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APD PRESS RELEASE Ashland Police Department Finalist for National Award

Re:  Ashland Police Department Finalist for National Award
Date:  August 25, 2014

The Ashland Police Department has been notified that we are one of 10 finalists for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Webber Seavey award for excellence in Law Enforcement for the You Have Options Program
“The Webber Seavey Award is presented annually to agencies and departments worldwide in recognition for promoting a standard of excellence that exemplifies law enforcement’s contribution and dedication to the quality of life in local communities.  This program helps law enforcement agencies worldwide and the communities they serve by redefining the concept of law enforcement and how it is routinely performed.  The award is named for Webber S. Seavey, the IACP’s first president.”
The program annually honors achievements in one or more of the following goals:
  • Continually improving services to the community;
  • Strengthening police relations and promoting participation;
  • Effectively using resources;
  • Enhancing communications within and cooperation among agencies;
  • Developing creative and innovative approaches that promote excellence in law enforcement. 
This is the top award the IACP gives out at its annual conference in October.  They recognize 25 agencies each year and pick 10 of those as finalists and 3 actual winners. The other finalists are;
  •    Canton Township (MI) Police Department
  •    Dearborn (MI) Police Department
  •    Flower Mound (TX) Police Department
  •    Hamilton (CAN) Police Service
  •    Milwaukee (WI) Police Department
  •    New Castle County (DE) Division of Police
  •    New Zealand Police
  •    Palm Beach Gardens (FL) Police Department
  •    Rialto (CA) Police Department
The Ashland Police Department is proud of the recognition of being a finalist for our You Have Options Program and is honored to be mentioned with these other police departments.  The 3 winners will be announced in early September.
Please direct press inquiries to Deputy Chief Corey Falls at (541) 482-5211.

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