This officer is always showing up early and working late to ensure the Department succeeds. He shows up when expected and works until the task is complete. He is one of the oldest members of the entry team, but still going strong and has been counted on as a valuable asset and team leader due to his dedication. Because of this, Corporal Dan Griffith was presented with this year's Officer of the Year Award.
Since she started with the ISD PD this officer has displayed the characteristics in which we all strive to have. She has an exceptional work ethic, is always eager to learn, is compassionate with students and staff, and always willing to help other officers. She is well respected on her campus by both staff and students and this is why Officer Crystal Helenberg is this year’s Pflugerville ISD Officer of the Year.
This supervisor is constantly looking past our daily duties and striving to improve the Department. From cleaning the supply closet out, to ensuring we have enough salt for winter preparations, to moving vehicles to fleet, he will do whatever it takes to make sure we are prepared.
Sergeant Ricky Kerr is the epitome of a Pflugerville officer and the best supervisor many of us will ever see. It is because of his devotion that he has presented with the Supervisor of the Year award.
This officer’s nominations outlined how he always has a smile on his face regardless of the time of day, how he is an integral part of his shift, and how he goes out of his way to help others.
This officer has been referred to as gentle in nature, but at the same time an outstanding and confident police officer. He is a hard worker, self-motivated and always positive, regardless of the adversity he faces on the job.
As it was put in one his nominations, his infectious smile, positive attitude and great sense of humor make him “one of the family”.
On August 15th, 2015, these officers responded to a deadly conduct call regarding a male pointing a handgun at a victim. The suspect had fled the scene and was determined to be a known suspect with the potential for being very dangerous. One officer located the fleeing suspect and was able to conduct a high risk stop. With the help of the other officers, they were able to take the suspect into custody.
It would later be determined that not only did the suspect have a loaded 9mm pistol on him, but also a radio scrambler that had effectively blocked the handheld radios from transmitting.
This officer, while assigned to a specialty division, has continued to be a wonderful resource for patrol. He assists with search warrants, conducts surveillance, and interviews persons of interest.
While managing his own case load, he has become proficient in handling digital forensic evidence and acts as a source for motorcycle club intelligence.
His dedication to the team is outstanding.