ORANGE COUNTY VEHICLE THEFT
2000 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 8th, 2001 - Santa Ana Elks Lodge Crystal Ballroom
THOSE PARTICIPATING INCLUDED:
|Pledge of Allegiance:||Sergeant Benny Price, CHP Border Division ISU|
|Invocation:||Pastor Steve Purdue, Church of the Coastland|
|Master of Ceremonies:||Mr. Pat Haslam, KNX News Radio|
|Guest Speaker:||Captain Robert Clark, CHP Border Division|
|Presentation of Awards:||Lieutenant Sharon Baker, CHP Border Division ISU|
|Special Presentation:||Mr. Jeff MacPherson, O.C. Auto Dealers Association|
ORANGE COUNTY 2000 OFFICER OF THE YEAR RECIPIENTS:
|Anaheim Police Department||Officer Scott Harris|
|Brea Police Department||Officer Robb Block|
|Buena Park Police Department||Officer Jason Parsons|
|CHP - Santa Ana Area||Officer Warren W. Ray|
|CHP - Westminster Area||Officer Michael Schuman|
|Costa Mesa Police Department||Officer Jerry W. Hildeman|
|Cypress Police Department||Officer Rodney DeYoung|
|Fullerton Police Department||Officer Benjamin Lira|
|Garden Grove Police Department||Officer Bill Allison|
|Huntington Beach Police Department||Officer Jeffrey Goodspeed|
|Irvine Police Department||Officer Garon Wyatt|
|Laguna Beach Police Department||Officer Brian Kelso|
|La Habra Police Department||Officer Timothy Smith|
|La Palma Police Department||Officer Arthur Wright|
|Los Alamitos Police Department||Officer Robert Thome|
|Newport Beach Police Department||Officer Richard Bradley|
|Orange County Sheriffs - North||Deputy Diana Toyer|
|Orange County Sheriffs - South||Deputy Lori Cleeland|
|Orange County Sheriffs - West||Deputy John Borrego|
|Orange Police Department||Officer Michael Starnes|
|Placentia Police Department||Officer Adam Gloe|
|Santa Ana Police Department||Officer James Geist|
|Seal Beach Police Department||Officer Kevin Vilensky|
|Tustin Police Department||Officer Shonn Rojas|
|Westminster Police Department||Officer Ronald Garwood|
|Each of the Officers and Deputies listed above were
honored for recovering the most stolen vehicles at their agencies during
2000. Combined, these officers recovered 258
vehicles in 2000, valued at over $2,051,826
and arrest- ed 99 people.
Officer James Geist of the Santa Ana Police Department was recognized for not only being the 1999 Officer of the Year, but also having the most recov- eries in 2000. 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 Geist did not win the 2000 Officer of the Year Award. He will be eligible again for the 2001 Officer of the Year Award.
The Top Five Honorees were:
Officer Bill Allison of the Garden Grove Police Department was honored as the Officer recovering the most stolen vehicles throughout the entire county, 40 vehicles, including four "rolling stolens," resulting in eight arrests, with a recovery value of approximately $282,000. This was the fifth year in a row that Officer Allison was the top Officer at his department. Officer Allison was also the 1996 and 1998 A.T.A.C. Vehicle Theft Officer of the Year.
Officer Jason Parsons of the Buena Park Police Department was honored as the Officer recovering the second most stolen vehicles in the county.
Officer Warren Ray of the California Highway Patrol-Santa Ana was honor- ed as the Officer recovering the third most stolen vehicles in the county.
Officer Scott Harris of the Anaheim Police Department was honored as the Officer recovering the fourth most stolen vehicles in the county.
Officer Robb Block of the Brea 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 eleven 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||Santa Ana Police Department|