Detective Dan Crowther was named Arcadia Police Officer of the Year for 2009. The award was presented to Dan last night at the annual Arcadia Police Officers' Association Christmas party. (Pictured above are Chief Bob Sanderson, APOA President Troy Hernandez, APOA Vice President Mike Hale, Detective Dan Crowther, and Dan's wife, Janna Crowther)
Dan was honored earlier this year, receiving the Police Reserve Coordinator of the Year 2009 from the California Reserve Police Officers' Association as well.
Also honored at the party was APD Civilian of the Year 2009, our Evidence/Lab Technician, Emily Burkardt. Emily has only been with the Department for a year but has taken our evidence section and crime scene processing capabilities to a much higher level. (Pictured below is Chief Bob Sanderson and Lab Tech Emily Burkardt) Congratulations to both Dan and Emily! We are proud of your accomplishments and you both deserve your honors.