The inaugural recipient of the Bellevue Police Foundation's annual Exemplary Law Enforcement Award, Officer Craig Hanaumi continues to reach out to his community!
Each year, the Bellevue Police Foundation honors a police officer who has demonstrated exceptional professional achievement, personal commitment, and continuing community service, who has made a significant positive impact to the community, and to public safety. The 2016 award recipient is a fourteen year veteran of the Department, and a fine officer who represents the best the Bellevue Police Department has to offer - Officer Robin Peacey.
Due in part to a generous grant from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund, K-9 Ozzy now sports a new K-9 Ballistic Vest. The Bellevue Police Foundation contributed the remaining funds for this vest.These life saving vests help to protect K-9s against harm while they are on patrol, attempt to apprehend and subdue a suspect, and protect their handlers.
Bellevue Police were awarded a $1,500 grant last Wednesday by the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund that will help pay for a protective vest for the department's newest police dog, Ozzy. The Bellevue Police Foundation is contributing the remaining $1,000. Ozzy, who finished his initial training in May, has been the only dog in the department's three dog unit without a protective vest.
Roc, a Bellevue Police K-9, is credited with collaring a suspected burglar this morning. At approximately 4:56 a.m., Bellevue Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 5400 block of 123rd Avenue Southeast. The homeowner at that location called 911 to report two unknown suspects in their garage.
The Foundation booth provided an opportunity to connect with community members in a fun and relaxed setting.
One of the goals of this Foundation is to support public recognition of the Bellevue Police Department's successes and achievements. The board decided to honor a police officer with an award each year who has demonstrated a pattern of professional achievement, personal commitment, and strong community service.