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32nd ANNUAL GOVERNOR’S CRIME PREVENTION AWARDS 2011


32nd ANNUAL GOVERNOR’S CRIME PREVENTION AWARDS 2011 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 2011 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, faith-based organizations, 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; working with youth through efforts such as Charles County’s Teen Court, Carroll County Camp C.O.P.S. (Courage to be Outstanding with Pride and Self Confidence), Baltimore County’s Youth Leadership Academy, D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), Frederick City’s Police Activities League (PAL), and G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Programs, McGriff presentations; “Shop with A Cop” for underprivileged children, and Pocomoke City’s “Save the Youth” program; involvement in the Crime Solvers organization; focusing on protection of citizens and their property through numerous Community, Crime Watch, and Campus Safety Programs, involvement in National Night Out, the RAPID (Regional Automated Property Information Data Base) which monitors pawn shop transactions in Howard County, public service announcements, and the Rape Aggression Defense Program (RAD) for female students at several Maryland colleges; prevention of illegal contraband and identification of Security Threat Groups at Wicomico County Department of Corrections; addressing the issues of seniors through presentations on Home Improvement Scams and Senior Frauds and Cons, Queen Anne’s County “Seniors on the Move” program, involvement with local Triads and SALT (Senior and Law Enforcement Together) Councils, and Project Lifesaver; promoting public awareness of the dangers of underage drinking through Howard County’s “Fake ID-Real Problem” program and addressing the problem of forged and fraudulent prescriptions through cooperation with pharmacists at Walgreen’s, CVS, and Drug City Pharmacies in Baltimore County; providing crime prevention training to both civilians and law enforcement on numerous crime prevention topics, including Personal Safety, Domestic Violence, Neighborhood and Business Watch, Operation Identification, Car Theft and Carjacking, Workplace Violence, Identity Theft, etc.

Nineteen (19) agencies submitted winning nominations, representing all geographic areas of Maryland, from Frostburg in Western Maryland to Pocomoke City on the Eastern Shore, from Baltimore City and Central Maryland to Charles County in Southern Maryland. Two communities, Pocomoke City and the C.S.A.F.E. Hope Community in Cambridge, will be honored for their development/continuance of comprehensive community-based anti-crime strategies in Maryland. Also, four law enforcement officers 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 32nd 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 2011

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
  • Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office
  • Rockville City Police Department
  • Salisbury University Police Department
  • Towson University Police Department
  • University of Maryland Department of Public Safety, College Park
Category B
Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Law Enforcement/Correctional Officers
  • Detective First Class Mark Baxter, Howard County Police Dept.
  • Officer Daniel Coyne, Baltimore County Police Dept.
  • Police Officer First Class Jason Kindel, Howard County Police Dept.
  • Correctional Officer Thomas Pusey, Wicomico County Dept. of Corrections
  • Police Officer First Class Brian Reger, Howard County Police Dept.
  • Officer Terri Schmidt, Baltimore County Police Dept.
Category C
Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Community Groups, Organizations, and Individual Citizens

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  • Baltimore County Police and Private Security Association (Baltimore County Police Dept.)
  • Pastor Donald Campbell (Baltimore Police Dept.)
  • Ms. Casey Combs (Westminster Police Dept.)
  • Mrs. Karen Denise Eakle (Howard County Police Dept.)
  • Mr. George Fotis (Baltimore County Police Dept.)
  • Mr. Edward Harris (Charles County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Auxiliary Officer Jack Heller (Frederick Police Dept.)
  • Bishop Isaac Jenkins (Pocomoke City Police Dept.)
  • Ms. Jean Jepsky (Charles County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Mr. William Mann (Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Ms. Genevra McGrath (Charles County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Auxiliary Officer Stacey Morgan (Frederick Police Dept.)
  • Auxiliary Officer Connie Myers (Frederick Police Dept.)
  • Ms. Tonya Penebaker-Brown (Charles County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Auxiliary Cpl. John Pigott (Frederick Police Dept.)
  • Ms. Cynthia Scott (Aberdeen Proving Ground Police Dept.)
  • Ms. Robin G. Trulli (Baltimore County Police Dept.)
  • Ms. Edith Turi (Charles County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Ms. Betty Jean Turner (Charles County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Mr. Frederick von Briesen (Howard County Police Dept.)
  • Mr. Jason Weis (Baltimore County Police Dept.)
Category D
Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Outstanding Proactive Crime Prevention Programs in Maryland

PLEASE NOTE: ( ) indicates name of nominating department.
  • Carroll County Camp C.O.P.S. (Courage to be Outstanding with Pride and Self Confidence) (Westminster Police Dept.)
  • Community on Patrol (University of MD Police, College Park)
  • Cheverly Watch (Cheverly Police Dept.)
  • Hang Tags Alert (Johns Hopkins University Campus Safety and Security Dept.)
  • S.C.O.R.E. (Stopping Crime On Residential Environments) Program (Westminster Police Dept.)
  • Security Education Program (University of MD Police, College Park)
  • Southern District Community Resource Officer Section (Howard County Police Dept.)
  • Youth Leadership Academy (Baltimore County 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 Alisha Helphenstine, Baltimore County Police Dept.
  • Officer Kristie Makowiecki, Baltimore Police Dept.
  • Officer Deborah McAulay, Baltimore County Police Dept.
  • Officer Barbara Sholter, Baltimore County Police Dept.
Category F
Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Comprehensive Community-Based Anti-Crime Strategies in Maryland

PLEASE NOTE: ( ) indicates name of nominating department.
  • Community Outreach Programs (Pocomoke City Police Dept.)
  • CSAFE* Hope Community (Cambridge Police Dept.)
*CSAFE – Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement

CONTACTS – 2011 GOVERNOR’S CRIME PREVENTION AWARDS
Aberdeen Proving Ground Police Dept. – Detective William Marion – 410-279-3609
Anne Arundel County Police Dept. – Colonel James Teare, Sr. – 410-222-8050
Baltimore County Police Dept. – Captain Barry Barber – 410-887-5864
Baltimore Police Dept – Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld – 410-396-2020
Cambridge Police Dept. – Lt. Mark Lewis – 410-228-3333
Charles County Sheriff’s Office – Ms. Connie Gray – 301-932-3080
Cheverly Police Dept. – Chief Harry Robshaw – 301-341-1055
Frederick Police Department – Chief Kim Dine – 301-600-2101
Frostburg State University Police Dept. – Chief Cynthia Smith – 301-687-4223
Howard County Police Dept. – Captain Daniel Coon – 410-313-2208
Johns Hopkins Univ. Campus Safety and Security Dept. – Lt. Bruce Miller, Sr. – 410-516-4671
Pocomoke City Police Dept. – Ms. Gayle Waters – 410-957-1600, ext. 61
Rockville City Police Dept. – Cpl. Ken Matney – 240-314-8922
Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office – Lt. Dwayne Embert – 410-758-0770, ext. 1215
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
Westminster Police Dept. – Sgt. Keith Benfer – 410-857-9282
Wicomico County Dept. of Corrections –Director George Kaloroumakis – 410-548-4850, x 303

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)
We are interested in your comments. Please contact Patricia Sill, 410-875-3421 or email us.
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