Establishing an Annual Award for a Scout who has Demonstrated Crime Prevention Excellence

Establishing an Annual Award for a Scout who has Demonstrated Crime Prevention Excellence

Resolution

WHEREAS, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have had a long and continuous relationship; and

WHEREAS, the Crime Prevention Committees of the IACP and National Sheriffs Association (NSA) working in cooperation with the BSA created a Crime Prevention Merit Badge; and

WHEREAS, the BSA which has a membership in excess of four million young people, teaches a stable set of values and encourages public service; and

WHEREAS, the BSA can make a significant contribution to their community when its members work in their neighborhoods, schools, and places of worship performing crime prevention projects; and

WHEREAS, the BSA has encouraged the close working relationship between the scout and the local law enforcement agency by establishing the opportunity for the scout to earn the Fingerprinting, Safety, and Crime Prevention Merit Badges; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), duly assembled at its 104th annual conference in Orlando, Florida, recognize a scout and a scout leader each year at the annual conference, for distinguished service in community safety through crime prevention by presenting an Award for Crime Prevention Excellence; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that this award be named in honor of Clarence M. Kelley, a life IACP member, a former chief of police, and a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who was a pioneer and a national force in implementing crime prevention methodology in law enforcement and who is responsible for the creation of “McGruff,” the crime fighting dog.

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