Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions

Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions

The Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute

34th ANNUAL GOVERNOR’S CRIME PREVENTION AWARDS 2013

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 2013 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 forty-four (44) award recipients, representing private citizens and organizations, colleges and universities, law enforcement/correctional officers, and Maryland State and local law enforcement agencies, 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; forming Neighborhood Watch and Citizens On Patrol groups; providing free gun locks for citizens; protecting departmental electronic purchases through the Stop Tag program; and addressing the recovery of missing children through the Maryland Child Identification Program of the Maryland Masonic League; working with youth through efforts such as several mentoring programs of the Baltimore City School Police Force, youth sports camps in Charles County, Montgomery County’s Safe Start program for children who have been exposed to or victimized by domestic violence, PAL (Police Athletic/Activities League) programs, Police Explorer Posts, D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Programs, McGruff presentations, G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Programs, and “Shop with A Cop”; focusing on protection of citizens and their property through numerous community and campus safety programs such as RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) and SIDEWALK/RIDEVAN programs for students; involvement in National Night Out; airing and publishing public service announcements; working with businesses at Columbia Mall and in Queen Anne’s County; and helping to alleviate the amount of unnecessary pharmaceutical material in the community through Frederick City’s Medication Turn-In Program; addressing the issues of seniors through involvement with local Triads and SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Councils, the “Beacon of Life” program, which provides free porch lights for seniors, Senior Expos, and various presentations on crime prevention topics geared to seniors; developing Emergency Planning Guidelines for Local School Systems; addressing the concerns of the victims of drunk driving through Howard County’s Mothers Against Drunk Driving/Victim Impact Panel; providing crime prevention training to civilians through the Rockville Citizens’ Police Academy; making presentation to both law enforcement and citizens on numerous crime prevention topics, including Personal Safety, Domestic Violence, Workplace Violence, Identity Theft, Gang Awareness, Vehicle Theft Prevention, etc.

Nineteen (19) agencies submitted winning nominations, representing all geographic areas of Maryland, from Frostburg in Western Maryland to Queen Anne’s County, Cambridge and Salisbury/Wicomico County on the Eastern Shore, from jurisdictions in Central Maryland and Montgomery County and College Park to Charles County in Southern Maryland. Also, one officer from the Baltimore County Police Department will receive an award for the performance of residential and/or commercial security surveys in her community.

The Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards is now in its 34th 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 2013

Category A
Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Law Enforcement Agencies

  • 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
  • Rockville City Police Department
  • Salisbury University Police Department
  • Towson University Police Department
  • University of Maryland Department of Public Safety, College Park
  • Westminster Police Department

Category B
Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Law Enforcement/Correctional Officers

  • Correctional Officer II Richelle Blake, Wicomico County Dept. of Corrections
  • Police Officer Terry Boyce, Baltimore City School Police Force
  • Police Officer John Byer, Howard County Police Dept.
  • Police Officer First Class Benjamin Carlton, Howard County Police Dept.
  • Police Officer Betty Covington, Baltimore City School Police Force
  • Police Officer Sharone Dixon, Baltimore City School Police Force
  • Police Officer Kenya Hall-Phyall, Baltimore City School Police Force
  • Sergeant Morris Jones, Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office
  • Detective Sergeant Frederick Ramsey, Sr., Baltimore City School Police Force
  • Sergeant Michael Smart, Dept. of Maryland State Police, Perryville
  • Police Officer First Class Elaine Smith, Howard County Police Dept.
  • Corporal William Welch, Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Category C
Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Community Groups, Organizations, and Individual Citizens

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  • Baltimore County Police Foundation, Inc. (Baltimore County Police Dept.)
  • Ms. Suzy Boisclair (Frederick Police Dept.)
  • Mr. Wyatt Clough (University of MD Dept. of Public Safety, College Park)
  • Ms. Deborah Pujals Keyser (Westminster Police Dept.)
  • Auxiliary Deputy William Mann (Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Mr. Syed “Mike” Rizvi (Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Auxiliary Officer/Police Chaplain Patrick Sullivan (Frederick Police Dept.)
  • Mr. William (Bill) G. Wamsley (Charles County Sheriff’s Office)

Category D
Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Outstanding Proactive Crime Prevention Programs in Maryland

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  • Maryland Child Identification Program (MDCHIP) (Westminster Police Dept.)
  • Maryland Radiological Nuclear Detection Program (A program of the Maryland Dept. of the Environment) (Maryland Emergency Management Agency)
  • Maryland State Department of Education Emergency Planning Guidelines for Local School Systems and Schools (Maryland Emergency Management Agency)
  • Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit (Dept. of Maryland State Police)
  • Maryland State Police Firearms Registration Unit (Dept. of Maryland State Police)
  • Medication Turn-In Program (Frederick Police Dept.)
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving/Victim Impact Panel (MADD/VIP) (Howard County Police Dept.)
  • Rockville Citizens Police Academy (Rockville City Police Dept.)
  • Safe Start (Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Student Government Association/Campus Police Crime Prevention Initiative (Johns Hopkins University Campus Safety and Security Dept.)

Category E
Governor’s Crime Prevention Achievers’ Award For the performance of residential and/or commercial security surveys, as follows:

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  • Officer Lindsey Wilking, Baltimore County Police Dept.

    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 Claude Nelson (cnelson2@dpscs.state.md.us) or Joyce Gary (jgary@dpscs.state.md.us)

    AGENCY CONTACTS – 2013 GOVERNOR’S CRIME PREVENTION AWARDS

    Anne Arundel County Police Dept. – Chief Kevin Davis – 410-222-8050

    Baltimore City School Police Force – Major Akil Hamm, Sr. – 410-396-8588

    Baltimore County Police Dept. – Chief James Johnson – 410-887-2200

    Cambridge Police Dept. – Lt. Mark Lewis – 410-901-8442

    Charles County Sheriff’s Office – Ms. Connie Gray – 301-932-3080

    MD State Dept. of Education (Emergency Planning Guidelines) and MD Dept. of the Environment (MD Radiological Nuclear Detection Program) –
    Mr. John Reginaldi – 443-865-9514

    Frederick Police Department – Chief Thomas Ledwell – 301-600-2106

    Frostburg State University Police Dept. – Chief Cynthia Smith – 301-687-4223

    Howard County Police Dept. – PFC Terrence Benn – 410-313-3755

    Johns Hopkins University. Campus Safety and Security Dept. – Lt. Bruce Miller, Sr. – 410-516- 4671

    Maryland State Police – Major Laura Herman – 410-653-4212

    Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Darren Popkin – 240-777-7007

    Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Gary Hofmann – 410-758-0770

    Rockville City Police Dept. – Cpl. Ken Matney – 240-314-8922

    Salisbury University Police Dept. – Officer Tina Russell – 410-543-6222

    Towson University Police Dept. – Chief Bernard Gerst – 410-704-2505

    University of MD Dept. of Public Safety, College Park – Sgt. August Kenner – 301-405-7032

    Westminster Police Dept. – Sgt. Keith Benfer – 410-857-9282

    Wicomico County Department of Corrections – Deputy Director Thomas V. Kimball, Jr. – 410- 548-4850, ext. 369

    Revised 11/21/13