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Annual Awards Banquet

The Department of Public Safety held its 2010 Annual Awards Banquet on March 23, 2011 at the Blackwell Inn.

To see the list of award winners, click here -> 2010 Award Winners

Award Descriptions

Department of Public Safety Citizen Award
Each division may recognize a citizen who has provided significant and valuable service which enhanced or improved their operation. In addition, a citizen may be recognized for their significant contribution and/or participation to a Division program or special project.
Department of Public Safety Staff Awards
  1. Commendation Award - Is issued to an employee who has performed in such manner as to significantly improve their Division operation or who has brought pronounced credit upon him or herself, the Division, or their profession.
  2. Distinguished Service Award - Is presented to an employee who has routinely performed in such a manner as to significantly improve a Division/Department operation or who has brought bring pronounced credit upon him or herself and the Department.
  3. Merit Award - Is issued to an employee who has performed an assignment with excellence, diligence and at some personal inconvenience. The award may also recognize someone who performed their duties at some risk to his or her own life or safety or who was instrumental in apprehending a dangerous and/or notorious criminal.
  4. Perfect Attendance Award - Is presented to an employee who has used no ill time during a calendar year.
  5. Team Award - This award is issued to a group of employees who have performed a service to their Division and/or the community which significantly improved the quality of the work/community environment.
Officer of the Year Award for both the Division of Police and the Division of Security and Protective Services
Is presented to a non-supervisory University Law Enforcement Officer and University Security Officer who have consistently distinguished their self through the exceptional performance of their duties and who have enhanced the image of their Division. Through their exemplary performance, the Officer of the Year will have directly contributed to helping the Division accomplish its mission and goals.
Department of Public Safety Employee of the Year Award
Is presented to a full-time DPS employee who has distinguished their self through the exceptional performance of their duties and who have enhanced the image of their Division. Through their exemplary performance, the Employee of the Year will have directly contributed to helping the Division accomplish its mission and goals.
3-C Award
Is presented to a DPS employee who has made a significant difference or improvement in support of the department's mission and goals through their demonstrated use of the 3-C's. Through their use of the 3-C's, this employee will have brought a creative or innovative idea to fruition, often times by reaching across DPS division lines or across university department lines to do so.

2010 Award Winners