For the 12th consecutive year, the Frostburg State University Police has received the Governor's Crime Prevention Award, Category A. The Department has won the award 13 times overall. This year, 18 Maryland law enforcement agencies were recognized.
"It is my very firm conviction that the participation of each officer, as distinct from having a 'crime prevention officer,' is the reason behind our success, " said FSU Chief of Police Brian Shanley. " Everybody did at least two things to contribute. It was noted in our award packet this year that several officers exceeded the minimum requirements for participation in our crime prevention programs. Those officers are well known in our department and across the campus, and deserve special thanks."
To be considered for the award, University Police was required to document its participation in six specified areas:
1. Programs identified by the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute in the areas of personal protection, rape and sexual assault, youth crime prevention, drug abuse prevention, residential security and commercial security;
2. Residential/commercial security surveys and referrals;
3. In-service crime prevention training for officers;
4. Crime prevention public information/media activities;
5. Officer and citizen recognition for crime prevention activity; and
6. Officer and citizen recognition and support of the National Crime Prevention "McGruff" Campaign.
Because of the predominantly younger age of the population the police force serves, University Police substituted a program entitled "Coming to America" in support of FSU's Center for International Education (CIE) to replace programs in elderly crime prevention.
Participation in CIE programs has increased substantially in recent years. "Coming to America" was presented to dispel myths and offer international students practical information for safe and successful study in Frostburg, and for travel throughout the United States.
For more information, contact the University Police at 301-687-4205.
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