Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

NLC Honors 13 Communities for Policing Excellence

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

NLC Honors 13 Communities for Policing Excellence

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Thirteen successful and innovative community policing programs from cities and towns throughout the country have been named winners in the National League of Cities (NLC) 1996 Excellence in Community Policing Awards. Selected from over 400 entries by a panel of judges made up of elected officials and police practitioners,the thirteen programs will be honored at the Congress of Cities Convention, December 7-10, 1996, in San Antonio, Texas.

The winners in each category are as follows: Community Policing and Businesses: City of Chico, California; Community Policing and Violence Against Women: City of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Community Policing and the elderly: City of Lauderhill, Florida; Community Policing in Schools/Youth/Gangs: City of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Utilizing Volunteers in Community Policing: The Citizens Committee for New York City,New York Community Policing Enforcement Strategies: City of Temple, Texas; Community Policing Efforts for Limited Jurisdiction Police Agencies: Gadsden, Alabama; Community Policing in Action (Pop. Under 10,000): City of Rock Falls, Illinois; Community Policing in Action (Pop. 10,001 to 25,000): Wilkinsburg Borough, Pennsylvania; Community Policing in Action (Pop. 25,001 to 75,000): City of Rockville, Maryland; Community Policing in Action (Pop. 75,001 to 150,000): City of Bridgeport, Connecticut; Community Policing in Action (Pop. 150,001 and over): City of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Outstanding Community Policing Officer/Deputy: Officer Donna Saxer, City of Pinellas Park, Florida. …

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