The Bullhead City Police Department recognized police officers, civilian employees and citizens who have contributed in a special way to help others and improve public safety.
On Wednesday during the 2016 Annual Awards Program, Sergeant Kenneth Williams was named Police Officer of the Year and Emergency Services Dispatcher Kathryn Canfield-Felix was named Civilian Employee of the Year.
Sergeant Kenneth Williams began his career with the Bullhead City Police Department in 1996. He has served in the Bureau of Patrol and the Vice/Narcotics Section. He is currently the supervisor of the Criminal Investigations Bureau.
“Sergeant Williams is a consummate professional. He takes great pride in his work and the Bullhead City Police Department,” said Police Chief Brian Williamson. “He applies the same diligence to every assignment and invests whatever time and energy is needed to conduct a thorough investigation and see it through to completion. He has proven himself time and again to be up to any task and performs every job with excellence.”
Sergeant Williams served as the President of the Arizona Narcotics Officers Association (ANOA) from September, 2015 – September, 2016. Through his involvement with ANOA, he has brought invaluable knowledge, skills and training opportunities to the department. He was also named Bullhead City Police Officer of the Year in 2002.
Kathryn Canfield-Felix began her career with the Bullhead City Police Department in 2008 as an Emergency Services Dispatcher (ESD). During her eight years of service at 9-1-1, she has been a voice of comfort to the citizens and visitors of our community.
“Kathryn Canfield-Felix is an excellent judge of character with a positive attitude who is a joy to work with,” said Chief Williamson. “She encourages her co-workers, is a great motivator and creates harmony in the dispatch center with her enthusiasm and friendly, helpful nature.”
In 2012, ESD Canfield-Felix was awarded a Commendation Medal for her professionalism during a brutal, in-progress attempted homicide call. Due to her calm and composed actions, that 9-1-1 call is now used as a training tool as an example of professionalism under extreme pressure. EDS Canfield-Felix is also a Communications Training Officer.