School Resource Officer Patty Gonzalez Named Officer of the Year!

By Chief Fred Maas, Sunny Isles Beach Police Department

(January 27, 2014) – The end of the calendar year is marked for the annual awards program for the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department.  For 15 years, since its inception, several special recognition awards have been given and a few more have been added along the way.

This year, the very special and significant Officer of the Year Award went to our very dear school resource officer, Patty Gonzalez, of the Norman Edelcup K-8 Community School.  Officer Gonzalez has taken the role of SRO to a whole new level and is highly respected by school administrators, the teachers and staff and most importantly, the students of all grades and ages.

Additional Awards were presented to:

Bill Lone Memorial Award:                              Susan Simpson, Director of C.C.S.

Joe Borrell Memorial Award:                         Officer Norbie Alvarez

William Parrillo Memorial Award:              Officer Javier Estevez

Supervisor of the Year Award:                        Sgt. Blake Royal                  

Investigator of the Year Award:                     Detectives:  Steve Diaz and Bill Howell

City Manager’s Spirit of the City Award:  Officer Raul Diaz

Civilian Employees of the Year:                     Ms. Francise Sands and Ms. B. Valera

*Special Recognition Award went to Mr. Michael Tribby for his endless support to the police department events.

Congratulations to all!