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IACP & ITT Recognize Five Agencies for Community Policing


IACP & ITT Recognize Five Agencies for Community Policing

Committee extends special honors for Homeland Security success

Roanoke, Va. (Aug. 31, 2005) - The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and ITT Industries Night Vision (ITT) selected five agencies from 148 entries to receive the 2005 Community Policing Award. For the second year in a row, agency submissions also were reviewed for their efforts in Homeland Security, and one agency was selected for special recognition.

This year's five winners are examples of community policing best practices. Their entries demonstrate the meaningful change that can occur when law enforcement officials and their communities are empowered to utilize all available resources for crime prevention.  The winners are:

Population fewer than 20,000 residents ? Estes Park Police Department - Estes Park, Colo.;

Population of 20,001 to 50,000 residents ? Draper Police Department - Draper, Utah;

Population of 50,001 to 100,000 residents ? North Little Rock Police Department - North Little Rock, Ark.;

Population of 100,001 to 250,000 residents ? Royal Bahamas Police Force - Nassau, Bahamas;

Population of 250,001+ residents ? Los Angeles Police Department - Los Angeles, Calif.

In addition, the committee selected six finalists.  They are:

Population fewer than 20,000 residents ? Ocean City Police Department - Ocean City, Md.;

Population of 50,001 to 100,000 residents ? Pittsburg Police Department - Pittsburg, Calif.;

Population of 100,001 to 250,000 residents ? Pasadena Police Department - Pasadena, Calif.; Carrollton Police Department - Carrollton, Texas.;

Population of 250,001+ residents ? Boston Police Department - Boston, Mass.; Police Service of Northern Ireland.

"As Homeland Security responsibilities and priorities continue to evolve for law enforcement, community policing remains the foundation for stability and order," said Gary Kempker, chairman of the IACP's Community Policing Committee. "It is through relationships in the community that we will continue to win the war on crime and terrorism. As a result of these successful programs, we continue to see growth in the numbers of entries received."

The agency recognized this year for its Homeland Security program is Tempe Police Department. This department demonstrated 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.

Award winners will be honored at the IACP's annual conference banquet in Miami on Sept. 28. The committee will honor the winners, finalists and specially recognized agency at a private reception.  Additionally, the IACP's Community Policing Workshop, on Sept. 26 from , will feature representatives from winning departments as part of a panel discussion around community policing and homeland security.

ITT and the IACP's Community Policing committee developed the Community Policing Award in 1998 to recognize outstanding community policing initiatives by law enforcement agencies worldwide. 

"Community members have the greatest understanding and stake in finding and solving the root causes of crime," Larry Curfiss, ITT vice president and director, Business Development. "Through community policing efforts and partnerships, law enforcement continues to make its communities safe from crime as well as terrorist activity."

A preliminary judging panel of 12 and a final panel of six chiefs of police and law enforcement officials reviewed more than 148 nominations from the United States and 14 international entries from eight countries (Northern Ireland, Canada, Royal Bahamas, United Kingdom, Switzerland, India, Korea and Taiwan). The first panel selected the top 16 nominations.  The final panel reviewed these nominations to select six finalists and five winners. Law enforcement agencies were eligible to nominate in five categories based on population.


About The IACP

The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, with more than 19,000 members in more than 100 different countries. IACP's leadership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, state and local agencies of all sizes.

About ITT Night Vision

ITT Industries Night Vision, based in Roanoke, Va., is the world's leading developer, producer and supplier of Generation (Gen) 3 image intensifier technology for U.S. and allied military forces as well as Federal, state and local law enforcement.

ITT Industries, Inc. ( supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management, including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services; electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated $6.8 billion in 2004 sales. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, London and Frankfurt exchanges. 

For copies of winning submissions, please visit or contact Jennifer Lucado at .