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Police Detective Honored at Awards Ceremony

Leesburg's Bob Thompson recognized at Allies in Prevention Awards Luncheon.

Leesburg's Bob Thompson recognized at Allies in Prevention Awards Luncheon. Patch file.
Leesburg's Bob Thompson recognized at Allies in Prevention Awards Luncheon. Patch file.
Release, Town of Leesburg:

The Leesburg Police Department is pleased to announce that Detective Bob Thompson has been recognized for his outstanding efforts in keeping children safe in our community at the Allies in Prevention Awards Luncheon. The awards program annually recognizes and awards one person from each of the five major jurisdictions in Northern Virginia who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect in the community. The five major jurisdictions include Alexandria, Arlington, Loudoun, Fairfax/Falls Church, and Prince William.

Detective Thompson was honored on Tuesday April 1, 2014 at a ceremony held in McLean, VA at the Maggiano’s Restaurant at the Tysons Galleria. Detective Thompson, who has been employed by the Town of Leesburg Police Department since 1999 and currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Section as the Family Crimes Coordinator, plays a key role in keeping children safe and handles the more complex child sexual assault and domestic violence cases, and conducts the majority of the interviews at the new Loudoun Child Advocacy Center for the police department. “Detective Thompson has worked tirelessly in Child Abuse investigation and Child Abuse Prevention. Bob’s dedication to help societies most vulnerable speaks volumes about the kind of officer and person he is. The department is extremely proud of him and congratulate him on this well-deserved honor” stated Chief of Police Joseph Price.

The Month of April is recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and is also the kickoff for a brand new Northern Virginia Child Abuse Prevention Campaign, Kids Need Connections, developed by SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now). The program is geared towards positive adult-child connections to keep children safe and to nurture their growth and development. 

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