2019 Department Employees of the Year:
Lifesaving Award: The Lifesaving Award recognizes employee(s) extraordinary actions while affecting or attempting to affect a lifesaving rescue or any other acts that would be considered lifesaving. This award is for actions rendered beyond normal first aid whether or not the employee is on or off duty.
Marine Safety Officer Doug Leach
Communications Supervisor Jennifer La Fontaine
Detective Jon Deliema
Officer RJ Garwood
Officer Frank Gallant
Officer Mitchell Martinez
Officer of the Year: A sworn officer, below the rank of sergeant, who has demonstrated exemplary job performance and/or other accomplishments that far exceeds the exceptional level expected of a sworn officer.
Officer David Avalos
Civilian Employee of the Year: A civilian employee who has demonstrated exemplary job performance and/or other accomplishments that far exceeds the exceptional level expected of their position.
Supervisor of the Year: A supervisor of the rank of sergeant, lieutenant, captain and civilian supervisor or manager who has demonstrated exemplary job performance and/or accomplishments that far exceeds the exceptional level expected of their position.
Sergeant Sam Shepherd
Records Bureau Supervisor Shantel Collins
Award of Merit: Any employee of the Huntington Beach Police Department who has exhibited outstanding performance during the year that consistently reflects exemplary work that far exceeds the exceptional level expected of their position.
Detective Brad Smith
Officer Ryan Christie
Distinguished Service Award: Any employee of the Huntington Beach Police Department, who displays continued excellent work, achieves significant accomplishments that positively influence the department and community, and model the Organizational Values of the Department throughout their career.
Detective Pat Ellis
Detective Dave Humphreys
Crime Fighter Award: This award recognizes employee(s) whose actions or performance, above the standard performance of their position, have resulted in a significant arrest or solved a significant crime trend that has positively influenced the community and department.
Officer Travis Mossbrooks
Unit/Team Award: The Unit/Team Award recognizes members of any group (unit, squad, detail, assignment, or other group) for outstanding contributions during a major incident, event of great significance or major contribution to the organization or the community.
Communications Unit "Gold Nation" - Communication Supervisor Jennifer La Fontaine, Communications Operators Stacy Arnold, Kaitlin Tidrick, Michelle Terrones, Max Werk
Employee Awards presented throughout 2019
MADD Law Enforcement Recognition Awards
Officer Grant Hasselbach 370 arrests
Officer Kate Jordan 25 arrests
Officer Craig Moresco 52 arrests
MADD Law Enforcement Champion Award
Officer Grant Hasselbach
2019 Employees of the Month
February Jon Deliema, RJ Garwood, Jennifer La Fontaine
April Marion Loney
August Ron Davis
October Officer Frank Gallant and Officer Mitchell Martinez
November Officer David Avalos
December Forensic Specialist Michelle Fiore
HB Masonic Lodge First Responders Volunteer Award
Officer Irma Lamas
CA Peace Officers' Association Medal of Valor:
Officer Michael Bischel
April Officer Gabe Ricci
October Lieutenant Oscar Garcia
2019 Elks Lodge Street Cops Awards:
Officer of the Year Officer Joe Kearby
Aero/Traffic Officer of the Year Officer/Pilot Mark Wersching
Detective of the Year Detective Jesse Garber
Civilian Employee of the Year CSO Dina Walton
Auto Theft Advisory Council-Auto Theft Recovery Award:
Officer Robert Gonzales
Kindervision - The Greatest Save Award:
Detective Trent Tunstall
Ocean View School District Honorary Service Award Winner 2019:
Officer Ryan Christie
HB Elks Lodge Enrique Camarena Award (Drug Education and Prevention in the Community):
Officer Eric Esparza
City of Huntington Beach
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Huntington Beach, CA
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