IACP Announces Recipients of 2016 Shanahan Award

October 14, 2016

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IACP Announces Recipients of 2016 Shanahan Award

San Diego, CA – The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is pleased to award the 2016 Shanahan Award to the Arlington, Texas, Police Department and The Man’s Shop for their partnership to better serve members of the community for the Mentoring Arlington Youths (MAY) Program.  This year, the committee also awarded honorable mention to the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Police Department and the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association in recognition of their partnership to increase public safety by initiating preventive information sharing and awareness through the Myrtle Beach Area International Student Outreach Program.  A formal reception will be held at the 123rd IACP Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego, California, on October 16th to honor the award recipients.

The IACP Private Sector Liaison Committee began offering the award in 2007 and is generously sponsored by the Security Industry Association.  Named after Chief Michael Shanahan who is known for his work in engaging the community to improve public safety during his time as Chief at the University of Washington.  The award not only recognizes outstanding initiatives between law enforcement and private partners to improve public safety, but also highlights the value and importance of such partnerships to address common community concerns. 

Applicants were required to submit joint applications with a law enforcement agency and a private sector partner.  The committee, comprised of both law enforcement leaders and members of the private sector, judged the applications based on the significance of the partnerships program in improving public safety as well as the permanence of the program.  Award winning partnerships going back the last eight years, including the New York Police Department’s Shield program, are still in place today.  The Shanahan Award honors these partnerships which are crucial to public safety and creating strong communities.

About the International Association of Chiefs of Police
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is a professional association for law enforcement worldwide. For more than 120 years, the IACP has been launching internationally acclaimed programs, speaking on behalf of law enforcement, conducting groundbreaking research, and providing exemplary programs and services to members across the globe.

Today, the IACP continues to be recognized as a leader in these areas. By maximizing the collective efforts of the membership, IACP actively supports law enforcement through advocacy, outreach, education, and programs.

Through ongoing strategic partnerships across the public safety spectrum, the IACP provides members with resources and support in all aspects of law enforcement policy and operations. These tools help members perform their jobs effectively, efficiently, and safely while also educating the public on the role of law enforcement to help build sustainable community relations.


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