VRPD Finalists for Dr. Curtis McClung Award of Excellence

On June 6th Villa Rica P.D. was notified that the department is one of three finalists for the Dr. Curtis McClung Award of Excellence presented by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Members of the department have been invited to the awards dinner to be held in Savannah on July 25th.
The departments chosen to be considered are Villa Rica Police Department for their “ALIVE” program, Marietta Police Department for their Citizens Response to Active Shooter Events, and Sandy Springs Police Department for their GACP Project, COPS Program.
Villa Rica Police Department’s “ALIVE” program stands for Advanced Learning In Vehicle Education. While the department is involved in many community focused programs: Citizens Academy, Youth Academy, Social Media, and Explorers – just to name a few, one of the more notable in-house programs is the Driver’s Education program. The program is presented in the Villa Rica High School by the police department twice a year (once per each semester). VRPD is proud of this program because it has been completely created, produced, and presented by the police department in partnership with the Villa Rica High School Driver’s Education Staff.
The program is a two day event which allows the students to interact with officers in a fun, educational, personal setting on important driver safety information. Chief Mansour is thankful for the police department’s opportunity to be an interactive member of the community as we are always seeking ways to innovate, partner, and enhance our relations with our citizens.
Captain Shaddix said “The department is very honored to be chosen as a finalist for the award. While we hope to be selected for the award, the department is already a winner because of the community in which we serve”.
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