Community Service Award
This award is given to those officers who have demonstrated an outstanding level of community participation and effort through identifying issues impacting the City, and developing and implementing strategies designed to mitigate these issues.
The three 2017 recipients were Sergeant Scott Gump, Sergeant Michael Harvey, and Officer Alan Emerson.
For the past five years, Sgt. Gump and Sgt. Harvey have worked in a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Westminster and organized and run the WPOA Hoops League,” said Boys & Girls Club of Westminster Chief Professional Officer Jeovan Davila. “The league takes 70 kids from six schools and provides them with a free opportunity to learn and play basketball. Officers from the PD volunteer their time to coach the kids of the league. … Sgt. Gump and Harvey coordinate the entire league, coach teams and referee the games. After the championship game, the Boys & Girls Club host a (barbecue) and everyone from the community attends the event. The lessons and values taught to these young kids through this league is another example of how WPD is making a positive difference and impact in the community.
Officer Alan Emerson has been assisting City Net homeless services by helping provide resources and support to families and individuals in need during the entire year of 2017. During that time, Officer Emerson’s participation has assisted in getting 73 individuals off the streets of Westminster and into shelters or permanent housing.
By being a partner in the homeless outreach program, Officer Emerson has helped City Net build necessary and important relationships so that we can help the homeless succeed and the City of Westminster become a safer place. Alan has showed continued support by contacting homeless individuals and connecting them with the City Net and other resources.