Capital Community College’s public safety officers received multiple medals and commendations at the 2017 Public Safety Awards reception on January 24th.
Each member of the seven-member force received special recognitions for proactively preventing crimes and saving lives in the course of their law enforcement duties.
The awards program, held at the President’s Conference Room, was led by President Wilfredo Nieves, Dean of Administration Lester Primus and Director of Public Safety, Master Sergeant James Griffin and Officer Joel White.
Medals of Commendation went to Master Sergeant Griffin, Officers Jose Agosto, Carmen Escobar, Marcus Thomas and Paul Vivolo (2 awards). Certificates of Commendation were awarded to Scott Dorio and Carmen Escobar. Receiving Meritorious Service Medals were Master Sergeant Griffin, Officers Joel White, Dorio and Escobar. Officer Thomas received the Chief’s Achievement Medal. Officers Dorio and White accepted Life Saving Medals.
In recognizing members of the Public Safety Department Dean Primus said the officers are “individuals who will not only go beyond the call of duty day-to-day. They make sure they have the skill sets and they’re constantly looking at different kinds of trainings to improve.” He cited a recent survey in which students expressed a high degree of satisfaction in the work of the Public Safety Department.
President Nieves praised the officers for maintaining a safe educational environment. “As a college community we recognize you for your contributions on behalf of the students we’re trying to serve.”