BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Kern County Law Enforcement Foundation will be hosting their Officer of the Year Awards Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 9th.
The event which starts at 5:30 p.m. honors officers and citizens who have made an exceptional contribution to their community and will be held at the Kern County Fairgrounds.
Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Awards include: Officer of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Dispatcher of the Year, Act of Valor, and Special Impact.
Some awards already announce are: Wayne Ketcherside Award: Ali Douglas; Citizen of the Year: Cassie Wright; Business Man of the Year: Christopher Branson; and Youth Impact Award: Mukul Anand.
Eligible accomplishments include:
- Acts of valor or heroism by a law enforcement officer.
- A law enforcement officer who has made a special impact on his/her beat or area through personal initiative or effort. This should demonstrate commitment to the improvement of our community; an example for all.
- A law enforcement officer who has significantly added to the quality of law enforcement through personal initiative or involvement above and beyond the call of duty.
- A nomination will also be accepted for a citizen who has made an outstanding contribution to law enforcement through acts of valor, heroism or personal initiative.
- Dispatchers who have made a special impact on his/her community or displayed personal initiative or involvement above and beyond job description.