On Friday evening December 13th, Colonel David P. Tikoian was presented with the, “Community Policing Award” by the Rhode Island Guardians Association, during their annual awards dinner held at the Cape Verdean Progressive Center in East Providence.
Colonel Tikoian received this award for his efforts that have assisted to develop and instill Community Policing as a philosophy that promotes the establishment of collaborative partnerships between law enforcement and the individuals and organizations they serve.
The Rhode Island Guardians Association is a minority police organization dedicated to creating stronger bonds and relationships between the communities its members serve and all members of the criminal justice system.
Members of the Rhode Island Guardian Association devote their time, experience, expertise and mentoring skills to better guide and prepare young college and high school students of color for a viable career in the field of criminal justice.
Other award recipients included:
Community Leadership Award:
Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson, U.S. Court of Appeals , First Circuit
Law Enforcement Leadership Award:
Chief Mark J. Porter, Chief of Police – Brown University.
Community Policing Award:
Colonel David P. Tikoian – Chief, North Providence Police
Community Service Award:
Susan Thomas – Senior Director of Training & Program Development – MENTOR Rhode Island.
Lifetime Achievement Award (Posthumously)
Michael Van Leesten – Exec. Director for the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Rhode Island
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Colonel David P. Tikoian accepts the “Community Police Award” from retired Rhode Island State Police Lieutenant and President of Rhode Island Guardians Association John A’Vant. Congratulations Colonel on a job well done!