MADD Honors CMPD Team - Again
ANOTHER BIG YEAR
Yesterday the Costa Mesa Police Department announced awards received by members of the department at the 26th Annual Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Recognition Luncheon held at the Richard M. Nixon Library in Yorba Linda on March 7th.
COSTA MESA'S STELLAR PERFORMANCE
One of the highlights of the luncheon was the presentation of Century Awards to officers who have tallied 100 or more DUI arrests during 2012. Of the 21 recipients from nine different law enforcement agencies to receive this prestigious award, one-third - 7 officers - were from Costa Mesa.
KHA BAO LEADS THE PACK
Leading the way in Costa Mesa again was Officer Kha Bao with 206 arrests. He was one of only two to receive the Double Century Award - 200 or more arrests. You'll recall that Officer Bao was honored last year for achieving more than 400 arrests.
SIX MORE OVER 100
Other Costa Mesa officers receiving the Century Award were Officer Oscar Reyes (113), Officer Jeff Horn (140), Officer Darren Wood (113), Officer Tony Yannizzi (110), Officer Crystal Rodriquez (106) and Officer Erik Rosado (104). These seven officers accounted for 892 DUI arrests last year.
KUDOS TO ALL!
Congratulations to all those officers for their achievements. Thanks to them, and all the other members of the Costa Mesa Police Department, for their efforts to keep our community safe in these difficult times.