POLICE Magazine has been nominated for four editorial excellence awards in the Western Publishing Association's Maggie awards program, including for best public safety trade magazine.
In addition to the overall award, POLICE was nominated for best cover for its November cover, best series of articles for its "Duty Dangers" series, and best feature article for an article that explored the civil rights era murder of a Louisiana deputy purportedly by the Ku Klux Klan.
The best public safety category judges overall excellence. POLICE Magazine submitted its October issue that featured several articles on U.S.-Mexico border enforcement.
The November cover depicted an officer searching a house's attic to illustrate search tactics. Art director LaMar Norman designed the cover.
The "Duty Dangers" series featured articles on officer ambushes, booby traps, traffic stops, and searching for concealed subjects. Associate Editor and retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy Dean Scoville wrote the articles.
The magazine's feature article, "Chasing Ghosts," explored the 1965 murder of Dep. O'Neal Moore. The article, which was written by Kristine Meldrum Denholm, traced the FBI's reopening of the case.