Officers and community members honored at Police Awards Ceremony
May 23, 2018 09:15 AM
Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen presents the Officer of the Year Award to Officer Chad Miller
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Two Brooklyn Park Police employees and two members of the community received high honors at the department’s annual awards ceremony. The awards celebrate our officers and employees who performed exemplary work throughout the year, and individuals who serve the community.
Officer of the Year
Officer of the Year is awarded to an officer who routinely goes above and beyond what is ordinarily expected. Officer Chad Miller, Badge #188, has been an officer with Brooklyn Park for 11 years. Officer Miller has found creative ways to connect with community members to build relationships and trust with the police. He is also a Field Training Officer and goes out of his way to make sure new officers succeed. Officer Miller always goes the extra mile to get the job done right the first time.
Employee of the Year
Shellie Enright is our Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinator. Shellie works with domestic violence victims, prosecutors, advocates, detectives and patrol officers. Shellie prepares domestic violence victims and witnesses for trial and also communicates with prosecutors about new and repeat domestic violence cases. Shellie always strives to do her best and help out no matter what.
The DeLois Bolden Brown Award
This award is bestowed upon an individual who provides truly passionate and selfless service to the Community of Brooklyn Park. This award recognizes and celebrates the outstanding work of a person(s) who has an enduring and positive impact on our city.
Renay and Ben Dossman founded Affirmation House that provides life-skills training to 85 men who struggle with homelessness at six different locations in Brooklyn Park, Crystal and Minneapolis. They both tutor students through Simpson Housing Services and the Gateway to College program respectively. In 2015, they created Fat Chance Smokehouse to provide southern comfort food and hospitality to the Brooklyn Park community. In addition to serving fabulous food, the Dossmans use their management and culinary skills to provide an introduction to careers in the restaurant industry and inspire young people to adopt a “never give up” attitude through their message of affirmation and second chances.