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On Thursday, October 29, 2015, Chief Hank Schreeder was awarded a “Non-Profit Leadership Award” by the North Bay Business Journal for his participation with Chop’s Teen Club.  The event honored 18 individuals for their leadership roles in Non-Profit agencies.



Santa Rosa Police Department won 1st place in our division for our traffic safety efforts!  We'll be featured in the "California Police Chief" Magazine, and our application will be posted on the CHP Website!



On Thursday, August 13, 2015, a number of employees were recognized for their outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty.  Below are those employees who were recognized:

2014 Gold Meritorious Award
Presented for an acto of heroism performed at great personal risk with the intent of
saving life and/or property

Officer Brian Mann

2014 Silver Meritorious Award
Presented for outstanding performance or service requiring extreme tenacity or
purpose and devotion to duty.

Officer Christopher Diaz
Sergeant Jonathan Wolf

2014 Distinguished Service Award
Presented for an incident or for sustained exemplary service, requiring attention to duty over and above the standard level expected for the position involved.

Dispatcher Evan Adams
Officer Richard Boehm
Sergeant Brian Boettger
Officer Travis Dunn
Officer Kenneth Ferrigno
Officer Charles LaSala
Officer Jessie Ludikhuize
Sergeant Robert Reynolds
Police Technician Juliette Rowsey
Officer Matthew Sanchez
Officer Michael Spediacci

Humanitarian Award

Lieutenant Clay Van Artsdalen

Neighborhood Oriented Policing Award

Officer Michael Clark
Officer Thomas Collins
Officer Mark Fajardin
Officer Patrick Gillette
Officer Charles LaSala
Officer Steven Pehlke

Volunteer of the Year

John Guaraglia

Dispatcher of the Year

Communications Dispatcher Jessica Velasquez

Police Records/Property Technician of the Year

Police Technician Ginny Franzi

Field Support Civilian of the Year

Community Service Officer Cherice Silva

Staff Employee of the Year

Vehicle Maintenance Technician Andrew Esch

10851 Award Pin (Recovering Multiple Stolen Vehicles)

Officer Michael Spediacci

23152 Award Pin (For 102 DUI Arrests)

Officer Kenneth Ferrigno


Honor Guard

  Honor Guard First Place in 2015 Rose Parade

The SRPD Honor Guard twelve member team took 1st place at the 2015 Rose Parade.  They represented the department with professionalism and honor. 

 Officer Mann

Officer Brian Mann
SRPD 2014 Employee of the Year

2014 Rotary of Santa Rosa Officer of the Year

2014 Exchange Club Officer of the Year

While off duty, Officer Brian Mann placed himself in danger in order to take one violent suspect into custody, and gave a vehicle description that led to the apprehension of a second suspect.


Community Transportation Award

Awarded in August 2014 by Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County at the 2014 South Park Day and Night Festival for "Contributing to the Health and Safety of South Santa Rosa."


        Special Olympics

Special Olympics Award

Recognition from the Northern California Special Olympics as one of the Top 20 Fundraising Agencies in 2014. 

Environmental Crimes Award

 2013 Chief Dave Cameron Award for Excellence
Environmental Crimes Enforcement & Education

Presented to the Police Department at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in October 2013.