Each year the Woodland Police Department awards individuals (officers and employees) for their efforts and achievements. The following individuals performed above and beyond the call of duty for calendar year 2007:
2007 Officer of the Year - Darryl Moore
The Woodland Police Department’s 2007 Officer of the Year is Officer Darryl Moore. His current assignment is the full-time position of D.U.I. Enforcement Officer, but he has supplemental duties as a Field Training Officer, Range Firearms Instructor, and member of the Honor Guard. In their nominations, department members highlighted Officer Moore's attitude, compassion, honesty, and dedication to the job as unimpeachable.
Officer Moore is recognized for his integrity, which is demonstrated through his intense work ethic. He is always there to handle his responsibilities and available to help others, without hesitation or question.
Officer Moore attends neighborhood watch meetings when requested by the Crime Prevention Specialists and is a willing participant in resolving issues that are discussed at the meetings. He has put in a tremendous amount of hard work through training and experience to develop his skills and knowledge in becoming a recognized expert witness in court and within the department in D.U.I. investigations. In just the first 11 months of his new assignment as the department’s D.U.I. officer, Darryl arrested approximately 75 D.U.I. drivers, which was 22.3% of the department’s total. This is even more impressive when you consider how much additional time that he was taken away from his ability to make D.U.I. arrests due to his FTO work.
Officer Moore began his law enforcement career in October 1989 as a Corrections Officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections. He remained there until March 1998. In 2000, he relocated to California in order to pursue a career in law enforcement as a Police Officer. In August 2000, he began attending the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Law Enforcement Academy and graduated in January 2001. He was hired by the Woodland Police Department as a Police Officer Recruit on August 10, 2000 and was sworn in as a full-time Police Officer on January 4, 2001. Darryl and his wife, Donna, have been married for almost 18 years and have a 15 year-old son, Shawn.
Officer Moore is described by his peers as being a consummate team player and an outstanding police officer. He has an exemplary attitude and exhibits it on a daily basis. He is highly respected by his peers and supervisors for his commitment to law enforcement and his dedication to the Woodland Police Department.
2007 Employee of the Year - Norma Rodriguez
|Norma Rodriguez was hired by the Woodland Police Department as a temporary Community Services Officer in October 2002 in the Traffic Division. Her primary assignment was parking enforcement. In January 2003, she became a full-time CSO, and in May 2005, she transferred to the patrol division as a Field CSO. Norma is also a valuable member of the department’s Crime Scene Investigation team.|