Officer, Civilian, and Supervisor of the Year Awarded

The City of Carlsbad Police Department (CPD) recently named the 2014 Officer, Civilian, and Supervisor of the Year recipients at their annual award ceremony. Twenty-five-year CPD veteran Corporal Rick Galanos was named the 2014 Police Office of the Year and was praised as a problem-solving leader who works compassionately and industriously with the community toward a safe and secure Carlsbad. Community Services Officer II Tanisha Powell was awarded 2014 Civilian Employee of the Year for having maintained the highest level of professionalism and integrity while reorganizing and maintaining the Property and Evidence Division, which in turns allows CPD to offer exemplary service to Carlsbad. Sergeant Jeff Smith was selected as the 2014 Supervisor of the Year, and was nominated by the officers under his own command for his exceptional leadership.

CPD also presented numerous other awards in recognition of exceptional community service including DUI Officer of the Year and Auto Theft Recovery Officer of the Year to Officer Cody Green, Senior Volunteer Patrol Officer of the Year to Jackie Labeaune, Carlsbad Police Explorer of the Year to Vanessa Perez, and Station Volunteer of the Year to Mary Hill. Police Chief Gary Morrison also awarded several medals for service and merit. “I am very proud of the hard work performed by all the men and women of the CPD,” noted Police Chief Gary Morrison. “Great policing takes teamwork and I would like to thank this hardworking team that includes other city departments, the community of Carlsbad, and the men and women of CPD.” For more information visit