Brookhaven Police Department Receives Positive Policing Award
Brookhaven Police Department Receives ASIS International Positive Policing Award
Brookhaven, GA, May 8, 2017 – The Brookhaven Police Department has received the ASIS International “Positive Policing Award” today at a ceremony in downtown Atlanta from the Greater Atlanta ASIS Chapter. ASIS International is a professional security organization dedicated to promoting leadership throughout the profession.
The award was given to the department in response to the dedication exhibited by their officers to the Brookhaven Community. Programs such as Shop with a Badge, Coffee with a Cop, and the Hispanic Citizen’s Police Academy highlight the department’s commitment to community outreach and public engagement.
Officer Carlos Nino accepted the award from ASIS International on behalf of the Brookhaven Police Department, saying “I appreciate the fact that all of the department’s efforts with the community were recognized today. Now more than ever, it’s important for us as a local authority to bridge the gap to the community.”
It has been the belief since the inception of the department that community policing is not a unilateral effort but rather bilateral and requires a strong partnership between law enforcement and the community.
“Community engagement and positive interaction between police officers and the citizens they protect are integral to developing and maintaining positive relationships with the community,” says Deputy Police Chief Juan Grullon.
Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura (far left) and Officer Carlos Nino (center left) receiving the Positive Policing Award from John Garrigan (center right) and Jeremiah Frazier (far right) of the ASIS Greater Atlanta Chapter.
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