Axon announces 2019 RISE winners, partners with Coffee with a Cop

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Post by NHGF [Feed] » Sat May 04, 2019 12:33 pm

Author: Heather R. Cotter
By PoliceOne Staff SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Axon announced the winners of the 2019 RISE Awards, which honors community policing. This year’s winners include Chris Cognac, former police officer and founder of Coffee with a Cop, and Sylvia Moir, Chief of the Tempe Police Department and advocate for mindfulness in policing. The recipients were both recognized for their efforts and received $5,000 donations to organizations they support. "It is a privilege to recognize these outstanding examples of community commitment,” Axon CEO and founder Rick Smith said in a press release. “One of the toughest issues facing society today is the gap between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Chris and Sylvia have dedicated their lives to finding a way to bridge this gap by helping both individual community members and focusing on the mental health of officers who serve to protect those community members.” Axon also announced a partnership with the Coffee with a Cop organization that will bring a sponsorship of training events aimed at developing community policing skills for agencies across the U.S. “Sometimes the most impactful thing you can do is to just ask someone are you happy? Are you ok? How is your day?” Chris... Posted by Axon US on Tuesday, April 30, 2019



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