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Officer Michael Hawkins
Pinellas County Schools Police
Pinellas County Schools Police is honored to nominate Officer Michael Hawkins for the Florida Association of School Resource Officers (FASRO) Lifetime Achievement Award.Letter of Endorsement
PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS POLICE DEPARTMENT Chief Luke C. Williams endorsement letter
This award is presented to those individuals who demonstrate extraordinary accomplishments while serving their schools/communities. Those selected to receive this award have demonstrated, through their actions, the qualities and characteristics of School Safety Advocate, Leader, Visionary, Mentor and Teacher.
The Florida Association of School Resource Officers is proud of the achievements of the youth in our state. As a result, FASRO began endowing educational scholarships for middle and high school students starting in 1988. During this time period, FASRO has awarded over 100,000 thousand dollars to our students to assist them in obtaining their goal of a college education. At FASRO we will continue to seek more funding to help our students achieve the educational knowledge they desire.
To nominate a student to be considered for a FASRO scholarship, please complete the attached application. Please mail the completed application to the FASRO Scholarship Committee as listed below no later than March 1, 2019. The scholarships will be announced at the annual training conference. If you are a business that would like to endow a scholarship, please contact the scholarship coordinator.
The Office of the Attorney General of Florida and the Florida Association of School Resource Officers “SRO of the Year” Award is presented annually to a school resource officer that has made a significant contribution to their school and community. This award is to recognize an individual that has gone above and beyond the normal duties of an SRO and has shown the dedication and tireless work ethic to enhance the school resource officer philosophy of counselor, teacher and law enforcement officer.
If you would like to nominate an SRO for this award, please complete the attached application and synopsis page and email the documents to [email protected] or mail to F.A.S.R.O. “SRO of the Year” Award committee as listed below no later than May 1, 2019. The award will be presented at the annual training conference.
The Florida Association of School Resource Officers “Agency of the Year” Award is presented annually to an agency that has made a significant contribution to the development of the School Resource Officer profession. This award is to recognize an agency that has made an impact in training, professional development and organizational efficiency in order to make schools in their community a safer place.
If your agency would like to be considered for this award, please complete the attached application and synopsis page and email the documents to executivedi[email protected] or mail to F.A.S.R.O. “Agency of the Year” Award committee as listed below no later than May 1, 2019. The award will be presented at the annual training conference.
The Meritorious Service Award is given to a SRO for a highly unusual accomplishment, under adverse conditions, with some degree of hazard to life and/or limb, or where death or injury to a third party is prevented. Examples of this would include apprehending a person on campus who has committed a serious crime or any noteworthy act of selfless service.
a. Meritorious Achievement-The performing of an act, or acts, under emergency conditions
where bravery is involved but which is not above and beyond the normal call of duty.
b. Superior Effort-The performing of an act under emergency conditions not involving bravery, where unusual effort is involved and where such act results directly in the saving of a human life or directly sustains life even though the injury or condition proves to be fatal.
c. Outstanding Performance-That attention to duty which consistently reflects exemplary job performance over and above the standard level expected for the position involved.
The Valor Award is given to the SRO who displays heroism and distinction in extremely hazardous circumstances. In order to be considered for this honor, an SRO must exhibit unusual bravery in the performance of duty while facing the threat of death or serious injury. It is this committee’s intent of this definition to base the award upon extraordinary actions that would expose the SRO to self-peril and beyond the call of duty.
a. An act of heroism which extends far beyond the normal call of duty where failure to take such action would not justify censure.
b. The act must include the actual risk of life and the nominee having had sufficient time to evaluate the risk.
This award is presented to those individuals who demonstrate extraordinary accomplishments while serving their schools/communities. Those selected to receive this award have demonstrated, through their actions, the qualities and characteristics of School Safety Advocate, Leader, Visionary, Mentor and Teacher. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a current or retired member of FASRO, who exemplifies the true spirit of, “Service before Self” through his/her ongoing actions. This award exemplifies service above and beyond what is expected in areas of skill, significant contribution to the community, agency and school safety as a whole.
a. Current or retired law enforcement officer who has served within the State of Florida and who was/is a current/past FASRO member.
b. Fifteen or more years of service in law enforcement, five of which must have been in the field of School Resource or School Safety.