The Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs recognizes volunteer programs that demonstrate innovative, effective practices for augmenting sworn or civilian staff and/or improving service delivery to their communities. This year's award was sponsored by Body Worn by Utility, Inc. Award and winners were recognized with a reception at the IACP 2016 Annual Conference in San Diego, California.
Established in 2003, the goal of the award program is to recognize the value that volunteers provide to state and local law enforcement and to institutionalize the theories and practices of the national Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program. Members of the IACP Police Administration Committee meet annually to judge the award applications and select the winning agencies.
The 2016 winners of the IACP Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs were the Appleton, Wisconsin, Police Department; Bellevue, Washington, Police Department, and Rocklin, California, Police Department. The following agencies were recognized for Honorable Mention: the Denver, Colorado, Police Department; Elk Grove, California, Police Department; Montgomery County, Maryland, Police Department; Port St. Lucie, Florida, Police Department; Round Rock, Texas, Police Department; and San Mateo County, California, Sheriff's Office.
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