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☷ City of Danville Virginia - Police chief receives state award for innovation

☷ City of Danville Virginia - Police chief receives state award for innovation

City of Danville , state Virginia
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   On Tuesday , April 26 , Police Chief Scott C . Booth was presented the 2022 Excellence in Virginia Award for Innovation in Government by the Virginia Commonwealth University L . Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at the Richmond Marriott .
   Chief Booth was accompanied by City Manager Ken Larking; city councilmen Sherman Saunders , Lee Vogler , and James Buckner; multiple members of the Danville Police Department; community leaders; friends; and supporters for the formal presentation of this award .
   The L . Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs 2022 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards Announcement Reads:
   INNOVATION IN GOVERNMENT AWARD
   Danville Police Chief Scott Booth is praised for his community policing work , including the Community Leadership and Immersion Program ( CLIP ) for new officers and Pass the Perspective program for citizens .
   When Chief Scott Booth came to the Danville Police Department in 2018 he made his top two priorities the reduction of violent crime and community engagement . Crime numbers have decreased and the relationships and trust have grown in the community . Booth introduced the Community Leadership and Immersion Program ( CLIP ) as part of new officer training and the Pass the Perspective program for residents to learn more about policing . Both programs have had a profound impact on Danville community’s relationship with police .   
   About the award: This award recognizes the recipient’s innovative work has resulted in increased efficiency , effectiveness , or other improvements that affect how a government entity performs , in supporting and delivering services to its constituents . An individual , organization or government entity may be nominated for this award .
   A video highlighting the programs  and achievements of the Danville Police Department’s community engagement efforts under Chief Booth was presented at the ceremony and can be viewed at
   https://www . youtube . com/watch?v=mlJidHHAFwg&list=PLodkBl9k8X0n - pI2oStqNGICuDYMN5g5E&index=4&t=3s
   The L . Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs announced a special broadcast for tonight , April 27 , at 7:30 on WTVR Channel 6  
   https://www . wtvr . com/live 
    . This program will feature this year’s award recipients as well as the vital work of the Wilder School .  
   This award highlights the excellent work of the men and women of the Danville Police Department under the leadership of Chief Booth , while being supported by City leaders , community members , and partners working to make Danville grow better every day .  
   

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