Annual Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards

Each year the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute, along with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, and the Maryland Crime Prevention Association present the Annual Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards.

This year there are 64 award recipients, representing private citizens, community groups, businesses, the military, colleges and universities, law enforcement/correctional officers, and law enforcement agencies from throughout Maryland, each of whom has made outstanding contributions to the furtherance of crime prevention programming.

Recipients are being honored for activities such as organizing and maintaining Neighborhood Watch and Citizens On Patrol groups; working with youth through efforts such as D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), School Resource Officer Programs, Teen Court, McGruff presentations, G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training), the Freestate Challenge Program, Outward Bound and Police Explorers; sponsoring after-school programs including PAL (Police Athletic League) and working with Boys and Girls Clubs; offering Hispanic Outreach programs; focusing on crime prevention at malls and banks/financial institutions; involvement in community education and outreach programs; working with seniors through programs such as local Triads and Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) Councils, including the making and distribution of “Comfort Dolls” for both seniors and youth who are victims of traumatic incidents; expanding and encouraging citizen and community involvement in crime prevention; providing crime prevention training to both civilians and law enforcement on numerous crime prevention topics, including Personal Safety, Drug Awareness, Domestic Violence, Neighborhood and Business Watch, Operation Identification, Vehicle Safety, including Road Rage, RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Training, Workplace Violence, Internet Safety, Identity Theft, Campus Safety, Homeland Security, etc.

Twenty three (23) agencies submitted winning nominations, representing all geographic areas of Maryland, from Frostburg in Western Maryland to Ocean City on the Eastern Shore, from Baltimore City and Central Maryland to Charles County in Southern Maryland. Two communities, Pocomoke City, and the C.S.A.F.E. Hope Community in Cambridge, will be honored for their development/continuance of comprehensive community based anti crime strategies in Maryland. Also, twelve law enforcement officers will receive awards for the performance of residential and/or commercial security surveys in their communities. Businesses to be honored include Chick Fil A at Waldorf and Wal Mart in Pocomoke City.

Winners of this year’s awards are:

GOVERNOR’S CRIME PREVENTION AWARDS 2009

Category A Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Law Enforcement Agencies

Aberdeen Proving Ground Police Department Annapolis Police Department Anne Arundel County Police Department Baltimore County Police Department Cambridge Police Department Charles County Sheriff’s Office Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Frostburg State University Police Department Howard County Police Department Johns Hopkins University Campus Safety and Security Department Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office Salisbury University Police Department Towson University Police Department University of Maryland Department of Public Safety, College Park Category B Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Law Enforcement/Correctional Officers

Officer Melvin Brown, Annapolis Police Dept. Chief J.D. Ervin, Pocomoke City Police Dept. Detective Michael Farlow, Aberdeen Proving Ground Police Dept. Cpl. Jose Hernandez, Cambridge Police Dept. Officer Allan Marcus, Anne Arundel County Police Dept. DFC Chad Myers, Howard County Police Dept. PFC Ernest Newhouse, Howard County Police Dept. CO II Olasoji Olaniyi, Jessup Correctional Institution Sgt. Daniel Santos, Baltimore Police Dept. PFC Joe Walch, Howard County Police Dept. Category C Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Community Groups, Organizations, and Individual Citizens

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BETTER TOGETHER: Enhancing the Long Reach Community (Howard County Police Dept.) Mrs. Stacey Bolin (Annapolis Police Dept.) Chick Fil A at Waldorf (Charles County Sheriff’s Office) Lt. Robert W. Emory (Ret.) (Annapolis Police Dept.) Mrs. Sandra Gray (Howard County Police Dept.) Mr. Joseph Hudson (Annapolis Police Dept.) Mr. Kevin Nechay Wal Mart Super Center (Pocomoke City Police Dept.) Ms. Brittany Reichelt (Frederick County Sheriff’s Office) Mrs. Dorothea Smith (Charles County Sheriff’s Office) Student Government Association (SGA) (Frostburg State University PD) Col. R. Wayne Taylor (USAF Ret.) (Washington County Sheriff’s Office) Mr. Frank Wagner (Baltimore County Police Dept.) Ms. Leslie Wietscher (Baltimore Police Dept.) Mr. Zachary Zumwalt (Westminster Police Dept.) Category D Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Outstanding Proactive Crime Prevention Programs in Maryland

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Automated Critical Asset Management System (ACAMS) (Baltimore County Police Dept.) Capital City Safe Streets (Annapolis Police Dept.) Community Education Section (Westminster Police Dept.) Community Outreach Email and Social Media Program (Ocean City Police Dept.) Cop Cars at Specific Hot Spots (C-CASH) (Anne Arundel County Police Dept.) Gunshot Detection System (Johns Hopkins University Campus Safety and Security Dept.) Harford County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Outreach Project (Harford County Sheriff’s Office) I-WATCH @Kennedy Krieger Institute (Kennedy Krieger Institute Security) Northwest District Patrol Operations Intelligence Program (Baltimore Police Dept.) Operation SantaCop (Towson University Police Dept.) Outward Bound (Baltimore Police Dept.) Spanish Language Aid (Kennedy Krieger Institute Security) Category E Governor’s Crime Prevention Achievers’ Award

For the performance of residential and/or commercial security surveys, as follows:

50 Surveys

Sgt. Ronald Butts, Montgomery County Police Dept. Detective Paul Ciepiela, Baltimore County Police Dept. Officer Eileen Cwalina, Baltimore County Police Dept. Lieutenant Ralph Donahoe, Baltimore County Police Dept. Police Officer III Eric Edelman, Montgomery County Police Dept. Police Officer III Jesse Knuth, Montgomery County Police Dept. Police Officer III Todd Napier, Montgomery County Police Dept. Officer John Posluszny, Baltimore County Police Dept. Police Officer III Michael Putman, Montgomery County Police Dept. Officer Peter Schmedes, Baltimore County Police Dept. Police Officer II Scott Smith, Montgomery County Police Dept. Police Officer III Michael Yu, Montgomery County Police Dept. Category F Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Comprehensive Community-Based Anti-Crime Strategies in Maryland

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Community Outreach Programs (Pocomoke City Police Dept.) CSAFE* Hope Community (Cambridge Police Dept.) *CSAFE Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement

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