Yarmouth Police hold annual employee recognition awards ceremony

Police officer of the year Erica Wenberg and her proud US Air Force Veteran Father, and chiefs

YARMOUTH – On Friday, January 26, 2018 at 12:00PM, the Yarmouth Police Department recognized some of our most dedicated members in multiple categories during the Yarmouth Police Department Annual Awards Ceremony.

This very special annual event pays homage to employees who have distinguished themselves, the Yarmouth Police Department, and the profession of Law Enforcement by their dedication and professionalism during 2017.

The work of these employees—and a strong, wide-ranging partnership with our community—is resulting in real progress as we move forward as a community to transform Yarmouth in to one of the safest communities in the region.

The Yarmouth Police Department Oath of Honor:

On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution, my community and the agency I serve.

2017 Award Categories

Police Officer of the Year

  • Patrol Officer Erica Wenberg

Emergency 911 Police Dispatcher of the Year

  • Emergency 911 Police Dispatcher Maria Curtis

Perseverance Award

  • School Resource Police Officer Nicholas Pasquarosa, Jr.

Superior Investigative Award

  • Detective David Schneeweis
  • Detective Christopher Vanness (3)
  • Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officer Sean Geary
  • Emergency 911 Police Dispatcher Maria Curtis (2)
  • Patrol Officer Marc Thibeault (2)
  • Detective Eric Nuss (2)
  • Detective Michael Wells (2)
  • Patrol Sergeant John Fallon
  • Patrol Officer Mary Gibney
  • Patrol Officer Gordon Gibbons
  • Patrol Officer Paul Mellet
  • Patrol Officer John Lanata, Jr.
  • Detective Sergeant Kal Boghdan
  • Detective Scott Lundegren
  • Emergency 911 Police Dispatcher Paul Leidenfrost
  • Barnstable Police Department Detective Kevin Connolly

Excellent Service Award

  • Patrol Sergeant John Fallon
  • Patrol Officer Jason Batchelder
  • Detective Michael Zontini

Honorable Investigative Award

  • Patrol Officer Rick Aprea

Community Policing Service Award

  • Patrol Officer Sean Brewer
  • Patrol Officer Mary Gibney
  • Patrol Officer Diana Wells
  • Emergency 911 Police Dispatcher Katie Hennessey

Letter of Commendation

  • Lieutenant Andrew O’Malley
  • Detective Christopher VanNess
  • Detective Mike Wells
  • Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officer Nick Ambrosini
  • Patrol Officer Nick Giammarco
  • Patrol Officer Christopher Eccleston
  • Patrol Officer Justin Haire
  • Patrol Officer Christopher Marino (2)
  • Patrol Officer Richard Fichter, Jr.
  • Patrol Officer Ryan Murphy
  • Detective Scott Lundegren
  • Patrol Sergeant Stephen Renzi

Longevity Service Award Recognized at Five Year Increments

5 years

  • Emergency 911 Police Dispatcher Katie Hennessey

10 years

  • Patrol Officer Mark Noone
  • Patrol Officer Mary Gibney

20 years

  • Patrol Officer Kevin Antonovitch
  • Patrol Sergeant George Tsoukalas

30 years

  • School Resource Police Officer Nicholas Pasquarosa, Jr.
  • Patrol Officer David Dickey

Media release and photos furnished by Yarmouth Police