In February 2017, our agency hosted our 4th Annual Bay Harbor Islands Police Banquet, honoring our members for acts of heroism, administrative excellence, and superior community policing efforts.    This event was a tremendous morale boost to the entire Department and was well supported by the Council and Town Administration.  

I would like to congratulate Officer Ernie Candelmo for “2016 Officer of the Year” and Administrative Assistant Analily Perez for “2016 Civilian of the Year.”  Both employees have brought great credit to our agency and have provided a tremendous level of law enforcement service to this community. Their hard work is consistent with the BHIPD motto of “Pursuing Excellence.”

2016 Officer of the Year

Officer Ernie Candelmo

2016 Civilian of the Year

Administrative Assistant Analily Perez


Other Notable Awards for 2016

Chief’s Award:  Officer Jill Smith

Individual Commendation: Officer Castellanos

Unit Commendation:  Corporal John Grimes & Officer David Murado

Distinguished Service:  Lieutenant Locke, Sergeant Block, Officer Murphy, & Officer Ledroux

Letter of Recognition: Officer Fierro, Officer Wiltse, & Officer Colon

Community Involvement:  Officer Castellanos