Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) in conjunction with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), announced today the winners of the 21 st annual IACP/Motorola Solutions Webber Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement. These top three programs stem from the United States and Canada, and have successfully raised awareness initiatives for local gangs, domestic violence and public perception of law enforcement. KEY FACTS
- Houston Police Department (HPD) is being recognized for the “Stop Houston Gangs Initiative” after delivering significant and sustainable successes with 1700 tips, more than 600 arrests and having nearly 250,000 website visits since its installation in Sept. 2010. As a result of the “Stop Houston Gangs Initiative” website, thirty-five gang fugitives featured on its website have been captured already this year, continuing to keep their cities safer.
- Denver Police Department (DPD) has been selected for its “Law Enforcement Advocate (LEA) Program” that increases the public perception of police while promoting youth and family advocacy, increasing offender accountability and maintaining public safety. The LEA Program principles have maintained the power of collaboration, innovative practice and continuity of police officer function to include active involvement after the arrest and conviction process.
- Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has received this honor for its “Domestic Violence Reduction Strategy Program” that works to identify its most vulnerable victims and create a victim support team while educating patrol officers about domestic disputes. The Domestic Violence Reduction Strategy Program addresses the city of Edmonton and its population of more than 820,000 with the most comprehensive domestic violence intervention follow-up of any police agency in North America.
Lieutenant Craig Williams, Houston Police Department, Houston, Texas“In the Houston area, there are approximately 20,000 gang members belonging to more than 300 gangs documented by gang enforcement agencies. With criminal gang activity no longer limited to the inner city, we needed a proactive solution to unify law enforcement and involve the community in the critical fight against criminal gang activity. Since adoption of the stophoustongangs.org website, we have enlisted community support by offering a safe, anonymous way for citizens to provide gang crime tips, resulting in 35 arrests this year alone.” Lieutenant Steve Addison, Denver Police Department, Denver, Colorado “We encourage our officers to take a team approach to collaborative problem solving along with partnering with the community through their interaction with clients. The goals of the project were to improve client outcomes through officer/client relationships, improve citizen’s perceptions of officers and enhance police and community relations. We have seen great positive outcome within our community by improving communication, which in return reduces recidivism and substance abuse.” Constable Alana Savage, Edmonton Police Service, Alberta, Canada “The Domestic Violence Reduction Strategy Program was created after the EPS recorded an increasing number of domestic violence-related assaults, and many of these were categorized as high risk. Due to resource and workload issues, many files never received attention from the Domestic Violence Intervention Team (DVIT) for follow-up investigation, victim-based intervention or advocacy. The Southeast Division was determined to bridge the gap in service and today this initiative has been implemented throughout the other EPS patrol divisions.” Jim Mears, corporate vice president, Motorola Solutions “We extend our congratulations and are proud to recognize the 2013 Webber Seavey award winners for their dedication to law enforcement. Motorola applauds their efforts and commends the men and women who daily meet the challenges of law enforcement head on with creativity and resolve.”
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