Employee of the Quarter

The Downey Police Department's “Employee of the Quarter” program recognizes employees that provide exemplary service to the Department.  Examples of exemplary service can include displaying a positive attitude which creates a positive influence on others, meeting specific goals or accomplishments during the quarter, performing above and beyond assigned duties, going out of his/her way to assist fellow employees and citizens, exhibiting outstanding work ethics, or offering new and innovative ideas resulting in improvement of services or processes.
Forensic Specialist Laurie Anderson
Employee of the Quarter, April - June 2017

Laurie Anderson was selected as the Downey Police Department’s Employee of the Quarter for the 1st quarter of 2017. Laurie graduated from Biola University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology in 2008. She earned a Masters in Forensic Science in 2010 from National University and a Masters in Criminal Justice from California Coast University in 2016. Laurie joined the Downey Police Department family as a Forensic Specialist in August of 2011. Her job entails responding to crime scenes and processing crime scenes for evidence. She is also responsible for obtaining surveillance videos, developing and analyzing latent prints, and photographing evidence.

Past Employee of the Quarter Award Recipients

  Brittny Shepard
Records Specialist
  1st Quarter 2016

   Steven Hernandez
     Police Officer
   2nd Quarter 2016
        Lorena Duran
Detective Bureau Secretary
      3rd Quarter 2016

     Ivan Rodriguez
      Police Officer
   4th Quarter 2016


    Craig Parker
 Network Engineer
  1st Quarter 2015

      Nate Weinrich
    2nd Quarter 2015

      Ricardo Galvez
       Police Officer
     3rd Quarter 2015

        Garth Boggs
     4th Quarter 2015
     Ron Gee
1st Quarter 2014

      Enrique Romo
   2nd Quarter 2014
          Lee Cole
    Forensic Specialist
    3rd Quarter 2014

       Mark Haxton
     4th Quarter 2014

     Ted Hiler
Forensic Supervisor
 1st Quarter 2013

     Momi Cervantes
Administrative Secretary
   2nd Quarter 2013

       Jane Guzman
  Neighborhood Watch
    3rd Quarter 2013

   Michael Hernandez
      Police Officer
    4th Quarter 2013

   Jose Barajas
   Police Officer
 1st Quarter 2012

       Marilynn Hughes
      Records Supervisor
       2nd Quarter 2012
       Jason Klevos
    3rd Quarter 2012

    Cathleen Tanori
Community Service Officer
    4th Quarter 2012
Wayne Raymond
Police Corporal
1st Quarter 2011

        Mike Ehrenfeldt
     Training Coordinator
       2nd Quarter 2011

     Maria Villegas
    Police Corporal
  3rd Quarter 2011

     Jessica Ruiz
 Records Specialist I
  4th Quarter 2011