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Semifinalists Announced for 2009 IACP/Motorola Webber Seavey Awards for Quality in Law Enforcement

June 24, 2009 | National News

Two Virginia agencies make the cut: Richmond Police Department, for their project "GRIP - Gang Reduction and Intervention Program", and Purcellville Police Department, for their project "Engagement of our Community Youth"

Jointly sponsored by IACP and Motorola, 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 community participation;
  • Effectively using resources;
  • Enhancing communications within and cooperation among agencies;
  • Developing creative and innovative approaches that promote excellence in law enforcement.
Complete list of semifinalists and additional information