The High Point, North Carolina police department received the 2007 Innovations in American Government Award from the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. This prestigious award was given to High Point for their successful strategy to eliminate neighborhood drug markets, which was designed by Professor Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control.

According to President Jeremy Travis, “It is indeed gratifying for John Jay to see Professor Kennedy’s work receive such high praise and recognition.  This award is particularly noteworthy since this is the second time that Professor Kennedy’s crime reduction strategies are being recognized with the Innovations in American Government Award.” 

In 1997, the Boston Police Department was recognized for Operation Ceasefire, a strategy designed by Kennedy to deter firearm violence.

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