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Monday, March 14, 2011

2010 Community Policing Partnership Award

In recognition of his significant contribution to the Amherst Police Department and to the Amherst community through his participation and leadership of the Amherst Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council (SALT), Mr. Robert Joy has been chosen as the recipient of the department’s 2010 Community Policing Partnership Award.

The Amherst SALT Council, the Amherst Police Department’s longest-standing community partnership, strives to identify methods to protect the physical and financial well-being of Amherst elders. Since volunteering as president in 2005, Mr. Joy has been responsible for increased SALT Council membership and for the success of many SALT Council programs, trainings and initiatives.

Born and raised in Amherst, Mr. Joy’s commitment and dedication to his community have been evident throughout his lifetime. For the past 35 years, he has been an active and contributing Town Meeting member. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Mr. Joy continues to organize local American Legion and VFW events to honor all military members. Mr. Joy has been tireless in his outreach efforts for the elder community by representing and promoting the SALT Council and its programs at many community events. His support of the SALT Council’s continued partnership and ongoing collaboration with the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office and the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has been vital to the success of our shared goal to deter crime against elders.

For additional information regarding our programs for elders please go to our website or contact Officer Jamie Reardon at 413-259-3000 or via email.

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