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Posted on: August 2, 2019

National Police Week and Night Out Against Crime

Night out against crime

As part of National Police Week, the Police Department held its annual Officer Appreciation banquet. Many of our members were recognized for their excellent work during the past year.

•Criminal Investigation Commendations were awarded to Officer Cazares, Detective Johnson (x3), Officer Wakefield (x2), Officer Handy, Detective Behm (x2), Detective Weir (x2),Officer Mauhar, Officer Reid, Officer Wimmer, Officer Brown,and Sgt. Carter.

•Sergeant Skinner/PSD (Police Service Dog) Kade and Officer Handy/PSD Atlas were recognized with K9 Commendations.

•Lieutenant Anderson and Officer Kester were recognized for completing their Bachelor’s degree.

•Assistant Chief Rogers was recognized for graduating from the FBI National Academy.

•Sgt. Carter and Administrative Professional Watters were recognized with Chief’s Awards.

•Sgt. Skinner and Officer Benson were recognized with Life Saving Awards.

•Sgt. Skinner was recognized with the Police Combat Cross.

•Officer Mauhar was recognized as our Employee of the Year. It is his second time receiving this award.During our banquet, we also held a retirement ceremony for PSDKade. After many years of loyal and productive service, his health was making it difficult for him to do his job without pain. In the coming fiscal year, the Department will be looking to train, and equip a new K9 team.

National Night Out is scheduled for August 28th, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.@ Centennial Park. Please find us on Facebook @ for updates on this event. Tour of Utah is scheduled to go through Syracuse again this year on August 15th, 2019. Syracuse Police Department asks for your patience and cooperation during this race for traffic control and the safety of the riders. Please see the website for further details regarding the Tour of Utah.

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