TEMPE, Ariz., May 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LifeLock, an industry leader in identity theft protection, has been recognized as a 2012 Communitas Award winner for Excellence in Community Service for LifeLock & FBI-LEEDA: Free Identity Theft Training for Law Enforcement.
The Communitas Awards is an international effort to recognize the spirit of communitas – people helping people. Communitas winners unselfishly give of themselves and their resources, and are changing the way they do business to benefit their communities.
As part of an ongoing nationwide series of free, interactive training sessions offered through a partnership between LifeLock and FBI-LEEDA. The training summits help to increase law enforcement's knowledge of the crime of identity theft. Since its inception in October 2008, the trainings have reached over 2,000 different law enforcement agencies across the country—from New York to Los Angeles to Detroit—with more than 6,500 law enforcement officials in attendance.
"This unique identity theft training program helps law enforcement tremendously," said Sergeant Walter Bowling of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Financial Crimes Unit. "With the current state of the economy, we find that more identity thieves are preying on innocent victims and in turn, our case load goes up. It's this type of free training that all law enforcement should be exposed to. It educates law enforcement on the latest trends of identity theft and new techniques for combating the crime. Not only that, but the training gave us the opportunity to share our field experiences with other officials in an open and comfortable forum, and learn from each other, which is exactly what should be happening."
"By recognizing individuals, organizations and companies for their volunteerism and socially responsible business practices, we are hoping to not only bring attention to great programs, but are working with community minded leaders to make the spirit of communitas an essential element of every business," said Ed Dalheim, executive director of the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals.
A complete list of this year's winners can be found on the Communitas website at www.communitasawards.com.
A multiple award-winning organization, LifeLock, Inc. has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as the eighth fastest growing private company (2010), by Arizona Corporate Excellence as Arizona's Fastest Growing Company and by the American Business Awards as having the Best New Product or Service of the Year for the LifeLock Identity Alert® system. LifeLock most recently won two Stevie Awards at the 2011 American Business Awards. LifeLock was recognized for the 2011 Marketing Campaign of the Year – Diversified Services" award for the "LockMan - Relentlessly Protecting Your Identity" campaign. In addition, LifeLock's Resolution Team received the "2011 Customer Service Team of the Year" award for its unwavering support of members who have identified issues related to identity theft.
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