The Anaheim Police Department was recognized recently as a model for national excellence by a national tourism customer-service training program.
The award, given by the Certified Tourism Ambassador Program, culminates months of training and testing.
“One of our biggest challenges is providing high quality service that meets the differing needs of Anaheim’s 350,000 residents and its more than 20 million annual visitors,” said Deputy Police Chief Craig Hunter.
The acknowledgement is a testament to the outstanding effort put forth by all police employees to serve visitors, he said.
“To protect and to serve is what we’re all about,” Hunter said, “Historically low crime statistics provide evidence of our efforts to protect; we are equally focused on enhancing the high quality of our service. It’s an honor to be recognized for our effort.”
To read more about Anaheim’s participation in the program, click here.
The award comes as tourism officials forecast a spike in the number of visitors to Anaheim next year.
Already, 42 major events are booked next year; there are 43 scheduled for this year. For more about the state of local and regional tourism, read Orange County Register Sarah Tully’s recent report here.