2016 Colorado Attorney General's Law Enforcement Agency of Excellence Award
This inaugural award was presented to Chief McLaughlin and the Department for exhibiting excellence, innovation, and leadership in the Department's approach to community outreach, policing, and citizen engagement. Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and POST Director Corey Amend traveled to Breckenridge in December to personally present the award.
LGBT Awareness for Law Enforcement
The Department received an "Out to Protect Certificate of Training"as the FIRST agency in the State of Colorado to complete the LGBT Awareness Training Course.
Global Summit Award-A Community Integration Plan
presented by the Latino Advisory Council
Chief's Recognition Award
In 2016, the Chief's Recognition Award was created for spontaneous presentation by the Chief of Police. Recipients may be any Department or Town employee who demonstrates community service above and beyond the Department and Town's values of Influence, Relations, Adaptability, Knowledge, and Communication.
Sergeant Patrick Finley
Sgt Finley was awarded the Department's Leadership Award in 2016 for demonstrating inspirational leadership, a strong commitment to customer service, and dedication to the community in general. He is a participative leader who provides input where needed and challenges others to grow professionally, He enthusiastically participates in decision-making and problem solving, and does so through an innate sense of valuing input and building trusting relationships.
Life Saving Awards
Officers Jarred Bundy, Kevin Crow, Tom Kotz
These three officers responded to a medical emergency call involving a woman who was unconscious and not breathing. They began CPR & administered an AED application. When medics arrived on scene, the officers helped carry the woman downstairs to the ambulance. Two of the officers then remained with the victim's small children until a babysitter arrived. Officers then escorted family members to the hospital. From the reports of the emergency room doctor and fire department paramedics, the quick action of the three officers was credited for saving the woman's life.
Traffic Safety Champion
Officer Galen Peterson
Officer Galen Peterson received an award from the Colorado Department of Transportantion for his work in keeping the roads and highways of Breckenridge and Colorado safe from impaired drivers during 2016.