VACAVILLE — The Vacaville Police Department had its annual awards ceremony Wednesday to honor dozens for accomplishments in 2013.
Law enforcement personnel received accolades and acknowledgement with supervisors nominating department employees in various categories and a committee meeting to determine if the nominees meet the criteria for the award. Some categories necessitated a vote and committee review of each employee.
The top awards are:
The afternoon ceremony opened with opening remarks from Chief John Carli and Mayor Steve Hardy. The new hires were also welcomed and include Kimberly Crespo, public safety dispatcher I; Officers James Criste, Brian Halley, Christopher Hill, Stephen Lopez and Daniel Torres; Kari Lee, property and evidence supervisor; Shelley Martin, administrative assistant; Rosa Mota, family support worker; and Randy Ulibari, interim chief of police, who finished his temporary term April 16 when Carli officially took over the rank of chief.
The ceremony also included other department awards, length-of-service awards and letters of commendation.
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