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2016 Officer of the Year Recipients

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 2017 recipients of CRIA's Officer of the Year Awards were honored at the Annual Training Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 10, 2017. 

South Chapter Award Recipients


North Chapter Award Recipient


Luis Paniagua

Calistoga Police Department

Past Officer of the year


Corporal Henry Todd

San Marino P.D.  


Officer Matthew Slawson

Officer Paul Solorzano 

Torrance Police Department


Past Officer of the year


Officer Joshua Ehling

Fremont P.D. 


Deputy Rick Del Fiorentino (Posthumous)

Excepted by his wife Beth Del Fiorentino

Lieutenant Gregory Stefani

Mendocino County Sheriff's

 Lieutenant John Naulty 

Fort Bragg Police Department

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