The International Association of Chiefs of Police recently recognized Grand Prairie Police Department for its outstanding implementation of a community policing philosophy that has resulted in a significant crime decrease in the city. The Community Policing Award for the city population category of 100,000-250,000 was presented to the Grand Prairie Police Department on Nov. 5, 2013.
Several of the new GPPD initiatives recognized in this international award include:
• Intelligence-led Policing
• GPPD Police Academy
• Citizens on Patrol
• GPPD Youth Boxing
• Public Safety Internship Program
• Detention Officer Internship
• Teen Academy and Explorer Programs
• Victim Relief Ministries
• Grand Prairie Police and Clergy Coalition
• Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
• Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
• Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor.com
"I am extremely pleased the efforts of our community members and hard-working men and women of the Grand Prairie Police Department have been recognized through this prestigious award," said Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye. "The implementation of a Community Policing philosophy, supported by many new programs and initiatives, has helped us form valuable partnerships with our community members resulting in enhanced trust, a 29 percent crime decrease over the last two years and an improved quality of life in our city."