By Devin Martin
Chief Fowler, who is also a co-chair of the organization, received the award in recognition of his work to make the city a safer environment for children, for the second year in a row, the group stated.
“I’m honored to be recognized by other leaders in law enforcement, for the work we’ve done in the police department to make the lives of Syracuse’s children better,” Fowler stated. “Giving children the right opportunities is critical in making sure we can have a safer, healthier community in the future.”
“Chief Fowler has been an outstanding leader for our community, not just in fighting crime where it happens, but working on the social, economic, and environmental causes of crime,” Mayor Miner said. “I am grateful to have him on our team, and excited that he is being recognized with this special honor. ‘Fight Crime: Invest in Kids’ works with law enforcement organizations across the nation, and I am pleased they have chosen to recognize Chief Fowler, and the Syracuse Police Department’s ongoing efforts to invest in our next generation.”
“Fight Crime: Invest in Kids” is a national organization with over 5,000 law enforcement leaders, and 250 members within New York state. The organization is made up of chiefs of police, sheriffs, district attorneys, and crime survivors.
Each year, the organization awards a police chief, a sheriff and a district attorney with a “Champion for Children” Award.
Organization officials said Fowler’s consecutive receipt of the award over the past two years has been unprecedented.
Visit https://vimeo.com/180216530 to view video of the award presentation, or click on the image below.