Awards


CCUPCA Awards & Recognition Program

Members of the educational campus safety community deserve to be recognized for their outstanding actions and achievements. Past recipients have included persons from UC, CSU, Community College, private college and universities and the campus safety business community. To recognize these individuals CCUPCA has established the following awards.

  • Award of Valor
  • Award of Merit
  • Award of Distinction
  • Award of Appreciation
  • Kirk Johnston Memorial Supervisor's Award

Award Nominations

Awards are presented at the CCUPCA Annual Spring Conference. Please send the award nomination form for the upcoming spring conference to: CCUPCA Awards,C/O Donn Peterson, 1st floor, Student Business Services (SBS) Building, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA  95521 or Donn.Peterson@humboldt.edu.
Deadline to submit award nominations is March 1, 2017.

CCUPCA Award-Form

Officers 2016 Awards
2016 CCUPCA Awards

AWARD OF VALOR

2016 Recipient:

Sgt. Archibald Mendoza - Biola University
Jose Alvarez - Biola University
Mark Mugica - Biola University
Olaf Lopez - University of California, Merced

2015 Recipients:
Sgt. Eddie Varela, The Claremont University Consortium
Officer Amir Dennis, The Claremont University Consortium
Officer Tosh Tipton, El Camino Police Department
Officer Leroy Enriquez, El Camino Police Department
Officer Marcus Thompson, El Camino Police Department

2014 Recipient:
Sgt. Raymond Bottenfield - Santa Monica College PD

Purpose: The Award of Valor is intended to recognize an officer who distinguishes themselves with conspicuous bravery, heroism, or other outstanding action and under circumstances where the officer was fully aware of the scope of the action and the threat to physical safety.
Eligibility: Recipients can be anyone who is in a law enforcement-related job (either sworn or non-sworn) within the organization. It is not necessary that the recipient be a member of CCUPCA.
Nomination: Any member of the department employing the nominee can make the nomination. The department head must support the nomination. The executive of a college or university or any member of the CCUPCA Board of Directors may nominate department heads.

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

2016 Recipient

James Everette - San Diego Community College District

2014 Recipient:
Susan Sedillo – Contra Costa Community College District

2013 Recipients:
Dr. Mandy Mount - UC Irvine Police Dept
Edgar Dormitorio - UC Irvine Police Dept
Kirsten Quanbeck - UC Irvine Police Dept
Kyhm Penfil - UC Irvine Police Dept
Anthony Frisbee - UC Irvine Police Dept
Police Explorer Program - CSU San Bernadino Police Dept

2012 Recipient:
Transportation and Distribution Services - University of Calif. Irvine

Purpose: The Award of Distinction is presented for an outstanding act or accomplishment by a educational law enforcement individual (sworn or non-sworn), individual out-side educational law enforcement, organization or business for an action, activity or service that performs a great service to the educational law enforcement community.
Eligibility: Any individual or organization that meets the above description.
Nomination: Any member of CCUPCA or educational law enforcement agency may make nominations.

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

2014 Recipients:
Lt. Walter Duncan – CSU San Bernardino
Sgt. LeAndre Fields – CSU San Bernardino
Supv. Scott Kovach- CSU San Bernardino
Supv. Gina Tipre – CSU San Bernardino

2013 Recipients:
Devon Herrington - CSU San Bernadino Police Dept
Scott Kovach - CSU San Bernadino Police Dept
Krista Moniz - CSU San Bernadino Police Dept
Aleyda Shourds - CSU San Bernadino Police Dept
Stanley Skipworth - University of La Verne

Purpose: The Certificate of Appreciation is presented to an educational law enforcement individual (sworn or non-sworn), individual out-side educational law enforcement, organization or business for an action or service which enhances the image of CCUPCA and/or the educational law enforcement profession.
Eligibility: Any individual or organization that meets the above description.
Nomination: Any member of CCUPCA or educational law enforcement agency may make nominations.

AWARD OF MERIT

2016 Recipient:

Reannon Cook - University of California, Merced

2015 Recipients:
Officer Virgil Zuniga, Chapman University Public Safety
Sergeant Todd Schmaltz, Irvine Valley Police Department
Officer Tony Mancini, Irvine Valley Police Department
Dispatcher Mary Leatherman, Irvine Valley Police Department

2014 Recipients:
Daniel Scott – Fresno Pacific University
Isabel Zacarias – San Joaquin Delta College PD
Savannah Puentes - San Joaquin Delta College PD
Susan McAnelly - San Joaquin Delta College PD
Jeffrey Clark – University of La Verne
Sgt. Mark Kessler – Santa Monica College PD
Sgt. Jere Romano – Santa Monica College PD

2013 Recipients:
Olin Thompson - San Diego College Police
Andrew Craven - Saddleback College Police
Chief David Valentin - Santa Ana School Police
Det. Jeffrey Spelatz - LA County Sheriff's Dept
Det. Darren Inana - LA County Sheriff's Dept
Officer Jim Bock - San Joaquin Delta College Police
Sgt. William Herrin - Chapman University Public Safety
Officer Jeremy Fast - Fresno Pacific University Campus Safety
Lt. Chad Wehrmeister - Contra Costa College Police Dept
Det. Joshua Faith - Fresno State Police Dept
Det. Addison Lee - Fresno State Police Dept

2012 Recipients:
Detective Jeffrey Spelatz - Los Angeles County Sheriff
Officer Thomas Holt - Contra Costa Community College District PD

Purpose: The Award of Merit is presented to any person affiliated with educational law enforcement who by their act or acts, tangibly and conspicuously further the cause of educational law enforcement by outstanding or superior conduct. The performance of such act or acts shall be motivated solely by the desire to benefit the educational law enforcement community without thought of personal gain.
Eligibility: Recipients can be anyone who is in a educational law enforcement-related job (either sworn or non-sworn) within the organization. It is not necessary that the recipient be a member of CCUPCA.
Nomination: Any member of the department employing the nominee can make the nomination. The department head must support the nomination. The executive of a college or university or any member of the CCUPCA Board of Directors may nominate department heads.

KIRK JOHNSTON MEMORIAL SUPERVISOR AWARD

2014 Recipient:
Robert Di Piero - San Joaquin Delta College PD

Purpose: The Kirk Johnston Memorial Supervisor's Award is intended to recognize supervisors who have distinguished themselves for exemplary service to the campus.
Eligibility: Recipients can be any member of a campus police or security department above the rank of patrol officer and below the rank of chief who though continuous exemplary service, action or activity or by one exemplary effort demonstrated exemplary supervisor ability. The exemplary efforts of the supervisor must have a positive effect on the students, staff and guests of the campus.
Nomination: Any member of the campus employing the nominee can submit the supervisor for consideration by the CCUPCA Awards Committee. The Department head must support the nominations.

Please contact Jennifer DiMaggio with any questions you may have at ExecutiveDirector@CCUPCA.com. Thank you.