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Police Chief Recognized by Peers

  • 26 May 2015
Police Chief Recognized by Peers

Vail Police Chief Dwight Henninger is the recipient of a peer recognition award for his collaborative work in maintaining a safe environment during the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships. In appreciation of his counter-terrorism involvement, Chief Henninger was presented with the Terrorism Liaison Officer Executive Award by the Colorado Information Analysis Center in Arvada. CIAC is part of the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management within the Department of Public Safety.

In particular, Chief Henninger was recognized for his work in promoting the Terrorism Liaison Officer Program in the Northwest Colorado region. A terrorism liaison officer is the principle point of contact for a public safety agency in matters related to terrorism information. These individuals are responsible for raising the level of prevention and preparedness within communities and better prepare public safety personnel to deal effectively with the threat of terrorism.

As such, Chief Henninger was instrumental in facilitating the “See Something. Say Something” public safety trainings as a prelude to the Alpine World Ski Championships in which community members learned to identify and report suspicious activity. The workshops were attended by more than 2,000 people with attendees continuing to use the skills they learned to assist local law enforcement on an ongoing basis.

Chief Henninger was also recognized for serving on the Guidance Group for the Colorado Information Analysis Center as well as his service as a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Homeland Security Committee. The award was presented to Chief Henninger on May 6 by Colorado State Patrol Cpt. J.P. Burt.

Contact: Dwight Henninger, 970-479-2218
Vail Police Chief

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