2010 IACP/LogIn Excellence in Victim Services Award Winners

The awards were presented at the IACP/LogIn Excellence in Victim Services Award luncheon held during the 117th Annual IACP Conference in Orlando, Florida on October, 25th 2010.

 

Small Agency Category

Hazelwood Police Department
Crime Victims and Domestic Violence Unit
Hazelwood, MO

 

The Crime Victims and Domestic Violence Unit (CVDVU) of the Hazelwood Police Department (HPD) is responsible for the development and coordination of the department’s crime victim’s assistance program and other related programs to assist all victims of crime who come in contact with HPD. The CVDVU coordinator, uniformed officers, detectives, and other police personnel provide extensive and comprehensive services to victims of crime. Over the years, HPD has expanded services to better serve victims, to identify and correct lapses in services, to coordinate with other agencies and organizations in the broader community and to improve ultimate outcomes for victims and offenders.

 

Convention Photo by Joe Orlando Inc.

From left to right: 1. Larry Thoren, Chief of Police, Hastings Police Department (Nebraska) and Chair of the IACP’s Victim Services Committee 2. Colleen Wolf, Hazelwood City Clerk, Hazelwood, Missouri 3. IACP Vice President-Treasurer, Carl Wolf, Chief of Police, Hazelwood Police Department (Missouri) 4. Beth Ray, Victims Services Coordinator, Hazelwood Police Department (Missouri) 5. 6. IACP President at Large, Patrick Foley, Chief of Police, Douglas Police Department (Massachusetts)

 

Medium Agency Category

Lethbridge Regional Police Service
Victim/Witness Services Unit
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

 

The Lethbridge Regional Police Service (LRPS) Victim/Witness Services Unit’s (VWSU) mandate is to develop and implement programs and procedures that provide information, assistance, referral, and support to victims. With the assistance of volunteers, the VWSU is able to operate around the clock to provide first response service along with the community policing support and patrol operations programs to offer immediate support, information, and follow-up to victims of crime and tragedy. The VWSU also provides outreach and proactive activities to raise public awareness about crime prevention and about victims’ rights to justice and restitution.

 

Convention Photo by Joe Orlando Inc.

From left to right: 1. Larry Thoren, Chief of Police, Hastings Police Department (Nebraska) and Chair of the IACP’s Victim Services Committee 2. Inspector Bill Kaye, Community Policing Division, Lethbridge Regional Police Service (Canada) 3. Darcie James, Program Manager, Lethbridge Regional Police Service (Canada) 4. Joan Ross, 12 year volunteer, Lethbridge Regional Police Service (Canada) 5. Ruth Gronemeyer, 10 year volunteer, Lethbridge Regional Police Service (Canada) 6. IACP President at Large, Patrick Foley, Chief of Police, Douglas Police Department (Massachusetts)

 

Large Agency Category

Fairfax County Police Department
Victim Services Section
Fairfax, VA

 

Nearly twenty five years ago, the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) established a program that would serve the needs of victims while supporting the mission, values, and goals of FCPD. Over the years the Victim Services Section (VSS) has become an integral part of FCPD and developed as the service arm of the department to respond along with enforcement, protection, and safety components to protect and preserve the welfare and quality of life for the citizens of Fairfax County. The VSS works along with an array of collaborative partners to provide quality services for victims and witnesses of all crime.

 

Convention Photo by Joe Orlando Inc.

From left to right: 1. Larry Thoren, Chief of Police, Hastings Police Department (Nebraska) and Chair of the IACP’s Victim Services Committee 2. Kyanna Perkins, Assistant Director of the Victim Services Section, Fairfax County Police Department (Virginia) 3. David Rohrer, Colonel, Fairfax County Police Department (Virginia) 5. Carroll Ann Ellis, Director of the Victim Services Section, Fairfax County Police Department (Virginia) 6. IACP President at Large, Patrick Foley, Chief of Police, Douglas Police Department (Massachusetts)

 

Honorable Mention

Agencies selected as honorable mentions were the Beverly, Massachusetts Police Department, the Loudoun County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office, and the City of Austin, Texas Police Department.

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