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And The Leadership in the Prevention of Vehicle Crimes Award 2022 Goes To...

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The Leonardo team had a terrific time at this year's International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition in Dallas, Texas — the largest police educational and technology exposition in the world.

Thank you to everyone who swung by our booth to view the Street Sentry, relaxed in our Scofflaws Saloon, and chatted with us about our new and exciting technology.

We'd also like to join IACP in congratulating this year’s winners of the Leadership in the Prevention of Vehicle Crimes Award:

The DeKalb County Police Department (DCPD) in Georgia, and their Officer Deandre T. Brown.

The award, sponsored by Leonardo, encourages law enforcement agencies, task forces, councils, community partnerships, and other international theft prevention alliances to present the results and effectiveness of their theft prevention and enforcement programs. 

“We congratulate DCPD and Officer Brown on their commendable accomplishments through their new Hot Spot initiative,” says Nate Maloney, VP of Marketing and Communications for Leonardo.

“The effective prevention and resolution of vehicle crimes come down to an agency’s willingness to try new strategies and the constant diligence and active engagement of dedicated officers like Officer Brown.”

Officer Brown, a 3-year DCPD veteran, embraced the agency’s new Hot Spot initiative to deter criminal activity in high-crime areas. He handled 2,238 calls for service, issued 283 citations, and made 169 arrests, 104 of which were for felonies.

Check out the full press release for more information on the award and our partnership with IACP.