CLAREMONT, NH–The Claremont Police Department recognized its employees and volunteers at the 23rd annual Awards and Employee Appreciation ceremony on Monday, December 21.
C.A.R.E.S., the auxiliary arm of the department, received Distinguished Volunteer Awards for their ongoing unpaid service to the City. Cathy Sullivan was also honored for her outstanding service as Claremontʼs volunteer Animal Control Officer.
City Information Technologists Chris Burgess and Scott Cargill were honored for their diligence, efficiency, and cordiality in service to the police department and to the City.
Honorable Service Awards were presented to Communications Specialist Darel Limoges–5 years: Prosecutorʼs Assistant/ Part-time Officer Michael Johnson—10 years: Sgt. Brent Wilmot—10 years: and Accreditation and Grants Administrator/Part-time Officer Bill Wilmot—35 years.
Three officers were honored with Educational Achievement Awards. Unit Citations were awarded to various officers and communications specialists for the response to and investigation of twelve different incidents ranging from armed robberies to burglaries in progress. Drug Enforcement awards were presented for unified efforts to combat the illegal drug trade.
Exceptional Duty Awards were presented to department members who were involved in bringing to justice the perpetrators in a criminal case: aiding the Accreditation process: and for the complete renovation of the Communications Center.
School Resource Officer Crystal Simonds received the Chiefʼs Award for her outstanding efforts in City schools as well as her successful summer program “Project Red and Blue”. The Chiefʼs Award recognizes an employee who best personifies the mission of the Claremont Police Department.
Five new employees received the Patriot Award. All members of the department receive this award to recognize their ongoing efforts to keep our community safe. It is presented in memory of those killed on September 11, 2001 and on April 15, 2013.
Cpl. Eric Fosterling received the 2015 Employee of the Year award. Fosterling is a four year veteran with the Claremont Police Department and is currently a supervisor on the evening shift. The Employee of the Year award is presented to the member of the Claremont Police Department whose demonstrated integrity, professionalism, dedication, and community involvement best serves the City. It is bestowed by the Claremont Police Commission based on peer nominations.
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