Awards & Recognitions

2018 Awards & Recognitions

On February 28, 2019 the Beaverton Police Department held its Annual Service Awards Ceremony. This ceremony was created to honor the members of the Department as well as citizens in our community.

Each year an internal Awards Committee reviews all submissions and determines what events rise to the level of an award. 2018 award recipients are as follows.

Service Recognition Award

  • Mark Kirlin - 25 years
  • Tim Lowman - 25 years
  • Roni Bickford - 30 years

Unit Commendations

Awarded to any unit, shift or division whose members, as a group, performed in a manner, which if performed by an individual, would merit recognition in the form of a Distinguished Service Medal.

  • Bike Team - Mark Barrowcliff and Ben Howard

K9 Service Award

  • Rob Wolfe and Enzo

Medal of Valor

Awarded to officers who voluntarily distinguish themselves through a conspicuous act of gallantry and heroism, in circumstances where the officer was fully aware of the threat and acted above and beyond the call of duty at the risk of life and limb.

  • Michael Buchanan
  • Dan Coulson

Lifesaving Medals

Awarded for saving a human life, or for valiant lifesaving efforts, even though the victim may perish. This award may be bestowed with any other award, if merited.

  • Jared Lutu
  • Jeff Harrison
  • Dan Cotton
  • Steve Anderson
  • Jimmy Ho
  • Aaron Oberst
  • Ed Mastripolito
  • Dan Coulson
  • Michael Gaskell

Dan Bortolin Community Service Medal

Awarded to any sworn, non-sworn department member, or volunteer, for an act(s) of outstanding or ongoing performance which the nominee demonstrated in great degree, exceptional communicative accomplishments which further the goals of the community policing and/or shows acts of selflessness, personal courage, and devotion to the community.

  • Dan Cotton

Officer of the Year

The Officer of the Year Award is intended to recognize one sworn member from the Department for their outstanding service to the community and/or to the Department during the past year. The award reflects continuous service throughout the year and not a single event.

  • Ken Feist

Civilian Employee of the Year

The Civilian Employee of the Year Award is intended to recognize one non-sworn employee from the Department for their outstanding service to the community and/or to the Department during the past year. A non-sworn employee refers to any full or part time employee working in the Department. This award reflects continuous service throughout the year and not a single event.

  • Eric Hults
  • Erik Young

Distinguished Service Award

Awarded for excellence in police work, or outstanding performance of duties under unusual, complicated, or hazardous conditions. Also awarded for outstanding performance over a prolonged period of time.

  • Jeff Young
  • Andre Godinet
  • Peggy Porath
  • Ed Mastripolito
  • Ken Feist
  • Jeff Flory
  • Tony Bastinelli

Citizen Commendation 

The Citizen Commendation is awarded to a citizen that demonstrates personal courage and devotion to the community.

  • Brittany Scott

Volunteer of the Year 

The Volunteer of the Year Award is intended to recognize one BPD Volunteer from the Department for their outstanding service to the Department during the past year. The award reflects continuous service throughout the year and not a single event.

  • Diana Powe

Excellence in Victim Services 

Awardedto any sworn Department member in recognition of outstanding service to victimsof all types of crime in our community.  This award reflects continuousservice throughout the year.

  • M. Brown

Victim Advocate of the Year 

The Victim Advocate of the Year Award is intended to recognize one Volunteer Victim Advocate from the Department for their outstanding service to crime victims in the community and/or to the Department during the past year. The award reflects continuous service throughout the year and not a single event.

  • Kathi B.