By James Gilbert, Sun Staff Writer
January 20, 2011
Dallas (Vocus / PRWEB) – LeadsOnline, an online investigative tool used by thousands of law enforcement officials across the country to track and recover stolen property, is to announce the 2011 Future Leaders Scholarship that is intended to help members and families of police officers with tuition costs.
The LeadsOnline Future Leaders Scholarship aims to support the effort our law enforcement officials put forth everyday to bring peace and justice to our communities by supporting the educational ambitions of the next generation of leaders, as well as law enforcement professionals currently in the field.
LeadsOnline is an online system that works with police across the country to track and recover stolen property. Thousands of police departments use LeadsOnline to help track and recover stolen property -- everything from jewelry to sporting equipment to electronics, computers, cameras, and other items such as designer clothing, collectibles, and other items with invaluable personal worth. The system allows detectives to search for the items using a variety of parameters, including item descriptions and serial numbers. When an item is sold to a pawn or secondhand shop, the product information is entered in the LeadsOnline database and is immediately viewable by participating law enforcement agencies across the country.
A total of $5,000 in college scholarships will be awarded in 2011: three $1,000 awards to college-bound high school seniors; four $250 awards to college-bound high school seniors; one $500 award to a current college student; and, one $500 award to a law enforcement agency employee currently attending college. The application can be found online at www.leadsonline.com and the deadline is Wednesday, April 20, 2011.
Applicants must put together a one-minute video that will increase awareness of LeadsOnline investigative services among law enforcement agencies and public officials. Applicants do not need to themselves appear in the video and are encouraged to be creative with subject matter, types of actors in the minute-long 'short,' and can make the video have any tone they see fit: comedy, drama, etc.
"We received some really impressive videos last year," says Dave Finley, president and CEO of LeadsOnline. "and we can't wait to see the great videos this year."
Applicants must be college-bound high school seniors or current college students in law enforcement families. In order to be eligible, a close family member must use or supervise users of LeadsOnline investigative services in a law enforcement capacity within a subscribing agency. LeadsOnline investigative services include TotalTrack, SelectSearch, FastFind, Metal Theft Investigations System (MTIS) and LeadsOnlabs MethMonitor.
In addition, one scholarship will be awarded to a law enforcement employee who uses the LeadsOnline systems and is currently enrolled in college.
The scholarship deadline is Wednesday, April 20. Applications and more information can be found at www.leadsonline.com. Winners will be announced during the fourth annual LeadsOnline Leadership Conference that will be held in Dallas May 17-19.