Officer of the Year
2015 Officer of the Year Award Recipient
It is an honor and a privilege to present Officer Ray Fernandez with the Officer of the Year Award for 2015. Officer Fernandez was recognized at the February 16, 2016 Council Meeting for his consistent and dedicated service to the Bal Harbour community. Officer Fernandez has distinguished himself by excelling at all aspects of his profession and consistently going above and beyond the call of duty. Officer Fernandez understands the importance of building public trust while enforcing the law, and treats all citizens with respect and dignity. Officer Fernandez’s performance during 2015 was consistent with the highest standards of professional law enforcement.
On January 17, 2017, Officer Jeffery J. Hatcher received a letter of commendation for his actions on the evening of December 20th, 2016, which resulted in the surrender and apprehension of a male suspect responsible for fraud and theft in the Bal Harbour Shops. Officer Hatcher's outstanding performance and dedication during this event did not go unnoticed. Moreover, his diligent work and quick rapport with the subject allowed for safety to be restored throughout the Village. The type of perseverance and take charge attitude presented by Officer Hatcher represents the highest standards set forth by this community and the Bal Harbour Police Department.