2006 Recipients

2006 Officer of the Year - Dallas Hyde
The Officer of the Year is nominated by fellow employees and vetted through a selection committee. This year Detective Dallas Hyde was named Officer of the Year.

Hired by the Woodland Police Department in August 2000 as a Police Officer Trainee while attending the Sacramento County Law Enforcement Academy, Dallas graduated from the academy in January 2001, and was sworn in as a full-time Patrol Officer. He worked as a Patrol Officer until June 2003 when he was selected to be a School Resource Officer (SRO) for the department. In 2006, Dallas was selected to fill a detective vacancy in the Investigations Division. He is also a member of the Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) and the Honor Guard.

Officer Hyde is recognized for his involvement in the community with his support of the Woodland Soroptomist Annual Holiday Bazaar, the PTA, Woodland High School cheerleader’s fundraisers, and fundraising events at the Willow Springs Elementary School. He has participated in the Every 15 Minutes Program at our local high schools and the Woodland Police Department’s Shop-With-A-Cop program presented in conjunction with Wal-Mart, and he is a Cal Ripken baseball coach.

2006 Employee of the Year - Elizabeth Gunson
The 2006 Employee of the Year is Crime Analyst Elizabeth Gunson, who is recognized by her peers as a team player in her daily work with individual officers, the GVSU team, the Investigations Division, and Administration in providing information and analysis of crimes and crime trends. Her optimistic, cheerful, and welcoming attitude has made the Crime Analysis Unit a friendly work environment that invites all department members to share information in a constructive manner. She has provided endless information, which is always kept current, to officers and detectives. She has developed flyers and binders for specific beats and subjects. She also uses e-mail notification and distribution as well as computer-accessible historical records that officers can access in their cars through the mobile data system.

Elizabeth works cooperatively with other city departments to develop and maintain crime mapping for internal use and distribution to the local newspapers. She also works closely with crime analysts from other agencies to develop faster and more efficient ways to share information.