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Looking Beyond the License Plate Program

Looking Beyond the License Plate

A National Law Enforcement Recognition Program

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP Highway Safety Committee), in cooperation with the 3M Traffic Safety and Security Division, established this program to recognize officers whose observations of a license plate resulted in the apprehension of a suspect or the solution of a crime.

Case histories submitted by law enforcement officers substantiate the importance of license plates as effective tools in crime resolution.

2015 Program Details

Entry Form | Official Rules

Brought to you by 3M Traffic Safety and Security Division and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP Highway Safety Committee).

IACP Annual Meeting - October 24-27 in Chicago, IL

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP Highway Safety Committee), in cooperation with the 3M Traffic Safety and Security Division established this program to recognize officers whose observations of a license plate resulted in the apprehension of a suspect or the solution of a crime. Case histories submitted by law enforcement officers substantiate the importance of license plates as effective tools in crime resolution.

The winning entry will receive an expense paid trip to the Annual Meeting of the IACP; Honorable Mention Award winners also will be acknowledged.

All entries in the 2015 award program must be based on license plate observations occurring between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. All entries for the award program must be entered by May 15, 2015 EST. If you need additional information, please call 651-736-5864.

Click here to read The Police Chief magazine article.

Looking Beyond the License Plate Program PDF, 1.12 Mbs
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2014 Looking Beyond the License Plate Award Program

Top Honors Award

Officer David Pilkington

Officer David Pilkington – Chandler Police Department, Arizona

Officer Pilkington was driving a fully marked Chandler Police Vehicle with license plate reader equipment through a public housing complex when he received a hit on a stolen white Dodge Intrepid. The vehicle was unoccupied upon discovery. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time Officer Pilkington found it, so Detective Wiseman was called to conduct surveillance undercover. No one came to the vehicle, so it was recovered.

Further investigation revealed that the apartment complex parking lot had a video surveillance, which exposed the identity of the male getting out of the stolen vehicle. Officer Pilkington was able to identify the male subject, receive the suspect's information, and conducted surveillance on the location. The man was located and arrested for possession of the vehicle. A search warrant was conducted in his apartment where the vehicle's key fob was located. The male was eventually booked for possession of the stolen vehicle.

While the stolen vehicle was being investigated, Officer Pilkington was contacted by a detective and the FBI that the male arrested was a suspect in a homicide. Not only was the male the subject, but the stolen vehicle is believed to be involved when committing the homicide. The investigation is still ongoing.

Read the stories of the 2014 Looking Beyond the License Plate Award Program
Read the stories of the 2013 Looking Beyond the License Plate Award Program

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