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).
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.