Jointly sponsored by the IACP’s Victim Services Committee and LogIn Inc, the Excellence in Victim Services Award (EVSA) recognizes law enforcement agencies that demonstrate excellence in providing innovative service to crime victims by successfully integrating current best practices of enhanced victim response into all facets of their organizations. The award recognizes agencies that best exemplify an organizational philosophy of placing victims at the center of their problem-solving efforts, utilizing effective partnerships, training methods and performance monitoring tools to enhance response to victims of crime.
All law enforcement agencies worldwide (private corporations or individuals are excluded) can compete for the award by demonstrating that an innovative approach in meeting the needs of crime victims within their communities has been created, and has either been or is in the process of being fully implemented into the agency. Annually, three awards will be given, one for each agency category: small, medium and large, determined by the number of sworn officers within the department.
After a peer review of all nominations, the IACP Victim Services Committee will select a winner for each of the three categories based on agency size. One representative from each winning agency will receive a trip to the 122nd Annual IACP Conference to be held Oct 24-27, 2015 in Chicago, IL. The trip includes complimentary conference registration, transportation costs, three nights of hotel lodging, and meals during the stay.
All nominations for the 2015 award must be submitted online at http://www.login2apply.com/. Agencies interested in applying for the 2015 award should thoroughly review the application guidelines (see below) and complete each of the following components:
- Nomination cover letter signed by the agency executive
- Online application form available at: http://www.login2apply.com/.
- Supporting documents and attachments (optional)
Nomination packets in their entirety, together with any supporting documentation, must be completed and submitted online no later than May 1, 2015 at midnight (EST).
For more information, please contact Christina Horst at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 843–4227 ext. 837
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