This award recognizes excellence in law enforcement cooperation between civilian and military law enforcement agencies in developing innovative joint efforts that lead to improvement in public safety for both military and civilian communities. Narrative submissions will be judged by a subcommittee of civilian and military members of the Civilian Law Enforcement - Military Cooperation Committee (CLEMCC). For more information on American Military University and learning how they are "Dedicated to Educating Those Who Serve", click here.
From Award Sponsor – American Military University
There are military bases worldwide and most of those bases are protected by military law enforcement. These bases reside in communities protected by their own civilian law enforcement agencies. Without effective cooperation between civilian and military law enforcement the threats to civilian and military populations become more severe.
With our roots in the military and our partnership with civilian law enforcement agencies around the U.S., American Military University is proud to sponsor this award and foster the cooperation needed to keep our military and civilian communities safe.
2017 Winner – Fort Campbell Provost Marshal Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and Clarksville Police Department
The Fort Campbell Provost Marshal’s Office developed the Healthy Relationships, Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative by working with their civilian law enforcement partners, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Clarksville Police Department. The goals of this initiative are to install family support agencies, enforce DUI awareness training, and conduct joint DUI campaigns. The result was the education of 1,000 soldiers.
Together these agencies created a Family Abuse Campaign to educate and raise awareness to the community and the services that are available to them. This was accomplished in four phases.
- Gaining the approval from the Installation and Garrison Commanders and coordination with the various law enforcement agencies on plan development.
- Initiate a three-month joint information and education campaign ending with a community gathering at each community center.
- Establish a 24-hour on call service for victims.
- Follow-up visits to the victims and neighbors within 3-5 days of the incident and send information regarding the violation and possible repercussions.
In addition to the Family Abuse Campaign these agencies coordinated and conducted a DUI Awareness training. This effort resulted in the establishment of a DUI checkpoint and saturation patrols used on US41, which is located near the Tennessee and Kentucky state line. This multi-jurisdictional effort provided the various law enforcement agencies to work together and strengthened their partnership. After the DUI enforcement was completed the Fort Campbell Marshal Provost’s Office invited the participating agencies to attend a Law Enforcement Dinner, which served to build relationships among the agencies.
The Fort Campbell Provost Marshal Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and Clarksville Police Department, exemplify the importance of civilian and military law enforcement agencies working together to develop initiatives that improve the public safety for both military and civilian communities.
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