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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Special Awards presented to Officers & UPT Police Department

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Monday, October 17, 2022, was a special evening for our police department at the Board of Supervisors meeting. We celebrated four of our officers for their bravery and heroic actions, and Montgomery County Emergency Service, Inc. (MCES) recognized our agency for supporting their Crisis Intervention Specialist training over the years.

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Chief Freeman presented Corporal Reynolds, Officer M. Sheehan, Officer Burdsall, and Officer Baker with awards for Valor and Bravery for their March 16, 2022, response to a male who began firing at the officers upon their arrival.


From left to right: Bill Starling, Laurie Higgins, Officer Burdsall, John Pearson, Officer Baker, Tom Yeager, Officer M. Sheehan, Corporal Reynolds, Chief Freeman



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Michelle Monzo and Anna Trout of MCES presented Chief Freeman with a plaque showing their appreciation for our Department’s dedication to our community by sending all our officers to their 3-day Basic Crisis Intervention Specialist class. MCES hosts Basis Crisis Intervention Specialist training and Advanced Crisis Intervention Specialist training several times a year, with the goal of preparing officers to interact with individuals in a behavioral health crisis. The program’s mission is to ensure that every officer can recognize and appropriately deal with any mental health situation.

From left to right: Anna Trout, Chief Freeman, Michelle Monzo



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