SFPD Awards Ceremony Recap Published on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

SFPD Awards

President Dr. Jackson Sasser, Vice President Chuck Clemons Sr. and Chief Ed Book, right, award the International Association of Chiefs of Police Award Community Policing Award 2016 during the Santa Fe College Police Department Awards and Promotional Ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 in Gainesville, Fla. (Photo by Matt Stamey/Santa Fe College)

In a ceremony held Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, 9 a.m. Santa Fe College President, Jackson N. Sasser, Ph.D., VP Office of Advancement and State Representative, Chuck Clemons, along with College officials and area law enforcement honored the Santa Fe College Police Department (SFPD).

Awards: 

Police Department International Association of Chiefs of Police Special Recognition in Higher Education to the entire SFPD agency, the first time this has been awarded to a higher education law enforcement agency.

Lifesaving Award to: Capt. Ryan Woods, Sgt. Mark Barley, Officers Dawn Beattie, Joe Buckland, Renee Lee, Sarah Smith, Dispatchers Ben Fox, Kate Flippen, Betty Weir, & Office Supervisor Helen Legall

WSKY 97.3 VALOR Award to: 2016 – Officer Renee Lee, 2015 – Sergeant Precious Ford, 2014 – Officer Fred Long

Rotary Club of Downtown Gainesville Department Members of the Quarter. September-December 2016. Officer Dawn Beattie & Dispatcher Kate Flippen

Tenured members of the agency serving for five years or more:

Office Supervisor Helen Legall, five years

Chief Ed Book, five years

Sergeants Mark Barley & Larry Cauthen & Officer Tony Manibusan, 10 years

Officer Brad McKenna, 11 years

Officer Guillermo “Gizmo” Cifuentes, 14 years

Officer Joel Pearson, 15 years

Captain Ryan Woods, 18 years

Officer Fred Long, 21 years

Provided recognition to those who have earned higher education degrees, & delivered a Code of Ethics to our professional dispatchers.

Lastly, promoted Officer Precious Ford to Sergeant & Lt Ryan Wood to Captain.

SFPD Awards

Blanche Woods pins the captain badge onto her husband Capt. Ryan Woods during the Santa Fe College Police Department Awards and Promotional Ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 in Gainesville, Fla. (Photo by Matt Stamey/Santa Fe College)