CCUPCA Awards & Recognition Program

Members of the educational campus safety community deserve to be recognized for their outstanding actions and achievements. Past recipients have included persons from UC, CSU, Community College, private college and universities and the campus safety business community. To recognize these individuals CCUPCA has established the following awards.

  • Award of Valor
  • Award of Merit
  • Award of Distinction
  • Award of Appreciation
  • Kirk Johnston Memorial Supervisor’s Award

Awards are presented at the CCUPCA Annual Spring Conference. Please send the award nomination form for the upcoming spring conference to:

[email protected]

or

CCUPCA Awards
c/o Al Jackson
710 S Mt Vernon Ave: CC#100
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Deadline to submit award nominations is February 10 , 2024.

CCUPCA Award Nomination Form

AWARD OF VALOR

Lieutenant Cliff Williams, Chapman University, Department of Public Safety
April 5, 2022

Sergeant Al Rodriguez, Chapman University, Department of Public Safety
April 5, 2022
                                
Officer Sean Porter, Chapman University, Department of Public Safety
April 5, 2022

Officer Steven Johnson, Chapman University, Department of Public Safety

April 5, 2022

Purpose: The Award of Valor is intended to recognize an officer who distinguishes themselves with conspicuous bravery, heroism, or other outstanding action and under circumstances where the officer was fully aware of the scope of the action and the threat to physical safety.
Eligibility: Recipients can be anyone who is in a law enforcement-related job (either sworn or non-sworn) within the organization. It is not necessary that the recipient be a member of CCUPCA.
Nomination: Any member of the department employing the nominee can make the nomination. The department head must support the nomination. The executive of a college or university or any member of the CCUPCA Board of Directors may nominate department heads.

AWARD OF MERIT

Lieutenant James Valencia
OTIS College of Art and Design Department of Campus Safety
May 4, 2023

Emergency Service Coordinator Steve Minyangadou, Biola University, Campus Safety Department
April 5, 2022


Corporal Autumn Hollyfield, California State University, Fullerton, Police Department
April 5, 2022


Officer Kyle Millard, California State University, Fullerton, Police Department
April 5, 2022
                         
Dispatcher Courtney Hoetker, California State University, Fullerton, Police Department
April 5, 2022

Executive Assistant Ann Ehl, California State University, Fullerton, Auxiliary Services Corp April 5, 2022

Properties Manager Cindy Dowling, California State University, Fullerton, Auxiliary Services Corp
April 5, 2022

Purpose: The Award of Merit is presented to any person affiliated with educational law enforcement who by their act or acts, tangibly and conspicuously further the cause of educational law enforcement by outstanding or superior conduct. The performance of such act or acts shall be motivated solely by the desire to benefit the educational law enforcement community without thought of personal gain.
Eligibility: Recipients can be anyone who is in a educational law enforcement-related job (either sworn or non-sworn) within the organization. It is not necessary that the recipient be a member of CCUPCA.
Nomination: Any member of the department employing the nominee can make the nomination. The department head must support the nomination. The executive of a college or university or any member of the CCUPCA Board of Directors may nominate department heads.

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Chief John Ojesiekhoba
Biola University Department of Campus Safety
May 4, 2023

CALEA and Finance Specialist Rachel Junn
Cal State Fullerton Police Department
May 4, 2023

Officer Travis Spicer                   *****2 awards*****
San Jose State University Police Department
May 4, 2023

Officer David Baxley                ******2 award*******
San Jose State University Police Department
May 4, 2023

Sergeant Manuel Aguayo
San Jose State University Police Department
May 4, 2023

Officer Benjamin Acosta
San Jose State University Police Department
May 4, 2023

Officer Brandon Clark
San Jose State University Police Department
May 4, 2023

Intelligence Analyst Tiffany Murray
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Community College Bureau
April 5, 2022

Purpose: The Award of Distinction is presented for an outstanding act or accomplishment by a educational law enforcement individual (sworn or non-sworn), individual out-side educational law enforcement, organization or business for an action, activity or service that performs a great service to the educational law enforcement community.
Eligibility: Any individual or organization that meets the above description.
Nomination: Any member of CCUPCA or educational law enforcement agency may make nominations.

AWARD OF APPRECIATION

Sergeant Thomas Lee
San Jose State University Police Department
May 4, 2023

Officer Carli Skardoutos 
San Jose State University Police Department
May 4, 2023

Officer Fernando Rivera
San Jose State University Police Department
May 4, 2023

Purpose: The Award of Appreciation is presented to an educational law enforcement individual (sworn or non-sworn), individual out-side educational law enforcement, organization or business for an action or service which enhances the image of CCUPCA and/or the educational law enforcement profession.
Eligibility: Any individual or organization that meets the above description.
Nomination: Any member of CCUPCA or educational law enforcement agency may make nominations.

KIRK JOHNSTON MEMORIAL SUPERVISOR AWARD

Corporal Anthony Renteria
Cal State Fullerton Police Department
May 4, 2023

Purpose: The Kirk Johnston Memorial Supervisor’s Award is intended to recognize supervisors who have distinguished themselves for exemplary service to the campus.
Eligibility: Recipients can be any member of a campus police or security department above the rank of patrol officer and below the rank of chief who though continuous exemplary service, action or activity or by one exemplary effort demonstrated exemplary supervisor ability. The exemplary efforts of the supervisor must have a positive effect on the students, staff and guests of the campus.
Nomination: Any member of the campus employing the nominee can submit the supervisor for consideration by the CCUPCA Awards Committee. The Department head must support the nominations.

APPRECIATION PLAQUE    

Vice President Greg Nelson
College of Marin
May 4, 2023

President David Wain Coon
College of Marin
May 4, 2023

RECOGNITION PLAQUE

Special Recognition to
Joel Justice, Chief of Police Retired
For leadership of CCUPCA and Recipient of the 2023 CA POST O.J. “Bud” Hawkins Exceptional Service Award

In appreciation for your service as Keynote Speaker at the Spring Conference Awards Dinner in South Lake Tahoe, CCUPCA presents this to:


Robert Dunn, Chief of Police
Fullerton Police Department
April 5, 2022

Please contact [email protected] with any questions you may have. Thank you.