Civil Rights Award

Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP) Wins 2009 Civil Rights Award

The Joint Community Policing Project has been selected by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as the winner of the 2009 Civil Rights Award. The award was given in the multi-agency category recognizing the work of all four cities in Hennepin County currently working with JCPP. The IACP committee noted the JCPP's work to "enhance civil and human rights in our communities through civic engagement."

Role of the JCPP

The JCPP, coordinated by Hennepin County, works to improve communication and understanding between police and multicultural residents in the four communities in which it works. Tsehai Wodajo has served as the community liaison for Hopkins for the last two years.

Civil Right Award Ceremony 

Chief Craig Reid has been invited to the IACP conference in October to accept the award on behalf of the program. This is the first time the Hopkins Police Department has received recognition for programming from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The IACP is made up of over 20,000 members of command level in law enforcement in over 89 countries. This is wonderful recognition for the work JCPP has done in Hopkins in the last two years. The following video shows Congressman Erik Paulsen congratulate the Hopkins Police Department.