Press Release


Mobile Police Department Awards Ceremony and Banquet

May 08, 2013


The Mobile Police Department will hold its annual Awards Ceremony and Banquet Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel, 3101 Airport Blvd. Circuit Court Judge Rusty Johnston will serve as keynote speaker. This program is sponsored by the Exchange Club, as it has been since 1959.

A variety of awards and decorations will be presented to officers and civilians. The evening will culminate with the Civilian of the Year Award presented to Grants Administrator Laura Angle and the Police Officer of the Year award given to Officer Tilford Saunders assigned to the Mobile County Street Enforcement Narcotics Team.


The following awards will be given:

Chief’s Commendation - presented to officers who, while serving in his or her official capacity, acted in an outstanding manner above and beyond the scope of normal duty.

Police Combat Cross - awarded to member of the department who, while serving in an official capacity, distinguishes himself in an act of extraordinary heroism while engaged in personal combat with an armed adversary at imminent personal risk to life.

Life Saving Award - presented to the sworn officer who, with or without risk of sacrifice to his or her own life, took the necessary action to prevent the possible or imminent death of a person.

Excellent Police Duty Award - given to an officer who, while serving in his or her official capacity, demonstrates a special faithfulness, attention to duty, or a highly creditable and unusual police accomplishment, bringing favorable credit to the officer and the Department

Chief’s Unit Award - presented in recognition of unusual or outstanding police services performed by any unit of the Department.

Citizen Assistance Award - presented to any citizen, who is not an employee of the Mobile Police Department, and who performs an act that provides significant assistance or special service to the Mobile Police Department

Civilian of the Year Award - presented to any non-sworn employee who distinguishes him or herself by consistent outstanding performance and/or any act that brings favorable credit to the Department and promotes good will between the Department and the community

Officer of the Year Award – presented to an officer who distinguishes himself by consistent outstanding service to the Department and the City of Mobile

Should you have any questions about the Awards Ceremony or its recipients, please contact Mobile Police Department at (251) 208-1918.


Corporal Christopher Levy
Public Information Office
Office: 208-1926
Fax: 208-1758


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