Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions

Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions

2012 Governor's Crime Prevention 
Award Winners

33nd ANNUAL GOVERNOR’S CRIME PREVENTION AWARDS 2012

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.

The Awards Subcommittee of the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute met in August to review the nominations submitted from throughout the State of Maryland for the 2012 Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards. After an extensive screening process, the Subcommittee selected the departments, individuals, and programs that met the criteria for recognition by the Governor. This year there are fifty-five (55) award recipients, representing private citizens, community groups, businesses, the military, Maryland State and federal agencies, 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 volunteering with the auxiliary police; forming Neighborhood Watch and Citizens On Patrol groups; working with youth through efforts such as Montgomery County’s Choose Respect Montgomery, which addresses teen dating abuse, Frederick City’s Police Youth Academy, Baltimore County’s Latino Youth Outreach Network, Police Explorer Posts, D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Programs, McGruff presentations, G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Programs, and “Shop with A Cop” and donations of gift cards for underprivileged children; focusing on protection of citizens and their property through numerous Community and Campus Safety Programs, involvement in National Night Out, airing and publishing public service announcements, using technology to respond to a potentially serious threat to the College Park Campus, working with businesses through the Maryland State Police’s Edgewood Plaza Crime Prevention Initiative, and helping to alleviate the amount of unnecessary pharmaceutical material in the community through Washington County’s Prescription Drug Turn-In Program; addressing the issues of seniors through the Movies at Montgomery’s monthly Senior Forum, involvement with local Triads and SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Councils, the “Beacon of Life” program, which provides free porch lights for seniors, Senior Expos, and various presentations on crime prevention topics geared to seniors; developing a publication on Security Design Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency; providing crime prevention training to both civilians and law enforcement on numerous crime prevention topics, including Personal Safety, Domestic Violence, Neighborhood and Business Watch, Workplace Violence, Identity Theft, Gang Awareness, Vehicle Theft Prevention, etc.

Twenty-four (24) agencies submitted winning nominations, representing all geographic areas of Maryland, from Frostburg and Washington County in Western Maryland to Cambridge and Salisbury on the Eastern Shore, from jurisdictions in Central Maryland and Montgomery County to Charles and St. Mary’s Counties in Southern Maryland. Two communities, the C.S.A.F.E. Hope Community in Cambridge and Salisbury City Safe Streets, will be honored for their development/continuance of comprehensive community-based anti-crime strategies in Maryland. Also, five law enforcement officers from the Montgomery County Police Department and one from the Baltimore County Police Department will receive awards for the performance of residential and/or commercial security surveys in their communities.

The Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards is now in its 33nd year, and since its inception in 1980, over 3,000 awards have been presented. Recipients of this year’s awards are:

GOVERNOR’S CRIME PREVENTION AWARDS 2012

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

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground Police Dept.
  • Anne Arundel County Police Department
  • Baltimore County Police Department
  • Cambridge Police Department
  • Charles County Sheriff’s Office
  • Frederick Police Department
  • Frostburg State University Police Department
  • Howard County Police Department
  • Johns Hopkins University Campus Safety and Security Department
  • Rockville City Police Department
  • Salisbury University Police Department
  • Towson University Police Department
  • University of Maryland Department of Public Safety, College Park
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office
  • Westminster Police Department

Category B
Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Law Enforcement/Correctional Officers

  • Police Officer First Class Christopher Calcaterra, Howard County Police Dept.
  • Corporal Angela Delozier, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office
  • Police Officer First Class Amy Frasier, Howard County Police Dept.
  • Correctional Officer Sergeant Anthony Grillo, Prince George’s County DOC
  • Correctional Officer Sergeant Latasha Humphries, Prince George’s County DOC
  • Correctional Officer Lieutenant Dundas Orr, Prince George’s County DOC
  • Police Officer Adrienne Thomas, Howard County Police Dept.

Category C
Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Community Groups, Organizations, and Individual Citizens

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  • Mr. Ray Baker (Hampstead Police Dept.)
  • Ms. Gloria Aparicio Blackwell (U of MD Public Safety Dept., College Park)
  • Mr. Lloyd G. Butler, Jr. (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)
  • S.C.O.R.E. Lieutenant Kenny Carlisle (Westminster Police Dept.
  • Auxiliary Lieutenant Charles Combs (Frederick Police Dept.)
  • Auxiliary Sergeant Bill Glover (Frederick Police Dept.)
  • Auxiliary Officer/Police Chaplain Byron Grayson (Frederick Police Dept.)
  • Mr. Clyde Hicks (Frederick Police Dept.)
  • Auxiliary Officer Kevin Morgan (Frederick Police Dept.)
  • Mr. Thomas Ruhling (Montgomery County Police Dept.)
  • Mr. Charles Simpson, Jr. (University of MD Public Safety Dept, College Park)
  • Mr. Gerry Sneeringer (University of MD Public Safety Dept., College Park)
  • Target – Rockville #1854 (Montgomery County Police Dept.)
  • Target – Wheaton (Montgomery County Police Dept.)
  • Mr. Gerard Torres (Charles County Sheriff’s Office)

Category D
Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Outstanding Proactive Crime Prevention Programs in Maryland

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  • Campus Student Security Monitor Program (Johns Hopkins University Campus Safety and Security Dept.)
  • Choose Respect Montgomery (Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Edgewood Plaza Crime Prevention Initiative (MD State Police, Bel Air)
  • InfraGard Maryland Members Alliance (FBI)
  • Latino Youth Outreach Network (LYON) Program (Baltimore County Police Dept.)
  • Montgomery County Police Explorers Post 1986 (Montgomery County Police Dept.)
  • Online Property Registration (Towson University Police Dept.
  • Security and Emergency Management Design Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities (MD Emergency Management Agency)
  • Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Turn-In Program (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Youth Police Academy (Frederick Police Dept.)

Category E
Governor’s Crime Prevention Achievers’ Award For the performance of residential and/or commercial security surveys, as follows:

50 Surveys

  • Officer Richard Bordini, Montgomery County Police Dept.
  • Officer Susan Duke, Montgomery County Police Dept.
  • Officer Kristy Fuka, Baltimore County Police Dept.
  • Officer Joseph Johnson, Montgomery County Police Dept.
  • Officer Ken Marshall, Montgomery County Police Dept.
  • Officer Rebecca Micozzi, Montgomery County Police Dept.
Category F
Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Comprehensive Community-Based Anti-Crime Strategies in Maryland

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  • City of Salisbury-Salisbury Safe Streets (City of Salisbury/Salisbury Police Dept.)
  • CSAFE* Hope Community (Cambridge Police Dept.)

*CSAFE – Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement


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)

CONTACTS – 2012 GOVERNOR’S CRIME PREVENTION AWARDS

Aberdeen Proving Ground Police Dept. – Detective William Marion – 410-278-3609
Anne Arundel County Police Dept. – Chief Larry Tolliver. – 410-222-8050
Baltimore County Police Dept. – Captain Richard Howard – 410-887-5901
Cambridge Police Dept. – Lt. Mark Lewis – 410-901-8442
Charles County Sheriff’s Office – Ms. Connie Gray – 301-932-3080
FBI (InfraGard) – Mr. John Reginaldi – 443-865-9514
Frederick Police Department – Chief Kim Dine – 301-600-2106
Frostburg State University Police Dept. – Chief Cynthia Smith – 301-687-4223
Hampstead Police Dept. – Detective Stacey Gaegler – 410-239-8954
Howard County Police Dept. – Captain Mary Levy – 410-313-3715
Johns Hopkins Univ. Campus Safety and Security Dept. – Lt. Bruce Miller, Sr. – 410-516-4671
Maryland Emergency Management Agency – Mr. John Reginaldi – 443-865-9514
Maryland State Police, Bel Air Barrack – Major Laura Herman – 410-653-4211
Montgomery County Police Dept. – Officer Dana Stroman – 240-876-1277
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Darren Popkin – 240-777-7007
Prince George’s Co. Dept of Corrections – Director Mary Lou McDonough – 301-952-7015
Rockville City Police Dept. – Cpl. Ken Matney – 240-314-8922
St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Sgt. Gerald Johnson – 240-434-9108
Salisbury City/Salisbury Police Dept. (Safe Streets) – Dr. Mark Bowen – 410-548-3165, x 1775
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 – Sgt. August Kenner – 301-405-7032
Washington County Sheriff’s Office – Sgt. Jim Holsinger – 240-313-2194
Westminster Police Dept. – Sgt. Keith Benfer – 410-857-9282

Revised 12/03/12