The Chandler Police Department recognized the exceptional efforts of its employees during 2013 at its Annual Awards Ceremony. Department employees gathered on the evening of March 19, 2014 to Celebrate Chandler’s Finest.
Congratulations to the following employees and units who were honored:
The Unit Citation award is presented to a Department team or unit whose actions exemplify the mission statement of the Chandler Police Department. Three Department units were presented with a Unit Citation award:
- The Park Rangers Unit: Sergeant Jim Bruggeman and Park Rangers Ricardo Basurto, Shad Hancock, Gary Hyduke, Tim McKenna, and George Tole
- The Sex Crimes Unit: Sergeant David Austin and Detectives George Arias, John Beekman, Brendan Busse, Amy Hedges, Amanda Janssen, Paul Kee, William Klapmeyer, Ashley Nolan, and Ryan Palmer
- The Robbery/ Homicide Unit: Sergeant Jesse Boggs and Detectives Rob Dykstra, Ivan Kaminsky, Nate Moffat, Dave Selvidge, Troy Spielman, and Cassandra Ynclan
- The Traffic Unit: Lieutenant Lucas Hunt, Sergeants Dean LaVergne, Mike Colvin, and Charlie Cote, and Officers Keith Aguiar, John Allison, Tyler Britt, Kris Buchanan, Tom Chapman, Jon Correll, Eddie Cuthbertson, Rob Garduno, Cameron Jacobs, William Johnson, Dan McQuillin, Travis Miller, Daryl Nyby, David Payne, Loren Reeves, and Glen Robison
The Meritorious Service award is presented to a member of the Department who consistently exceeds normal job requirements with at least one specific act of outstanding performance. This may include a member proceeding with a pre-determined plan, program, investigation, or official act that exemplifies the mission statement of the Chandler Police Department.
The 2013 recipients of this award include Officer Matthew Cacciola, Officer Sherri Chavarria, Amber Harris, Officer Jose Hernandez, Laura Jordan, Detective Ivan Kaminsky, Marcia Parrish, and Jean Watson.
The Lifesaving Medal is presented to employees directly responsible for saving/ prolonging a human life (Extended by days or weeks). A recipient may be any Department employee, on or off-duty.
Recipients for this award were Officers David Parks, Ariel Werther, David Parsons, Joshua Pueblo, David Uridge, Aaron Lowe, and Tyler Service.
The Community Service award is presented to an employee who displays extraordinary efforts in serving the community.
Officers Stephen Dieu and Loranda Tibble were the recipients of the 2013 Community Service Award.
The Communications Employee of the Year award is presented to a member of the Communications Section in recognition of outstanding accomplishment and for facilitating the achievement of organizational goals and objectives.
Christy Schoonover is the 2013 Communications Employee of the Year.
The Civilian Supervisor of the Year Award is presented to a civilian supervisor for distinguished supervision and leadership in any assignment over a period of one year that is clearly exceptional in achieving departmental goals and objectives.
Kristin Leonard is the 2013 Civilian Supervisor of the Year.
The Sworn Supervisor of the Year Award is presented to a sworn supervisor for distinguished supervision and leadership in any police assignment over a period of one year that is clearly exceptional in achieving departmental goals and objectives.
Sergeant Shawn Hancock is the 2013 Sworn Supervisor of the Year.
The Employee of the Year award is presented to a civilian employee for outstanding performance over a period of one year in achieving department goals and objective through projects, programs, or situations requiring exceptional dedication.
Susan Martin is the 2013 Employee of the Year.
The Officer of the Year award is presented to an officer for distinguished service in any police assignment over a period of one year’s time that is clearly exceptional and places the recipient in a position above other members of the same rank.
Detective Cassandra Ynclan is the 2013 Officer of the Year.