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Sixth Annual MPD Awards Ceremony to Honor Outstanding Police Officers, Civilian Employees and Residents

Thursday, December 1, 2005

Sixth Annual MPD Awards Ceremony to Honor Outstanding Police Officers, Civilian Employees and Residents

Public invited to December 14 event at DAR Constitution Hall

With crime in the District of Columbia at a 35-year low, the Metropolitan Police Department is honoring those outstanding police officers, civilian employees, other agency partners and community members who have helped to make DC neighborhoods safer over the past year. These individuals will be recognized during the MPD?s 6th Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday evening, December 14, 2005, at DAR Constitutional Hall. The public is invited to attend this free event.

Chief of Police Charles H. Ramsey and other DC leaders will present a series of awards, including the Medal of Valor, for heroism, and the Lifesaving Medal. The MPD?s Officer of the Year, Detective of the Year, civilian Employee of the Year and Reserve Officer of the Year will also be honored during the ceremony. Presented for the first time this year, the Reserve Officer of the Year award is named in honor of Joseph Pozell, a popular Reserve Officer who was killed in the line of duty on May 17, 2005, while directing traffic in Georgetown.

Other awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, for outstanding contributions, and the Achievement Medal, for individual acts of skill or bravery. In addition, the Chief of Police Special Award will be presented to community members who have helped to enhance neighborhood safety, and the Award of Merit will be given to other organizations or individuals who have worked closely with the MPD to fight crime and advance community policing.

When:

Wednesday, December 14, 7 pm

Where:

DAR Constitution Hall
18th and D Streets, NW

What:

Metropolitan Police Department 6th Annual Awards Ceremony

Who:

Police officers, civilian employees and community members who will be recognized for outstanding contributions to public safety and community policing.