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News | Feb. 26, 2019

DLA Installation Management Operations Susquehanna and San Joaquin Police Department team members recognized for excellence at Agency’s 51st award ceremony

By DLA Distrabution, Public Affairs DLA Distribution Susquehanna Pennsylvania

Police force team members from DLA’s Installation Management Operations Susquehanna Police Department were recognized for excellence during DLA’s 51st Annual Employee Recognition Awards Program awards ceremony at the McNamara Headquarters Complex on Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Dec. 13.


DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams presided over the ceremony and presented individual and team awards, recognizing their exceptional service during the 2018 calendar year.


Officer Joshua Jauga, DLA Susquehanna, was recognized as the DLA Police Officer of the Year.


According to DLA Susquehanna’s Chief of Police, Douglas Schraeder, Jauga demonstrated exemplary performance in all areas of police work and assistance to the DLA community.


“This officer gives more of himself than asked, and often makes sacrifices to the benefit of the greater good, without expectation and acknowledgment,” said Schraeder.


Sergeant Joshua Stokes, of the same unit, was awarded the DLA Lead Police Officer of the Year.


Harold Hokkanen, chief, Security and Emergency Services, DLA Susquehanna, nominated Stoke’s for the award.


“Sergeant Stoke’s duty performance, attention to detail in his ability to plan, resource and execute complex missions, coupled with his dedication and training has set him apart from his peers ... and is truly deserving of selection as the DLA Lead police Officer of the Year 2018,” said Hokkanen.


The DLA Police Unit of the Year award went to DLA Installation Management Operations, San Joaquin, California.


The police department conducted over 538,927 police functions and activities during the year including access control/vehicle searches, alarm response and community support.

Despite working 10 percent under staffed, officer's inspected over 34,500 commercial and visitor vehicles; conducted 100 percent identification checks totaling 530,609 Common Access Cards resulting in 50 entry denials. DLA San Joaquin Police scanned an average 44,217 CAC cards a month and generated nearly 180 police reports. The Police Department had 4,422 non-officer initiated calls for service, of which 318 were emergency responses.


DLA San Joaquin Site Director, Jonathan E. Mathews, praised the unit’s hard work.


“Their outstanding accomplishments are due to the bright, dedicated, professional officers that execute the mission to the highest standards daily,” stated Mathews.