local, county, state, and federal policing, the unique needs of a university require a unique level of service, one that combines the culture of education with the trends of crime prevention and public order. The category of University and College Police has now been added for university and college police departments to apply.
Winners will be honored at the 2016 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego, California. The winning agency from each category will receive one complimentary conference registration; transportation for one to and from the conference; and one hotel room for five nights while at the conference.
The deadline for submissions for the 2016 IACP and Cisco Systems Community Policing Awards is Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Midnight EST.