Menlo Park Police Department was one of four agencies recognized by The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to receive the 2016 IACP and Cisco Systems Community Policing Award, it was announced earlier today. The award, in its 18th year, recognizes outstanding community policing initiatives by law enforcement agencies worldwide.
Menlo Park entered the category for populations of 20,001 to 50,000 residents and won for demonstrating meaningful change as a result of the police department and the community utilizing available resources for crime prevention and improvement of quality of life.
According to the IACP Community Policing Committee, “Recent events have demonstrated that trust between law enforcement and the community it serves is essential. The agencies we are honoring today have demonstrated how incorporating the community policing philosophy into their mission has built a stronger agency and awarded them with strong and lasting relationships with their communities.”
Award winners will be honored at the IACP’s 123rd Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego, California.