The Evanston Police Department won the 2010 Community Policing Award for communities with a population between 50,001 to 100,000 people. The award is given by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and sponsored by Cisco. 

“The philosophy of community policing is more relevant and necessary today than ever before,” said Todd A. Miller, chair of the Community Policing Committee for IACP. “With resources limited by current economic conditions, the force multiplication agencies receive by implementing the community policing philosophy and partnering with citizens is the most effective means of making our communities safer.”  

 “This year’s four winners are examples of community policing best practices,” said IACP. “Their entries demonstrate the meaningful change that can occur when law enforcement officials and their communities are empowered to utilize all available resources for crime prevention and improvement of quality of life. “ 

The IACP’s Community Policing Committee developed the Community Policing Award in 1998 to recognize outstanding community policing initiatives by law enforcement agencies worldwide.