International Association of Chiefs of Police has named Evanston one of four communities nationwide selected to receive its top annual award for community policing.
Evanston won in the category for communities with 50,000 to 100,000 residents.
Todd Miller, community policing chair for the association said that 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.”
Award winners will be honored at the IACP’s Annual Conference Banquet in Orlando on Oct. 27. The awards have been given annually since 1998.