- Monday October 31st, 2011 :: 12:25 p.m. PDT
Public Trust Policing Project, Century Station, Earns Top 25 Recognition From International Assn. Chiefs of Police
Community partnerships are up & crime is down. Century Sheriff's Station wins Quality in Law Enforcement award.
At a recent ceremony held in Chicago at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference (IACP, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department executives received recognition for the Public Trust Policing Project, Century Station. Chosen from among hundreds of programs submitted by policing agencies from around the world, the Public Trust Policing Project, Century Station, was recognized by law enforcement leaders as one of the top 25 Quality in Law Enforcement 2011 IACP/Motorola Webber Seavey Award winners.
The results of deputies efforts included a major reduction in assaults and murders over the past several years.
In an effort to break the cycle of violent crime in the Florence/Firestone Area, Sheriff Lee Baca provided a specific plan to strengthen public safety and quality of life.
The plan centered on "Public Trust Policing," where law enforcement and the community work together to address crime and quality of life issues. This would be carried out by expanding community watch programs, increasing the use of technology, furthering community-oriented policing, and expanding youth outreach, intervention and prevention programs.
This effort resulted in a 72 percent reduction in murders, and a 69 percent reduction in firearms related assaults.
Furthermore, it fostered an environment in which Neighborhood Watch and other community groups flourished. The Sheriff’s Department enjoys extremely high participation and interaction with local youth in positive programs that serve to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the community.
Century Station enjoys strong community support, and residents know the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is committed to supporting their efforts to maintain peace. The men and women at Century Sheriff’s Station are extremely proud to receive this award.
Century Sheriff’s Station polices the city of Lynwood and unincorporated communities in South Los Angeles, Willowbrook, Athens Park, Walnut Park, and Florence/Firestone.
Century Station- Homicides
2010 – 26
2009 – 33
2008 – 42
2007 – 39
2006 – 53
2005 -- 93
Century Station - Assaults with Firearms
2010 – 223
2009 – 332
2008 – 478
2007 – 524
2006 – 589
2005 -- 751
The Public Trust Policing Project, Century Sheriff's Station, also recently earned additional recognition by statewide California law enforcement leadership with the:
2011 James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing.
This award was presented during the 2011 California Police Chiefs Association Training Symposium. This prestigious award is named after Community Policing expert Dr. James Q. Wilson, renowned as the co-author of the “Broken Windows” theory...The purpose of this award is to recognize California law enforcement agencies that have successfully institutionalized the Community Policing philosophy. The Award is coordinated each year by the Regional Community Policing Institute – California (RCPI-CA). Details:
119 Pages of Detailed Crime Statistics of 42 Cities and 130 Unincorporated Communities Policed by the LASD
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