The MCCH Substance Abuse Committee awarded area law enforcement officers for their underage drinking and DWI enforcement for fiscal years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 at its Law Enforcement Officer Appreciation ceremony.
Committee chair Noreen Henderson said the awards are determined by the number of arrests officers make in each category over the course of the fiscal year.
Clay Cullison lead the Tucumcari Police Department in underage drinking arrests for the 2009-10 fiscal year, while Pedro Bolin lead Logan police, Patricia Earle lead New Mexico State Police and Juan Maestas lead the New Mexico State Parks department for the fiscal year.
In the 2008-09 fiscal year, Russell Shafer and Clay Huffman lead Tucumcari police in enforcement, Pedro Bolin lead Logan police in arrests, and Patricia Earle and Juan Maestas lead state police and the state parks department in arrests, respectively.
Michael Griego lead state police in DWI arrests for the 2009-10 fiscal year, while Clay Cullison, Denny Hill and Paul Bell lead Tucumcari police in arrests, Michael Griego lead state police, Pedro Bolin lead Logan police and Juan Maestas lead the state parks department in arrests.
For the 2008-09 fiscal year, Clay Cullison lead Tucumcari police in DWI arrests, Christopher Stimpson lead state police, Pedro Bolin lead Logan police and Shana Reed lead the state parks department.