ORANGE COUNTY VEHICLE THEFT
1999 OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARDS PRESENTATION BRUNCH
Sponsored by the Orange County Auto Theft Advisory Committee (A.T.A.C.), a partnership between law enforcement, insurance, and other auto-related
companies to reduce auto theft.
Friday, June 9th, 2000 - Santa Ana Elks Lodge Crystal Ballroom
THOSE PARTICIPATING INCLUDED:
|Invocation:||Pastor Steve Purdue, Church of the Coastland|
|Master of Ceremonies:||Pat Haslam, KNX News Radio|
|Guest Speaker:||Assistant Chief Jerry Rounds, CHP Border Division|
|Presentation of Awards:||Lt. Warren Stanley, CHP Border Division ISU|
ORANGE COUNTY 1999 OFFICER OF THE YEAR RECIPIENTS:
|Brea Police Department||Officer Ray Winick|
|Buena Park Police Department||Officer Chris Nyhus|
|CHP - Capistrano Area||Officer Tammy Carroll|
|CHP - Santa Ana Area||Officer Al Aleman|
|CHP - Westminster Area||Officer David Warren|
|Costa Mesa Police Department||Officer Larry Fettis|
|Cypress Police Department||Officer Juan Carrillo|
|Fountain Valley Police Department||Officer Rick Freeman|
|Fullerton Police Department||Officer Chad Keen|
|Garden Grove Police Department||Officer Bill Allison|
|Huntington Beach Police Department||Officer Mike Grahovac|
|Irvine Police Department||Officer Troy Gielish|
|Laguna Beach Police Department||Officer Dane Dickson|
|La Habra Police Department||Officer Joel Aragon|
|La Palma Police Department||Officer Eddie Flores|
|Los Alamitos Police Department||Officer Chris Anderson|
|Newport Beach Police Department||Officer Randy Parker|
|Orange County Sheriffs - North||Deputy Lance Glogowsky|
|Orange County Sheriffs - South||Deputy Daniel Lurie|
|Orange County Sheriffs - Stanton||Deputy John Borrego|
|Orange Police Department||Officer Craig Koki|
|Placentia Police Department||Officer Aaron Kennedy|
|Santa Ana Police Department||Officer James Geist|
|Seal Beach Police Department||Officer Jerry Ellison|
|Tustin Police Department||Officer Joe Thornton|
|Westminster Police Department||Officer Ted Lopez|
|Each of the Officers and Deputies listed above were
honored for recovering the most stolen vehicles at their agencies during
1999. Combined, these officers recovered 271
vehicles in 1999, valued at over $2,068,074
and arrest- ed 76 people.
Officer Bill Allison of the Garden Grove Police Department was recognized for not only being the 1998 Officer of the Year, but also having the most recoveries in 1999. Due to a rule not allowing an officer to receive the award two years in a row (or be included in the top five officers), Officer Allison did not win the 1999 Officer of the Year Award. He will be eligible again for the 2000 Officer of the Year Award.
The Top Five Honorees were:
Officer James Geist of
the Santa Ana Police Department was honored as the
Officer Aaron Kennedy of the Placentia Police Department was honored as the Officer recovering the second most stolen vehicles in the county.
Officer Chris Nyhus of the Buena Park Police Department was honored as the Officer recovering the third most stolen vehicles in the county.
Deputy Lance Glogowsky of the Orange County Sheriffs Department North Bureau was honored as the Officer recovering the fourth most stolen vehicles in the county.
Officer Craig Koki of the Orange Police Department was honored as the Officer recovering the fifth most stolen vehicles in the county.
Special thanks to the following organizations for participating and sponsor- ing the Orange County Auto Theft Advisory Committee (A.T.A.C.) and its Officer of the Year Program; as well as a thank you to the Santa Ana Elks Lodge for their hospitality over the past ten years.
|Allstate Insurance Company||Automobile Club of Southern California|
|California Highway Patrol||Enterprise Rent-A-Car|
|Hertz Rent-A-Car Corporation||Huntington Beach Dodge Dealership|
|Huntington Beach Police Department||National Insurance Crime Bureau|
|Orange County Auto Theft Investigators||Orange County Auto Theft Task Force|
|Orange County Sheriffs Department||Progressive Insurance|
|Santa Ana Police Department||State Farm Insurance|
|Western States Auto Theft Investigators|