Public Safety Awards

In 2012, the City of Bowie, Maryland and the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce created the Bowie Public Safety Appreciation Awards program. The program was created to honor those who protect the people of Bowie as first responder public safety professionals, whether serving in career or volunteer capacities. The winners are recognized at a ceremony in their honor.

The 2013 Public Safety Award Ceremony was held in August. The winners for each award category are listed below. To learn more about why each of these individuals was chosen for recognition, read the 2013 awards narrative.


Award Categories


Distinguished Service Award

– Presented to public safety professionals in recognition of outstanding and distinguished service to the people of Bowie.

2013 Winner:
Police Officer First Class Eugene White, Bowie Police Department

Meritorious Service Award

– Awarded to public safety professionals, both individual and groups, who distinguish themselves by reacting to a serious threat to public safety in a positive and professional manner thereby reducing the risk of loss of life or injury to the people of Bowie.
2013 Winners

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Police Office First Class Harry Booth, Bowie Police Department
Police Officer First Class Michael Rounds, Bowie Police Department
Police Officer Francis Stevens, Bowie Police Department
Police Officer First Class Richard Vargas, Bowie Police Department
Detective Joseph Bellino, Prince George's County Police Department
Detective James Boulden, Prince George's County Police Department
Detective Sherrice Carpenter, Prince George's County Police Department
Detective Saul Serpas, Prince George's County Police Department
Firefighter Raymond Wingo, Bowie Volunteer Fire Department

Mayor’s Award for Community Service – Presented to an individual or group for outstanding and sustained public safety service that has benefited the people of Bowie.
2013 Winner:
Joseph A. Aiello, Jr. of the Bowie Blade-News

Leadership Award

– Recognizes public safety leaders who advocate and accomplish significant advances in policies and programs that benefit the safety of the people of Bowie.
2013 Winner:
Chief Ernest Waiters, Bowie State University, Department of Public Safety
Business Partnership Award – Presented to a business or organization for significant and sustained support for public safety in Bowie.
2013 Winner:
Bowie Baysox Baseball Club

Scot Lewis Award for Valor

– This recognition is the most prestigious award given to a public safety officer for actions in the City of Bowie, presented to those who distinguish themselves by performance of a heroic act involving extreme personal risk and danger.
2013 Winner:
Firefighter Lieutenant (Retired) William H. Mills, Jr.

Bowie Police Department - Departmental Awards


Life Saving Award Presented to:
Police Officer First Class Eugene White;
Police Officer FirstClass Harry Booth;
Police Officer First Class Michael Rounds

Chief’s Award Presented to:
Police Officer Robert Warrington

Officer of the Year Presented to:
Police Officer First Class Eugene White

Nominations


Nominations must be for performance of duties within Bowie by first responder public safety professionals, including sworn law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services personnel. The nominee’s public safety agency does not have to be headquartered in Bowie but the performance of duties must have been within Bowie.

Nominations must be for performance of duties in a manner that was extraordinary. This can include superior sustained performance or a meritorious act during a single event which occurred during the current or previous year.

Nominations may also include private citizens who have conducted extraordinary acts of performance in the interest of public safety in Bowie during this time frame.