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Police Recognitions and Commendations

Information about the Coral Springs Police Recognition Program

2010 Recognitions

2012 Recognitions

2013 Recognitions

2011

Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Sgt. Brad McKeone
On December 24, 2009, Sgt. McKeone responded to a burglary vehicle incident that occurred at 5140 Wiles Road. Sgt. McKeone was advised over the radio that the suspects fled in a vehicle towards the Sawgrass Expressway. Sgt McKeone responded to the area of University Drive and Sawgrass Expressway in an attempt to locate the suspect’s vehicle; at which time he did. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Criminal Investigations Specialist Kelli Fanelli
In March of 2010, Criminal Investigations Specialist Kelli Fanelli was attending an athletic event at Cypress Park with her children. While waiting in the park, Kelli observed a black colored Ford in the parking lot cruising slowly and not actually headed to any particular event. Kelli noticed the vehicle circling through the parking lot then pulling in and out of parking spaces. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Officer Jonathan Bromley
In April of 2010 several vehicle burglaries were reported at fitness clubs in the south end of the city. Officer Bromley took the initiative to check a fitness club in his assigned area. Upon Officer Bromley's arrival, he observed a white Dodge Stratus reverse out of one parking space between two vehicles and park in another space. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Sgt. Scott Myers, Det. Dave Young, Det. Brian Koenig & Officer Jason Hosler
The above-mentioned officers while off-duty, took it upon themselves to search an area that they felt could possibly lead to the recovery of a missing person. Det. Brian Koenig spoke with Sgt. Scott Myers and Det. Dave Young about an interview with a witness who advised that the husband of the missing person was looking for his wife in a warehouse area located in Pompano. Sgt. Myers, and Det. Young searched the area on Saturday, while off-duty for signs of suspicious activity. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Officer Camille Dumornay
Officer Dumorney was driving home from an off duty detail when he observed a blue Volvo semi-truck and a silver Chevy Tahoe, pumping gas in the dark parking lot at the gas station at 5422 University Drive. It was apparent that the gas station was closed for business. Officer Dumorney made contact with four subjects. While one subject was pumping gas, the other three subjects were holding flashlights and acting as lookouts. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Officer Jeremy Racine
In May of 2010, Officer Racine while checking an area hotel and observed a suspicious male near a rear exit door and attempted to make contact with the subject. The subject took flight and entered a hotel room. Officer Racine smelled a strong odor of burned cannabis emanating from inside the room. Officer Recine contacted the three occupants, which were read their Miranda rights. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Det. Brian Koenig
In February of 2010, Det. Brian Koenig was contacted by maintenance workers at an apartment complex, providing information relating to possible narcotics activity occurring within one of the apartments. With other members of the TAG unit, he established surveillance at the location and observed two subjects moving several large bags and boxes from the apartment and into a pick-up truck. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Officer Frank Randazzo
In June of 2010, Officer Frank Randazzo responded to a delayed residential burglary call. The victims advised that they suspected their next-door neighbor who had entered their residence without their permission and had stolen property from them. Randazzo conducted a thorough on-scene investigation and also suspected the neighbor of committing the burglary. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Det. Sherry Williams
In May of 2010, Det. Sherry Williams was assigned a fraudulent use of credit card/grand theft report. The owner of the restaurant reported that a suspect used a credit card approximately a dozen times to order food, and have it delivered to her residence. Det. Williams took it upon herself to have the store accept the order from the suspect. Det. Williams then obtained empty boxes from the store and disguised herself as delivery person. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Officers Arthur King and Jonathan Bromley
While assigned to plain clothes, Officers King and Bromley observed two subjects suspiciously walking through an apartment complex. Officers King and Bromley conducted surveillance of the two individuals during which time they observed that they were wearing dark clothing, black gloves and appeared to be trying vehicle door handles. Officers King and Bromley approached the subjects at which time they began to flee on foot. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Officer Eric Walsh
While Officer Walsh was on patrol in the parking lot of 4400 N. State Road 7; he observed a male, exiting a store location. Once the subject observed Officer Walsh's marked unit he turned and walked the opposite direction in attempt to elude him. Officer Walsh believed the subject matched the description of a subject who committed an armed robbery a day prior at a different store. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Officer Jesse Perez
In June of 2010, Officer Perez was assigned to an unmarked vehicle reference to numerous vehicle burglaries that had been occurring at our city parks, day cares, and fitness centers. During his assignment, Officer Perez conducted surveillance at Betti Stradling Slide and Glide Park. While on surveillance Officer Perez observed a black, newer model Chevy Impala with extremely dark tint, enter the Slide and Glide parking lot. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Officer Jesse Perez
In November 2010, while Officer Perez was patrolling in his assigned marked unit, he observed a 2001 beige Buick four-door vehicle make an improper u- turn, failing to yield to oncoming traffic from the westbound lanes into the eastbound lanes of the 9300 block of Wiles Road. Officer Perez kept constant visual of the vehicle and observed it pull into the Coral Springs Nursery. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Officer Gretchen Byrne
In July of 2010, Officer Byrne was on routine patrol in the area of Windsor Bay when she observed a male walking between houses. Officer Byrne continued to survey the subject until Officer Murray arrived; she then retreated to a position out of sight, as to not compromise the investigation. Officer Murray then used a combination of static and mobile surveillance as the male walked between and behind two residences. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – K-9 Officer Corey Logan
In June 2010, while off-duty K-9 Officer Corey Logan stopped in his personal vehicle at the intersection of Wiles Road and Rock Island, Officer Logan smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from a nearby car. Officer Logan contacted dispatch and coordinated a stop of the vehicle by patrol officers. That stop resulted in the arrest of a male subject for narcotics and traffic charges. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Retired Motor Officer Stan Kuczynski
In August of 2010 Motor Officer Stan Kuczynski observed a gray Chevrolet Camaro at Sample Road and Coral Hills Drive, with air conditioning coils sticking out of the rear of the hatchback of the vehicle. Officer Kuczynski stopped the vehicle in the 4500 block of Coral Hills Drive to investigate due to seeing previous notice of stolen coils from Coconut Creek. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Officer Paul Reid
Officer Paul Reid was conducting routine patrol in November of 2010. There had been an increase of cardboard bale thefts from area businesses. Officer Reid observed a large box truck loading cardboard bales at a local store on 10350 Royal Palm Blvd. He continued to investigate by stopping the vehicle and questioning the driver. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Officer Gregory Tony
In September of 2010, Officer Greg Tony was in the area of 3800 NW 78th Terrace. This area has seen an increase of residential burglaries. Officer Tony was driving northbound on NW 78th Terrace when he observed 2 females running frantically out of the residence. Both females were crying and appeared to very frightened. Officer Tony quickly rendered aid to the 2 females; he was able to determine quickly that a burglary had just occurred. More...
Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation – Officer Sean Murray
In July of 2010, Officer Sean Murray was dispatched to a residential alarm at 10000 NW 50 Manor. Officer Murray while responding to the alarm observed a male walking down the street away from the direction of the alarm. Due to Officer Murray’s knowledge of the area and of the habitual offenders in his zone; as he got closer he recognized the male as a known burglar. More...
Officer of the Year- Officer Eric Walsh
Officer Walsh displays his work ethic on a daily basis.  An Officer’s productivity is measured by statistics and Officer Walsh’s stats speak for themselves.  According to his monthly stat sheets he had 176 arrests total as a Road Patrol Officer.  More...
Civilian of the Year- Tom Ciampi
In 2010, Tom Ciampi, Communications Technical Coordinator for the department’s Communication Center, was instrumental in the re-accreditation of not only the communications center, but also for the agency achieving flagship status on its re-accreditation award. More...
Supervisor of the Year – Sgt. William Reid
Sgt. Bill Reid is the supervisor of the Tactical and Gang (TAG) and K-9 Units, a total of 13 officers.  He is also a member of the Special Response Team as a Team Leader and is a member of the Staff Inspections Team.  In his first year as a supervisor in the Special Operations Component he has been involved in many new initiatives and projects. More...
Unit of the Year - Bike Unit
The Bike Unit surpassed all stated Goals and Objectives The Bike Unit focused on prevention of gym and park burglaries. The unit focused during the summer in unmarked patrol in the parks and gyms. During this period, members had to adjust their schedules to address current crime trends. One of the biggest accomplishments the Bike Unit has is the ability to work and network with all the separate units in the department. More...
Team Citation – Accreditation Team
     
Luanne Smith-Horton, Lisa Ferm, Judy Kelley, Sandra Dibello-Garcia, Miriam Simon, Ann Marie Malone, Stacie Elinson, Officer Karl James, Officer Kate David, Officer Glenn Roberts, Joann Brown & Patrick Thurman.

 

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Team Citation – K9 Unit

During the past year, in addition to their normal responsibilities (Patrol, SRT, Training) the K-9 Unit was tasked with accomplishing three significant projects during 2010:

  • In-service Training: beginning in late 2009, members of the K-9 unit worked to develop a training block designed to instruct agency members on their responsibilities and actions during a K-9 track and apprehension. 178 members of the police department attended one of the 18 training blocks provided.

 

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Administrative Service Commendation – CSI Supervisor Sheila Lustigman
 Sheila researched and purchased a new system for the disposal of narcotics that saved the department several thousand dollars in manpower and equipment. The purchase of the ‘Drug Terminator’ with forfeiture funds has allowed for the disposal of narcotics on a quarterly basis. More...
Lifesaving Commendation – Officers Cody Jacobs, Patrick Madison & Jonathan Bromley
C.S.P.D officer's responded to an attempted suicide call. Upon the officers’ arrival, Officer Madison and Officer Bromley quickly attempted to enter the bedroom where the person was previously hanging from. The person had fallen directly behind the door making it difficult to get access to him (his body weight was against the door). More...
Lifesaving Commendation – Officer Michael Yanavok
In August of 2010, Officer Yanavok was sent to a call in reference to a child having difficulty breathing. Officer Yanavok administered CPR to a nine-month old infant who appeared limp and unresponsive. Officer Yanavok gave rescue breaths for several minutes until relieved by EMS. More...
Lifesaving Commendation – Russell Hatfield and Sean Murray
In January of 2011, Officer Hatfield was dispatched to a 9-1-1 call of a man with stomach pains, which progressed to a massive heart attack. Officers’ Russ Hatfield and Sean Murray arrived on scene and performed CPR. Officer Hatfield's expedient response, coupled with his recognition of a cardiac event, and Officer Murray's employment of proper first responder training prevented the most-certain death of the man at the scene. More...
Lifesaving Commendation – Officers Paul Reid, Jonathan Banke and Tyler Reik
In November of 2010, Officers’ Reid, Banke and Reik responded to a residence in reference to a 911 hang-up. Officers advised dispatch to call inside, and they were told they were getting a fax machine. Officers then tried looking into windows of the residence, when they observed people in the living room area near the floor. More...
Lifesaving Commendation – Telecommunicator Erin Kafka
On July 5, 2010, Erin took a call where a female who was a paraplegic had given birth. The husband was calling it in and advised that the baby was not breathing. Erin kept great composure and quickly instructed them on how to start infant CPR. While Erin was on the phone with the father, the baby began to cry. More...
Lifesaving Commendation – Officers Robert Cherry, Patrick Madison, Derek Fernandes & Gil Monzon
C.S.P.D. received a 911 call from a woman who advised the following in summary: she was trapped inside of her vehicle, in a canal, by Mullins park. The driver advised that the water was rising to her neck and that time was running out. Patrol units arrived on scene and located the almost completely submerged vehicle inside of the canal. Officers’ Cherry, Fernandes, Monzon, and Madison entered the canal forming a "human chain" towards the vehicle. More...
Exceptional Support Initiative Commendation – TAI Jose Guzman
In July of 2010, TAI Jose Guzman became aware, via a dispatched bolo, of a suspect vehicle (u-haul) involved in fraudulent activity at a Margate store. Minutes after the bolo was given, TAI Guzman observed a u-haul turning south on University Drive from W. Sample Road. The u-haul was stopped in the 1100 block of University Drive. More...
Exceptional Support Initiative Commendation – TAI Jose Guzman
In December of 2010, TAI Guzman advised on the radio that he had on view a male looking into vehicle windows at 6001 Coral Ridge Drive store parking lot. TAI Guzman advised that the suspect then parked and went into the store. Detectives from DB set up in the parking lot and observed the suspect as he exited the store. The suspect was looking into several vehicle windows. More...
Exceptional Support Initiative Commendation – Telecommunicator Debra Collins
In September of 2010, CSPD dispatch received a bolo for a stolen auto from the Broward Sheriffs Office. The bolo indicated that they had a possible suspect name. CSPD Telecommunicator Debbie Collins remembered that there is a female by the same name who resides in our city and is known to steal vehicles. Telecommunicator Collins contacted BSO and provided this information. More...