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ANNUAL GOVERNOR'S CRIME PREVENTION AWARDS 2009


30th ANNUAL GOVERNOR’S CRIME PREVENTION AWARDS 2009

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


CONTACTS – 2009 GOVERNOR’S CRIME PREVENTION AWARDS

Aberdeen Proving Ground Police Dept. – Detective William Marion – 410-278-3609/3692

Annapolis Police Dept. – Lt. William Powell – 410-268-9000, ext. 7218

Anne Arundel County Police Dept. – Chief James Teare, Sr. – 410-222-8050

Baltimore County Police Dept. – Major Randall Russin – 410-887-8262

Baltimore Police Dept – Deputy Commissioner Deborah Owens – 410-637-8866

Cambridge Police Dept. – Lt. R. Patrick Doyle – 410-228-3333

Charles County Sheriff’s Office – Ms. Connie Gray – 301-932-3080

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office – Cpl. Thomas Johann – 301-600-3909

Frostburg State University Police Dept. – Chief Cynthia Smith – 301-687-4223

Harford County Sheriff’s Office – Ms. Monica Worrell – 410-836-5463

Howard County Police Dept. – Captain Daniel Coon – 410-313-2208

Johns Hopkins Univ. Campus Safety and Security Dept. – Lt. Bruce Miller, Sr. – 410-516-4671

Kennedy Krieger Institute – Mr. John Gattus, Jr. – 443-923-7700

Maryland Correctional Institution – Jessup – Major Allen Gang – 410-799-6100, ext. 6434

Montgomery County Police Dept. – Lt. Steven D’Ovidio – 301-565-7740

Ocean City Police Dept. – Chief Bernadette DiPino – 410-723-6633

Pocomoke City Police Dept. – Ms. Gayle Waters – 410-957-1600

Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office – Sgt. Matthew Kempel – 410-758-0770

Salisbury University Police Dept. – Sgt. Ed Jones – 410-543-6222

Towson University Police Dept. – Chief Bernard Gerst – 410-704-2505

University of MD Police at College Park – Captain John Brandt – 301-405-7032

Washington County Sheriff’s Office – Cpl. James Holsinger – 240-313-2194

Westminster Police Dept. – Sgt. Keith Benfer – 410-857-9282

For more information on the Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards Program, please contact the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions at 1-800-303-8802 or 410-875-3425.
The address is 6852 4th Street, Sykesville, MD 21784. If you wish, you can also contact either Patricia Sill (psill@dpscs.state.md.us) or Joyce Gary (jgary@dpscs.state.md.us)
We are interested in your comments. Please contact Patricia Sill, 410-875-3421 or email us.
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