Police Personnel Recognized at Annual Awards Ceremony
Chino PD presented over 138 awards to personnel who distinguished themselves through outstanding service during 2017 at their Annual Department Awards Ceremony Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Four individuals earned awards for Officer of the Year, Civilian of the Year, Volunteer of the year and the Chief’s Award of Distinction.
Officer of the Year: Officer Tricia Mayberry started her career at the Chino Police Department in 2015 after working two years as a Deputy with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. She is currently assigned to the Patrol Bureau and was recognized for her proactive enforcement efforts, thorough investigations and community outreach efforts.
Civilian of the Year: Facilities Coordinator Dean Carbone has worked for the Chino Police Department since 2015. He earned Civilian of the Year for his superior customer service (internal and external) and outstanding efforts managing the department’s facilities, fleet and Traffic Unit Cadets.
Volunteer of the Year: Chaplain George Sasso has volunteered for the City of Chino in various capacities, including a Reserve police officer for 14 years, since 1981. He has volunteered over 11,000 hours as a Police chaplain. He was recognized for his exceptional service and dedication ministering to and supporting the community and department personnel during times of loss and tragedy.
Chief’s Award of Distinction: Lieutenant Kevin Mensen began his career at the Chino Police Department in 1999 and is currently assigned as a Patrol Watch Commander. He received the Chief’s Award of distinction for his skills and leadership in implementing new technology, overseeing the acquisition of the armored rescue vehicle, and his role as the SWAT Commander.
Chief Karen Comstock addressed personnel in attendance at the ceremony which was themed Guardians of the Community. “You have been carefully selected. You embody the most impeccable character and you have been given the greatest amount of power to carry out your calling,” she stated. “In 2017, you have used that power to do extraordinary things and I as your Chief am proud of you. I am proud of who you are as individuals and I am astounded at what you do as a team. Thank you for being the men and women of character that you are. Thank you for serving this Community with such distinction and dedication. And thank you for being consummate professionals in the field of law enforcement.”
Officer of the Year, Tricia Mayberry
Civilian of the Year, Dean Carbone
Volunteer of the Year, Chaplain George Sasso
Chief's Award of Distinction, Lieutenant Kevin Mensen