When ordinary people do extraordinary things, the Police Officers Association of Michigan honors them in a special way with the Police Officer of the Year Awards.

POAM Honors Police Officer of the Year Awards

Showing Our Appreciation to Our Recipients

We are proud to announce this year’s POAM Police Officers of the Year. These carefully selected individuals have exhibited bravery and selflessness in the field and have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve and protect. To learn more about these officers, visit their personalized posts with images and their heroic stories.

Officers Matthew Lesperance and Menas Houstoulakis; Officers Christopher Moran and Brandon Quinn, Roseville Police Department

Officers Matthew Reaume & Joshua Sawdy, Lieutenant Teresa Herrick, and Corporal Donald Brady, Monroe Police Department

Deputies Joshua Bandur, Lauren Brockmann, and Eric Kanyak, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office, and Officer Sara Colin, Imlay City Police Department

Deputy Jason White, Genesee County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Curtis Smith, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Kirk Carter, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Noah Susick, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office

Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Deputy Joel Flees, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office

Special Guests

During the September 17 ceremony, State Representative Mike Mueller presented Deputy Jason White with an additional award for his outstanding act of bravery. Watch the video below.

Additionally, during the September 29 ceremony, we had the pleasure of having:

  • Sheriff Richard Faulk, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department
  • Sheriff Hinkley, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department
  • Sheriff Rand, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department
  • Karen Todd, Director of District Affairs for Senator John Bizon, 19th District
  • State Representative Julie Alexander, District 64

Photo Gallery

Missed the Virtual POAM Annual Convention 2020?

Watch the virtual Ceremony video to see the Police Officer of the Year Awards announcements. View past POAM Annual Convention posts.