The Los Alamos Police Department hosted its first awards banquet Saturday at Fuller Lodge to honor employees for their performance and service to the community.
A total of 35 awards were handed out for those displaying outstanding customer service and initiative. Awards included recognition for developing programs to assist the homeless and victims of domestic violence, locating lost and injured hikers, solving several crime sprees, and maintaining excellence in various administrative duties.
Further, LAPD recognized eight employees in seven different categories at the banquet for being the best in their fields for the year.
Chief Dino Sgambellone, who handed out awards, said it was important to recognize those who went “above and beyond” while performing day-to-day operations.
Here are the top awards given at the LAPD banquet:
Civilian of the Year
Connie Salazar, senior office specialist
Public Service Aide of the Year
Detention Office of the Year
Dispatcher of the Year
Detective of the Year
Officer of the Year
Supervisor of the Year
Kate Stoddard, consolidated dispatch center and Sgt. Oliver Morris