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FM police detective honored for work with local children's advocacy center

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Flower Mound Police Department Det. Joe Adcock will receive the prestigious 2015 Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas Partners in Courage – Multidisciplinary Team Member Award.

Adcock, who was nominated by the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County, was selected from all law enforcement, prosecution attorneys, Department of Family and Protective Service employees and mental health/medical professional nominees across the state of Texas.

In his role as investigator of crimes against children, Adcock has worked closely with the Denton County agency since 2008.

“Detective Adcock embodies the Children’s Advocacy Center model by living the team concept, by believing in the children served by the agency, and by doing everything in his power to advocate for their justice and healing,” said Dan Leal, executive director for Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County, in a news release. “Detective Adcock regularly introduces new volunteers and donors to the Children’s Advocacy Center going above and beyond the outstanding job he already does as a FMPD detective and CAC team member.”

Several examples of Adcock’s leadership were outlined in the nomination including assisting with other law enforcement agencies, providing marketing services for the center, supporting day-to-day operations of the agency and even volunteering his time for various functions. Adcock always has “the best interest of the child in mind and consistently refers families to services the CACDC offers,” officials said.

In law enforcement since 1995, Adcock has worked for the Flower Mound Police Department since 1997. He is an active member of the North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force and has federal credentials pending as a member of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations Cyber Child Exploitation Group Task Force.

“Detective Joe Adcock is very deserving of this award and we’re extremely proud of his efforts,” said Flower Mound Police Chief Andy Kancel in the news release. “Investigating Crimes against Children is a difficult assignment, but he recognizes the importance of speaking up for our children: our most vulnerable citizens.  Joe’s partnership with the CACDC and his work with these young crime victims is one more reason why Flower Mound is such a safe community.”

Adcock will receive his award in January at the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas Annual Conference in Austin.

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