The Regional Community Policing Institute – California, the American Military University in association with the California Police Chiefs Association are pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2011 James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing.  The recipient and two finalists were honored at the 2011 California Police Chiefs Association Training Symposium on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Anaheim. 


Each year law enforcement agencies throughout California compete to be recognized for their winning team approach to institutionalizing the Community Policing philosophy and empowering greatness in their communities.   This prestigious award offered by the Regional Community Policing Institute- California is named after Dr. James Q. Wilson who is an expert on Community Policing.  “For decades, Dr. Wilson’s Community Policing concept has created great successes involving proactive policing, public cooperation, and crime prevention.  This award was designed to honor law enforcement agencies in California who have adopted the Community Policing philosophy and are doing an outstanding job in their communities“, Kimberly Unland, Director of the Regional Community Policing Institute-California. 


This year’s recipient is the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Century Station, Captain Jim Hellmold, for their “Century Station’s Public Trust Policing Strategy Project”.  The top finalists were El Cajon and Desert Hot Springs Police Departments. 


“The men and women at Century Station are focused on strengthening public safety through hard work, dedication, and affirming public trust by our involvement in the communities we serve,” Captain James Hellmold, Century Sheriff’s Station