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On May 20, Police held their annual Service Awards Ceremony recognizing many officers for their continued high levels of service and dedication to safety in the community.Citizens and other County employees who have supported the Department’s efforts in community safety were also recognized. Officers and citizens were recognized for their efforts receiving letters of appreciation, letters of commendation, Lifesaving awards, Meritorious service awards and other specialty awards.Master Police Officer (MPO) Michael Ferriero was named 2021 Officer of the Year. MPO Ferriero is assigned to Jamestown High School as a School Resource Officer. In this capacity, he has developed positive relationships with both students and staff. Mike has also taken on other responsibilities and obligations, a testament to his drive and determination.Mike is responsible for organizing the department's C.O.P.s Camps, which is a collaborative effort between the Police Department and the County's Parks & Recreation Department. This program requires months of collaborative planning. Mike also serves on the department’s Marine Patrol Unit, Police Honor Guard and SWAT team.MPO Ferriero has shown the type of commitment, attitude and personal sacrifice that is worthy of recognition.Many other officers and citizens received recognition for their superior service and dedication to the community and the Department. Please visit our website to see the other officers, civilian employees, volunteers and citizens recognized.Media contact:Stephanie Williams, Police Spokesperson757-259-5173; firstname.lastname@example.org