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News | Dec. 27, 2021

San Joaquin’s Burke selected as Defense Logistics Agency Supervisory Police Officer of the Year

By Annette Silva, DLA Distribution San Joaquin Public Affairs

Lieutenant Cynthia Burke of Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management San Joaquin, California, was selected as the DLA Supervisory Police Officer of the Year.

Burke served as the program manager for the training and development for the department responsible for all training, certifications, field training, and higher Headquarters’ compliance requests. She goes above and beyond in her duties and assist officers with vetting personnel, conducting random access measures and traffic enforcement.

As the program manager, she assured all 46 officers assigned to the department, completed mandatory training in the following areas:  M17 fundamentals; M17 weapons qualifications; pepper spray use; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives training; 1805 & 1408 citations; Defense Biometric Identification Data System training; high risk traffic stops; cardiopulmonary r resuscitation certification; verbal Judo; M4 fundamentals/transition and active shooter for a total of 978 hours.

During January 2021, a self-audit security program review was conducted consisting of 18 separate training benchmarks. Burke’s attention to detail, tireless monitoring, and consistent updating of records, led to a 100% compliant rating as a direct result of her dedication to the organization.

Further, she is the administrator and point of contact for police uniforms and body armor vest acquisition contracts. This duty requires a tremendous amount of attention to detail and tracking, and the constant monitoring of purchases through DLA and numerous vendors.

She is a certified radar/lidar operator, active shooter instructor and a qualified Marksman.

Burke takes pride in being active in her local community. She volunteered as Den Mother for her local community Girls Scouts organization participating in over 40 hours of activities and mentorship.

“Lt. Burke is a true asset to the police department,” said Deputy Police Chief Daniel Harrison. “Her tireless dedication to the department is commendable and is very deserving of this prestigious award.”