Release Date/Time: 4/10/2013 3:34 PM
Incident: Salinas Police Department Names Officer Of The Year and Civilian of the Year
Date: Wednesday, 4/10/2013
Time: 3:34 PM
Location: 222 Lincoln Ave
The Salinas Police Department recently named its officer and civilian employee of the year for 2012. Officer Ken Schwener was selected and recognized as Officer of the Year fro 2012. Officer Schwener has been with the Salinas Police Department for ten years and is currently working patrol but serves in other collateral duties such as Hostage Negotiator, Crime Scene Investigator and is a member of the Critical Incident Management Team and Mobile Field Force.
Officer Schwener was recently selected to the Investigation Division and will assume detective duties later this year. Officer Schwener is a hardworking and dedicated officer who performs his duties with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
Senior Police Clerk Daphne (Dee) Dela Cuadra was also recently named the department's Civilian Employee of the Year for 2012. Dee has been employed with the Salinas Police Department since 1985. She has been assigned to the Payroll Department since 2007 and has previously held positions in Records, Word Processing and Crime Statistics.
The Salinas Police Department has approximately 220 employees working under five different Memorandums of Understanding. Dee is knowledgeable in each and is able to provide service to every employee who has a question regarding benefits or payroll issues.
Dee has an easy going attitude and helpful demeanor, especially with new employees and newly promoted or assigned staff. Dee will be recognized at an awards ceremony next week. Congratulations to both of you.
Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera