IACP & ITT Recognize Five Agencies for Community Policing - PRESS RELEASE

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Courtney Reynolds (540) 362-7387 courtney.reynolds@itt.com Travis Parrish (804) 675-8149 tparrish@crt-tanaka.com IACP & ITT Recognize Five Agencies for Community Policing Committee extends special honors for Homeland Security success ALEXANDRIA, Va. (September 19, 2006) The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and ITT Night Vision (ITT) selected five agencies from more than 100 entries to receive the 2006 Community Policing Award. For the third consecutive year, agency submissions also were reviewed for their efforts in homeland security, and two agencies were selected for special recognition. Law enforcement agencies were eligible to nominate in five categories based on population. This year's five winners are examples of community policing best practices. Their entries demonstrate the meaningful change that can occur when law enforcement officials and their communities are empowered to utilize all available resources for crime prevention. The winners are: Population fewer than 20,000 residents Highland Village Police Department Highland Village, Texas.; Population of 20,001 to 50,000 residents Leesburg Police Department Leesburg, Va.; Population of 50,001 to 100,000 residents Greeley Police Department Greeley, Colo.; Population of 100,001 to 250,000 residents Royal Bahamas Police Force Nassau, Bahamas; Population of 250,001+ residents Minneapolis Police Department Minneapolis, Minn. In addition, the committee selected eight finalists. They are: Population fewer than 20,000 residents Cherry Hills Village Police Department Cherry Hills Village, Colo.; Gulf Breeze Police Department Gulf Breeze, Fla. Population of 50,001 to 100,000 residents Janesville Police Department Janesville, Wis.; Mansfield Division of Police Mansfield, Ohio; North Little Rock Police Department North Little Rock, Ark. Population of 100,001 to 250,000 residents Caguas Municipal Police Department San Juan, Puerto Rico; Population of 250,001+ residents Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Las Vegas, Nev.; Police Service of Northern Ireland Belfast. "Law enforcement roles are in flux as we wage war on both crime and terror, but community policing should always be the foundation," said Mary Ann Viverette, Chief of the Gaithersburg, MD Police Department and IACP President. "As law enforcement agencies continue to experience firsthand the positive impacts of effective community policing, we expect to see even more philosophical shifts and award-winning initiatives." The agencies recognized this year for their homeland security programs are the Los Angeles Police Department in Los Angeles, Calif., and York Regional Police in Newmarket, Ontario. These agencies demonstrated how community policing philosophy and practices are integral in terrorism prevention and response. Through involvement, awareness and action, agencies and communities moved another step closer to winning the war on terror. Award winners will be honored at the IACP's annual conference banquet in Boston on Oct. 18. The committee will honor the winners, finalists and specially recognized agencies at a private reception. Additionally, "Community Policing - Engaging The Battle Using Force Multipliers," the IACP's Community Policing Workshop, will be held on Oct. 16 from 1-4 p.m. The workshop will feature speaker Chris Braiden, a former Superintendent with the Edmonton Police Service, as well as a panel discussion with representatives from winning agencies. ITT and the IACP's Community Policing committee developed the Community Policing Award in 1998 to recognize outstanding community policing initiatives by law enforcement agencies worldwide. "Cooperation among community members and law enforcement is vital to the successful implementation of policing initiatives," said Larry Curfiss, ITT vice president and director, Business Development. "ITT Night Vision is proud to partner with the IACP's Community Policing committee to recognize agencies that use the power of partnership to make our local, national and global communities safer from crime and terrorism." A preliminary judging panel of 24 and a final panel of five chiefs of police and law enforcement officials reviewed more than 100 nominations from the United States and 11 international entries from seven countries and non-continental U.S. territories (Northern Ireland, Canada, Royal Bahamas, Puerto Rico, India, Serbia and South Africa). The first panel selected the top 16 nominations. The final panel reviewed these nominations to select eight finalists and five winners. About The IACP The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, with more than 19,000 members in more than 100 different countries. IACP's leadership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, state and local agencies of all sizes. About ITT Night Vision ITT Night Vision, based in Roanoke, Va., is the world¡¯s leading developer, producer and supplier of Generation (Gen) 3 image intensifier technology for U.S. and allied military forces as well as Federal, state and local law enforcement. ITT Corporation, Inc. (www.itt.com) supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services; electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated $7.4 billion in 2005 sales. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Corp. stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, Paris, London and Frankfurt exchanges. For copies of winning submissions, please visit www.nightvision.com or contact Jennifer Lucado at (804) 675-8176. # # #

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