Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Letter from APOA President Troy Hernandez

December 21, 2010

Dear Community and Fellow APOA Members,

For the last six years, it has been both an honor and a privilege to serve as the President of the Arcadia Police Officers’ Association. During this time, I have developed and fostered personal and professional relationships that I hold near and dear to my heart. The great citizens of our community have been extremely supportive and for that, I am forever thankful.

As we move into 2011, we will see the leadership in the APOA change, welcoming in four new Board Directors who will join Directors Dan Crowther and John Jurman. The incoming Directors are; Luis Vicuna, Andrew Pruhs, Christian Blesch, and Larry Peralta. The new APOA Board will select the next President and Vice-President, replacing outgoing VP Mike Hale and me. I also wish to thank our outgoing Directors, Phil Pierce and Kollin Cieadlo, for their hard work and dedication to the APOA.

The Arcadia Police Officers’ Association is committed to the betterment of our people as we believe in the community we serve. We are dedicated to enhancing public safety and reducing fear and the incidence of crime. We believe in treating all people with respect and dignity as our residents are our most important resource. We strive to achieve the highest level of quality in all aspects of our service, as integrity is our standard.


Troy Hernandez
President, Arcadia Police Officers’ Association

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Arcadia Police Department Honors Police Officer & Civilian of the Year for 2010

The Arcadia Police Department awarded their annual Police Officer of the Year and the Civilian Employee of the Year awards last night at the annual Police Association Christmas party. For 2010, the award recipients were Officer John Jurman and Logistical Services Officer Cris Hoefflin.

Officer John Jurman is pictured above left, along with Chief Bob Sanderson. Officer Jurman is a tenured member of the Department and is currently assigned to the Traffic Bureau. John was recognized for his service to the Department, the Police Association (APOA), and the community. John headed up the Arcadia Police Department Relay for Life team in 2010, spearheading our fundraising efforts to fight cancer. Most recently, John took it upon himself to seek donations from fellow personnel in order to purchase a market gift card for a family in need that he had come upon during a work shift, going above and beyond the normal call of duty.

Logistical Services Officer Cris Hoefflin was awarded the Arcadia Police Department, Civilian of the Year award for his service and dedication to not only the Department, but to his fellow employees, as well. Cris is our "go to" person and truly keeps our agency running on a daily basis. Cris is never without a friendly welcome and a smile to match. Whenever there is a task to be dealt with or a job to be done in our facility, Cris makes it happen. Pictured below, left to right are: Mike Hale, APOA Vice-President; Troy Hernandez, APOA President; Cris Hoefflin; and Chief Bob Sanderson.

Congratulations to both Officer John Jurman and to Logistical Services Officer Cris Hoefflin on their deserving awards! A special thank you to Matt Denny's Ale House in Arcadia for hosting the event, to Cake Shenanigans by Sarah Turner for dessert, and to Designs by Kelly for the centerpieces.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chief Bob Sanderson Lands in Arcadia MDA "Lock-Up"

Arcadia Police Chief Bob Sanderson spent some time in the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) "Lock-Up" today at BJ's Restaurant in Arcadia. Chief Sanderson's goal was to reach a bail of $1,250 in MDA donations. The Arcadia Police Officer's Association kicked in with a $500 donation to the MDA and the Chief far surpassed his goal, raising $2,600 by this afternoon. Congrats to the Chief and we are glad to have him back.

For additional information and photos, visit the Official APD Blog post HERE.