Titusville K9 Officer Jennifer Gass was awarded the City of Titusville Police Department’s “Officer of the Year” for 2010. Officer Gass and her K9 partner “Barry”, a three year-old Dutch Sheppard, were recognized for their exceptional police work during the past year.
Among Officer Gass’ many accomplishments:
In May 2010, she checked out with a suspicious vehicle; after the suspect ran and she caught him, she discovered the suspect was wanted for an armed robbery.
In August, she spotted and apprehended a sexual battery suspect.
In 2010, Officer Gass helped seize over 1,000 grams of Cocaine, 500 illegal prescription pills, 150 grams of marijuana, and took two illegal guns off the street.
Since being chosen as a K9 Handler just over two years ago, she has handled 5000 calls for service, conducted over 1500 traffic stops, and made 130 arrests.
“Officer Gass is an extremely hard worker and a true crime fighter our community can be proud of” said Chief Anthony C. Bollinger.
Officer Gass received her award at the Titusville Police Department’s Annual Award Ceremony on Friday February 18th at the Elks Club on Columbia Blvd Titusville.
Other honors included:
Investigator of the Year-
Detective Tyler “TJ” Wright
Jack H. Schnell Traffic Safety Award- Officer Scott Andrews
Supervisor of the Year- Victor Rodriguez
Outstanding Rookie Award-Officer Brian Crowley
911 Telecommunicator of the Year- Teresa Gresty
Reserve Officer of the Year- Jamie Radcliff
Civilian Employee of the Year- Network Analyst Christian Baker
Community Watch Volunteer of the Year- Ken Morrey
Volunteers of the Year- Lisa and Frank Polidora.