College Station Police Chief Jeff Capps is pleased to announce that the College Station Police Criminal Investigations Division has received the prestigious Thomson Reuters Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Chief Capps, Assistant Chief Larry Johnson and Criminal Investigations Commander Lt. Lesley Hicks were among those present to receive the award at the annual conference for the IACP in Chicago IL on October 25, 2011. The award recognizes “quality achievement and innovation in managing and conducting criminal investigations, with the goal of sharing information to advance the art and science of criminal investigations”.
In the letter announcing the award, IACP president Mark Marshall stated:
“The College Station Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division demonstrated a high degree of ingenuity and proficiency in the use of technological advances to develop proactive techniques to identify and apprehend suspects in several high profile capital murder cases. The division added significantly to the art and science of criminal investigations by developing innovative strategies including the use of video enhancement systems and forensic cell phone software to gather evidence that proved crucial to the resolution of these cases. It is the spirit of professional innovation, enterprise, and excellence that the members of the selection committee endorsed your department’s application as this year’s winner.” The College Station Police Criminal Investigations Division was selected from 23 finalists to receive the award.
“I felt both proud and honored to have accepted such a prestigious national award on behalf of the hardworking men and women of the College Station Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. The tenacity, ingenuity and innovation displayed by this group is truly amazing as they are very deserving of this award.” Chief of Police Jeff Capps.