AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
As an association created for the purpose of serving law enforcement officers throughout California, CRIA believes in honoring special people for the work they do every day. The CRIA leadership gives four awards at each Annual Conference to recognize achievements in specific areas.
This award is presented annually to California law enforcement officers working in a uniformed, non-investigative capacity, who distinguishes him or herself for outstanding police work related to a robbery investigation. Each year, the North and South Chapter boards each honor an officer(s) selected from candidates nominated by our investigator members. Click to submit a nominee.
The Jack Giroud "Mr. Robbery" Award
This award is presented in the name of retired Los Angeles Police Department Detective Sergeant Jack A. Giroud, a founding member of CRIA. It is to honor any member whose actions and contributions that normally expected of an association member. Recipients must have demonstrated initiative, innovative leadership in working to promote the goals of the organization. Recipients must be a member in good standing who have served the association in a position of leadership or performed special tasks that benefit our membership. A winner is selected each year by the Executive Board from nominations of board members.
The Frank O'Farrell "Mr. Curmudgeon" Award
This award is presented in the name of retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Detective Sergeant Frank O'Farrell, our original association curmudgeon. It is awarded to any member who, through word or deed, has been successful in singling him or herself out as a genuine pain in the neck going far above and beyond the contrary attitude expected of most senior members. At the same time, they must be willing to laugh at themselves for the sake of camaraderie and good humor, and put the goals and interests of the organization above their own.