Meritorious Conduct Awards

Each year the Meritorious Conduct Board reviews recommendations for employee awards based on outstanding acts or performances in which a citizen or officer demonstrates superior public service. This year 28 individuals were honored for their professional and courageous service. The following individuals were presented with their respective awards on April 18, 2016 at the Mesquite City Council meeting.
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The Officer and Civilian of the Year Awards


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Officer of the Year - Officer Chris Smith
Mayor Stan Pickett presents Officer Chris Smith with the Officer of the Year Award. For more information on Officer Smith and his service to our community, click here.
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Civilian of the Year - Ms. Tammy Thomas
Mayor Stan Pickett presents Public Safety Dispatcher Tammy Thomas with the Civilian of the Year Award. For more information on Ms. Thomas and her service to our community, click here.

The Certificate of Civic Achievement

 
The Certificate of Civic Achievement is awarded to police employees who bring favorable recognition to the department through their involvement in civic affairs while acting in the capacity of an employee and representative of the Mesquite Police Department.

Sergeant Tim Green - For more information about Sergeant Green and his service to our community, click here.

The Lifesaving Bar


The Lifesaving Bar may be awarded to any police employee for the saving of a human life or for prolonging their life to the extent that the victim was released to the care of medical authorities.

Officer Drew Chasney - For more information about Officer Chasney and his service to our community, click here.
Officer Barbie Cleere - For more information about Officer Cleere and her service to our community, click here.
Officer Steven Contreras - For more information about Officer Contreras and his service to our community, click here.
Officer Alex Fraire - For more information about Officer Fraire and his service to our community, click here.
Officer Matt Gardner - For more information about Officer Gardner and his service to our community, click here.
Officer Cheryl Kelly - For more information about Officer Kelly and her service to our community, click here.
Officer Chris Odom - For more information about Officer Odom and his service to our community, click here.
Officer Mark Reinhart - For more information about Officer Reinhart and his service to our community, click here.
Officer Corey Renfrow - For more information about Officer Renfrow and his service to our community, click here.
Officer Aaron Shedd - For more information about Officer Shedd and his service to our community, click here.
Officer John Tullis - For more information about Officer Tullis and his service to our community, click here.
Officer Jeremy Walker - For more information about Officer Walker and his service to our community, click here.

The Meritorious Conduct Bar

The Meritorious Conduct Bar may be awarded for a heroic deed and exceptionally meritorious conduct involving exemplary courage, risk and danger to personal safety.

Officer Blake Stillwagoner - For more information about Officer Stillwagoner and his service to our community, click here.
Sergeant George Hensley - For more information about Sergeant Hensley and his service to our community, click here.

The Certificate of Merit


The Certificate of Merit is awarded to police employees for outstanding or superior performance in any assignment over a prolonged period of time. Such performance is to be clearly defined as exceptional, placing them well above other officers or civilian of equal rank or grade.

Sergeant George Hensley - For more information about Sergeant Hensley and his service to our community, click here.
Ms. Charity Lovato - For more information about Ms. Lovato and her service to our community, click here.
Officer Johnny Nance - For more information about Officer Nance and his service to our community, click here.
Officer Ryan Nielsen - For more information about Officer Nielsen and his service to our community, click here.
Officer Chris Odom - For more information about Officer Odom and his service to our community, click here.
Officer Mark Quinn - For more information about Officer Quinn and his service to our community, click here.
Ms. DesDamonna Richter - For more information about Ms. Richter and her service to our community, click here.
Officer Paul Wathen - For more information about Officer Wathen and his service to our community, click here.

The Citizen's Certificate of Merit


The Citizen's Certificate of Merit is awarded to citizens for outstanding service to our community. Such performance is to be clearly defined as exceptional.

Mr. Owen Chung - For more information about Mr. Chung and his service to our community, click here.
Mr. Arthur Paddock - For more information about Mr. Paddock and his service to our community, click here.
Mr. Steven Switzer - For more information about Mr. Switzer and his service to our community, click here.