The SMPOA would like to acknowledge the 2016 award winners as voted on by their peers. Great job guys!
2016 SMPD Honored Retiree
Officer Donna Southern
The SMPOA wants to congratulate Officer Donna Southern on her retirement and thank her for her 26 years of service to the Santa Monica Police Department.
The SMPOA would like to acknowledge the 2015 award winners as voted on by their peers. Great job guys!
2015 Supervisor of the Year
Sergeant Mike Braaten
Mike has overseen and coordinated large scale city events over the past several years. His deployment strategies, plans, and tactics have been excellent and have improved year after year with events such as GLOW, the LA Marathon, Twilight Concert Series, etc.
2015 Investigator of the Year
Detective Derek Leone
Detective Derek Leone exemplifies the finest qualities of an Investigator, partner, and friend. His tenacity and determination during the recent purse theft and fraud series was unparalleled.
2015 Officer of the Year
Officer Duke Torres
Duke Torrez has over 32 years on the job. He brings experience and perspective to his Watch. He treats everyone with the utmost respect both within the department and the community.