FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec 22, 2021
LAW Publications Recognizes Partner Departments with “Honorable Mention” Awards
Carrollton, TX -- LAW Publications is proud to recognize outstanding departments throughout the country as “Honorable Mention” award recipients as part of the organization’s inaugural Community Engagement Awards. These awards recognize the creative efforts of law enforcement agencies across the country in connecting with their communities to make them safer places.
These winners are:
- Sandy Police Department (UT)
- Cisco Police Department (TX)
- Pinellas Park Police Department (FL)
- Washington County Sheriff's Office (PA)
- Conroe Police Department (TX)
- Jasper County Sheriff’s Office (TX)
Each of these departments demonstrate a dedication to connecting with their communities and using education to keep people safe.
Utah’s Sandy Police Department utilizes numerous events and initiatives to engage and activate their community. Programs like their “Officer Walk and Talk” and participation in local community events allows them to positively connect with the general public. However, their efforts don’t stop there. They activate their community to participate in keeping their city safe through their #SandySecure social media initiative, Neighborhood Watch and Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), and Citizens Academy.
“In its inaugural year for the Community Engagement Award, Sandy Police received an “Honorable Mention” for its work relating to the “Walk and Talk” program implemented by Chief Greg Severson intended to promote community relationships and reduce crime in response to increased gang activity in our community,” Sgt. Clayton Swensen, Public Information Officer for Sandy Police Department, said of the award. “Thank you to our employees, administration, and citizens who made this recognition from LAW Publications possible!”
In 2021, Cisco Police Department (TX) saw a renaissance in their community education efforts. Supported by LAW Publications’ materials, their community outreach program has been “brought back to life” and is looking to build off of the outpouring of community support.
The Pinellas Park Police Department (FL) works through its Community Redevelopment Policing Unit to interact daily with the business owners in their community. No task is too big or too small to be addressed. The unit is assigned to the Community Redevelopment District and provides homeless outreach and crime prevention services to the area. The unit works to build trust with the citizens they serve.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office (PA) uses community events as a way of engaging with the community they serve. Their “Hop in the Park” drive-through easter egg hunt event saw them partner with several agencies to provide over 2,000 treat bags for kids in the community.
“We are happy to partner with Law Publications over the years and truly appreciate their help as we actively engage our residents and promote community policing and public awareness,” according to Sheriff Elect Tony Andronas.
Conroe Police Department’s (TX) National Night Out event is a highlight of the year. The event includes nearby first responder and military departments. Highlights include the landing and lift-off of an Army Black Hawk helicopter, mounted patrol officers, marina patrol boats, a live smoke house, and more. The event is fully supported by city officials, local businesses, and sees a growing number of citizens attending each year.
“Supporting and promoting community events is essential in bringing together the public and first responders to create unity and building relationships to better serve,” said Conroe Police Department Chief Jeff Christy. “Knowing your neighbors and being familiar with your local law enforcement is the best way to prevent criminal activity in your neighborhood and City. We are honored to hold this annual event with other public safety agencies across the County, and we appreciate the recognition of our relationship with the community we serve”.
The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office (TX) hosted their most successful “Blue Santa Toy Drive” event. The event raised over $700 in donations and resulted in a trailer full of toys to support those less fortunate for the holidays.
Nominations for the awards were digitally submitted to LAW Publications and selected by a “selection committee” of staff members. Visit www.lawpublications.net or our Facebook or LinkedIn profiles to follow future announcements and learn more about the awards.
About LAW Publications: LAW Publications has been dedicated to supporting law enforcement community engagement and education efforts for over forty years. Partnering with over 500 agencies and almost 10,000 local businesses across the country, we provide industry leading educational materials to help build safer communities. Visit www.lawpublications.net to learn more.
ALVIN DOMINIQUE III