TU receives Governor’s Crime Prevention Award
TOWSON, Md. (Dec. 8, 2008)—The Towson University Police Department is being honored with the Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for the 24th consecutive year.
The Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute sponsors the award, which is given to law enforcement agencies, community groups, individuals and programs that demonstrate outstanding proactive crime prevention.
Towson is one of 15 state law enforcement agencies to receive the departmental award for crime prevention. The TUPD has received the award more than any other college or university in the state.
“Our continuous receipt of this award demonstrates the department’s longtime focus on crime prevention,” said Police Chief Bernie Gerst. “We recognize that crime has to be addressed with a multifaceted approach that involves community policing and a problem solving philosophy.”
To be considered for the Governor’s Crime Prevention Award, police departments submit a nomination to the Community Crime Prevention Institute. A committee comprising law enforcement professionals and civilians from across the state reviews the submissions and selects the winning entries.