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2018 Award Ceremony Recipients

Charleston Police Department’s Annual Awards Program

“In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.”

                                                                                                                        -Aristotle

In a deliberate and humble manner, the Charleston Police Department holds an annual awards ceremony to honor those police officers, civilian employees, and residents who have excelled, demonstrated exceptional service to the community, and contributed substantially in the police department’s quest to achieve its mission.  This is our way to make these exceptional people aware that they are appreciated and serve an important role in our society.  Through the individual and collective efforts of the award recipients, The City of Charleston and its neighborhoods are safer and more livable.

Among the awards presented are the Medal of Valor, for bravery and heroism; the Lifesaving Award; and Employee, Citizen, Volunteer, and Team of the Year.

Through this ceremony, the Department formally, through symbolism and public recognition, acknowledges the outstanding performance and contributions made by each of the award recipients.  Their selection distinguishes them among their peers and says that for this particular period in time they are the “Best of the Best.”  Our admiration and appreciation goes out to each of them for their dedication and commitment to making Charleston the very best it can be. 


CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Mr. Harlan Green, Mr. Nick Butler and Dr. Bernard Powers

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Harlan Green, Nick Butler and Dr. Bernard Powers were presented the Charleston Police Department’s
Citizen of the Year award by Chief of Police, Luther T. Reynolds on February 27th, 2019.




Award of Appreciation


Rick Hendrick Automotive Group

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This award was presented to the Rick Hendrick Automotive Group in appreciation of their support  of the
Charleston Police Department by Deputy Chief of Police, Naomi Broughton on February 27th, 2019. 




Award of Appreciation

The Interpretation

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This award was presented to The Interpretation in appreciation of their support  of the Charleston Police
Department by Deputy Chief of Police, Naomi Broughton on February 27th, 2019. 




Community Service Employee of the Year

Mrs. Chelsea Taylor

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Chelsea Taylor was chosen as the Charleston Police Department's Community Service Employee of the Year.
The award was presented by Chief of Police, Luther T. Reynolds on February 27th , 2019.




FORENSIC SERVICES EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Mrs. Nova Grilli

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Nova Grilli is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Forensic Services Employee of the Year award by
Chief of Police, Luther T. Reynolds on February 27
th, 2019.



FLEET SERVICES EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR


Mr. Paul Jaeger

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Paul Jaeger is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Fleet Services Employee of the Year award by
Chief of Police, Luther T. Reynolds on February 27th, 2019.



CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR

Community Outreach Coordinator Jessica Watkins

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Jessica Watkins is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Civilian of the Year award by
Chief of Police, Luther T. Reynolds on February 27th, 2019.



POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Officer John Wall

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Officer John Wall is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Police Officer of the Year award by
Chief of Police, Luther T. Reynolds on February 27th, 2019.



TEAM OF THE YEAR

Team Four Community Action Team
Officer Clint Davis
Officer Benjamin Hartung
Senior Police Officer Warren Laycock
Sergeant Louis Staggers
Officer Matthew Cowell

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Team Four Community Action Team is presented the Charleston Police Department’s Team of the Year award by
Chief of Police, Luther T. Reynolds on February 27th, 2019.




LIFESAVING AWARD

Officer John Wall

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Officer John Wall is presented the Lifesaving Award by Chief of Police, Luther T. Reynolds on February 27th, 2019.


LIFESAVING AWARD

Senior Police Officer Douglas Galluccio

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Senior Police Officer Douglas Galluccio is presented the Lifesaving Award
by Chief of Police, Luther T. Reynolds on February 27th, 2019.