Regional Community Policing Institute - California
James Q. Wilson Award

 

2017
James Q. Wilson Award

for Excellence in
Community Policing

 

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The 2017 James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing is presented by the Regional Community Policing Institute - California (RCPI-CA), and sponsored by the American Military University. The purpose of this award is to recognize California law enforcement agencies that have successfully institutionalized the Community Policing philosophy. One agency each year is chosen as the recipient of the award and two others receive recognition as finalists. The selections will be made by a panel of experts who have no affiliation with any of the nominated agencies. The judging will be coordinated by the Director of the RCPI-CA.

Judging Will Be Based on the Following Topics

  • Problem Solving - The level of agency commitment to solving public safety and disorder issues.
  • Partnership with the Community - The level of agency collaboration with the community while addressing public safety and disorder issues.
  • Partnership with Public and Private Organizations/Agencies -The level of agency collaboration with other public and private organizations/ agencies while addressing public safety and disorder issues.
  • Institutionalization - The extent that the Community Policing philosophy has been integrated throughout the agency (e.g. percentage of personnel involved, training, relationship to promotional processes, etc.).
  • Results - What have been the positive outcomes that can be linked to the chosen Community Policing Strategy and how were they determined?

Eligibility

All California law enforcement agencies are eligible. Multiple nominations from agencies with more than one patrol station or division will be accepted provided each nominated station is the functional equivalent of an independent police agency with a clearly defined command structure and geographic area of responsibility. The final determination of eligibility will be made by the judging panel. The awards will be presented during the 2017 California Police Chiefs Association Annual Training Symposium Luncheon.

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Selected agencies must be willing to send a representative to accept the award. Travel and lodging costs for a maximum of two representatives of the agency's choice will be covered by the RCPI-CA.

Nominating Procedure

To nominate an agency, please go to the RCPI-CA web site at www.rcpi-ca.org to download the application and instructions. Complete the application and submit it with a narrative of no more than five typewritten pages (one-sided, 12 point type, single spaced, one inch margins top, bottom, sides) describing the agency's success regarding the five judging criteria. Also include a one page abstract (one-sided, 12 point type, single spaced, one inch margins top, bottom, sides) which summarizes the five page document. It is requested that the abstract also be submitted on a CD since all award nominations will be provided to the conference attendees. Each submission may be supported by an unlimited number of attachments such as letters of support and newspaper clippings and videos. Mail the original packet and five complete copies to the address listed on the application.

Additional Information

All entries become the property of the RCPI-CA and will not be returned. Decisions of the judges are final and, due to the anticipated volume of nominations, the RCPI-CA will not be able to respond to individual questions about the judging process and status of nominations. Final judging may require site visits which will be coordinated by the Director of the RCPI-CA.

 

 

2017 Winners

Recipient:

       Vallejo Police Department
       Chief Andrew Bidou
       "We're In This Together Vallejo"  

Finalist:

        Huntington Beach Police Department
        Chief Robert Handy
        "Homeless Task Force"

Finalist:

        Monrovia Police Department
        Chief James L. Hunt
        "Achieving Community Trust - ACT"

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Chief Andrew Bidou

Vallejo Police Department

 

 

 

Vallejo Police Department

              

 

Chief James L. Hunt

Monrovia Police Department 

 

 

   

 Chief Robert Handy

Huntington Beach

     Police Department   

 

 

 
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