University of Vermont

UVM Police Services

About Us: Awards & Commendations

Certificates of Recognition 2007  
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UVM Grounds Crew

During the 2007 Valentine's Day Blizzard, Rose Leland and her crew went above and beyond in opening the roadways to maintain access for our emergency vehicles. There was a short period of time that evening when we the number of police, fire and EMS vehicles stuck on campus caused me to take pause. Rose and her team saved the day. They kept the flow of access to and from our offices to the major arteries on campus open and safe for travel in the most difficult of circumstances.  
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Travis Fryer, Alexandre Bacon, Greg Schondelmeier, Matthew Medford, Eric Smith, and Williams Mark

In March of this year, our police officers were dispatched to one of our residence halls for a welfare check on a student. His friends hadn't seen him for some time and were concerned for his well-being. Officers Tetrault and Coyner located him in his room, barely conscious and clearly ill. It became quickly evident that this student required immediate life-saving attention which would not have come if it weren't for Travis Fryer, Alex Bacon, Greg Schondlemeier, Matt Medford, Eric Smith, and William Marks. For their concern of a friend's welfare, concern that saved the life of a friend in need, it is our honor to present them with this Certificate of Recognition.  
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Lisa MacCluskey

As the Special Events Coordinator for Sodexho's Catering Department, Lisa MacCluskey has been the “go to” person for all our catering needs. She and her colleagues fed 70-plus investigators during the investigation into MGQ's murder. For her outstanding service to Police Services and her sense of humor when asked to accommodate us at a moment's notice  
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Carol Wheel

As a key member of the Conference & Event Services Staff, Carol Wheel is an important alley in navigating our space needs on campus. She and Joyce Ticehurst communicate almost daily, and always she has a smile on her face and a friendly manner about her. For her outstanding service to Police Services with the R25 and special event planning we're pleased to present her this Certificate of Recognition.  
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Dorothea Brauer

Dot Brauer has devoted hours of her time assisting us with our officer recruitment process. She has been available for interviews whenever asked and has contributed much in the way of helping us identify the best candidates possible to service our campus. We are indebted to her and present this Certificate of Recognition for her continual support.  
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Daniel Austin

The Campus CCTV system has turned out to be one of the most complicated technology installations we've faced. Dan Austin joined the CatCard team to manage this installation and has been an incredible asset to Police Services. He's there when we need him and always with a smile. For his outstanding service to Police Services we present him this Certificate of Recognition.  
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Al Turgeon

Vice President Gower assigned the task of emergency operations and planning to a man who has had more than two decades of leadership in the US Army. Al Turgeon came to his post after leading our ROTC program in Military Studies. He has become a strong support of public safety on campus and a valuable friend to Police Services. For this outstanding service, I'm pleased to present him this Certificate of Recognition.  
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Kevin Cheney

From event assistance to security on our buses, we have come to rely on the services of Green Mt. Security in ways that far exceeded our initial plans. We are only able to do this because of the professionalism and outstanding service and, as such, we are pleased to present Kevin Cheney and his team this Certificate of Recognition.  
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Joe Speidel

As one of the latest members of the Government Relations Team, Joe Speidel has stepped into the politics of the town/gown relationship in a way that has served public safety.  
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AVP Ted Winfield

This year's transition to a new university-wide financial and HR software solution has been challenging for department heads. AVP Ted Winfield and his team, including Josey Mercure and Stephanie Dion, have spent hours attending to Police Services' budgeting needs and accounting systems. They have been instrumental to our financial modeling and gone far beyond the call of duty for us. Given this outstanding support and service we are honored to present AVP Winfield this Certificate of Recognition  
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Dan Austin and Steve Theriault

Furthering efforts to provide better Security on UVM Campus for our community and the public. Both these individuals have set up and installed Security Camera's systems on campus that enable us to monitor and illegal activities which support our mission. They are also most willing to assist in any way they can.   2006  
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Deputy Robert Stebbins (Chittenden County Sheriff's Dept.)

For his assistance with our training and transition around the implementation of our patrol rifles. It is with honor and privilege we award you this certificate of recognition  
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Steve Theriault (FAHC Security)

For his efforts in helping identify and apprehend several thieves who were stealing from university offices in broad daylight. Upon recognizing the description Steve Theriault called Police Services. We were able to make an apprehension which led to the solving of several crimes throughout Chittenden County. It is with honor and privilege we award you this certificate of recognition.  
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Darlene Nelligan (UVM President's Office)

April 14 could have been a very different day for the President's Office and Police Services had it not been for Darlene Nelligan. When faced with an early morning occupation of the wing by student protestors, she simply closed the door and engaged the dead bolt. Problem solved. It is with honor and privilege we award you this certificate of recognition.  
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Kathryn Friedman (Executive Director of the Office of AAEO)

We could not be successful in either the administrative processes of hiring and recruitment, or the strategic identification of candidates without Kathryn Friedman. She has been a steady voice of support in our efforts to diversify our ranks with women, people of color, and those who bring strong multicultural competencies. Were are grateful for her continued commitment and interest in our success. It is with honor and privilege we award her this certificate of recognition.  
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Randy Spooner, Jerry Thornton, and Lynne Meeks (Telecommunication Services)

Moving dispatch, fixing the problems that arose around the link between our new computer aided dispatch/records management system and the Department of Public Safety network; installing networks. These three people have been at our beck and call to their chagrin for much of the past year. We are grateful. It is with honor and privilege we award each of you this certificate of recognition.  
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Dr. Patrick Brown

for your continued leadership, partnership and friendship towards the public safety needs of this campus. Perhaps the most gifted intel officer any incident command structure could have.Whether it be SGA, Greeks, or protests, Pat has been a true asset to helping us manage a host of potential problems before they became problems. It is with honor and privilege we award you this certificate of recognition.  
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Dr. Jacob Diaz

for your continued leadership, partnership and friendship towards the public safety needs of this campus, It is with honor and privilege we award you this certificate of recognition.  
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Chris Behr

available at a moment's notice without complaint or ill will, Chris Behr has been a life saver when it comes to the recent implementation of the KRONOS time keeping system. Your patience throughout our learning process has not gone un-noticed. It is with honor and privilege we award you this certificate of recognition.  
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Sarah May Poirier

for your continued leadership, partnership and friendship as the President of the Student Government Association. Sarah and met regularly with UVM Police throughout the school year to dialogue on issues of mutual concern, and problems identified by the student body. It is with honor and privilege we award you this certificate of recognition  
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Katherine “Deac” Decarreau (Transportation & Parking Services)

Police Services and Transportation & Parking Services have an important relationship towards the safety of our campus. We work hand-in-hand for every major event and minor incident; we support each other's enforcement efforts; we are sibling agencies. The bus drivers are our eyes and ears about campus, and parking officers integral to the safety of the lots. It is with honor and privilege we award you this certificate of recognition to the Transportation & Parking Services for all they do.  
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Dean of Students Office

The relationship between the Dean of Students Office and the security function of the university is one of the most important bonds in higher education. Dave Nestor, Annie Stevens, Vivian Garay, Dennis DePaul and Jake Diaz, we are grateful for your contributions to the public safety equation at UVM. It is with honor and privilege we award you this certificate of recognition for all you do  
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Department of Residential Life

Without the Department of Residential Life Staff, our combined efforts to keep our residence halls safe would be thwarted. They are a third of the holy triumvirate, as we jokingly call the connection between PS, RL and CSES. It is with honor and privilege we award them this certificate of recognition to the Department of Residential Life for all they do  
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Center for Student Ethics & Standards

the other third in the holy triumvirate, CSES validates the work we do by ensuring follow through, treatment and sanctions as appropriate. Of the many reasons that our police officers choose to police our campus, is the knowledge that our judicial process works for all the right reasons. It's the knowledge that CSES is able to bring to bear the full resources of our university to the development and support of our students. It's the reputation in the criminal justice community that our system works; it's the model program that others seek to replicate. It is with honor and privilege we award the Center for Student Ethics & Standards, and Dr. Kim Martin Anderson, this certificate of recognition for all they do to add to the safety of our students  
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UVM Women's Center

The Women's Center and Police Services enjoy a special bond in our combined dedication to the prevention of violence against women. Well beyond the grant partnership that we enjoy is a very real relationship rooted in a very real shared passion. On behalf of the men and women of the Department of Police Services, it is with honor and privilege we award the Women's Center this certificate of recognition for all they do.   2005  
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Chittenden County Deputy States Attorney Edward Sutton

For his tireless efforts on behalf of the University for his prosecution of the suspects in the Redstone Riot.  
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Lt. Jennifer Misselbeck, Burlington Police Department

For her mutual aid and leadership skills during the Redstone Apt. Carbon Monoxide incident (accepting on behalf is Chief Tom Tremblay).  
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Al Anderson & Mary Parent, UVM AFS Computing Services Division

For their efforts and diligence in supporting the computer systems in the Department of Police Services.  
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Burlington Fire Department

In recognition of good working relations and prompt support in addressing a host of public safety issues in the 2004-2005 academic year.  
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Northern New England Tradeswomen Association

For their efforts in creating the Step-up for Women in Policing Program. UVM Police has benefitted greatly from their efforts.  
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Stacey Miller & Alvin Sturdivant, Department of Residential Life

In recognition of leadership, teamwork and courage in the implementation of the Residential Life Community Standards Model, and their support of public safety on campus.  
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Dr. Jacob Diaz and the Staff of the Center for Student Ethics and Standards

In recognition of leadership and teamwork in the working relationship between Police Services, the Center for Student Ethics & Standards, and the Office of the Chittenden County States Attorney.  
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Randy Spooner, Jerry Thornton and Lynne Meeks

In recognition of their outstanding service in transitioning Police Services into our new computer aided dispatch and records management system.   2004  
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Wilfred Bessette
Burlington Free Press

On October 6, 2003, a UVM student reported his laptop and camcorder stolen from the Bailey/Howe Library. On October 7, 2003 Mr. Bessette reported to Burlington Police that a fellow employee at the ree Press had talked about a camcorder he had stolen from the B/H Library. Mr. Bessetteís information led to the recovery of the items and arrest of two people on the charge of Grand Larceny.  
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Officer Michael Lavoie,
Williston Police Department

On September 25, 2003, Officer Lavoie assisted UVM Police Services in the search for a suspect involved in the distribution of drugs on campus. With his assistance, we were able to develop address information and contacts whereby enabling us to serve a search warrant in a timely manner. This investigation uncovered important information leading to further drug interdiction efforts.  
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UVM Student Travis Beckett, Staff member Christine Adamson, and Faculty members Professor Karina Ckless and Professor Daniel Weiss

These concerned university citizens assisted UVM Police with reporting, describing and catching two subjects involved in a computer theft in the HSRF building in April of 2003. Quick thinking and reporting on their part led to the two subjects being arrested for larceny and the recovery of the universityís stolen property. One of the suspects apprehended has since been charged with murder in an unrelated case in another jurisdiction.  
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Chief Thomas Tremblay, Deputy Chief Stephen Wark, Lt. Michael Schirling, Ms. Lise Veronneau, Mr. Michael Voity
Burlington Police Department

For assisting the UVM Department of Police Services in joining and sharing the New World Computer System CAD/RMS. This saved the university a substantial amount of money and resources and ensured the close working relations between the agencies continue as we share important public safety data and analysis capabilities.  
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Students Tim Plante, Keirnyn Ross, and Romolo Marcucci

These students called Police Services when they witnessed a man smashing a picture frame in Billings Marsh Lounge. They were able to give an accurate description; details of what happened; and in what direction he left. The subject was apprehended and trespassed from campus.  
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Arjen Scholten, Sharon Cawley, Christian Nickl, Professor Mark Nelson

For their assistance in calling Police Services after witnessing domestic assault in the Given parking lot. They lent assistance to the female victim while Police Services was able to subsequently make an arrest for domestic assault.  
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UVM Vice President Karen Meyer and Gretchen Babcock,
Office of the VP for Government Relations

For all the work they do in representing Police Servicesí needs in Montpelier. This has been no small task given the number of issues (from ordinance enforcement to mutual aid compacts to medical marijuana).   2003  
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Lt. Kathleen Stubbing
(Burlington Police Department)

For her assistance as a role player during officer training in building searches and motor vehicle stops. Also, she is always quick to drop a note commending our staff on the great jobs they do in assisting BPD.  
Awarded to

Luann Rolley,
Family Practice Research Data Specialist

For her work with the Women's Center and our department. She has been instrumental in several large scale grant projects that directly benefit our staff and the greater campus.  
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Dorothea V. Brauer,
LGBTQA Service Coordinator

For her work with our department with diversity and equity.  
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Troy Headrick
Department of Residential Life

Commitment to our development and training in areas of understanding bias and privilege.  
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Lt. Todd Shepard,
South Burlington Police Department

For his never ending assistance to Sue Lowrey during our Accreditation process. He also takes the time to commend our staff for assistance to SBPD.  
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Dr. Robert Kelly,
Dean of Students Office

For continued commitment to the difficult conversation on campus safety, enforcement and accountability.  
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Sara Henson,
Judicial Affairs

For their assistance with our interview process for police officer candidates.  
Awarded to

Kristen Kazmarek,
Assistant Director Residential Life

For her hand in hand work with our department.  
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Bill Ballard

Continued outstanding support of Police Services during the best and most challenging of times.  
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Kim Martin Anderson

Her role as interim director of Residential Life and the dedication and time spent on maintaining our relationship.  
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Shawna Wells,
SGA Vice President and tireless advocate on women's safety issues.

Recognition for the BLUE LIGHTS Project  
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Jennifer Hughes,
SGA Student Activities Chair; Blue Lights Project and Women's Safety Issues.

Recognition for the BLUE LIGHTS Project  
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Rich Wolbach,
PP; Blue Lights.

Recognition for the BLUE LIGHTS Project  
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Gus Mastro,
PP; blue lights.

Recognition for the BLUE LIGHTS Project  
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Celia Cuddy,
WRCC; Women's Safety Issues and Blue Lights

Recognition for the BLUE LIGHTS Project  
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Laura Subin,
WHBW; Women's Safety Issues and Blue Lights

Recognition for the BLUE LIGHTS Project  
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Shirley Fortier,
Blue Lights

Recognition for the BLUE LIGHTS Project  
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Ellen Sklar,
Blue Lights; Department of Corrections.

Recognition for the BLUE LIGHTS Project   2002  
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Anne Smith

For her dedication to victim's and women's issues through the Women's Center. Anne's energy has breathed new life into the RAD program, and given us an invaluable resource for the victims of crime on campus. This certificate of recognition symbolizes the strong working relationship with the Women's Center.  
Awarded to

John N. Evans

As Executive Dean of the College of Medicine, John Evans' responsibilities are numerous. From construction management to custodial services and flood response, he seems to do it all with poise. Important to Police Services' is John's continued commitment to the security of the building and safety of its occupants. Whether door access or blue light installation, Dr. Evans has consistently shown a clear commitment to making his area of campus a safer place for students, faculty, staff and visitors. We wish to recognize his commitment with this certificate of recognition.  
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Susan W. Ligon

When John Evans leads the safety and security discussion in the College of Medicine, Director of Operations Sue Ligon is close at hand. It's impossible to mention one without the other. Sue's tireless efforts to manage the details are important to recognize. I've received numerous phone calls and emails in the past year from Sue wanting to discuss ways to make our collaborative efforts better, more productive, and more effective. For this, she garners our recognition and praise.  
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E. Lauke Parke

When Lauke Parke took on the responsibilities of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, I don't think he knew how much time he'd be initially spending on safety and security issues. Quickly recognizing student discontent, Lauke jumped into the middle of the discussion with both feet. His attentiveness and commitment to addressing common concerns of safety, security, and crime prevention, has made him an important ally. For all this efforts and dedication, we present him with this certificate of recognition.  
Awarded to

Donald Loeb

Professor Don Loeb is one of the most important faculty resources to the Department of Police Services. His skillful manner in addressing conflict with poise and sincerity quickly gained my respect and trust. He was able to share student concerns with us, and our concerns with students, in a way that benefited crime prevention and safety efforts significantly. When Don didn't understand something, he asked. When he wanted to see with his own eyes, he rode with us. For all his commitment and effort, we present Prof. Loeb with this certificate of recognition.  
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Gerald Silverstein

As Chair of the Faculty Senate, Student Affairs Committee, Professor Gerald Silverstein exercised sound leadership in exploring police/student areas of concern. An important voice of reason, Dr. Silverstein helped us to better understand student perspectives involving police interaction. He asks good questions and reminds us how important it is to evaluate our traditional responses. Along with Prof. Loeb, Prof. Silverstein has been an invaluable source of information, inspiration, and advice. For his dedication to the campus safety and security discussion, we present him with this certificate of recognition.  
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Wesley Eldred

For more than 3 decades, Wes Eldred has been an important voice on the Library services team. In recent years, he has become a vocal supporter of security enhancements including video cameras, radio communications, and student security. The Library's safety and security measures are where they are today because of Wes' commitment to these and other issues. For all his efforts and dedication to the University, we present him with this certificate of recognition.  
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Office of Judicial Affairs

The Office of Judicial Affairs is an important partner in making UVM a safe place to live, learn and grow. As our campus prosecutors, they have a thankless job. But not to us. They are our right hand, and without all the work they do our system of educational justice wouldn't be effective. For all their efforts, we present the Office of Judicial Affairs with this certificate of recognition.  
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Department of Residential Life

Community partnerships are an essential aspect of crime prevention and campus safety. We are fortunate to have such a strong relationship with our Department of Residential Life. Without their staff's tireless devotion in the trenches, we wouldn't be able to maintain the relative level of safety that exists in the halls. We need them, and they need us. For all their efforts, we present the Department of Residential Life with this certificate of recognition.  
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County Agencies

"For assistance to the Department of Police Services in managing the April 20, 2002 event."

Essex Police

Colchester Police

South Burlington Police

Williston Police

Vermont State Police

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles

Chittenden County Sheriff's Office

Burlington Police Department    

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