Congratulations to the 2018 winners!
We salute you for your dedication to public safety communications.

2018 PSAP Award Winners

Telecommunicator of the Year
Jamie Siller
Kitsap 9-1-1
Bremerton, WA


Radio Frequency (RF)
Technologist of the Year

Ric Wilhelm
California National Guard State Military Department
Van Nuys, CA


Information Technologist
of the Year

Brandon Wecker
Kitsap 9-1-1
Bremerton, WA
Line Supervisor of the Year
Denese Moore
Valley Communications Center
Kent, WA


Communications Center
Director of the Year 

Kathren Sukus
Rock County Communications Center
Janesville, WI



Trainer of the Year
Carmen Bower
Kitsap 9-1-1
Bremerton, WA
Team of the Year 
Combined Communications Center
Las Vegas, NV

Technology Leadership Awards

Technology Leadership Award
for a Large Communications Center 

MAJCS
Oregon Metro Area
Technology Leadership Award
for a Small Communications Center

Manatee County Emergency Communications Center
Bradenton, FL

2018 Award Nominees

We publicly acknowledge all award nominees for 2018. While there can only be seven winners for the award program, every nominee exemplifies the best of the public safety communications profession. We consider them all everyday heroes.


Telecommunicator of the Year


Irving Police Dept
Yesenia Antuna
Orange County Sheriff s Office
Jessica Appel
Coral Springs Police Department
Nichol Avendano
Miami-Dade Police Department
Becky Benson
Provo Police and Fire Department
Kristi Booth
Defiance County Communications
Crista Britton
Lee County Public Safety
Lorrie Broming
Valley Communications Center (WA)
Craig Brown
Scott Burns
East Longmeadow Emergency Communications Center
Kristi Chaustit
Key West Police Department
Rodney Collazo
Glendale Police Department
Pam Colley
Antioch Police Dept
Chela Cottrell
Citrus Heights Police Department
Ryan Culver
Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority
Dino DeLuca
Casa Grande Public Safety Communications
Kimberly Devellin
Pinal County Sheriff s Office
Laura Donchig
Monrovia Police Dept
Matthew Dowling
Queen Annes County Dept of Emergency Services
Marean Dussert
Valley Communications Center (WA)
Jessica Flohrs
Weld County Regional Communications Center
Danielle Freschi
Arkansas State Patrol
Anton Gammons
Seminole County Fire/Rescue 911
Aaron Gauthier
Redmond Police Department
Tania Gee
San Antonio Police Department Communications
Jeremiah Gobelet
Metro Nashville Department of Emergency Communications
Erica Gregg
Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications
Keith Hall
Wave Motion Digital
Lori Hanenkrath
Defiance County Communications
Erica Hardy
Maynard Police Department
Dana Heckman
Colorado Springs Police Department
Amanda Jackson
Virginia Beach Emergency Communications and Citizen Services
Janilee Johnson
University of Utah Police Department
Gene Jopeck
Glastonbury Police Dept
Adam Juma
Virginia Beach Emergency Communications and Citizen Services
Ronte Kincaid
Clarksville Police Department
Keith Koski
Chelsea LaBar
Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications
Ruth Lagerquist
Sheridan County 911 Communications Center
Elvita Lewandowski
Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority
Patricia Limbaugh
Missouri State Highway Patrol
BernaDean Logan
Irving Police Dept
Larae Lopez
Bell County Communications Center
Shirley Lorfils
Palm Beach County Sheriff s Office
Jessica Lynch
Baker County Consolidated 9-1-1 Dispatch
Heather Marr
Colorado Springs Police Department
Sierra May
Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon
Kasey Mitchell
Crawford County E-911 Communications
Kasey Mitchell
Crawford County E-911 Communications
Crystal Morris
Office of Unified Communications
Crystal Morris
Office of Unified Communications
Kate Morris
Springdale Police Dept.
Leonel Ramirez
Columbia County Sheriff s Office
Misty Reid
Rebekah Reilly
Waco Police Dept
Amy Rumfelt
Citrus Heights Police Department
Angela Ruszas
Zonola Sampson
Clarksville Police Department
Jamie Siller
Kitsap 911 - CENCOM
Lucas Stoflet
Life Link III
Angie Vose
Stephanie Walker
Fremont County Sheriff Office
Tammy Wright
Berlin Police Department

Information Technologist of the Year

Christi Clark
Metro Nashville Department of Emergency Communications
Donald Clark
Monterey County Emergency Communications Center
Jackie Crotts
Richmond Dept of Emergency Communications
Angela Daniel
Clarksville Police Department
Michael Desmond
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept
Michael Desmond
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept
S Hilgenkamp
Newcastle Police Department
Elias Jalkh
Elias Jalkh
Michael Karschner
City of San Bernardino
Elizabeth Kester
Banning Police Dept
Jim Lencioni
Placer County Administrative Services
Robert Mendoza
Manhattan Beach Police Department
Todd Myers
Mason-Oceana 911
Kyle Phipps
Blane Schmitt
Johnson County Emergency Communications
Brandon Wecker
Kitsap 911 - CENCOM

Trainer of the Year

Michael Blohm
Waco Police Dept
Carmen Bower
Kitsap 911 - CENCOM
Deidre Bruton
Broward County Sheriff s Office
Kima Burnett
Jasper County Emergency Services
Amber Chupp
Bandera County Sheriff s Office
Anita Danzy
Rochester Emergency Communications Department
Jennifer Donnelly-Hunter
Weld County Regional Communications Center
Shell Lee Green
Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon
Samantha Hall
Addison Consolidated Dispatch Center
Angela Hibbard
Burke County Emergency Communications Center
Jonathan Hopson
Williamson County Department of Emergency Communications (TN)
Amanda Jackson
Virginia Beach Emergency Communications and Citizen Services
Sandra Jarrett
Dothan Police Department
Derek Limoseth
Genesee County 9-1-1 Authority
Danielle Mealer
Jefferson County 911 Emergency Communications District
Andrew Neal
Rochester Police Department
Lauren Opdycke
Lisa Paris
Paulding County E-911
Julie Payne
Routt County Communications
Jeff Pearson
Pinellas County Safety and Emergency Services
Arthur Porlier, Jr.
Washington County Public Safety
Jennifer Schwendimann
Williamson County Department of Emergency Communications (TN)
Katrina Shamshak
North Shore Regional 911 Center
Charlotte Smith
Columbus Police Department
Dawn Vanek
Alameda County Sheriff s Office Emergency Services Dispatch
Darren Wegener
Kaylee Zerr
Montana Highway Patrol

Communications Center Director of the Year

David Alexander
Hardin County Emergency Commnications
Casey Allo
Lee County Public Safety
Thomas Andross
Grafton County Sheriff s Dept
Kwabena Asante
Michael Bouchard
Outagamie County Sheriff
Tina Buneta
Colorado State Patrol
Christian Carroll
Burlington County Public Safety Center
Elli Childs
Pinellas County Safety and Emergency Services
Debora Cottle
New Hanover County Public Safety Communications Center
Phyllis Fuller
Marilyn Gable
Renee Gordon
Alexandria Department of Emergency Communications
Megan Hannon
Luzerne County 911
Chad Holler
William Holmes
Cumberland County Regional Communications Center
Kevin Karley
Pennington County ESCC/911
Lynn Koliboski
Arizona Dept of Public Safety
Jessica Lynch
Baker County Consolidated 9-1-1 Dispatch
William Martin
Culpeper County Public Safety Communications Ctr
Angela Martinez
Lea County Communication Authority
Stephen Martini
Williamson County Department of Emergency Communications (TN)
Sharmel Miller
Abbeville County E-911
Melanie Moody
Memphis Fire Department
Nancy Mullins
Wise County Sheriff s Office
Jesseca Mundahl
Metro Communications Agency
Donald Naccarato
Jason Nettles
Routt County Communications
Dusty Owens
Florence County Central Dispatch
Mike Phillips
Barry County E-911
Lisa Raffurty
Cuyahoga County Public Safety - Office of Emergency Managemnt/CECOMS
Carla Reece
Grace Reinis
Douglas Regional 9-1-1
Grace Reinis
Douglas Regional 9-1-1
Grace Reinis
Douglas Regional 9-1-1
Rocella Rodgers
Wheeling Police Dept
Rocella Rodgers
Wheeling Police Dept
Phillip Salazar
Jicarilla Apache Police
Terri Sherman
Converse County Joint Communications Center
Gloria Simoes
Tulare County Fire Department
Jeffrey Smith
St Charles County Emergency Communications
Lisa St Helen
Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications
Candy Strezinski
Iredell County Emergency (NC)
Candy Strezinski
Iredell County Emergency (NC)
Kathren Sukus
Rock County 911 Communications Center
Randy Thomas
Megan Witherspoon
University of Nebraska Police

Line Supervisor of the Year

Jennifer Andrews
Kitsap 911 - CENCOM
Heather Barker
Orange County Sheriff s Office
Jason Baross
Kathy Blagdon
Lincoln County 9-1-1
Kathy Blagdon
Lincoln County 9-1-1
Vera Butler
Palm Beach County Sheriff s Office
Tammy Davidson
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
Michael Elliott
Clarksville Police Department
Misty Elmore
North Port Police Dept
Ashley Giles
Abbeville County E-911
Ashley Giles
Abbeville County E-911
Jeanette Giossi
Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon
Ronnie Harrison
Queen Annes County Dept of Emergency Services
Andrea Henry
Pinellas County Safety and Emergency Services
William Jeter
Iredell County Emergency (NC)
Chaning Jewett
Clarksville Police Department
Andrea Khan
Kansas City Police Dept
Kristin Kingery
Chelsea LaBar
Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications
Chelsea LaBar
Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications
Doris Lake
Dakota Communications Center (MN)
Jack Lord
Syosset Fire Department
Christopher Loyd
Denver 911 Communications Center
Roseann Manto
Jersey City Public Safety Communications
Jennifer Mecham
St George Police Dept
Denese Moore
Valley Communications Center (WA)
Lu Owens
Indian River County Sheriff s Office
Lu Owens
Indian River County Sheriff s Office
Ralene Poncelow
Weld County Regional Communications Center
Annette Ricks
Chesapeake, City of
Jody Sherrill
Iredell County Emergency (NC)
Tammy Smith
Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority
Kimberly Thomson
Folsom Police Dept
Julee Todd
Terah Young
Flathead Emergency Communications Center

Radio Frequency (RF) Technologist of the Year

Phillip Bardos
Riverside County Fire Dept- Lakeland Village Station
Brad Coffey
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Mike Cordes
Harris Corporation
Aaron De Guzman
Riverside Sheriff s Department Technical Services
Frank Domingo
Chuck Kuhler
Fauquier County Sheriff s Office
Chuck Kuhler
Fauquier County Sheriff s Office
Jon Linfor
Sacramento County Sheriff s Department
Steven Morlan
Westerville Communications Division
Ron Polluconi
Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency
John Ruggiero
Massachusetts State Police
Erik Schull
Orange County Sheriff s Department Communications & Technology Division
Rick Wilhelm
163 Communications Flight

Team of the Year

Butte County Sheriff s Office
Camden County Communications
Charlotte Fire Communications
Charlottesville/UVA/Albemarle County Emergency Communications
Charlottesville/UVA/Albemarle County Emergency Communications
Christian County Emergency Services
Clarksville Police Department
Coral Springs Police Department
Crawford County E-911 Communications
Forsyth County 911 Center
Forsyth County 911 Center
Harris County Sheriff s Office
Jasper County Emergency Services
Jasper County Emergency Services
Kitsap 911 - CENCOM
Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue
Licking County Regional Communications Center 911
Livingston County 911 Central Dispatch
Macomb County Sheriff s Office
Manchester Township
Marshall County 911
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Monett-Lawrence County 911
Orange County Sheriff s Office
Orange County Sheriff s Office
Pinellas County Safety and Emergency Services
Queen Annes County Dept of Emergency Services
Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vail Public Safety Communications
Waco Police Dept
Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency
Westerville Communications Division
Clackamas County 911

Technology Leadership Award

Adams County Communications
Clackamas County 911
Minneapolis Emergency Communications
Montgomery County Sheriff Office
Orange County Sheriff s Office
Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications
Prince William County Office Of Public Safety Communications
Weld County Regional Communications Center
Yuma Public Safety Communications
Clackamas County 911
Abbeville County E-911
Clarksville Police Department
Eaton County Central Dispatch
Idaho Falls 911 Dispatch Center
Iredell County Emergency (NC)
Johnson County Central Dispatch
Lawrence County Dept of Public Safety
Lebanon Police Department
Life Link III
Manatee County Dept of Public Safety
Tempe Police Communications
Williamson County Department of Emergency Communications (TN)