COPS Office Award Nominations Open

2014 L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award Accepting Nominations

From the COPS Office:

The nomination window for the 2014 L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award will remain open until Thursday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), the L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award is bestowed upon a collaborative team of law enforcement and community members whose innovative civic interactions have transformed public safety in their community.

The winning team of two or more individuals—at least one law enforcement officer and one community member—will have demonstrated active engagement with the community in a multifaceted manner that has been sustained over time and has resulted in positive, observable public safety outcomes.

The ideal team
creates sustainable collaborations that are innovative, creative, and transformative;
displays civic leadership through problem solving and collaborative partnerships;
institutionalizes sustainable, positive observable public safety outcomes;
promotes public safety through dedication to the community policing philosophy.
The L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award is named in memory of Tony Sutin, who served as a founder and deputy director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) from its creation in 1994 to 1996. A distinguished graduate from Harvard Law School and former partner of the law firm Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C., Tony was widely known and respected for his tremendous commitment to service and community. It is with great admiration and respect for Tony’s many contributions to the COPS Office and the principles of community policing that the COPS Office names this award in his memory.

Visit the COPS Office’s L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award website to learn more and nominate a team.

Nominations must be sent via e-mail to or via fax to 202-616-8658 (ATTN: Nazmia Alqadi) by Thursday, June 12 at 5 p.m. EST.

Please direct all general inquiries to Nazmia Alqadi.



About stephenomeara

My name is Jim Jordan. I have had the privilege of working with the Boston Police Department and hundreds more departments over my nearly 30-year career in police administration and city government. I am now teaching and consulting independently at I have learned the best of what I know from the thousands of smart, dedicated and ethical police personnel and scholars who have guided me along the way. My address is named for the great Reform commissioner of the Boston Police at the turn of the 20th century. Commissioner O'Meara died just a short while before the Strike in 1919. He was replaced by a vicious puppet (of Gov. Coolidge) named Edwin U. Curtis. Had O'Meara lived events may have turned out quite differently.
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