Release Date/Time: 4/10/2013 9:18 AM
Incident: MADD Mothers against Drunk Driving
Date: Wednesday, 4/10/2013
Time: 9:18 AM
Location: Hyatt in Monterey
On April 9, 2013 Salinas Police Department Officers Jeff Ramsden and Robert Miller were awarded the annual MADD Awards as the top two DUI enforcement officers for the department. They received the award at the Law Enforcement Recognition and DUI Training Seminar at the Hyatt in Monterey. A total of 61 officers from the Tri-County area were honored at the seminar for their DUI enforcement efforts. Together they made over 2000 DUI arrests. The leading officer in the Tri-County area was CHP officer Trevor Smith.
SPD Traffic Sgt. Gerry Ross said, " There is no doubt these arrests saved lives and prevented numerous injuries".
Records clerk Marissa Guzman also received a special award for her work as a volunteer advisor with the Salinas Police Department Explorer Program. Guzman organizes, coordinates and supervises a group of Explorers to assist at DUI checkpoints throughout the year.
Senior Account Tech Julia Estrada with the City Of Salinas was also presented with a special award for managing the financial aspects of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Grants, to include the Avoid the 20 grant.
Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera