Each year at the Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon the Crime Commission awards deserving individuals and/or businesses for their efforts towards a safer, better Greater Kansas City Community.
WILLIAM H. DUNN, SR. AWARD
In recognition of an individual who has successfully navigated reentry from incarceration or of an individual or business who has supported the Second Chance program and its clients with positive community and workforce reentry. Wm. Dunn, Sr. helped found the Second Chance program and has been a board member and active supporter for many years.
ILUS DAVIS AWARD
In recognition of an outstanding civic leader with an extraordinary vision for the future and a commitment to work with law enforcement and the other criminal justice agencies to make our metropolitan area safe and secure. The award is named after "Ike" Davis who was in public service as a City Councilman, Mayor of KCMO, President of the KC Board of Police Commissioners, and a variety of other civic leadership roles.
ALVIN BROOKS AWARD
In recognition of the community leader who best exemplifies the spirit and dedication to law enforcement and community service that is reflected by Kansas City's very own, Alvin Brooks. Brooks was one of the first African Americans to serve in the KCPD, starting as an officer and eventually serving as Chair on the KC Board of Police Commissioners. He founded the nonprofit Ad Hoc Group Against Crime and eventually served as mayor pro tem. Brooks has long been a leading local civil rights leader. The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce named Brooks 2019 Kansas Citian of the Year.
OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD
In recognition of an officer at the city, county, state or federal level for exemplary, long-term service to the community. The officer must not be above the rank of sergeant or supervisor.
CLARENCE M. KELLEY AWARD
This award has been presented annually since 1980 in recognition of an outstanding Law Enforcement administrator from one of the five counties that make up Kansas City’s metropolitan area. Clarence Kelley was highly respected for his leadership and integrity with the Kansas City Missouri Police as well as when he was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.