Honors, Awards & Tributes
Police Chief elected Honorary Fellow by Academy of Experimental Criminology
Redlands Police Chief Jim Bueermann learned in February 2007 that he had been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology.
The Academy was founded in 1999 in order to advance the development of experimental criminology. It seeks to increase awareness of randomized experiments in crime and justice, and to aid in the improvement of experimental methods in criminology.
Since 2003, the Academy has recognized practitioners whose work has made substantial contributions to the advancement of experimental criminology as Honorary Fellows.
The Academy of Experimental Criminology also supports the Journal of Experimental Criminology, which publishes major advances in criminology and its methods through field experimentation, as well as quasi-experiments and other forms of research involving systematic manipulation of social or other variables.
Fellows and Honorary Fellows are elected annually and are installed at the annual meeting held in conjunction with the meeting of the American Society of Criminology.
The Academy also awards the Joan McCord Prize for contributions each year to experimental criminology.
Bueermann joined the Redlands Police Department in 1978 and was named police chief in 1998.
A 1975 graduate of Redlands High School, Bueermann is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, a 1998 graduate of the California Command College with a Master’s degree from the University of Redlands and a Bachelor’s degree from California State University at San Bernardino.
Bueermann is frequently consulted as a national authority in many aspects of law enforcement, community policing and parole reentry issues. He serves on the boards and advisory groups for a number of organizations and was an advisor to then-Vice President Al Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government.
He is a charter member of the Society of Police Futurists International.
For more information on the Academy of Experimental Criminology, visit their website at http://www.crim.upenn.edu/aec/index.html.
Cindy Gourlay named RPD’s Officer of the Year
Redlands Police Officer Cindy Gourlay was named the department’s recipient of the Jose A. Rivera Officer of the Year for 2006.
Named for Redlands’ first police constable, the Jose A. Rivera award is given to the department’s officer of the year as chosen by employees of the Redlands Police Department.
Gourlay joined the Redlands Police Department in 1994 as a dispatcher. In 1998 she was sworn in as a police officer.
“Officer Cindy Gourlay exemplifies the men and women of the Redlands Police Department who are sworn to uphold the law, with her dedication to the citizens of this community, to its families and to its children,” says Redlands Police Chief Jim Bueermann. “This is evident, as just one example of many, in her dedication to the Redlands Emergency Services Academy, which every year teaches select Redlands’ high school graduates the basics of police work and firefighting.”
Gourlay was presented a plaque by Chief Bueermann at the department’s annual holiday gathering Thursday, Dec. 7.
Rick Dysart named RPD’s civilian Employee of the Year
Redlands Police Department Forensic Supervisor Rick Dysart was named last week as the department’s recipient of the William C. Brumigan Employee of the Year for 2006.
Named for Redlands first police chief, the William C. Brumigan award is given to the department’s civilian employee of the year as chosen by employees of the Redlands Police Department.
Dysart, who joined the Redlands Police Department in November of 1999, supervises all of the department’s crime scene and other forensic investigations.
“Rick Dysart is a tireless member of the department, often working around the clock in very difficult circumstances,” says Redlands Police Chief Jim Bueermann. “His training and expertise as well as his dedication are essential in the RPD’s efforts to solve crimes and bring those responsible to justice.”
Dysart was presented a plaque by Chief Bueermann during the department’s annual holiday gathering Thursday, Dec. 7.
RPD officer receives Recognition of Service to Youth Award
Redlands Police Officer Stan McCauley was honored last week at the county’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission’s 22nd Annual Recognition of Service to Youth Awards.
McCauley, the Redlands Police Department’s liaison to the East Valley Drug Court, was awarded the organization’s honor in the individual category at the Oct. 11 ceremony at the County Government Center for his contributions on- and off-duty to youth, especially the children of parolees and probationers.
McCauley, who joined the Redlands Police Department in 2003, after 14 years with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, became the department’s liaison to Drug Court – an 18-month program of court supervision, substance abuse counseling and drug-testing for non-violent offenders – last year. His duties include working with Probation and Parole to insure that court orders are followed by Drug Court participants.
But McCauley found himself wanting to do more for participants and their families. He started spending time at the local high schools and elementary schools providing support and listening to the at-risk children of Drug Court clients.
On weekends McCauley participates in community service projects involving Drug Court clients and their families as well as collaborating with local church programs that support parolee reintegration into their community.
Stan and his wife Cindy, who is also a Redlands Police officer, conduct safety awareness classes for local schools, the YMCA and other youth organizations, both on duty and on their own time.
In August, Stan donated his time helping with a car wash to raise money for the funerals of two boys killed by a hit-and-run driver.
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission of San Bernardino County was established in 1909. It is composed of 15 citizen members representing all areas of the county. Appointments to four-year terms on the commission are made by the presiding judge of the Superior Court, with the concurrence of the presiding judge of the Juvenile Court.
Photo caption: Redlands Police Officer Stan McCauley receives the 2006 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission of San Bernardino County Service to Youth Award, Oct. 11, at the County Government Center. Presenting the award are Chief Probation Officer Jerry L. Harper, left, and Presiding Judge of the Superior Court the Hon. Larry W. Allen.
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