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The Citrus Heights Police Departmentheld its 12th Annual Honors and Awards Ceremony at the Citrus Heights CommunityCenter on Thursday, June 21, 2016. The ceremony was attended by severalregional law enforcement dignitaries, the Citrus Heights City Council, theCitrus Heights City Manager Christopher W. Boyd, Police Department Staff andtheir families, as well as members of the community.
During the ceremony, Police ChiefRonald A. Lawrence promoted Sergeant Chad Morris to Lieutenant, Officer Brian Barronto Sergeant, and Records Assistant Tiffany Campbell to Records Supervisor. A total of seven (7) Police Officers, nine(9) Reserve Police Officers, one (1) Code Enforcement Officer, two (2) AnimalServices Officers, four (4) dispatchers,one (1) Records Assistant, and five (5) professional staff were sworn in andtook the oath of office. Fifteen (15) volunteers and six (6) Police Explorerswere also honored and received their badges.
Additionally, numerous awards were presented including the prestigious Chief’s Awards, Life-Saving Ribbons, Baby Delivery Ribbon, Proactive Policing Ribbons, Team Achievement Ribbons, Exceptional Volunteerism Ribbon, Distinguished Citizen Awards, and Certificates of Recognition. Numerous other department personnel were honored as well for achievements throughout the year for contributions to reducing drunk driving, arrests of stolen vehicle thieves, reduction in property theft due to the successful Bait Program, continual focus on the physical fitness or sworn personnel, receiving a higher education, and the five and ten year anniversaries of 22 employees. Also recognized were the department’s recent retirees, new hires who served in the armed forces, graduations from the FBI National Academy and POST Command College.
The ceremony is the policedepartment’s way of expressing a deep appreciation for all of the hard work,sacrifices, and continuous dedication every member displays to each other andto our awesome community every single day.
“Thecitizens of Citrus Heights deserve to be proud of their police department, asthey are well protected and professionally served by a group of dedicatedindividuals. Those recognized at this ceremony, as well as all of our policeemployees are committed to providing the highest of service possible.” – ChiefRonald A. Lawrence