IACP/Security Industry Association Michael Shanahan Leadership in Public/ Private Cooperation Award

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IACP/Security Industry Association Michael Shanahan Leadership in Public/ Private Cooperation Award

This award, in honor of Chief Michael Shanahan (retired), who served the University of Washington Police Department for 24 years before retiring in 1995, seeks to recognize outstanding achievements in the development and implementation of Public/Private Cooperation in Public Safety.

Applications are now closed

From Our Award Sponsor – Security Industry Association 

"Public-private partnerships enhance public safety while building trust and mutual understanding between law enforcement and members of the community. The Security Industry Association is proud to sponsor the Michael Shanahan Award for Leadership in Public/Private Cooperation to help recognize the achievements of officers and civilians who jointly seek innovative solutions to safety and security challenges."

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2019 Winner

Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Morris County, New Jersey

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office and multiple partner agencies developed a mobile outreach program called Hope One to reverse overdoses. Vehicles are staffed with a sheriff’s officer, licensed clinician, and a certified peer recovery specialist, who understand the needs of those suffering with addiction. The van stops in communities where drug sales and opioid overdoses occur. At the time of application for this award CPRSs had contacted 6,643 individuals, trained 1,714 people in the administration of Narcan, and handed out free kits. The philosophy is a stigma-free attitude to everyone. The van parks outside community soup kitchens, churches, motels, train stations, shopping centers, or areas where homeless and at-risk individuals congregate. Using this strategy, teams make a new contact every 10.8 minutes.

2018 Winner

Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Police Department

The Village of Pinecrest Police Department, located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, worked with Florida International University (FIU) to create the Virtual Roll Call Briefing/FIU Capstone Project. The project addresses the challenges of conducting in-station roll calls when there are no overlaps between shifts. The Virtual Roll Call Briefing allows officers to report to their designated patrol zones and view roll call information through a web-based, VPN-secured application. It also provides BOLO alerts, shift-specific information, watch orders for the homes of vacationing residents, and an acknowledgment confirmation so that supervisors have a record of receipt for each officer. This project serves as an example of what can be accomplished when the public and private sectors come together to overcome the daily obstacles faced by law enforcement.

2017 Winner

Arlington, Texas, Police Department

The Arlington Police Department and the Walmart Corporation, collaborated to form a new initiative called, The Walmart Restorative Justice Program. Little did either party know, but the future results of this partnered effort would not only exceed Arlington’s goals as a police department, but would drastically shift Walmart’s perspective on shoplifting prevention. As overall crime rates in Arlington, Texas decreased annually from 2010 to 2014, some specific areas increased.  Theft was on the increase and a large portion included the number of shoplifting occurrences at the three Walmart stores within Arlington.





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