Major Robert Althoff of the Laurel Police Department is picking up a top honor for his work with crime victims.
On May 1, 2014, the non-profit group Community Advocates for Family & Youth, also known as CAFY, is awarding the police veteran its Award of Distinction in a ceremony at Partnership Hall at the Laurel Police Department. CAFY spokeswoman Vondale Mack says Major Althoff is getting the award because of “his compassion and dedication to victims.”
Althoff has spearheaded a program to educate Laurel Police officers on how to recognize domestic violence victims who may be in distress and in need of immediate care and shelter.
He has also been instrumental in a developing a training program to teach officers the best way to care for domestic violence victims at the scene.
Mayor Craig A. Moe is among the guests invited to the CAFY Awards program which will also honor other business and community leaders making a difference in the lives of crimes victims.
Partnership Hall is located at the Laurel Police Department, 811 5th Street. The award ceremony will take place from 6pm to 8pm on May 1st.
For more information, visit www.cafyonline.org or call 301-390-4092.