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Honoring Those Who Keep Us Safe

September, 2018
  • Officer Kate Dixon receives the Chief's Award from QCC Police Chief Kevin Ritacco.
    Officer Kate Dixon receives the Chief's Award from QCC Police Chief Kevin Ritacco.
  • Officer Nicholas Yacuzzi received the Medal of Merit Award from QCC Police Chief Kevin Ritacco.
    Officer Nicholas Yacuzzi received the Medal of Merit Award from QCC Police Chief Kevin Ritacco as Deputy Chief Reynaldo Rodriguez looks on.
  • Officer Todd LaBranche received both the Leadership Award and the Good Conduct Medal from QCC Police Chief Kevin Ritacco.
    Officer Todd LaBranche received both the Leadership Award and the Good Conduct Medal from QCC Police Chief Kevin Ritacco as Deputy Chief Reynaldo Rodriguez looks on.

Did you know Quinsigamond Community College has some pretty amazing police officers who keep us safe and make our lives better each and every day? Recently four police officers were honored with some awards and we couldn’t wait to share the news! Take a moment to learn more about the four officers who were honored and if you happen to see them on campus, take a moment and congratulate them and thank them for all they do!

  • Officer Catherine Dixon received the Chief’s Award – This is an annual award given to a QCC police officer for an outstanding act that brings credit to the police department and is highly recognized by other employees and citizens. Officer Dixon is the college’s Community Outreach Officer and is a familiar face on QCC’s campus.
  • Officer Nicholas Yacuzzi received the Medal of Merit Award. This award, also known as the Officer of the Year award, is given annually to a non-supervisory QCC officer who distinguishes him or herself by performing his/her duties in a manner that clearly exceeds what is normally required or expected, or a highly credible police accomplishment. Officer Yacuzzi is also a former Rookie of the Year recipient.
  • Officer Dillon George received the Rookie of the Year Award. This honor is awarded a QCC police officer who has less than two years of service with the department and who has consistently demonstrated exceptional competency and job performance ability within their first two year.
  • Officer Todd LaBranche received both the Leadership Award and the Good Conduct Medal. The Leadership Award is presented to a QCC police officer who exemplifies the department’s values and embodies a commitment to the mission of QCC’s Police Department through a conspicuous, positive mindset and inclusive decision making, both within and outside the department. Recommendations for this award are given from both within and outside the department.
  • The Police Citizen Award is awarded to a citizen who performs some heroic act not normally expected of a citizen, as well as outstanding service for the QCC Police Department. 

During the award Commendation Letters were given to Officer George, Officer LaBranche, Officer Cecchi, Officer Yacuzzi, Officer Dixon, Officer Flowers and Sergeant Litchfield. Certificates of Recognition was also given to Sergeant Cecchi, Sergeant Litchfield, Officer LaBranche, Deputy Chief Rodriguez, Chief Ritacco and Officer Dixon for their participation in No Shave November, during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as cancer.

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