The 2012 Police Awards for the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department were distributed at the end of January of this year. These very distinct and honorable selections pinpoint officers and civilians who meet the specific criteria for that specific award. To be honored amongst your colleagues and peers is a very special feeling for the recipient. Some of the awards have been in existence since the creation of the department in 1998. Others are as new or recent as this year like the newly created City Manager’s Award.
It is my privilege as Police Chief each year to host these awards along with the Commission and City Officials.
THE RECIPIENTS THIS YEAR WERE AS FOLLOWS:
“Joe Borrell” Award Captain Snyder
“Presented for dedication, compassion and duty to job”
“Bill Parrillo” Award Officer Patty Gonzalez
“Presented for commitment to community and dedication to our youth”
Supervisor of the Year Sgt. Lee Athanasiou
“For accepting all additional responsibilities with enthusiasm”
Civilian of the Year Ms. Sandra Block
“Dedication to community and safety programs”
Investigator of the Year Detective Luke Plesa
“Dedication to Duty – Commitment to job”
Officer of the Year Officer David Barrios
“Service and Dedication Above and Beyond”
“Bill Lone” Award Officer Thomas Philpart
“Commitment to City”
City Manager’s Award Captain Mike Grandinetti
“For being the backbone of every project within the police department”
Congratulations to all – we strive to bring you the best in service from the best of our officers and employees. We want to make a difference, one call at a time.