Awards & Recognition

Every winter we have the opportunity to honor the sworn and civilian members of the Gwinnett County Police Department for going above and beyond the call of duty to keep our community safe and to recognize those retiring at an annual Retirement & Awards Dinner.

2016 Award Recipients

Chief’s Unit Citation

The Chief’s Unit Citation is awarded to a group of employees (unit, squad or team) for sustained exemplary performance at an exceptionally superior level, resulting in the successful completion of a specific mission or objective.  All nominations for this award come from the Unit’s Division Commander.  This award is given only at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

Motor Unit (Motorcycles).

  • Lieutenant C.A. Smith
  • Sergeant S.D. Barrett
  • Corporal J.T. Bussell
  • Master Police Officer I.M Caldwell
  • Master Police Officer J.A. Harkins
  • Master Police Officer J.A. Myers
  • Master Police Officer R.D. Ogrosky
  • Master Police Officer J.E. Robertson
  • Master Police Officer T.D. Timpson, Sr.
  • Police Officer Senior T.J. Topor, Sr.

Police Achievement Medal

The Police Achievement Medal is awarded only at the discretion of the Chief of Police.  Upon recommendation that the employee has performed a specific incident or task of great importance and exceptional significance, in service or administrative areas, which benefit the Police Department to a high degree.

  • Lieutenant R.T. Smith

Civilian of the Year

  • Amy  E. McLoud – Crime & Intelligence Analyst

Officers of the Year

  • Police Officer Senior C.J. Releford
  • Police Officer Senior K.E. Williams

Retirees (Sworn)

  • Major Eric T. “E.T.” Edkin
  • Major Paul C. Tucker
  • Sergeant William A. “Bill” Newman
  • Sergeant Timothy W. “Tim” Walker
  • Aviation Manager Louis B. “Lou” Gregoire

Retirees (Civilian)

  • F. Michael “Mike” Martin
  • Sherry L. Fields
  • Mary Ellen Ottaway
  • Leslie Hilderbrand