On Friday, March 1st, 2019, Carmel Police Department held its annual Awards and Recognition banquet. This formal event recognizes employees of the police department for outstanding service and heroic deeds. This year Carmel Police Department recognized approximately 50 employees for highly credible acts of service during the 2018 year. There were 25 additional employees recognized for their dedicated years of service to the city of Carmel.
Distinguished Service Awards were given to following employees: Detective John Pirics, Detective Mark Paris, Sgt. Sean Brady, Sgt. Phil Hobson, Detective Billy Haymaker, Officer Mike Morley, Detective Adam Theis and Detective Matt Kinkaid.
Distinguished Service -A highly creditable act in the line of duty or employment showing initiative and accomplishment, which brings acclaim to the officer, the police department, or the City of Carmel. An officer selected for this award will receive a distinguished service commendation bar.
Life Saving Awards were given to the following employees: Detective Adam Theis, Officer Mike Morley, Officer Matt Keinsley, Officer Dustin VanTreese and Officer Kevin Kinghorn.
Life Saving Award - Awarded to a member of the department who physically takes action, which directly results in the saving of a person’s life from imminent danger or from the likelihood of certain death.
Meritorious Service Awards were given to the following employees: Officer Cody Barlow, Sgt. John McAllister, Officer Mike Miller, Officer Mikel Leach and Officer Jon Rice.
Meritorious Service- A particularly notable accomplishment in the line of duty showing outstanding initiative and achievement under adverse conditions with some degree of hazard to the officer. Any officer selected for this award will receive a commendation bar.
Two highly notable awards were given to the 2018 Civilian and Officer of the Year. Teresa Anderson received the Civilian of the Year and Detective Adam Theis received the Officer of the Year.
Officer and Civilian of the Year - An officer and civilian of the year is selected annually by the Chief of Police from nominations submitted.
Carmel Police Department would also like to thank our sponsors: Zotec Partners, Carmel Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #185, Holistic Financial Partners and ACB Insurance Inc. for helping support the event.