1. Please limit your entry to the questions as stated on the application. Incorporate your special documents or quotes into the text of your answers.
2. Answer the questions clearly.
The IACP Community Policing Committee members judge the CPA Award. The judges review the award entries and then select fifteen to twenty applications for final judging. A separate group of Community Policing members then review the applications and select the winners and finalists. The final judging takes place in August and the Winners are notified prior to the IACP Conference in the fall.
When Applying for the CPA:
1. Be sure that your entry meets the required criteria and strictly follows application guidelines.
2. Retain your application identification number for future reference.
Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.
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Agency submissions for the 2016 Community Policing Awards, need to provide responses for the following sections:
Executive Summary: (300 words) The problem and environment with which your department was dealing; the solution and an implementation overview; and the overall results of your initiative.
Framework Questions: (900 words) A series of questions referring to your agency and its relationship with the community as a whole.
Initiative Questions: (2000 words) A series of questions about the key elements of your initiative, including details on your objectives and how you overcame challenges.
Initiative Evaluation: (1000 words) Details on how and by whom your initiative was evaluated, citing specific criteria and measurement tools used.
Lessons Learned: (1000 words) An overview of what your department has learned as a result of its actions and community partnerships.