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Awards Granted for work in Victim Services and Community Outreach

NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (October 20, 2016)- The Northampton Police Department (NPD) is pleased to announce that we have been recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) at the annual conference recently held in San Diego, California. Captains Dorothy Clayton and John Cartledge attended the conference and the associated ceremonies to receive the awards.

The IACP/Cisco Communtiy Policing Awards reception was held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 as part of the annual conference. The award honors police departments that have prevented and decreased crime and terrorism by forging partnerships with their communities. Members of NPD were recognized for their many efforts in this area including our Community Outreach Officers, Community Liaison Officers, Park and Walk Program, Citizen Police Academy, website and social media efforts, participation in the White House’s Police Data Initiative, collaborative efforts to best assist individuals with a mental health diagnosis, the creation of the innovative Drug Abuse Response Team (DART) program that works with individuals who have overdosed on drugs, and our continued engagement in community conversations on topics of concern.

The IACP/LogIn Inc. Excellence in Victim Services Awards reception was held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. At the luncheon we were presented with a plaque for an honorable mention in this category for our extensive work with victims of domestic violence. The Northampton Police Department is a leader in it’s commitment to addressing this community issue. We work collaboratively with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, the Center for Women and Community, and other agencies to develop and implement best practices in domestic violence response.

We recognize that police departments from across the United States and the world submitted awards applications and we are honored to have been recognized for our work in both of these critical areas.