Awards and Recognition
EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION:Officers within the department, as well as civilian staff, can receive awards and commendations for a variety of reasons. These awards are used as a way to show the appreciation that the administration and department have for their hard work and dedication. Thank you for the great job you do for the Burlington Police Department and our city, your efforts are deeply appreciated. We would like to wish you our most sincere congratulations.
TYPES OF AWARDS:
It is the policy of the Burlington Police Department to promote and administer an awards and commendations program designed to acknowledge personnel, members of another agency, and citizens who have performed outstanding acts worthy of recognition.
The Burlington Police Department is committed to the ongoing education of its officers and professional staff. Staff are encouraged to pursue additional educational opportunities, training, certificates, and other programs.
- Administrative Officers Management Program - An intensive 12 week undergraduate and graduate level program, which covers various topics in police administrations and is only offered to law enforcement supervisors.
- West Point Leadership Program - Adapted from the Military Leadership Course for cadets in the U.S. military academy. "It relies heavily on case based learning" and "examines and integrates leadership in organizations".
- Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) - This is an intensive training that gives our staff knowledge and tools when encountering a community member in mental crisis. The Burlington Police Department has reached a level of having 75% of our patrol staff trained in these life saving techniques. We understand more about mental illness and the resources in our community that lead to better outcomes for these interactions.
National and State Recognitions:
- 2019 NENA Representative - Communications Manager Stephanie Chatman was nominated and elected by her peers as the NENA representative for the Central Region in North Carolina. She was sworn in during the NENA Conference. NENA is the National Emergency Number Association or 9-1-1 Association improves 9-1-1 through research, standards development, training, education, outreach, and advocacy. Their vision is a public made safe and more secure through universally available state-of-the-art 9-1-1 systems and trained 9-1-1 professionals.
- 2019 NC Gangs Association - This is awarded to any law enforcement agency and/or prosecutors involved in the course of investigating and prosecuting a significant gang-related case in North or South Carolina. Units are qualified when they devote a significant amount of time to investigate and prosecute the mentioned case, show dedication and goes above and beyond to combat gangs in relation to case, the results of a case need to include at least one guilty verdict or plea, can be awarded to multiple persons involved in one case.
- 2018 Executive of the Year - Lieutenant Alan Balog of the Burlington Police Department is the the N.C. Police Executive of the Year. Assistant Chief Chris Gaddis nominated Balog, and he was chosen from among 70 nominees. He has fourteen years of law enforcement experience and has been with the Burlington Police Department for six and a half years.
- 2017 Comprehensive Officer Safety and Officer Wellness Award - National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund: "Destination Zero"
- 2016 RISE Nominees - Officer Safety Campaign
- 2016 Supervisors of the Year - Stephanie Chatman and Kenyon Harris