Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Deputy Chris Johnston was named the Crime Prevention Practitioner of the Year by the Washington State Crime Prevention Association (WSCPA) last week during the WSCPA’s 40th Anniversary Crime Prevention and Safety Conference in Walla Walla, Washington.
WSCPA also honored Retired Spokane Valley Police Chief Rick VanLeuven with the Crime Prevention Chief of the Year Award. Rick VanLeuven, who retired on June 30, 2016, served as Spokane Valley Police Chief for the past 9 of his 35 years career with the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Johnston received this award for his outstanding work in the community by providing the highest quality of crime prevention outreach to community members, groups and citizens.
Deputy Johnston teaches personal safety classes, active shooter response, identity theft prevention, and conducts security surveys for homes, buildings, campuses, private individuals, companies and government entities. He also trains other crime prevention professionals on topics such as Dealing with Suicidal Persons with PTSD and Preventing the Next Active Shooter.
Spokane Valley Police Chief Mark Werner said, “We are extremely proud of the crime prevention efforts Deputy Johnston provides for the citizens of Spokane Valley. We are honored the Washington State Crime Prevention Association recognized Chris’ professionalism and hard work with this award.”
If you would like more information regarding Crime Prevention, please visit their webpages at http://www.spokanecounty.org/1376/Crime-Prevention-Unit.
You can contact Deputy Johnston for Spokane Valley Crime Prevention questions at 509-477-2592 or Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy David Morris for Spokane County Crime Prevention questions at 509-477-6044.