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Officer of the Semester Award Recipient for the Spring of 2013:  Nunzio Bottino

Officer of the Semester Award Recipient
for the Fall of 2013:

Nunzio Bottino


Residence Hall Security Officer of the Semester Award Recipient for the Fall of 2013:  Patrick Cole

Residence Hall Security Officer of the Semester Award Recipient
for the Fall of 2013:

Patrick Cole


Distinguished Unit Citation Award Recipients for Spring 2013:  Brian Bretherick, Carolyn Arena-Mackay, John Tiedemann, & Sanjay Bridges

Distinguished Unit Citation Award Recipients
for Fall 2013:

Brian Bretherick, Carolyn Arena-Mackay,
John Tiedemann, & Sanjay Bridges

For responding to and assisting a student's family during their time of grief and sorrow.



Director's Award for Vigilence for the Fall 2013 Semester  Christopher Dittus and Peter Boychuck

Director's Award for Vigilence
for the Fall 2013 Semester:

Christopher Dittus and Peter Boychuck

Their observation and actions resulted in the arrest of an individual suspected of several thefts on campus.


Director's Award for Vigilence for the Fall 2013 Semester  Sanjay Bridges, Christopher Dittus, and Nunzio Bottino

Director's Award for Vigilence
for the Fall 2013 Semester:

Sanjay Bridges, Christopher Dittus,
and Nunzio Bottino

For their observations and actions in the apprehension and arrest of an individual that was barred from being on campus property.


Director's Award for Vigilence for the Fall 2013 Semester  Nunzio Bottino, Richard Finfrock, and George Christake

Director's Award for Vigilence
for the Fall 2013 Semester:

Nunzio Bottino, Richard Finfrock,
and George Christake

For their observations and actions in the apprehension and arrest of several individuals that were barred from being on campus property and giving false information.


Commendation of Merit Award Recipient for the Spring of 2013:  Kevin Behrins, Christopher Dittus, Patricia Page, & George Christake

Commendation of Merit Award Recipients
for the Fall of 2013:

Kevin Behrens, Christopher Dittus,
Patricia Page, & George Christake

For their observations and actions in the apprehension and arrest of an individual that was barred from being on campus property.


Commendation of Merit Award Recipient for the Spring of 2013:  Donna Thompso, Peter Boychuck, Christopher Dittus, & Nunzio Bottino

Commendation of Merit Award Recipients
for the Fall of 2013:

Donna Thompson, Peter Boychuck,
Christopher Dittus, & Nunzio Bottino

For their actions in preventing a student from harming himself or others.


Commendation of Merit Award Recipients for the Fall of 2013:  Kevin Behrins, Peter Boychuck, & Nunzio Bottino

Commendation of Merit Award Recipients
for the Fall of 2013:

Kevin Behrens, Peter Boychuck, & Nunzio Bottino

For their response and actions assisting a victim of a carjacking with reporting details of the crime to Radnor Township Police and in providing comfort to the victim.


Service Award for 25 years  Joseph Curran

Service Award for 25 years

Joseph Curran


Service Award for 20 years  John Shuter

Service Award for 20 years

John Shuter


Service Award for 15 years  Richard Finfrock and Lillian White

Service Award for 15 years

Richard Finfrock and Lillian White


Service Award for 5 years  Riconald Bryant, John Tiedemann, Steven Germano, Joseph Wilkins, & Peter Ward

Service Award for 5 years

Ronald Bryant, John Tiedemann, Steven Germano, Joseph Wilkins, & Peter Ward


Service Award for 1 year  Joseph Rush, Michael Gilroy, Mattew Abbadessa, Thomas Mastroddi, Corie Alicia, Patrick Cole, Anna Ziterelli, Suzette Carroll, Gregory Hamilton, & Stanley Deshields

Service Award for 1 year

Joseph Rush, Michael Gilroy, Mattew Abbadessa,
Thomas Mastroddi, Corie Alicia, Patrick Cole,
Anna Zitarelli, Suzette Carroll,
Gregory Hamilton, & Stanley DeShields


January 2014 In-service Training - Mental Health First Aid USA

June 2014 In-service Training

Mental Health First Aid USA


Fall 2013 Distinguished Unit Award Winners

Distinguished Unit Citation
presented in the Fall of 2013:

Ray Smith, Joe Baumgart, Joe Wilkins, Nunzio Bottino, Rick Finfrock, Joe Curran,
Chris Dittus, Pete Boychuck, Tom McFadden, and Patti Page

For the successful campus-wide Lockdown on June 19, 2013, to secure the campus community members while Radnor Police and Lower Merion Police search property near the University for a fleeing gunman.


May 2013 Dispatcher Training

Seven more of our personnel attended Public Safety Telecommunicator 1 training through APCO (The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials).

APCO describes the benefit of the 40 hour course by stating, "The position of public safety telecommunicator involves more than answering the telephone, getting a location and sending response units to calls for service.  Public safety communications has evolved into a specialized and professional field of endeavor requiring the application of knowledge, attributes and skills not commonly found in other occupations."

The seven members of VUDPS that successfully completed the course and are now APCO certified are:
Matthew Abbadessa
Kevin M. Behrens
Brian J. Bretherick
Christopher P. Dittus
Michael J. Gilroy
Charles F. Johnson
Brian J. Righter


Officer of the Semester Award Spring 2013 - Richard Finfrock

Officer of the Semester Award Recipient
for the Spring of 2013:

Richard Finfrock


Residence Hall Security Officer of the Semester Award Recipient for the Spring of 2013:  Peter Ward

Residence Hall Security Officer of the Semester Award Recipient
for the Spring of 2013:

Peter Ward


Commendation of Merit Award Recipient for the Spring of 2013:  Steven Germano

Commendation of Merit Award Recipient
for the Spring of 2013:

Steven Germano

For his extraordinary efforts in assisting a parent in locating a missing student.



Commendation of Merit Award Recipient for the Spring of 2013:  Jonathan Vigile

Commendation of Merit Award Recipient
for the Spring of 2013:

Jonathan Vigile

For his assistance in the safe apprehension of a person believed to be in possession of a firearm.



Distinguished Unit Citation Award Recipients for Spring 2013:

Distinguished Unit Citation Award Recipients
for Spring 2013:

Debra Patch, Michael Orlando, Nunzio Bottino, David Tedjeske, John Hall, & Vincent Thomas



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