Rose Cannaday of Irving TX is the first ever recipient of the North Texas Police Chiefs Association's Lowell Cannaday Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award.
Rose is a former Irving City Councilwoman having served 8 years from 2007 to 2014. As part of her duties she served as Deputy Mayor Pro Tem (2009 - 2010) and Mayor Pro Tem (2010 - 2012).
Lowell Cannaday was Irving Police Chief from 1994 to 2004 and was elected to the Irving City Council after that. When he stepped down to run for Dallas County sheriff in 2007, his wife, Rose, was elected to fill his unexpired term. Lowell Cannaday passed away in 2018 at the age of 81.
Award text: "Presented with honor to Rose Cannaday on behalf of her husband, Lowell, for his lifelong contributions to law enforcement. His legacy will continue to positively impact policing through those he mentored. He demonstrated the highest levels of dedication, professionalism, integrity and serant leadership."
About North Texas Police Chiefs Association
The Texas Police Chiefs Association was founded in 1958 to promote, encourage and advance the professional development of Chiefs of Police and senior police management personnel throughout the State of Texas.
TPCA is a statewide law enforcement administrator's organization for Texas and, as such, it is concerned on a statewide basis with all issues involving the criminal justice system. We believe that local chiefs of police possess a thorough knowledge of the law enforcement needs within the state.
Through an organization such as TPCA, issues affecting the criminal justice system can be addressed both with local elected officials and the state legislature. Over five decades after its founding, TPCA actively seeks to promote the professional practice of law enforcement administration, to represent the membership and the profession on issues of concern, and to encourage high ethical standards of conduct among law enforcement administrators through its code of ethics.