The Police News
Dickinson Honors Volunteers and Officers of the Year
Special to The Police News
The Dickinson Police Department along with the Dickinson Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association held their annual banquet on Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Dickinson.
The first part of the program was dedicated to recognizing police personnel: Officer of the Year - Officer Guadalupe Vasquez, Detective of the Year - Detective Frank Price and Communication Operator of the Year - Anna Marie Whelan.
The second part of the program recognized DCPAAA volunteers of 2012 with VIPS Service Awards (Volunteers in Police Service). Honorees were presented bronze and silver Presidential Pins and Certificates for all of their volunteer hours.
The highpoint of the program was a "Platinum - Thanks for your Outstanding Service" getaway package presented to volunteer Damon Brown for his hours volunteered in 2012. Mr. Brown, owner of Brown's Construction ("Built with Heart") since 2003, volunteered over 350 hours and his hours were almost matched by those of the rest of the Brown family! His name was drawn from all of the Silver Service Award recipients.
The getaway package consists of a limousine ride, courtesy of Crowder Deats to Moody Gardens Hotel for a night stay, fine dining dinner at the Flamingo Steak & Seafood Restaurant and flowers by Crowder Deats Florist. All parts of this 'Platinum Package' were donated by the respective businesses that have recognized the value of the DCPAAA and all of the volunteer hours they contribute. A grateful "Thank You" to each of them!
Pictured Left to Right: DCPAA Volunteer & Councilman Mark Townsend, Detective of the Year - Frank Price, Volunteer & Councilman Louis Decker, Officer of the Year - Guadalupe Vasquez, Chief Ron Morales, Communication Operator of the Year - Anna Marie Whelan, DCPAAA President Carolyn Suderman, Officer Tony Valdez.