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The Santa Maria Police Department honored its officers and professional staff on February 12, 2018. The awards breakfast was held at the Radisson (event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce).

LIFESAVING AWARD
Sergeant Nathan Totorica and Corporal Robert Prescott
This medal and ribbon is awarded for an act of heroism in a lifesaving attempt in the line of duty whether or not that attempt was successful.

DISTINGUISHED TEAM AWARD
2018 COMMUNITY SERVICES UNIT
Beat Coordinators, School Resource Officers, and Police Services Technicians
This award is designed to recognize the performance of units who consistently performed in a superior manner throughout the year or during an extraordinary single incident and/or major event.

SUPPORT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
JANE TEH, POLICE SERVICES TECHNICIAN
Recipients of this award exemplify the Excellence in Service on which the Santa Maria Police Department prides itself.

DISPATCHER OF THE YEAR
LAURA BRANNON, SENIOR DISPATCHER
This individual has a strong interest in fellow employees as well as the community and is respected by her peers and supervisors.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE YEAR
OFFICER SEANN WOESSNER
Officer Woessner loves this job and takes pride in his work. He continuously demonstrates an exemplary work ethic, a positive attitude, and true motivation to improve the quality of life for our community.