Congratulations to the Duluth Police Department!  The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) announced today that Duluth is among four agencies that have been selected to receive the 2012 IACP/Cisco Systems Community Policing Award.

The award recognizes outstanding community policing initiatives by law enforcement agencies worldwide.

Duluth Police Deputy Chief Mike Tusken will travel to San Diego where he will accept the award during the 119th Annual IACP Conference on October 1st.


Columbia Heights, MN Police Department (Population fewer than 20,000 residents)

Duluth, MN Police Department (Population of 50,001 to 100,000 residents)

Clearwater, FL Police Department (Population of 100,001 to 250,000 residents)

San Diego Police Department, San Diego, CA (Population of 250,001+ residents)


Hopkins, MN Police Department (Population fewer than 20,000)

Population of 20,001 to 50,000 (4 finalists):

Bradenton, FL Police Department

Burlington, VT Police Department

Grapevine, TX Police Department

Hanover Park, IL Police Department

Greater Sudbury Police Service, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Population of 100,001 to 250,000)

Rishon Leziyon Police Station INP – Rishon Leziyon, Israel (Population of more than 250,001)

Riverside, CA Police Department (Population of more than 250,001)

Special Recognition

Community Oriented Government: PhillyRising Collaborative, City of Philadelphia, PA

More information on the IACP and the Community Policing Award HERE