Investigator of the Year

2017- Detective Ryan Reyes

“As a relatively new member of the Crimes Against Property Unit, Ryan hit the ground running and made an immediate impact,” WPOA President Mike Ogawa said at the recent WPD Awards Banquet. “Ryan started a ‘Bait Bike’ program that has been extremely successful leading to multiple arrests. He researched and developed the entire program and was responsible for the purchase of equipment, the training of personnel, and continual monitoring of the program. He invested countless hours of his own time to ensure the success of the program.”

“Det. Reyes has been described by his peers as always working hard on his caseload, friendly and team-oriented, very knowledgeable when it comes to DNA-related investigations and is who other detectives go to with DNA-related questions,” Ogawa said.

Ron Weber Award – Investigator of the Year
This award is named after Lieutenant Ron Weber. Ron was a 27-year employee of the Westminster Police Department whose passion at work was investigations. Ron spent much of his career as a detective, specifically in narcotics. He passed away in 2003 due to cancer which he contracted years earlier while investigating methamphetamine labs. Ron’s memory lives on in this award as we honor a detective each year that has provided the highest caliber of investigations throughout the calendar year. Award recipients are nominated by their peers.