Menlo Park Police Department wins international award for community policing


The Menlo Park Police Department has been recognized again this year with an award for community policing, this time the International Association of Chiefs of Police/Cisco Community Policing Award.

The award, announced on Oct. 4, recognizes initiatives by law enforcement to prevent crime and improve quality of life for communities, according to the organization's blog.

"I am extremely proud of the men and women of our department for being so actively engaged with the community," Menlo Park Police Chief Bob Jonsen said in an email.

Menlo Park was named the winner in one of four categories, designated for police departments in cities of 20,001 to 50,000 residents. The winners will be recognized in San Diego.

Menlo Park's Police Department has been on a winning streak over the past 12 months. The department:

● Won the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in Public Safety in October 2015.

● Was a top-three finalist for the 2016 James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing in March 2016.

In September 2016, Chief Jonsen was named winner of the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce's Golden Acorn award for public service.

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Posted by chuy
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Oct 7, 2016 at 7:50 pm

felicidades a todo el personal del police deparment. sigan como asta ahora.

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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 7, 2016 at 8:34 pm

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Great job Menlo Park PD!

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