The Regional Community Policing Institute-California (which is managed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department), in association with the California Police Chiefs Association presented the 2013 James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing Award in Palm Springs, CA.

The awards were presented by Sheriff Lee Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department; Director Bernard Melekian, United States Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services; Chief Christopher Boyd, Citrus Heights Police Department; Chief Jennifer Tejada, Sausalito Police Department; Chief Thomas Chapman, Arcata Police Department.

Sheriff Baca acknowledged Citrus Heights Police Department as the recipient of the James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing during the 2013 California Police Chiefs Association Training Symposium. The Sausalito and Arcata Police Departments were acknowledged as award finalists.

This prestigious award is named after Community Policing expert Dr. James Q. Wilson. For decades, Dr. Wilson’s Community Policing concept has created great successes involving proactive policing, public cooperation, and crime prevention.

The purpose of this award is to recognize California law enforcement agencies that have successfully institutionalized the Community Policing philosophy.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2013 James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing:

Citrus Heights Police Department
Chief Christopher Boyd
“Sayonara Drive Revitalization Project”

Arcata Police Department
Chief Thomas Chapman
“Youth and Family Services Program”

Sausalito Police Department
Chief Jennifer Tejada
“Homeless Advocacy Program”

Authored by: Nicole Nishida, LASD - PIO

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